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Monday, October 27, 2008


Report Card Q1
Course Teacher Q1

English 1 Mr. Thomas Fontana
Eric seems inattentive at times, but when he is engaged in discussion, he is a positive asset to the class. He puts in a great effort on his homework. Keep up the good work.

Spanish 1 Mrs. Carmen Bowman
Very cooperative and attentive. Excellent effort. Conscientious and diligent .

Algebra 1 Mr. Jeff Wendling
Eric is doing well and understands the material. He asks pertinent questions.

Phys Ed 1/Health Mr. Pat Mahoney
Satisfactory Effort

Biology Dr. Mariette Baxendale
Eric is a pleasure to have in class. He is respectful and attentive, and frequently raises his hand to answer questions posed in class. He is also a diligent worker during the labs. Keep it up, Eric!

Intro to Religion Mr. Anthony Fior
Very good.

Computer & Study Skills Mr. Ryan Sextro
Great Work!

Q1 Grade Points
Sem GPA Calc - CUM 3.45 Quarter GPA Calc

1Tardies 1Half Day Absences 0Full Day Absences

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

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This is my baby going bonkers this morning. Must be the crisp fall air.

Our trip to California was lots of fun. Went to the USC game and hung out at Jason's frat (where it looks like he has way too much fun and no wonder we never hear from him). We went shopping in Santa Monica and got pedicures. Larry and Eric went home and I stayed in L.A. for another 5 days with my family, did some puppy sitting for my mom and kid sitting for my sis. Then Maysen came back to St. Louis with me for a couple of days. Krista and Mark flew here to hang out and then took Maysen back home. They left yesterday at 2:30. It's been crazy fun! My suitcase is still sitting in the front hallway since I arrived home 4 days ago. Guess I'll tackle that today after I finish blogging.

While I was in California, Eric got a migraine two days in a row and had to be picked up from school. Larry took him to the doctor, who said they were just that, migraines and that they were probably from stress and that he should eat better. He was pretty debilitated by them. He's been eating healthier since then, and I've been making sure he eats breakfast in the morning. Hopefully this will nip it in the bud.

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This is my mom's 4-month-old Yorkie, Channing, and her cat, Cabo, who is not too sure about her. And yes, Channing is so excited she pees on the floor at the end.

Click here (URL below) and then click on slideshow to see Channing pics. She is so adorable and loveable.

And click here (below), then click on slideshow to see pictures of my nephew Mark with KC. Stella was there too, but she didn't do much running around now that she is the ripe old age of 6.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

California, here I come. Right back where I started from...

Just going for a visit, but we leave Friday for L.A. The whole gang - Larry, Eric, Julie, Jason, Ryan and myself -- will be going to the USC game on Saturday. Should be fun. Eric and Larry are coming home on Monday and I will be staying until the following Saturday. The plan is for me to bring Maysen back to St. Louis with me so she can spend some time with her Auntie, but that's still sort of up in the air because she would have to miss a couple days of school. The plan would be for Krista to fly to St. Louis to pick her up. So Larry and Eric will be "bach'n it" for a while without me while I spend some time in the California sunshine before I come back to UGH...winter weather. To me, Fall may as well be Winter. I haven't been out there since last Christmas, so it's my turn to "chill," er...I mean, "hang." (I hate that "chill" word...brrrrr!!)

Our meeting yesterday with the Chesterfield City Hall administrator and the head of Parks and Recreation was a little discouraging. They are completely against paying for anything to be built behind the levee, even though I showed them pictures of the property I had taken a few days after the flood we just had and on the day of the highest river level, which showed just a tiny bit of water. It would be like leaving your sprinklers on for an entire day in your yard, that's it. It was just very soaked. Apparently they don't have much confidence in the 500-year levee they built after the Flood of 1993 nor the 100-year levee that's in front of that. I don't get it. Anyway, who needs them. We'll just build it on our own. It may take a while to get people to sign up and to hold fundraisers in order to raise the money we need to build it, but build it we will :)

E Sports News: Not much going on in the way of sports unless you count Eric watching his lowly Chiefs lose game after game. Now there is one loyal fan :)

There is a meeting today at DeSmet for freshmen who plan on trying out for basketball. There are so many kids trying out that they are holding the meeting in the gym instead of a classroom like sophomore meeting. E has been playing basketball every Monday and Wednesday night still. His fall baseball team had their last game last week and E pitched an inning and did just great. Even got a hit. I must say, he strikes out VERY infrequently. He usually walks, gets a hit or grounds out (at least he makes contact!) I guess he'll start pitching lessons in December or January again. The DeSmet baseball team will be even more difficult to make than the basketball team, but try out he will!

That's about it, folks. On my way to take KC to the vet for an x-ray of her belly. Vomiting for two days in a row (one day it was remnants of hooves that she loves to chew on and the next day it was whole acorns) along with her history of coin-eating warranted an x-ray yesterday. The x-ray showed no metal or anything they could see, but her stomach was full. Today they want another x-ray with an empty belly. If it shows a full belly even though she hasn't eaten than there could be cloth or something in there that is causing a blockage. So right now she is one hungry puppy :) Hopefully that will be her only diagnosis since we are leaving to go out of town in a few days. This is becoming her M.O. it seems. Probably her way of getting back at us for going out of town. "Pay attention to me!!" "Don't leave me!"
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