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New Year, New Thoughts

I’m going to try to keep up with this just a little more often this year. At least that’s the plan.

We had a good New Year’s eve celebration. John worked til 5:00, but when he got home, we got our stuff all set out & ready to go. Shrimp ring, summer sausage, meatballs, oranges, apples & caramel dip, popcorn, cheeseball & crackers, extra sharp cheddar cheese, grapes, pretzels, & sparkling grape juice. We sat down to eat, then pulled out The Resistance to play. We ended up skyping Darci in to play with us. That was hilarious!

She had to go for a while to put Quinn to bed & while she was gone, we decided to try playing “blind spies”. The point of the game is for the spies to win 3 out of the 5 missions. In the normal game, the spies are the only ones who know who their partners in crime are. Imagine not knowing who ANYONE is! It made it even more fun b/c there was more strategy involved. I think we may play it that way all the time! When we skyped Darci back in & told her what we were doing, she was like… ooookkkkkaaaayyyyyy, but it worked out fine. Viva La Resistance!

John was off on Thursday, but went back to work Friday. (How can you turn down double time?) We didn’t really do anything Saturday, although I did start a lap blanket to use in his car. Unfortunately, my needle broke & I couldn’t work on it much. We went out Sunday to pick one up at Walmart – they didn’t have it. We also took Camryn with us since she needed a new phone (broke the glass on the BACK of hers). Casey was eligible for an upgrade that he said she could use. By the time we got done with all that & got to Walmart, the game was just about ready to start. Heaven forbid we miss any of it! :/ We did have to go out later to run Camryn someplace (the roads were icing), so I got my needles replaced.

It was a good game, especially the second half. Colts won & are going to Denver next week. Better them than New England!

Today, we are back to school & trying to get back into the swing of things. It’s not working out so well. I think both girls have math done & are working on their DK12. Well, technically, they’re eating lunch right now, but…

The sun is shining but it’s stupidly cold outside. When I woke up it was 6° with a real feel of -12°. We’re supposed to get 3 to 6 inches of snow tonight. I’ve got my cold bag ready to go & told Taryn to pack one for herself. (She’s the only one practicing tonight & I have to work.) I kind of dread getting back into the swing of the gym though. It’s been a nice break, even if it was forced due to sickies. (We missed 2 scheduled practices.)

I think that’s enough for today. I must get me something to eat.

A New Year…

… & new expectations, hopes, & dreams.

I’ve been so overwhelmed with …everything… that this is the first time I’ve even opened my blog to start typing since my last post in October. I can’t say I’ve missed it at all. Facebook is sometimes all I can even handle. A sentence here; a sentence there…. a picture, a link.

So let’s get you updated on our lives.

Quinn Rachelle was born on 11/11/13 at 11:04 am. Yes, Darci refused to wait that extra 7 minutes to make it 11:11. The funniest thing about that is Darci was born 8/18/88 at 8:14 am & I got the exact same comments. I got to be at the hospital the whole time with them. I felt kind of superfluous, since I’ve never had a baby in the hospital & had no idea what to expect. Moral support I guess….

My parents are both still physically fine. We go down every Wed. to visit. Darci & Caitlin have been going as well with Quinn & Lillith, & my niece, Elena & her baby, Vanessa & my niece, Margo (Elena babysits) usually go as well. It’s fun having the 4 little ones there. Mom & Dad love that!

The T’s have had 4 meets now – they’ve been pretty successful this year! Tahni has taken 1st all-around twice & been in the top 4 every time. Taryn took 1st all-around twice & has been in the top 5 twice. Unfortunately, one of those times, they combined the age group, so Tahni took 1st while Taryn took 4th. If they’d separated them like they normally do, they both would’ve had 1st AA. Oh well…. luck of the draw. They’ve both been working really hard on bars especially. Tahni can now do a cast handstand on both bars & fly away from the handstand on the high bar. Taryn is >< this close to hitting the handstand on the low bar, has an AWESOME clear hip to almost handstand & did a handstand on high bar at the last meet so high she freaked herself out & collapsed. She still managed to score 8.650 with a fall & I’m sure, all kinds of little deductions b/c the collapse was ugly. She’d never hit that close before & had no idea what to do! They both started working giants on Monday. 🙂

Camryn has been in the gym quite a bit, even tumbling a little, coaching more. Unfortunately, she rolled her “bad” ankle on Monday night. She told me last night it was swollen. *facepalm* She’s done the judging test twice & didn’t pass either one. I’m not sure if she’s interested enough to try it again. *shrugs*

The boys are still here, still not working. I don’t even know what to do about it. 😦

John is doing pretty well. Today is the first day he’s been to work since Dec. 20th. He’s been working lots of overtime, then was told he couldn’t have any more. Okay… we’ll make it work. About 2 or 3 weeks later, he had to go in early again & has been getting OT pretty regularly since. He went in at normal time today so he could find out which direction he needs to go. However, b/c of the stupid 4 or 5 inches of snow we got overnight & this morning, he was 25 minutes late. It took him over an hour & a half to get there. He said the roads are H.O.R.R.I.B.L.E. & be glad I didn’t have to go anywhere! (The gym is closed these 2 weeks.)

I should go. The T’s said they’d help me shovel the driveway after breakfast. 😀