Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Me and my snowman..I call it 'HULK in progress'. By tomorrow, with the rain now coming down, he will be gone.
Then when Barb got home I opened my present(s) from my wonderful sisters. There was one box, but it contained many presents. The picture on the right shows most of them. The Dragon Sign, the Sticky Slinky Monster, the Voodoo Doll, the Moen Paper Clip thing, The bottle of gin, and my favorite..MAX. Max is sooo cute and cuddly. Barb told me that he will go with the rest of my collection...when I asked her what she was talking about - she said, "you know, your collection of stuffed animals from cartoon movies...you know, like your "SNOWMAN" and the "LUMBERJACK" that you have downstairs on the bookshelf. It took me a long time to figure out what she was talking about, but when I did it was the best laugh I've had in a while...she was talking about the little stuffed toys of YUKON CORNELIUS and the BUMBLE...GOD it's tough getting old. Anyway, I include a closeup of MAX to complete this blog...
An older Pops
Saturday, April 7, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Sunday, March 25, 2007
It has only taken me a couple of hours to figure out how to transfer my photo file for this blog -- I'm feeling the pressure now that Superwoman has managed to post despite her frantic schedule!
Yesterday was Opening Day here in Tucson. I'm happy to report that both the Muckdogs (Devin's team) and the Cardinals (Justin's team) won their first big games. (Well....Dev's team didn't actually 'win' since they don't keep score in his division, but if you ask him they are well on their way to the World Series at this point.) Devin was up at 4am and had all of his gear on by 5 in anticipation of the big day; one might say he is a bit baseball obsessed at the moment.
Casey also passed her rattlesnake training this weekend. They started her class by taking her out into a big field with a Diamondback tethered in the middle. When she heard the rattle and went to investigate, the trainers used an electric collar to shock her -- she must have jumped about 20 feet in the air. Most dogs have to go through this process a few times before they catch on, but when they took Casey out the second time, the minute she passed the scent bag (literally a snake-in-a-bag with a fan blowing behind it) she turned tail and headed straight for the door. She's either incredibly smart or a serious chicken...either way, you could tell that the other dogs were duly impressed when she got to leave and go home early.
We're chillin' at home this morning and trying hard to do the bare minimum all day. Next week will be frantic again -- games and practices four days, the Odyssey of the Mind state championships for Justin on Saturday and visitors arriving Friday (friends from Michigan) and Thursday the 5th (Mike's brother & his contingent of 5). Time to heat the pool and prepare the Margaritas!