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Old 06-23-2012, 05:07 PM   #3631
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I went shopping at Reitmans. I have been in that store every now and again for thirty years and never found anything that seemed worth the money. Today I went because I got a pair of Reitmans brand trousers at Value Village and I really like them. I was going to bite the bullet and pay what I needed to pay for another pair like that. They were having a sale. I got three pairs of trousers and T-shirt for under $30 with the tax!

I'm cooling off with an ice café au lait after the heat outside. Stirling bought a new computer that will back up all the other computers in the house. It has 11 disk drives, extra large case, heavy duty power supply. I have to help him get it up the stairs to his office.
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Old 06-23-2012, 05:10 PM   #3632
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The neighbors called & want to do a neighborhood cook out & bon fire next door. I am making a bean casserole & bringing the burgers & beer, sounds like an enjoyable, relaxing evening.
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Old 06-23-2012, 05:11 PM   #3633
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The neighbors called & want to do a neighborhood cook out & bon fire next door. I am making a bean casserole & bringing the burgers & beer, sounds like an enjoyable, relaxing evening.
That sounds like a lot of fun! I hope you have a good time and enjoy all the good food!
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:41 PM   #3634
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boy, am i having a good day.

firstly, i started my vacation today. that's always a good thing.

this morning, my boy had all star baseball practice. this past week, he was selected to the all star team by the coaches' association.
then, one of the all star head coaches asked me to be the assistant coach. i was really honoured to be one of the four coaches out of around 18.

the boys had a good practice this morning. it's neat to see everyone's game get better when they're around better players.

next up, we had the coaches vs. employees (of the boys and girls club) game this afternoon. the employees are a bunch of college aged and 20 somethings; we're a bunch of old farts.

believe it or not, even though we lost 14 - 13, i was awarded game m.v.p.! i had a triple and single, and had 4 defensive put outs in left field, all killing rallies, all circus catches a la willie mays.

the best part was seeing my boy's face when everyone chanted "mvp, mvp" for me. that was worth all the money in the world. i think i get a trophy tomorrow, along with the boys and all stars. lol, my son hugged me the whole way home.

then we spent an hour in the pool cooling off, and making whirlpools and wave pools using boogie boards. that was fun.

but it doesn't end there. tonight is my boy's all star game on a really nice artificial field under the lights.

i can't wait.

it's been a good day.
That is a great day! I bet your boy was so proud
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:31 AM   #3635
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That is a great day! I bet your boy was so proud
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:15 AM   #3636
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+2 Let us know how the All Star game goes.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:31 AM   #3637
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Conga-Rats BT! and happy vacation!

I started Family Medical Leave today...
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:41 AM   #3638
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Conga-Rats BT! and happy vacation!

I started Family Medical Leave today...
How long do you expect his wound to be open?
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:36 AM   #3639
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It's raining cats and dogs here this morning. I bought apples yesterday and will make an apple cinnamon coffee cake today to test out the recipe, which I haven't used in many years. My dear DIL requested something with this flavor combo for her birthday sweet next month instead of an iced cake.

First thing this morning, though, I visited a site called "got-milkweed.com" and ordered some milkweed plants. I hope to have a small butterfly garden and these plants are the chosen food of Monarch caterpillars. We'll see if I can get weeds to grow on purpose.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:57 AM   #3640
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How long do you expect his wound to be open?
At least a month, we go back to the wound clinic in two weeks, but I can already see improvement, it's filling in well and new skin is growing. Once I have my coffee, I'll be changing the dressing again.

He finally slept last night, all night. Yay!!!
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