1. Granddad, my dads dad, is in the hospital. He fell at the retirement center late last week and broke his hip. He had surgery Saturday morning and all went well. It was just a partial replacement. He should start physical therapy later this week.
2. I started the fall semester yesterday. English Comp 1.
It’s a 3 hour class with minimal students.
Probably the least exciting of all the courses I’m required to take.
Luckily it’s just one day a week.
This first class sucked, though. Since there is no class next weekend, due to the Labor Day holiday, we go stuck with a crap load of reading.
Cheese was just the beginning Saturday evening.
My sister held a wine and cheese party for some of her old friends. Many of whom she had not seen in a long time. Chris and I made a run to Goodwill since they were holding a half off everything sale. When we got back a few people had left and the cheese was put on the back burner as 5 bottles of wine were empty by this time. Stephanie and I stayed the night, as neither of us were “okay” to drive.
4. Hangovers suck.
5. I got the yard mowed before the busy week ahead. Sprayed again for the spidermite infestation.
The week ahead:
A&P on Tuesday and Thursday.
Meet with a Canon Regional Representative for a problem copier.
Figure this whole internet Psych class out.
Camping with the family and my sister and bro-in-law at Dinasaur Valley SP.
Yesterday was a relaxing end to the weekend, after Saturday’s fiasco of Zoe throwing up in the car after leaving Whole Foods.
“I throw up,” she said.
Needless to say, my car still stinks after cleaning it out last night. That should make for a long day at work today.
We stopped at Bachman Lake on the way home Saturday and watched the “Big” planes land at Love Field, while Ma Goose and the baby ducks swam in the lake.
With Steve and Carol (Steph’s parents) out of town, we made plans to visit another church yesterday. We ended up sleeping in later than we should have. Zoe asked for some chicken. That’s code for chicken nuggets, ranch dressing, and ketchup. What a breakfast. While she indulged herself on 3 nuggets and some tube time with the purple dinosaur, Steph and I sat out back enjoying the morning shade and a few cups of coffee contemplating the plans for the day.
A few things came to mind.
Well we can officially add crawfish to the list of items brought in from outside by the cat.
Here is a list of things the cat has brought in:
Zoe had her 7 month birthday on March 4th. We took her to Braums and she got to have some ice cream. Just some plain old vanilla.
She is growing as fast as the weeds are. I can’t believe how time flies. She cut her first tooth a few days ago. It’s sooo cute. I haven’t actually been able to see it because she won’t keep still, but you can feel it in there. Its her bottom front left tooth. Zoe can’t now sit up by herself. Before we were sitting her up, but now she rolls over and is able to push herself up; and she is close to crawling as well. Before you know it, well have to be chasing her down because she’ll be trying to use the dog door.
Good ol’ Jack came for a vist this past weekend. I don’t keep a heater in the greenhouse as of yet and it got cold enough inside it this past weekend to do some damage to the seedlings. YIKES! I guess it wasn’t as bad as could have been. I had started multiple seeds in various pots and was going to use the best 2 or so from each lot to grow from for the season and just pull the rest. I guess Mother Nature decided to choose for me as just about 2 or 3 from each pot survived the frost and the rest have withered away. Survival of the fittest. I knew it was going to get down near freezing but didn’t think it would have done any damage inside the greenhouse. We learn new stuff everyday. So now I have to be extra cautious for the next 3 weeks with the weather.
The lemon balm and yarrow have sprouted. I wait patiently for the cilantro and okra. I may have to start again on the okra. Also the carrots and beets have yet to do anything. Ugh. This gardening thing can be a bit nerve wrecking.
Stephanie and I begin yet another season of volleyball tonight. Well the girls teams started 2 weeks ago but she was sick the first week and in San Antonio the 2nd. She’ll be playing tonight. Last season our church had 2 guys teams. A first I believe, but alas we are back to 1 team with about 9 people. Stinks. More rotation and less playing. There is this one chick that is on another church’s team that played in the Jr. Olympics some years back that is just an amazing player.
Well, I’m off to get Sister Nuthead from Mimi’s house, so I can get her fed before a busy night of setting and spiking. Later
The weather got ugly last night and when we woke up this morning everything was frozen over. Stephanie and I slept in the living room last night as that is the warmest place in the house. Plus the fire was going. Us Texas drivers are not that great at driving when it comes to winter weather. I went to start the car this morning at the doors were solid. There weren’t going to budge. After pouding off some ice and getting the car started to thaw out I went back inside and turned on the news and every hwy was either closed or back up and not moving. The picture above was from the drivers side window. I finally called in to work and told them I’d be in noon. Looking outside now it is still pretty slick.
I woke Stephanie up and we fixed some scambled eggs and sausage. This sausage was some kind we got from Sprout’s. Pretty tasty. It was kinda nice to just hang out at the house for a few hours. I got a couple things done.
Gizmo found a nice warm spot in a ray of sun.
And Biff just stayed in bed.
So now its off to work. Or at least try to get somewhere.
Okay, so my sister posted this random list thingy on facebook and I decided to do the same. Though on there you are supposed to tag a whole bunch of people to respond back. I’m not one for those chain letter/email/post things. So here goes 25 random things about me:
- I’m starting to talk to my plants. Well just the new tomato seedlings.
- I have climbed two 14er’s in Colorado.
- I’d like to accomplish another this summer if Dad and I end up going to Aspen.
- I’v been to the top of New Mexico.
- Not sure why I haven’t been to the top of Texas.
- Being outside is the greatest thing ever.
- I’d rather be in the vast open space in them middle of nowhere, but seating on a bench in downtown will do the trick.
- According to Stephanie. I jumped on the crazy train.
- If you didn’t know any better, you’d probably think I was grow reefer in the office.
- I’ve gone number 1 off the wing of an airplane at 11000 ft.
- I hope to one day thru-hike the AT with my dad.
- Maybe with Zoe in tow?
- I love the smell of the air after it has recently rained.
- The color of green in spring is even more exuberant after a drizzle.
- I’m hoping to take Stephanie and Zoe on at least 4 camping trips this year.
- Gardening seems to have taken up number 2 on the list of my things I enjoy.
- I miss going to the coast with mom, dad, and Misti.
- Rockport is a good memory of mine.
- Stephanie is my bestfriend.
- She’s a better wife though.
- Fixing copy machines is for dorks.
- I’m a dork, and I’d like to not be.
- I am enjoying being a father.
- <–is the number of years that have gone by and I wonder where they went.
Well, first the first time in a long while I am blogging again. This time more about the family and the garden. I thought this would be a great way to share how fast Zoe is growing.