Friday, August 29, 2008


Chris got his orders for his next duty station which will be a reserve unit in Marietta, Georgia, 3 hours away. They have always wanted to live in the Atlanta area and hope to be near there when Chris retires from the Corps. They are so excited! I won't even bother to expound on how the grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers and sisters feel about it.

Kelly Easterlin Williams lives there (grew up one house down from us). Also Alayna Wu. Jane and Mike (Hugh's cousin and her husband) live there. Of course, John and Greg live in the area. John lives in Hiram about 20 minutes southwest of Marietta. Greg lives "in the area" if you can define 2 hours away in Sugar Hill, the other side of Atlanta, that way. Hugh's cousin Howard and his wife Jean live in Lawrenceville, near Greg.

Suzanne said they would be house hunting in Dec and Jan, looking for a place to live. She's calling Jane and Kelly today to find out about where she should be looking.

Laura and I are hosting a baby shower for Lisa DeMott tomorrow. Milo Alexander arrived this morning at 9:17 EDT. Lisa said she will NOT be missing chocolate cake. She and Milo will come straight from the hospital if they have to!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Welcome to Our World, Landis Dean Price

6 pounds 10 ounces
18-1/2 inches long
Born about 10:15 a.m. Tucson time

Congratuations, Bonnie and Brandon. YOU GO GIRL! We love you!

Today is Hugh's Birthday

With TS Fay still raining on my parade, I am having trouble getting out to get any shopping done. Promised home made chicken and dumplings for dinner with home-creamed corn.

Rick and I took Nora to her oncology appt yesterday. Dr. Duelge said he was running a flow cytometry to make sure her diagnosis of CLL was correct. That is the definitive test. He is also sending her for a CT scan and mammogram. She has a mass in one breast and hasn't had a mammogram since they moved down here. Dr. D. also said that they probably would not treat the CLL for years, just follow.

My Doodle is doing well in school. First grade is LOTS harder, he says, but "I'm really great at Math!" They have about an hour of homework every evening. That's a lot for a first grader IMO!

Laura, Mike and Johnathan are in Orlando getting John settled in. They took a tour of the DAVE (Digital Animation and Visual Effects) school at Universal Studios. Laura said she was not just astounded, she was stunned by the work they are doing there. If John is one of the class "stars" he will be able to write his ticket. I think he wants to go to ILM in London.

We're having a baby!

Celie called me this morning at 8. Bon's water broke around 3 their time (Tucson) and she is at the hospital. Cool BEANS!!! Update when I get more info. Born on Hugh's Birthday, too!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Tax Free Weekend

Shopped for D's school uniforms and supplies yesterday. Have to get some more supplies and won't get his long pants for a couple of months in case he grows. Geraldine said that I should go ahead and buy them and just get a size larger. But what if he doesn't grow that much?

He's going to Mommy and Daddy's tonite. Laura and I are the cantors tomorrow at 11:00 mass and I have found that I can't manage him and cant at the same time. Too much distraction. He insists on standing with me at the microphone. And when he's "at his seat" behind me, he's mugging it up.
I am so far behind on my laundry, I don't think I will ever catch up. It hurts my arms, shoulders, neck and upper chest to hang stuff up and I get so tired just sitting and folding clothes. What was once a Saturday morning chore has become a nightmare of discomfort and sometimes pain.