Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Everyday Happenings

Funny title for not much happening around here.  School was cancelled due to severe cold weather.

*With the Christmas vacation, plus added snow days, we were able to finish watching Season Three of the Brady Bunch that Santa brought us.  My kids now know the iconic lines of "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!" and "Pork Chops and Apple Sauce."

Isn't that swell?

*Right now it is 3 degrees with a wind chill of -18.   

*Mary has enjoyed being in marching band doing Silks (flags).  Unfortunately the high school she will (most likely) attend does not have Silks.  Her violin teacher at the middle school has agreed to teach her the flute as well so she'll have a place in marching band when she gets there.  Her face shows you how excited she is about this.

*I tried to read 12 books in 12 months in 2013.  I fell short of my goal by two books.  But I did manage to read 12,000 blog posts.

*Tommy is obsessed with Indiana Jones....

  ....which reminds me of me when I was young because I was obsessed with him, too.

*This is what Billy looks like when I beat him in Backgammon.

*No pictures of Ann and Matt today, but they have become worthy opponents in our games of Crazy Eights.  It's not all luck, you know.

*And there you have another contender for the Most Boring Blog Post Award.

Peace out.


  1. Never boring, my dear...
    And the flute?!!! I always envied the girls who played the beautiful flute.
    There I was tootin' on my clarinet...
    Anyway, I am always eager to click on over here!
    Stay warm! : )

    1. Wait!!!!! How did I forget to mention our very favorite of all time show??? Season Three is the best one...in my opinion! But
      season four and five are good too...like the one where Greg is the judge for head cheerleader and Marcia and Jennifer ...his girlfriend that is just using him...both try out...and he votes for Pat...because he thought she was the best...
      I can go on...and on... ; )

  2. I am now going to argue with you... hope you can deal with it. This is NOT boring, no way, no how!! I smiled through it all, especially at your former Indiana Jones obsession ;) and "Marcia Marcia Marcia." Swell!!!

  3. Kathleen, you are so funny! You always make me laugh. Not boring at all! I love that your kiddos are watching the Brady Bunch on DVD. We bought Daddy the "Emergency!" series on DVD. They also show it on TV Land and we now watch a nightly episode! Good family times, I call it!!! Looking forward to keeping in touch better…I was a terrible December blogger!!! Hugs.

    1. Holy Toledo! Not lurking here, Valeria, but I SO remember that t.v. series, "Emergency!" Talk about a flash back! Ha ha

  4. You know we love the Brady Bunch here ! Mike and I can reference almost any situation back to the Bradys ! We actually watch alot of those "old " shows , think the Bradys are the favorite for sure ! I hope your kids appreciate and love Aunt Jenny and her free spirited attitude :)


  5. The Brady Bunch!! We love watching it here. I would run home from school each day to watch it. And not this post is not boring!!

    Question.....are you happy with who you use for your blog? I am going to change who I use because blogger always seems to have problems and I do not want blogging to be frustrating for me. ;)

  6. So your kids allow you to play with them?? Mine don't like to. I guess I try to "help" the other out…just being nice and compassionate. They get mad at me when I do. One of mine just mentioned picking up the fiddle…hmmm…too many nights with Charles Ingalls I'm afraid ;)

    Thanks for stopping by. I regret to let you know I deleted your comment. So sorry. I was standing in a long line at the grocery check out and decided to read blogger. Not sure how it happened, but it did. Sorry about that!