Friday, September 22, 2006

I'm bored!

Okay, so I'm bored at work right now. It's Friday and most of the doctors aren't here. It's pretty quiet, which is always kinda spooky in a doctor's office so I am playing on the net.

Your Birthdate: May 16

You're incredibly introverted and introspective. You live inside your head.
You spend a lot of alone time meditating and thinking.
People see you as withdrawn, and at times they are right.
You are caring and deep, but it may be difficult for you to show this side of yourself.

Your strength: Your original approach to thinking

Your weakness: You tend to shy away from others

Your power color: Pale blue

Your power symbol: Wavy line

Your power month: July

Me, introverted??!! Whatever. My hubby would laugh at that one.

I don't really have any good plans this weekend. I am meeting my girls from the team tomorrow morning at the batting cages so they can get some practice in. They are afraid of the fast pitches, so I hope this will give them some more practice.

I went to one of Stephanie's tennis matches last night. This is the first one that I have gone to. I don't quite understand the game and scoring system and changing sides, but it was interesting. They were tied and had to play an extra set (??I guess that's what it is called.) They played until the first team (they were playing doubles) scored 7 points. Stephanie and her partner Melissa won!! It was very close though. The other team gave it a good effort. I am going to try and go again next week in between softball games and try to remember my camera, but don't hold your breath since I never can seem to remember it. I would forget my head if it wasn't attached. Lol!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

I had a bad day...

Hello all. I hope everyone is having a better week than me. Let's start with my mom. She was just diagnosed with gallstones and she has to see a general surgeon to remove her gallbladder. Strangely gallbladder surgery carries the highest incidence of complications. So I am not too excited about her having surgery. We will just have to take that one day by day.

Now onto my next problem, my softball team! They are going to give me a freakin' ulcer before this season is done. They were actually winning last night's game and all of a sudden aliens came and abducted them and replaced them with girls who had never touched a softball before. That's the only explanation I have anyway. They let the other team score 7 runs in one inning and beat is. We were so close too. I just wanted them to have a win to boost their self esteem. We still have 9 games left, but we are in last place so far. Which, in the words of my lovely friend Jude, sucks donkey balls!!!

Okay, so I did have one good thing today, an email from my friend Sylvia that I would like to share with my fellow ladies. Sorry Dick, this one is not for you, lol!

Why the US Navy is better than any other countries.....

Enjoy ladies!

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Lovely weather we're having

What beautiful weather we've been having these last couple of days. We've been sleeping with the windows open at night, and it's been great! Makes me want to go camping before it gets too cold.

We had a 2 hour softball practice this morning and the girls did great. I just wish they would do the same thing during a game. Our last one, they had several errors(mostly overthrows) and lost. I don't care whether they win or lose as long as they have given their all. They just didn't have their heads in it last Thursday.

I want them to win to help their self-esteem. If they continue to lose, they tend to give up. And I don't want that.

I am watching my boys, the Yankees play the Red Sox at Yankee stadium. They are down one run, but I have faith in them to come back and win. It's only the bottom of the 4th after all.

We are taking my mother in law out to eat tonight for her birthday to PF Changs. I don't know how many of you have this restaurant where you are, but I highly recommend it. Great chinese. We went out to eat with my sister and her hubby last night and had Mexican. Good margaritas!! So, two nights in a row that I didn't have to cook. Woo hoo!

Well, I'm off to get ready. Have a great weekend!

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Movie Trailer

Some of you have expressed an interest in the link for the movie trailer so here it is:

Home of the Giants Trailer

Click on High Speed for a better picture. For some reason the sound isn't working, sorry. We are hoping to find one that has sound, but for now this will have to do.

If you watch the counter in the far right hand corner, this is when Kim is in it. You can't rewind unfortunately, so be careful and be ready to pause it.

