Monday, April 27, 2009

Today is a beautiful day and I awoke with feelings of ambition and great expectations. Since I have not been home too much this past week I had to catch up the bank account that Cheryl has been using quite liberally purchasing shrubs, trees and etc for the yard. Now my feelings of ambition and great expectations have been overtaken by feelings of depression and despair. I think I need to rest a while and rethink my priorities.

Can you believe it snowed here yesterday? I would say "CRAP" but that wouldn't be too nice so I won't.

In catching up on my email I found someone had sent me an e-card and it was sooooo funny. It had a couple of old, maybe I should say elderly, people doing a Mexican hat dance. Actually they were quite good and the expressions on their faces never changed. Cheryl and I got quite a kick out of it. Thank you old people for sending that too me.

I took the track team to a meet last week and it rained all the time they were out there. The temperature had to be close to 40 degrees with a wind blowing. Again I felt so bad that I stayed on the bus and kept it warm for them, but my heart was with them in their suffering............. NOT!!

The following day I took the girl's softball team to a game and it was sooooooooooooo cold. A north wind was blowing and I tried to sit out in the elements and watch the game. I finally broke down and asked one of the girls who was playing if I could borrow her blanket to keep warm. All season long I have waited for a foul ball to be hit my direction so I could show off my skills. Low and behold one came to me, it was perfect, and I dropped it. Talk about embarrassed. Me, an old baseball player dropping the ball. I felt so bad that I went and sat on the warm bus.

I guess I had better go and rest. All this typing just wears me out and I am a delicate old person. Cheryl is off to a class about learning how to not fall down or something like that. She can really use that since she has a hard time with her Parkinson. I will close with this bit of wisdom.

If you take a worm and turn it inside out, and a bird comes along, eats that worm, in reality the worm thinks it is eating the bird. (Now how is that for some great Irish wisdom?)

Have a nice day everyone.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cheryl and I just got back from a two day trip with the baseball team. Beautiful weather even though our team lost all four games. Two of our games were in Hailey, ID right next to Sun Valley and it was exciting watching the boys play against the mountain backdrop.

Cheryl and I have re-introduced a forgotten method into our conversations. It is called talking to the hand and I am sure most of you know what that is. She was trying to listen to her book on tape and I was just talking, mainly to myself, about the game, the players, the good looking mothers (oops... hmmmmmm) and etc. Anyway Cheryl got peeved because I was interrupting her activity so I started acting like my hands were she and I. Got her to laugh.

Jeralee.... You need an attitude adjustment! Didn't your Mother teach you that we are to be kind, loving, benevolent, and all that stuff? What kind of family did you come from? Cheryl and I thought a refreshing visit for your uncle would be just the ticket to recovery. Ha,ha,ha.

Pam, unfortunately yes, we have those in our family as well. Cheryl's family has half on one side and half on the other and they don't see eye to eye most of the time. Me? I am so full of love that I just sit on the sidelines and smile. Yes, I said LOVE, not BULL.

Got company coming so must close. Looks like another week of run, run, run but it will all end very soon.

Have a nice day everyone.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Good morning and Merry Christmas. Yep, we have 2 inches of new snow this morning and some of us were foolish enough to think spring had arrived. Thank all of you for your comments on my last post. Pam, you made me a little envious about your plantings. Just when we think we are going to be able to plant along comes another snow storm. Foam did you know that beer is good for plants? Yep, you pour some beer in with your new plants or seeds and they come up out of the ground with a big happy face. Avery, Cheryl did just fine with her solo. Great vibrato from being scared to death. By the way did your Mom tell you about the phone calls she and Cheryl received from "YOUR" Uncle Aaron? He is looking for a place to stay so I suggested 1., your Mom, 2., your place, 3., Jeralee's, 4., Tiffany's, 5., Jason's, (are you seeing a trend here?) We suddenly developed an acute, very contagious sickness and would not recommend anyone being here, especially them in their weak condition.

I took a group of golfers to a tournament this week and felt sorry for them all day long. It started raining then snowing when their tournament began and never stopped. Those poor kids were soaked to the bone, cold and just plain miserable. It really bothered me that I remained on the bus with the heater on and listened to music all day. I must repent of my attitude.

Not much else to say. Cheryl and I are just lazing about by the warmth of the heater.

Have a nice day everyone.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Okay, okay, okay!!! So I have been extremely lazy, extremely busy, (yeah right), and again extremely lazy. I have not blogged for a while because, and I cannot believe anyone with Irish blood would say this, I could not think of anything to say. Plus my computer went on the fritz and I am slowly getting it back to its original working condition. Nope I will not admit that I might have had something to do with it wiping everything out. Then of course there is the proverbial springtime flu bug that managed to keep me down and out for a while. I am back to being my normal, ornery self now so beware.

Hope everyone had a great Easter. Cheryl and I sang in an Easter Cantata on Saturday night and it was enjoyable, hot but enjoyable. Cheryl even had a solo part in it. I was so nervous about doing my part right that I missed her singing completely. That did not make for pleasant feelings when I was quizzed about how she sounded.

I just got back from spending most of the week in Twin Falls, ID where I took a bus load of FFA students for a convention. I had a little bit of excitement going to Twin in that a twister touched down for about 5 minutes. I only knew that the bus was all over the road at one point and then I ran into 2-3 inches of pure hail and lots of water everywhere. Being the excellent driver that I am (snort) I managed all difficulties with ease.

Time to plant the peas here. The other day Cheryl ran into a friend of ours and this is how she greeted the man. "Bob. I took one look at you and thought instantly of manure." Oh, that wife of mine. So what did she get out of that conversation? A truck load of manure delivered to our garden.

Okay, I will quit now. I will try and do better about posting but make no promises. I have also lost all blogs that I was following so now I have to wait until Pam, Foam, Tigersue, LOWA, oh all of you guys. I miss you.

Have a nice day everyone.