Thursday, October 13, 2016

Man Of La Mancha.

Good morning, it is Thursday.

I had a nice birthday week! Thanks for the birthday wishes:) Happy Birthday to Eric as well. My two days of being two years older than him have passed. Back to one year older...
Maren brought me to Man Of La Mancha at the 5th Ave for my birthday. It was a very good show, the set was more contemporary than what you may have in your mind, but I enjoyed it very much. Man Of La Mancha is an even more special play than others [for me] as I have Grandpa Sandler's Don Quixote and Sancho Sanza statues on my mantle. Don Quixote's spear still has tape holding it together from when Eric and I destroyed it by flinging pillows at each other on our Florida visit like 35 years ago. Sigh. Today I'm not sad about that accident in the least, because without it, broken Don Quixote wouldn't have been forever linked to me, and he probably wouldn't be standing on my mantle right now...

Other exciting things to happen on my birthday? Credit card fraud. I know right. Yesterday the new cards came in the mail. Along with new numbers. And the task of figuring what accounts I have linked to said card. Groan. And my iphone 5 died. So I hooked my iphone 4 back up for a couple of days. I've since hooked up Hansen's old Samsung 4, which is working out pretty well. I could just go out and pick up a new phone, but I'm feeling a bit cheap. And at my age, I do what I want...preferably without an added monthly cost:)
Yesterday Lillie and I took advantage of the nice weather (which is long gone) to check out a local u-pick pumpkin patch. It was a bit rural so to say, but we had a great time. We found 5 pumpkins of differing colors and sizes. We also picked up a corn stalk and a jar of honey. The corn stalk is super cool!
Pumpkins can be dangerous!
This is the latest wallpaper on my Facebook feed. This picture was photoshopped by a graphic art student at my school. The teacher asked for photos we thought the kids may enjoy photoshopping, and I sent one of me spray painting a dresser in the back yard. In the original I'm even facing the opposite direction.  I like this photo!

I hope all my east coast family have survived Matthew just fine. We have the remnants of a typhoon on track to visit our area over the weekend!

See you tomorrow.

Sunday, October 09, 2016


Good morning, it is Sunday.

Last night was Hansen's Homecoming Dance Jr. Year. The night before was his school's Homecoming Football game. And tomorrow's my birthday, so yeah, it's been a fun weekend.
Of course it's been raining. Nothing like those in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, hope you're all doing well! This is a photo one of the other parents took of the group Hansen went to dinner with. There we a few "couples" here, but for the most part this is just one big group of friends.
Just the guys. Hansen is second from the left. I'll spare you from the picture of them all "dabbing". LOL.
Right after snapping the guys picture, I just turned around and snapped this one of the girls staying dry and waiting their turn. The thing that cracks me up about this picture is the little sister on the right having absolutely zero fun!
The night before was the football game. Before the start the Cross Country team ran the game ball from the school to the field (10 miles). A few ran the whole was, others just a leg or two. Hansen has been sidelined with a sore knee, but he did join them for the lap around the track. By game time the stands were filled and KL beat the Tahoma team quite easily.
This is the trophy for the Covington Cup golf tournament. I've been helping coach the KL golf team this season. I took the Varsity boys to the final event. While the coach of a golf team doesn't do too much coaching on match day, I'm happy to report that under my watch the boys varsity team had the best scoring day of any KL team in the history of the school! Nice job guys.
Maren sent me this picture of her work retreat from the other day. Had to post this one on the blog!
After getting Hansen on the way to his Homecoming pictures/dinner/dance, it was off to a small birthday party for me. Yay! Here is Avery showing off the SpongeBob card she picked out for me. The video is even better! 

See you tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

What's Your Sign?

Good evening, it is Tuesday.

As a couple of birthdays roam around this time of year, an article Maren sent me seems more interesting than usual. Check this out, according to NASA, the Babylonians left out an astrological sign to fit their 12 month calendar. But the sky has changed over the last 3000 years and so NASA has put the 13th sign back in the list. So if you're interested, here is the new updated (or very old if you'd rather) list of 13 astrological signs:

Capricorn: Jan. 20 – Feb. 16
Aquarius: Feb. 16 – March 11
Pisces: March 11 – April 18
Aries: April 18 – May 13
Taurus: May 13 – June 21
Gemini: June 21 – July 20
Cancer: July 20 – Aug. 10
Leo: Aug. 10 – Sept. 16
Virgo: Sept. 16 – Oct. 30
Libra: Oct. 30 – Nov. 23
Scorpio: Nov. 23 – Nov. 29
Ophiuchus: Nov. 29 – Dec. 17
Sagittarius: Dec. 17 – Jan 20
OMG! I'm not a Libra any longer! And Maren is not a Capricorn any longer! AGH! What do you think? Maybe being a Vergo for the second half of my life will be a good thing? 
See you tomorrow. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Happy Birthday! Another first day of school...