1:42.933 background during a game, she is in the front row, look for two girls with light yellow shirts on, she is the one on the left (hard to see)

2:33.299 she is right behind Ryan Merriman who is the boy with dark hair and a blue jacket sitting on the far left. She is wearing a tan courdoroy jacket and is looking away from the camera.

2:54.800 basketball game background. Look at the front row again and look for the girls wearing the light yellow shirts again. She is sitting on the far left right next to the woman standing with dark hair and a blue shirt.

You may have to watch it more than once to catch it. It seems like everytime we watch it, we find her in another scene, lol!

We lost our game yesterday, but the girls did their best, so I am proud of them.

We went to the RV show and found one that we liked, but after we went over the budget, decided that we can't do it right now, which is a bummer. Maybe once we get Kim's braces paid off we can do it. Who knows?

Here's a pic of the one that we liked:

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Are you ready for some football?

Okay, I know there are some of you that don't care for the sport, but I am ecstatic that football is back. I am watching my boys as I am typing this. They are winning!! Before Ben had his emergency surgery, they were predicted to win this game, so I am glad to see that they are doing well without him.

We have a busy weekend planned. We have opening day for softball on Saturday, then we are going to the RV show on Sunday.

You may remember that Kim was an extra in a movie last year that still has not been released, (we don't know why), but we came across a long trailer for it while searching the net. We think it's an unofficial trailer, it has no sound, but Kim is in 2 different scenes, so real or not, that's still pretty cool. I just wish they would go ahead and release the dang thing!!

Okay, enough ranting for this post. It's half time and I'm going to grab a snack.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Driving, softball, tennis, and kneeboarding, etc...

Well, a few updates:

Softball is back for the fall. I am coaching my youngest daughter and we have our first game this Saturday. I'm a little nervous about it. We are playing a really good team. My girls will do fine as long as they do what I know they can. We shall see.

My oldest, Stephanie got her driver's license last Friday. It seems weird watching her drive off without one of us. Very depressing in a way. Another sign that she's growing up.

Stephanie is playing tennis this fall. It's the first time she's played, but she seems to be a natural at it. I guess all those years of softball has prepared her for tennis. Who knew? She just has to control her swing and not swing so hard. We have all started playing actually. It's a great workout. Hubby and I played Sunday and I beat him. :) Not gloating or anything, lol!

Kids are back in school and it's homework time, yeah!! Stephanie is taking all AP classes so she gets tons of "projects" to do, fun fun! The poor kid stayed up until 1:00 in the morning the other night finishing one up. They only give them a day or two to do them. Yikes!

Kim has been going to the lake on the weekends with friends and learning how to kneeboard (I think that's what it's called). So she has a sore butt and legs most of the time. But she's having fun.

I think that catches you up mostly, anyway. I will try really hard not to stay away so long this time.

Monday, September 04, 2006

The Crocodile Hunter Dies!


Television star Steve Irwin has been killed while filming an underwater documentary in Queensland. The 44-year-old, who was dubbed 'The Crocodile Hunter', was killed by a stingray barb through the chest while diving off Port Douglas. Local diving operator Steve Edmundson said: "Steve was hit by a stingray in the chest. He probably died from a cardiac arrest from the injury."

Police confirmed that paramedics were flown to nearby Low Isles, where Irwin was taken to be treated, but he died before they arrived.

Irwin, who runs the world famous Australia Zoo, is survived by his wife Terri and their two young children Bindi Sue and Bob Clarence.

Speaking to Sky Television, Queensland Tourism Minister Margaret Keech said: "It's a dreadful loss for the tourism industry and for nature conservation."

"Everybody who met Steve was impressed with his energy and his enthusiasm," she said.

Irwin made almost 50 'Crocodile Hunter' documentaries, which earned him worldwide acclaim for his dare-devil stunts with animals.

I am so upset by this. My whole family enjoyed the Crocodile Hunter and his shows. It's a terrible shame that any of this happened. My heart goes out to his wife and kids.