Monday, May 30, 2011


For today...Monday, May 30, 2011

On My Mind..wondering why I don't listen to my dentist: almost a year ago, she told me that a couple of my teeth may need root canals and referred me to a specialist. Of course, I didn't follow through because I'm too cheap. Well now one of those teeth have broke in half and I am in PAIN. (By the way, this happened with another tooth a few years ago but it was the last tooth so it was no big deal and only cost me $29 to remove vs the $450 for the root canal). Hopefully now I've learned my lesson.

Outside My is H.O.T. Somehow we skipped over Spring here in New England and have gone straight to summer.

What We're Reading...Since I last did a Daybook, I have been busy! I finished The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Catching Fire and Mockingjay (if you get a chance to read this trilogy, you definitely should!), Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, and am now reading Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt...Tucker finished Heat, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, and has a new Magic Tree House to read (can't think of the name, but it was actually one he hasn't read yet!); in school they're finishing up Saving Shiloh.

What We're Listening to...I finished Secrets of Eden and have also listened to The Nobobies Album and The Glass Castle. I'm now listening to Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

What We're Watching...I was happy with the results of all the reality shows (except maybe Kirstie coming in second but I'm moving on!) enjoying the audition of SYTYCD, probably my favorite of the reality shows!...getting back into Big Bang Theory, started watching Mike and Molly, re-runs of Two and a Half Men, the usual Nick shows. I also became entranced by My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding on TLC this weekend.

I am get some sleep tonight amidst all the tooth pain!

In the dogs/hamburgers tonight, chicken pot pie, and not sure what else.

Around the House...dishes are done...laundry in the dryer, more to be folded and washed!

Coming Up This games tomorrow and Friday practice on Thurs night...Relay for Life on Sat.

Picture T
hought...Tucker and I at the Memorial Day parade today (enjoying our ice cream from Dairy Queen!)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

You Capture - Pretty

This week's theme is Pretty.

I was at Lowe's and couldn't help noticing all the pretty flowers!

This is our cat, Fiona. I usually call her "Pretty Girl" which I think is pretty accurate!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


For today...Monday, May 9, 2011

On My Mind...With three posts done, I think I caught up on my blogging! Now I have to catch up on my book reviews for the challenges but that's for another night!!!

Outside My window..finally feels like Spring is here!

What We're Reading...Since I last did this 2 weeks ago, I have finished Little Women and The Hunger Games. I enjoyed Little Women but wasn't really happy with the end and I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the Hunger Games series, Catching Fire...I'm now reading The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and really enjoying it...Tucker finished Free Baseball and we're now reading Heat by Mike Lupica.

What We're Listening to...I finished Every Last One by Anna Quindlen and am now almost done with Secrets of Eden by Chris Bohjalian.

What We're Watching...DWTS: glad to see Kendra go but still would like to see Kirstie go...Amazing Race: was happy with the ending, I liked all of the last 3 teams so I would have been happy if any of them won!...Survivor: not really sure; didn't really like any other tribe that's left. Maybe Rob?....American Idol: it was time for Jacob to go, now maybe Haley is next. Still liking Scotty and James.

I am catch up on my sleep sometime!

In the Kitchen...chicken in the crockpot tonight, homemade pizza, not sure what else-we'll be on the run. Maybe I'll make a ziti again.

Around the House...dishwasher is running...clothes waiting to be folded, another load to be washed...not too bad upstairs but could use some attention down here-probably because we spend most of our time down here!

Coming Up This games tomorrow night, Friday (make-up) and practice Thursday travel team try-outs Sat morning...New Britain Rock Cats (double AA team for Minnesota Twin) game on Sunday (it was a fundraiser for Little League).

A Picture Thought
For some reason, it's not letting paste the picture I want no picture thought this week!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Celebrating Mother's Day

I woke up yesterday morning to presents from my favorite guys!!
Tucker made a book that he illustrated. Michael gave me the new Betty White autobiography-love her!

We were then off to my mother-in-law's and despite the clouds, we were determined to have a cookout and be outside to enjoy it! Michael grilled the steaks for us (with some advice from Eric) and my mom and Eileen enjoyed pina coladas.

Eileen made corn on the cob and macaroni salad to make it a true cookout/picnic!

Opening our gifts! My mom gave me a picture collage my dad had made of me from when I was little. It's hung in her dining room for as long as I can remember.

Cassandra gave Eileen a rose bush and Tucker painted flower pots that we added flowers to and they were a big hit!

A nice picture of Cassandra and Eric, Tucker only seems to smile when he's with Eric, and a group shot!

Next it was time to celebrate Doreen's birthday (which was actually yesterday!)

Yankee Stadium

I'm finally getting around to posting the pictures from the Yankees game on May 1st. We were given tickets from the Budweiser rep through Michael's job. We brought Tucker's friend Robbie who loves baseball almost as much as Tucker!

Here they are in the train station in New Haven-it was Robbie's first time on a train!

I tried to get some pictures of them on the train. Being the silly boys that they are, they kept goofing around but I did finally get a nice one!

Heading down to the Subway...and on the subway (also a first for Robbie!)

We made it to Yankee Stadium!!! This was Tucker's 3rd time in three years and I have never been (not even to the old stadium!) Michael posed with boys; I think he was more excited than they were! I bought them the Yankees fingers and they had a good time with them (they were light sabers, guitars, and machine guns!!!)

We got there before the gates opened (of course, we had to be first in line!) and watched batting practice!! Robbie even caught a flyball!!!! We had excellent seats-on the 3rd base line.

During the 3rd inning we went to the Yankees museum where there were great items such as Babe Ruth's uniform and balls signed by all the Yankee players (the "ball wall"), which was really cool to look at! Tucker and Robbie posed with this catcher statue.

We had excellent seats, as a I mentioned, and we were able to get some good shots of Derek Jeter (with a zoom, but good shots, nonetheless!!!) And lastly, Michael and Tucker pose together. (once again we forgot to take pictures of me! I was in the picture taken at the stadium which I still have to order.)

All in all, it was an amazing day and I'm so glad we were able to do it!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

I don't feel up to doing a lengthy post tonight but just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day!

I will share this one picture of me and Tucker this morning! I am so proud and honestly blessed to be the mother of this amazing little boy!

I promise there are more pictures to follow!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

You Capture-Outdoors

This week's theme is "outdoors" and with all the nice weather we have been getting outside alot lately!

I'm not sure why, maybe all the snow we had this past winter, but I am loving all the trees this spring!

My cats, Shrek and Fiona, love to look out the window

when it's not raining, we have baseball practice!