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Ramblings from the past weekend

October 23, 2006 1:41 pm

First of all, I just realized I had made a great Gumbo on Saturday and didn’t bring any for lunch today.  We were going to grill some deer sausage that Lou had brought over on Saturday night.  But I’m out of charcoal.  So I headed to the store for charcoal, but Lisa added a long list.  Halfway back from the store, I realized I forgot the reason I went to the store.  Luckily I got some alternatives for dinner and thus made chicken and sausage gumbo instead.  Good eats.

I spent most of the day inside, even though it was beautiful outside.  Lisa went to pre-natal yoga and shopped, while I fiddled with the Xbox upgrading it and watched the UT/Nebraska football game.  It was a great, close game.  Almost, just almost too close of a game.  But UT eeked out the field goal at the last minute to bring home a victory from a snowy Nebraska.  I have to admit, my interest in UT has lapsed a bit this year.  I honestly feel that after winning the national championship in January, I’ve seen what I have been waiting for – for so long.  I haven’t had the confidence that this year’s team is quite as good (there’s not much doubt there) but they are better than I’ve given them credit for so far.  But I digress.  I’m happy they pulled it off.  They say we’re likely to see Nebraska again for the Big XII Championship game the first week in December.

Lisa’s grandmother, Mema or Carolyn, and aunt and uncle (Susan and Marc) came into town to visit on Sunday afternoon.  We took the opportunity to get the house fairly clean.  And Sunday was even better weather than Saturday.  Worked in the yard a bit and the company arrived around 2.  We shared pictures, showed off the house and listened to the baby’s heartbeat on the Doppler.

Yes, Lisa’s rented a little handheld doppler so she can listen to the baby’s
heartbeat (or anyone’s for that matter Father-in-law, Mike gave it a try)  It’s pretty neat to hear that quick heartbeat.
And it’s good to raise Lisa’s spirits anytime it’s necessary.

So later we were off to show of brother Michael’s new house, which has been well-decorated, by the way.  Next off to Dad and Linda’s house for not so immediate family to finally meet.  And lastly, just across the street to Eve’s house for dinner.  We got to meet Eve’s daughter and family for the first time.  The three boys were very well behaived.  We had a chance to discuss child-rearing philosphies.

This morning (monday) Lisa had what I guess is her 16-week doctor’s visit.  All is fine, reported nothing special (as she can listen to teh heartbeat whenever.)  I suppose Lisa acted all excited as she told me she hadn’t told the doctor she rented the Doppler.  I don’t know why, but she thinks she might get “in trouble.”  Mike, Marc and Michael were off playing golf at Barton Creek today, which I think might have been worth witnessing.  Maybe Marc plays, but the others…well who am I to talk these days.  I’m working.

Lastly, the Cardinals played great on Saturday night to everyone’s amazement.  I have faith in them.  They lost game two (this is the World Series) last night so they are all tied up at one game a piece to St. Louis for game three on Tuesday.  It’s a very good feeling I’ve got because they haven’t rolled over and died as most have excted them to do (and did back in 2004 to the Red Sox).

Hello world!

October 18, 2006 1:14 pm

I’ve just registered for our family.
And so a blog, among other things, is born.  For what that’s worth.

But we do have a baby due (our first) in April.  And this adds a place we
can share photos, stories and  random rants.

Go Redbirds, by the way!  Game six of the NLS is tonight, after a well played game last night knocking out Tom Glavine fairly early.  Giving us, the Stl Cardinals a 3-2 lead in the series.  First one to 4 wins in the series go to Detroit to play the Tiggers.  We’ve got our ace on the mound this evening in Chris Carpenter.  It’s the best shape we could ask for at this point.  We’ll see how it goes.