Tuesday, June 19, 2012


For today...Tuesday, June 19, 2012

On My Mind....Still hoping and praying for an easy time for my Uncle Ted who is now receiving hospice services...also an elderly family friend is in the hospital with gallstones.

Outside My Window... Now that the day is almost over, the sun finally came out1  It was cloudy and looking like it could rain at any minute all day!  According to the weatherman, we're expecting some record heat over the next couple of days.

What We're Reading...I'm almost done with The Friday Night Knitting Club and really enjoying it...tucker has just started the first Hardy Boys book...we're having a hard time finding his niche where books are concerned and his best friend's mom mentioned that he loves the Hardy Boys so tucker;s giving them a try...so far, so good....

What We're Listening to...I'm still on my Alic Hoffman kick; I'm listening to "the River King" right now
What We're Watching...so excited that So You Think You Can Dance is back!  Otherwise, re-runs of Big Bang Theory and Yankee games.

I am Hoping...that my new migraine medication works!

Around the House...dishes waiting to go in the dishwasher...lots of laundry to be washed...it's still fairly clean.

Coming Up This Week...Tucker's at daycare all day now that it's summer...Michael and Tucker are going to the beach Thursday...our niece Shannon has her graduation party on Saturday...Tucker's having Gavin over on Sunday

Picture Thought...I posted all of the pics from field day on Facebook but this is one of my favorite of Tucker and Gavin

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Random Thoughts on a Saturday Night

The house is clean and ready for everyone to come here tomorrow for Father's day so I thought I'd sit and catch up on some of my thoughts...there are a lot of them!  I still can't believe Tucker is officially a 5th grader now...he also won an award for excellence in physical education which surprises me to no end , only in the "where does he get it from?' way though, if that makes any sense.  Michael and I are not exactly the sports-minded types though we have certainly managed to keep up with him so far with soccer and baseball....He (Tucker) had the second day of soccer travel team tryouts today and we should find out in 2 weeks time if he made it or not. 21 kids tried out and they can only have 17 on the team; I'm hoping  he makes it (obviously) but it's harder at this new age group because there are so many kids and they are all so good...I finally finished reading the last book of Harry Potter and I know I didn't read it before.  I think I was waiting for it to come out in paperback like I did with the others and then forgot about it.  I have to say I definitely would have remembered it and it also was my favorite of the series.  I also just finished listening to The Host by Stephanie Meyer; I wasn't sure what to expect because I'm not usually into aliens-taking-over-human-bodies but it was really good!  I just started The Friday Night Knitting Club which I have wanted to read for awhile and I picked it up at goodwill a little while back,; I'm about halfway through and it's pretty good so far...On a sadder note, I was hoping you could keep my Uncle Ted (my mother's oldest brother) in your thoughts and prayers.  He was diagnosed with colon cancer 3 years ago and it quickly spread to his liver.  They told him about three weeks ago that they have done all they can and he has started receiving hospice services.  My mom, my uncle John, and I went to say our goodbyes on Memorial Day (at his request).  He;s been in a lot of pain and I just hope for a peaceful and pain-free time for him...I had another visit to the ER this past week with the same facial numbness I had back in February.  This time it lasted about 3 hours instead of 8 though.  I saw my neurologist on Friday and he has started me on Topamax to prevent the migraines and believes this is a new aspect of my migraines for me.  I hope that is all it is and that the Topamax stops it because it is just plain scary when it happens!  One of the side effects of the med is lack of appetite and weight loss so I am okay with that! ...well I think that's going to be it for now; I need to get Tucker going to get into the shower and we haven't eaten dinner yet (it's 6:45 but we ate lunch around 2:30 because of the tryouts).

Saturday, June 9, 2012

A Sports-Filled Day

I'm really going to try to blog more often in an effort to document our lives (since that was the reason I started in the 1st place)

 We started today with soccer tryouts.....

And finished with a baseball game this afternoon. Tucker's team was the 5th seed overall and beat the 3rd seed 5-0!  so we move on to the next game on Tuesday!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Catching up with pictures....

It has been almost two months since I have been on here!  Hard to believe!!!  It's not that I don;t have anything to say but more finding the time and when I do have the time, it seems like I don't have anything to say!

So here is what we've been up to since the end of April...

LOTS of baseball games!

Michael, tucker, his friend Robbie and Robbie's dad went to a Yankees game (FREE tickets again from Budweiser!)


 Tucker had a SOLO in the 4th grade play (yes it was a singing one!)  He did AWESOME!


Our moms toast to mother's day below...Michael grilled steak for us...flowers for the garden ...we also celebrated Doreen's 48th birthday!



We took Tucker and his friend Gavin to the local racetrack for a demolition derby!

Our niece Cassandra graduated with her Associates degree in Health and Exercise Studies>  We're so proud!


Last but not least, Tucker and I participated in the Cancer Relay for Life last weekend.  We even slept over!