Good morning, it is Monday.

Happy Birthday Preston!!! Our oldest is twenty years old. Wow. And for the first time he is off at college before his no pinch. Hah.
Here's a few balloons from a dozen years ago Preston!
I hope your college buddies can party as well as the cul-de-sac kids could! Hah. This is not a challenge:) Enjoy your day kiddo!
Hansen started school this morning! As a running start student, he no longer attends the high school, instead it is college for this kiddo too. First day at Green River College and a whole new way of schooling.
Have a great day Hansen!

See you tomorrow.

Sunday, September 18, 2016


Good morning, it is Sunday.
I don't know if you can see how amazing Mt. Rainier looks in this picture. On a clear day it just looks like you can reach out and grab it. This was my view Thursday as I coached the Boys JV golf team at Druid's Glen. I've been helping the golf team once a week with golf swings and such, but was able to get out to the course which was fun.
I even got a cool Team golf hat and matcher shirt to sport. I will probably return the shirt, but the hat is a keeper.
Last night I took Lillie out for a quick shopping trip to Fred Meyers. We had lots of fun, but my jacket still has glitter thanks to a glitter attack. Lillie especially likes the Halloween isle. And cats. No, we didn't adopt this creepy little guy, but we may have a new little skeleton gecko lurking about.
Hansen was off in Oregon with his cross country team over the weekend. I found this picture on FB. Normally Hansen would have been covered in mud as well, but a sore knee has sidelined him for a little while.
Speaking of Hansen, Maren's co-worker brought her the National Archery Association Magazine with Hansen's photo from the National Field Tournament. Yup, That's Hansen with a trophy!

See you tomorrow.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Mini Pics?

Good evening, it is Monday.

Today was a day of days for Lillie! She has been wanting a super short haircut for a very long time. And I guess I've maybe talked her out of it for some time. It was time. And does she ever love this new haircut!
I tried to take some cute pics of Lillie's hair, but I'm just not so great at the photography thing. But I did get this cute photo of Lillie taking selfies of her new style. Then Lillie texted me the pics she took:
Kind of like a mini photo booth. I was asking Hansen what it was called, I want to say Mini-Pose. I'm sure my mom called these mini-pose? He thinks that's a Slane word and photo-booth is more like it. I'm just not sure. I feel sure, but now I'm not...
This collection of nail polish also arrived in the mail for Lillie today. This was quite a splurge, but nail art is Lillie's soccer. Or Lillie's archery. So once in a while, why not. This nail polish set is actually based on her very favorite TV series. Supernatural. I've not really ever see the show, but it is so good that Lillie actually bought a nail polish set based on it. So yeah. I'm looking forward to seeing the nail art. I'm thinking that Lillie may stay up all night long with nails and hair, but I just can't be worried about that. Of course, being the excellent student that she is, she is working on science right now. In conclusion...

See you tomorrow.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Back to School II.

Good evening, it is Saturday.

I just got home from dropping Preston off at WWU for the beginning of year two of university. This year Preston and a few friends are renting an old house a half mile off campus. They say they will actually be closer to the area with the classrooms than they were last year while in the dorms.
While classes don't start for a week and a half, The roommates have been moving in. Connor was there today to help Preston move in. Negations on room assignments, cooking, cleaning, and all that fun stuff involving home rentership will surely be part of the experience.
They do have a cool front porch!
Since Preston will be at school for his birthday, John and Carol took us out for dinner last night. We will all miss Preston while he is away from school. It was nice having him home. This super cool 8th grader on Preston's right just may miss him the most...
Maren was in Denver for a work trip earlier in the week. While she was gone Flareon learned that he could jump onto the table that holds Maren's favorite Christmas Cactus. Of course Flareon doesn't care that in doing so he totally wipes out the plant! I'm sure Maren loved this picture that I texted her while on her work trip. Uh Oh...
I took Preston and Hansen golfing last week. This is my favorite hole at out local golf course, so I asked Preston to take a picture of my follow through. This picture was also on my phone. Hansen doing his best Happy Gilmore imitation. Nice!

See you tomorrow.