Saturday, April 11, 2009

This is a sport??

Darrel is watching the Masters downstairs. It's a big golf tournament. It seems like there's a Big Golf Tournament on TV every other weekend in spring, but I digress. Why exactly is golf classified as a sport?? I'm with Rosie O'Donnell on this one: there's no defense. Also, unless you are walking from hole to hole in the hot sun, there is no sweating or exertion.

Along those lines, why is poker regularly shown on the various incarnations of ESPN?? (Or the Travel Channel, for that matter?) Poker certainly cannot be considered a sport by anyone's definition. An activity, a highly enjoyable one (sometimes), sure, but sport? Nope.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Week off

So, I had this week off from school. Well, I had this week off except for Monday- we had to go in that day, to make up from the extra snow day we had. All of the kids who made it to school looked thoroughly ticked off that they were there. One of them even snapped at me something like, "I don't even want to be here today, anyway!" I snapped back, "Me either, pal. I'd much rather be at home working in my garden than here!" He looked so shocked and shut right up. I swear, they must truly think we staff live in the school building or something. Try as I might, I cannot for the life of me remember what I thought teachers did on the weekends when I was in high school!

So, Tuesday, Wednesday, and today, I did a whole lot of nothing. Well, that's not entirely accurate. I ran some errands, but most of what I've done this week is scrapbooking. I have a ton of old family photos from various sources, and they were all essentially given to me in a bag or box, and a few albums, but mostly unlabelled. I have been going through them all, trying to organize them, so I can put them in photo-safe scrapbooks. I've done quite a lot of it this week, but I expect to be working on it for many weeks yet. (Why did I end up getting all these photos? I am the Family Genealogist, which apparently means I need to have all this stuff.) I'm giving some of the photos to my brother and sister. I already gave away some of them (Really, why on earth do I need multiple photos from the multiple proms Little Brother went to?? Or Little Sister's dances recitals??), but there's more that's going to be given away, I think.

Frank's daycare is closed tomorrow. I had him in daycare all week, which was why I was able to get so much of the photo stuff organized. He has a doctor's appointment tomorrow morning, to check on his ears, which have been plaugued with ear infections all winter. If his ears still show signs of infection tomorrow, it's off to an ENT we go. I have a feeling that means we'd be discussing ear tubes. *sigh* One way I certainly did not want my kid taking after me, that's for sure. I had tubes when I was a kid, and I know the surgery is relatively minor as far as surgeries go- even in 1979, and with all my health problems, I was in and out in one day- but I don't want my kid to need surgery, obviously.

We are hosting both families here Sunday. Whee! I got baskets for all the kids. I think Darrel thinks I went a bit overboard, but I wanted to make being dragged around to family things all day with a bunch of people they only see seldom slightly more fun for my nieces.

What doe sone serve with leg of lamb? I've only made it once before, just for us, so I really have no idea.

PS. I forgot to mention that it snowed here yesterday. SNOWED! In April. It didn't stick, but come's APRIL!