Monday, March 29, 2010

Moose Call

Ok, sorry for not posting in several days. Work has been hectic (and will only continue to be so), but I have a few days off this week and next, so I will try to update everyone. In the meantime, here is a tidbit to enjoy.

Today, the cat Trouble was sitting in Seth's lap, just purring and being sweet (most likely wanting to use it so we will let him outside, but we're smarter than that). Anyway, the old cantankerous cat Socks was walking nearby, and the two started fighting. Trouble opened his claws and clawed poor Seth, causing him to yell. However, this is no mere "aaaaahhhhhhhh!" This, rather, was, what Mom and Mandy called, "a deranged moose call". Their imitation of it was pretty hilarious. Seth's fine (I mean, I think he's made of iron sometimes), but we all got a good laugh at the poor imitation of a moose call.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


I finally think spring is coming! Despite the cloudy and rainy days that are still continuing, the weather is finally warming up for good, it seems. Tomorrow and Saturday will should be sunny and in the 70's, which will be a real treat after a dark, wet winter.

Saint Paddy's Day passed uneventfully. Some people at work wore green, though ironically the day before many wore orange. I couldn't find an orange shirt, so instead I wore my Celtic Woman t-shirt. How Irish can you get?

However, there is a bit of a troubling matter concerning one of our cats. Trouble, for the past few days, has stayed inside and slept most of the time. Yesterday, after going to the vet for a shot, he came home terrified and refused to budge from under Seth's bed. He ate the wet food we gave him, and only now has he publicly ventured out from his hiding place. He had trouble jumping onto one of the beds, and he's still acting tense and freaked out for unknown reasons. Perhaps it's those stray cats who hang around the area, but I don't know. Hopefully he'll return to his old self soon.

Mandy is still loving her cello. Yesterday, she figured out some of the notes for Pachelbel's Canon in D and part of "Ashoken Farewell", and she's looking forward to playing duets with Bethany G. She bought sheet music for Coldplay's "Viva La Vida," and I think a performance with Christopher, Cliff, and Noah would be amazing.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Events of the Week

Here are this week's highlights (not a lot of time to post now).

1) Dad, Mom, and myself saw "Avatar" last night, which was a cool movie. Seth, Mandy, and some of their peers went out to see "Alice in Wonderland," which they liked.

2) Mandy has begun cello lessons, and she's liking them.

3) On Tuesday and Wednesday, Seth, Mandy, and their youth group peers and pals went to Atlanta to participate in a pro-life exhibit on two college campuses. On Thursday, we hosted the youth group and spent a lot of time talking about those two days.

4) Mom got her birthday present of a photo scanner, and she loves it. We're really looking forward to using it and saving our old pictures.

5) It spent most of the week raining here. Very dreary, but there are some subtle hints that spring is in the air. It's been warmer, the birds have begun singing again, and little buds are beginning to appear. We had our first thunderstorm of the season last night, and my did it rain. It came down in torrents, and we had lightning. The whole place is looking like a marsh at the moment. I'm looking forward to a nice, warm spring after several months of cold and rain.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Not Ignoring You...

Sorry for the lack of posts (yes, I know, almost three weeks since my last one), but I've been busy.

Here are some highlights:

1) Seth is now the proud owner of a truck! He bought one from Mr. Horton and is currently learning how to drive stick with it. He loves it.

2) We got snow this week. It wasn't much, but, hey, it was snow. It would have been a snowstorm if it hadn't started raining. Oh, well. And the earth is supposed to be warming up? I still don't get that.

3) Mandy had her birthday party last Friday evening at Grandpa Mike's. She invited about sixteen or so of her friends, and we all had a good time. There was even a boogying/ singing session to Iyaz's "Replay." Someone suggested we have a karaoke next time because everyone was singing along to the radio. Still, we had a blast socializing. I took pictures, but apparently facebook doesn't like uploading them.

I can't remember anything else (serves me right for my lack of posts).

Well, must dash. We've got a very busy day ahead of us. Dad and Seth are doing mechanical work on the new truck, Seth and Mandy are later going skeet shooting, Mom and I are cleaning the church and the house as well as grocery shopping, Dad's doing lesson planning for his history class, and tonight we're having the Prices over for dinner.

I finally uploaded Christmas and winter pictures onto the computer, but sadly facebook links don't work and it isn't letting me upload them anyway. I was going to make a slideshow, but I don't have the time to do it.