Brain Drain

Yep… it’s that time again… I’ve gotten so far behind I think I see my rear end ahead of me!

So I’ll try to catch up here with some of the highlights of the past week or so.


Harrison is back into the baseball practice grind. It’s been extra difficult this week with the temps in the upper 20’s and low 30’s during practice time. (I am a wimp and spend most of the two hours at the field in the car!) Poor kids. He was a “Harry-Pop” when they got done.

I did purchase some under armor clothing for him to wear under his uniform and that was not only expensive, but quite the ordeal to get on him!! He fussed and fussed about it being waaaaaaaay toooooooo tight and that he was going to be waaaaay toooooo hot out there…etc. I MADE him wear it all and off we went. He didn’t even grab a jacket because he was SURE he would be too hot and probably “die because of these tight clothes”! I grabbed his coat and after fussing most of the way down to the field (which takes about 20 min.) he gets out of the car, feels the chilly wind, turns to me with a sheepish grin and asks for his jacket. Of course I can not let it go without a good tease (and to rub it in that I, not little 8 year old he,  knows what is best!), so I say, “What? What’s that I hear??? You want a WHAT? Oh… it couldn’t be that you’d want a…a…a  jacket could it?? No, that just couldn’t be… could it?” He hates that… as do I… and yet I can’t help it.

Then to top all that off – when we got home he didn’t want to take those tight under armor clothes off!!! That kid. UGH.

Today it was quite a bit warmer and he enjoyed it more, but acquired a real bad headache before practice was over so we left 10 minutes early. Dehydrated? I don’t know… I hope that’s all it was, but he is lying low tonight.

My Owie:

Got my stitches out on Tuesday and although it feels less tight – it is still ugly and hurts. The doc said it will be MUCH better in about a month. Okay. I’ll wait.

The Mud/Laundry Room:

Yea… sorry… nothing really new here… it’s taped up and waiting for a layer of paint that I just haven’t yet had a chance to put on! And all of you who know me know that I LIKE to paint… so it’s not like I’m putting it off because of dread! Just not enough time in the day. But it will happen and when it does you will get a photo. Until then… just try to guess what color I went with!

Home Schooling:

Well, we have been studying Music and learning more songs on the piano. They can each play two songs pretty well, with a third one in the works. I am excited about a new hymn book we received in the mail today. It is easy music and we should be able to learn several of those songs fairly quickly. I like to learn tunes that I recognize or can even “sing” to.

Spelling Bee:

Gerrit entered the spelling bee at our churches school this week and he came in second place! He is eligible to go on to the next event that is in North Atlanta in two weeks. It is a big one and the prize is 100 dollars. He entered the bee to raise money for Haiti, and since he didn’t get as much as he wanted (by coming in second) he said he would move on to the next event so he has another chance at making more m00lah to send to Haiti!

We were very proud of him. He was spelling words that I couldn’t even pronounce – let alone spell!!

(Gerrit was the only one this tall – so the mike was low for the other kids and he had to bend over to talk in it. 😦 But he didn’t seem to mind.)


My Grandmother passed away this last Friday. It wasn’t unexpected. Just sad. Sad that she had alienated herself so long ago from almost all of us who loved her the most. She died virtually alone, angry and bitter. Just so sad.

Now I pray that my mom finds some kind of peace and can go on knowing that, throughout her life, she did her very best to make her mom happy. It was a difficult task and one I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. My mom can now relax and enjoy the rest of her life without that kind of pressure on her.


Okay… let me lighten this up with a few more photos from our snow days!!

(The kids helped me title them.)

‘White Blanket’

‘The Snow Gallows’

‘Snow Ball’

The snow is gone now… as I too must go.







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5 responses to “Brain Drain

  1. By the way, my grandmother died miserable. She had allz—timers (her words) and dementia. She was mean and ugly and tried to turn us into the cops and oh I could go on and on. She was not like that when I was growing up she was fun and loving and a warm fuzzy all wrapped up in skin. It was hard and sad.

    Sorry for all of you. Sending you prayers.


  2. Papa

    You have a way with words.
    And I like what you said about your mom.
    Did Harrison want to sleep in the armor clothes too?

  3. You have been so busy, girl! I thought about you a few days ago and was praying for you. I’m so sorry to hear about your grandmother. God Bless you!

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