In The Middle

Life, Family, Yoga, Stuff


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Our Son Rocks

Our son, Jordan, is amazing.  He’s taught himself quite the technique on working the discus for track and field.  He even bowed out of most running events to concentrate on his passion, throwing discus.  He placed first in the Sectional meet yesterday in Lebanon.  I couldn’t be there, I had to teach a yoga class, but his father was there and so were a ton of other relatives to cheer him on.  The Springfield News-Leader interviewed him and took his photo after the event.  He didn’t land his photo in the newspaper, but he gave a decent interview and got his name in the headline.  We are super proud of how hard he’s worked and how dedicated he remains.  Good job Jordan!

Our daughter, Lauren, is becoming quite the seamstress.  She’s on her 7th sewing lesson, she has one more next weekend, then I think she wants to break for the summer.  So far she’s made a pillowcase, a pair of bermuda shorts and yesterday she made the cutest little skirt.  She’s taking a class with her good friend Madeline as they both received sewing machines for Christmas.  Talented girls they are.  I cannot use a machine to save my life, but I can sew by hand.

My car.  Another story.  It will be repaired but who knows when.  They have to get parts from a few different states, since the car is ten years old.  So far the repairs are up to $3,052 and that’s OK.  The insurance company already issued me a check with a letter that says they will pay for anything over that amount.  Then why not just wait until the car is finished and cut the body shop one check?  Who knows?  What I do know is this.  I deposited that check and I’ll put the repairs on my Discover card, pay it off immediately and enjoy my 5% cash back bonus.  Thank you insurance company.  The accident got into my front wheel drive, so though the Volvo doesn’t need much in the way of body work, it needs under carriage crap.  Hopefully it will drive just as good, if not better when I get it back.  And oh, am I missing it!  They gave me a 2010 Pontiac G6 to drive.  It’s a brand new car, I guess I should love it, but I don’t.  It’s nothing like my Volvo.  Nothing at all.  I like my 10 year old car and I will have myself a serious little party when I get it back!

Off to work some more in the garden.  We finally have a day without rain (so far) but it’s pretty hot and humid out there!  I weeded half of the garden already and have decided to blow the other half off.  I didn’t plant much this year, so we’ll be moving the fence to make the garden smaller here in a little while.  That is, if I can get Frank to help me.  Enjoy the day.


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Sewing Surprises

On Tuesday, I felt like it was Friday, but today, I am back to realizing that it really is Thursday!

Our son has been super busy.  New job, new girlfriend, a trip to the lake, a trip to Six Flags.  You name it.  I can’t keep up.  His truck did pass inspection, so registration, insurance and a driver’s license will be next!  Our daughter is still away, so I’m only dealing with one schedule.  I have nothing to complain about.

I took my niece and her two friends to my FREE yoga class on Tuesday morning.  It’s a big class and it’s so much fun.  The girls had a great time and I hope we can do it again before school starts up.  After all, it’s only July.  100_3945

 

 

 

 

 

 

My parents breezed through town on Tuesday as well.  So I drove to a Wal-Mart where they were getting gas and eating at Subway for a short visit.  Lauren learned to sew!  She’d made a pillow case, a purse from a pattern and a beautiful blanket!  Aunt Kathy taught her in Wyoming.  I’m glad, she was so excited and said, “Look mom, I know how to use the surger!”  I on the other hand, have no idea what a surger is.  I’m bummed, she’s learned something I cannot help her with when she gets home.  But perhaps she can teach me!  They should reach home, in Florida today!

Speaking of today, after I jam on this e-news letter update about an awesome workshop for a friend, I’m heading to a different studio to take a ropes class.  Been wanting to do this for quite awhile now, so today I start.  For the next five Thursdays, I’ll be a swinging, monkey, yogini!  I’d better get going.  Enjoy the day!