Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Top O' the Box!

Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has sent Nathan box tops for his school!  So far he's turned in 130 of them, which is apparently enough to get him into the "Box Top Club."  Sounds very swanky.

They're still collecting them through the end of the year, so keep an eye out for them :)

Saturday, January 18, 2014

I set dinner on fire again

the other night.  Pasta, again.  I honestly don't know how it happened.  I put the pasta in the boiling water.  While I was waiting for the part in the pot to soften up enough to smush the rest of the noodles in, the noodles hanging over the edge of the pot caught fire and started shooting flames up about 1-2 feet into the air.

I'm going to start carrying some noodles in my pocket when we go on hiking trips.  That crap is way more flammable than I ever thought possible!

In other news, how long until we can get some decent fresh fruit again?  I've been craving non-sawdust watermelon now for weeks.  It's going to be a looooooooong winter.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Upcoming Events (Updated)

In case you didn't see it, earlier I posted the Winter II soccer schedule.  In addition to that, we have several other things you'll want to put on your calendar:

Saturday, January 25, 2014 - Pinewood Derby @ the church.  9am-12pm.  Itty bitties go last, if I recall correctly, so Nate's car will probably run around 10-ish?  Bring cash!  This year one of the Dads has decreed that there shall be delicious treats at the snack stand.  :)

Friday, February 14, 2014 - No school.  Any volunteers?  What's a more romantic way to spend Valentine's Day than babysitting your grandchildren?

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - Nathan's Spring Choir Concert - 7:00 pm @ the high school.  Please give me a headcount so I know how many seats to save.

March 24- 28, 2014 - Spring Break.  Who wants to rescue the children from the sad, sad woe that is Fun Club?
Saturday and Sunday, April 12 & 13, 2014 - Northern Ohio Cup Soccer Tournament - Lodi, Ohio (Brendan).
Monday, May 12, 2014 - Brendan's Spring Choir Concert.  Uh, Happy Birthday, Mom?

That gets us nearly to the end of the school year.  I'll fill in as necessary.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Winter II Soccer Schedule

Session 2 is also going to be at the Dome!   Wooooohooooooo!  No more driving to Lodi at 6:15 a.m.!  This mama is thrilled.  All this comes with the usual caveats, subject to change, yadda yadda.  

Friday, January 24 - 9:00 p.m. vs. Strikers  14 [gulp.  I hope I can stay up that late.]

Friday, January 31 - 7:00 p.m. vs. Strikers 13

Sunday, February 2 - 2:00 p.m. vs Perry United

Friday, February 14 - 6:00 p.m. vs. Eagle Select [Valentine's Day on cold metal bleachers.  How romantic.]

Friday, February 21 - 6:00 p.m. vs. NCYS

Friday, February 28 - 8:00 p.m. vs. Wizard Hogs

Friday, March 7 - 6:00 p.m. vs. Stark Fusion

Sunday, March 9 - 2:00 p.m. vs. Canton United 14

Saturday/Sunday March 15/16 - CSU Tournament.  More details to follow.

Friday, March 21 - 7:00 p.m. vs. First Friends

Friday, March 28 - 9:00 p.m. vs. Strikers 14 

It's a nice variety.  Last season, because of schedule changes and conflicts, we ended up playing against a lot of the same teams twice, and other Canton United teams a bunch.  This one looks better.  For now.  As I said, it'll probably change four times before the season is over.