Thursday, November 19, 2009

Did I miss anything?

Hi all. What's been going on? I don't think I have much to write about - just checking in really. Let's see what all HAS been going on????

My grandma had her 101st birthday earlier this month. I can't believe it. She looks fantastic! She's having trouble with her vision and she doesn't get around very well, but she can be pretty feisty! Good for her! She celebrated the day with her kids and I was able to come for cake and ice cream at the senior center. I got a few pictures. It was a nice day for her.

Braden is knee-deep in hockey right now, and I'm loving it. It's so fun to watch these "little kids" learning the game - really learning it. We have been so lucky in the teams that he has been put on. Always the best coaches. Sensitive, yet competitive. I think he's enjoying this sport. He enjoys almost all sports, but I really think he is excited about all aspects of this one...even the referee's calls.

Should be a fun weekend for us. Friday night Braden is the Junior Roadrunner of the Game at the RoadRunner's home game. I'm charging the battery for my camera now. He gets to put on his gear and skate out with the team during introductions. He's pretty excited about that! Did I mention I'm charging the battery for my camera now? Saturday night is the game in Kansas City that is on the outdoor sheet of ice. Always a funtime - can't wait to take pictures. I think last year I took more pictures of the sunset than the game! Another game on Sunday afternoon in Topeka.

When will we have time to rake all the leaves in our yard???? What about the dust bunnies and cobwebs in my house? It's not Halloween anymore - I can't claim that it's part of the decor...can I? No, no, I can't. Maybe Saturday morning that can be my goal.

I had my 20-year class reunion last month. That was fun to see everyone. It was kind of nostalgic to bring out my "Class of '89" button and class ring. It was interesting though as I got ready for the reunion, my "adult" friends would ask me what I was like in high school. I'm still trying to figure out which "click" I belonged to in high school. I wasn't the nerd, I wasn't dedicated enough to study any more than I needed too. I wasn't the athlete .... obviously. I wasn't a metal head - even though I enjoyed the music, but I also enjoyed country music. I didn't go out partying, or skip school, etc. Mom wouldn't let me go hang out where she didn't know where I was and I would have been too worried what would have happened to me when Dad found out. I wasn't artsy...can't even draw a stick figure. I had friends in all those groups and I think they all accepted me. However, when I look back, I never really belonged in any of those groups. The reunion felt like all of this all over again. I was still self-conscious, etc. But I felt good about being there and seeing those friends of mine that I never thought I'd see again, and those that I thought I'd never go without seeing, but hadn't seen since graduation. We laughed, we danced, we caught up on the last 20 years. We are thinking about doing something in a couple of years to celebrate our 40th birthdays.

So much to be thankful for this year, yet so much to look forward to also. Maybe my next post I'll start making my New Year's Resolutions. That should be interesting, right?