Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Field Trip

I went to Matthew's field trip today to Paradise Park. They have lots of things for kids to do there......and adults. There is mini golf, batting cages, arcade games, etc. Today they did 4 activities.....bumper cars, batting cages, foam area and climbing the rock wall. Matthew LOVED the bumber cars....but OMG they were loud! The batting cages were fun but for first graders......slow pitch was pretty fast!! Matthew and I hit the ball a few times. Matthew's favorite part is this foam area....the balls are all foam and you can put them in these vaccum like machines and then shoot them out of a gun like thing. He had a BLAST in there! The final area was the rock climb. Dressed in a safety harness...most of the kids gave it a try. Matthew did pretty well until he looked down!! Just like his mom....a bit afraid of heights until I get used to it. It then was really raining and too cold to eat outside so back to school for lunch in the class room. They were all really well behaved and only one accident......i think the little girl sprained her wrist in the batting cages....nurse Lisa to the rescue again! A bag of ice and all was well. Gee, seems I'm never off duty

Friday, May 11, 2007

My Dad

I can't believe it's been 16 years ago today that my dad died. I was a sophmore in college, trying to study for my finals. To be honest, I was in total denial he was going to die right then. I remember it was a Saturday and when I got the word, several of my sorority sisters came to my dorm room, packed my stuff up and loaded up my cherry red Chrysler LeBaron Coupe.......the car I HAD to have :-) Gosh, I can still remember the day my dad bought me that car too. I remember my mom thought I should have the white one....but after I batted my eye lashes to my dad...I got the red one. I have to admit, I totally miss that car. Anyway, all packed up and not wanting to do the long drive home until the morning......we went to Perkins for an ice cream sundae. Sunday morning (Mother's day) I headed back home. I stopped at my usual McDonnalds for a bathroom break and soda. When I took the keys out......the whole silver ignition part came out too. I remember thinking.......what do I do now. Of course this was way before I had even heard of having a cell phone.......so, called AAA and the guy put it back in for me to get home and eventually to the dealer to get that fixed. Anyway.......why am I writing a blog today?

So, I had a meeting this morning and on my way back, there is HORRIBLE traffic on the other side of the high way. I happen to look over and I saw an Exide Batteries truck. Why do I care?? Well, that was the company my dad worked for. I'm telling you I had the most intense goosebumps I've ever had. I certainly don't think it was coencidence at all. I haven't seen an Exide truck in litterally years.....so I think things are going to be okay :-)