Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
This is Dillon's room; he has a team who play HALO on the X-Box against the team in Jared's room.
This is the newest craze amongst Jared & Dillon & their friends. We have set up a TV in each of the boys' rooms. An x-box is set up which has a 'system link' going between the TV's, thus allowing 1 game to be played in 2 places. This is great for HALO which is a combat game that makes the player (or team) create a strategy to obliverate the enemy (each other).
We have had 9 teenage boys come over at which time they draw names for teams, then they parade down the hall into the rooms and commence combat. I hear nothing for about 20 minutes then there is a huge hoopla, feet stomping, and laughing. Isn't this a crazy team sport? Besides the cost of a case Mt. Dew, it's really a cheap way to entertain a group of teen boys... and no one gets hurt (except the pride thing... sometimes we get an injury there... Scott....).
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Next year I'll be 40. Soon I'll have to start checking the "40-50" box on surveys. What a weird feeling. I used to think 30 was old. I couldn't imagine being 40. When I talk about someone and I refer to them as 'older than 40' then I'm really saying that they are LOTS older than me.
But they're not. YIKES! I'm having a reality moment. Mortality.
But you know what they say... "You're only as old as you feel."
I better get to bed.
I want to feel GREAT tomorrow. :)
When I arrived at the dentist office on Monday I explained that my 4-year absence was not personal, simply a phobia I have towards those sharp pokey instruments he uses.
GUESS WHAT?! Besides x-rays this dentist now uses a LASER to check for cavities instead of relying only on those painful sadistic tools! Is that way cool, of what? And more good news... the obvious cavity in my back tooth is an old cavity that has dis-colored. Yay!
Now the bad news...
I have SEVEN cavities.
Oh my gosh.
I didn't have a single cavity until I was in my 20's.
I'm so embarrassed.
The dentist gave me a speech about coming in for an annual check up. Like that would have made me have less cavities? I don't think so.
I have to go on Monday for my first of three visits to have all these suckers filed. Yuck.
Monday, May 14, 2007
This past Friday the Cole family jumped in the Suburban and went to Yankton, South Dakota for the weekend. It is a 5-hour trip to get there! We traveled across the Western 1/2 of Iowa and saw many fields under water; there's been lots of rain over there. We visited Scott's brother, Eddie, who lives in Yankton. He stays in a Federal Prison Camp and can have visitors every 3rd weekend. We don't get to see Eddie very often because it's a long trip and many people in Scott's family like to see him too; we try to take turns. It was so good to see him & are encouraged by his attitude. He will certainly become an advocate of drug prevention when he is released (hopefully in 18 months...?).
The traveling is not finished...
Scott & I will leave tomorrow to visit an investor in Peoria, Illinois and then we'll continue on to see a franchise possibility in Ottawa, Illinois. Whew... I need a few days at HOME!! In Waterloo, IOWA!!
The back seat was a bit cramped, but Madison's red blanket was a big hit. It was great for naps and ideal for the 'home theater' Dillon made while watching a video on the lap top as we cruised through Kansas.
Dillon has begun the transformation... into a "Transplanted Texan".