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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Lynne's Lowdown

lowdown definition

☆ low·down (lō′do̵un′; for adj., -do̵un′)


Slang the true, pertinent facts; esp., secret or inside information: with the

Once a week I'm going to do a sort of random post to give you the lowdown. You may see it as one of those boring mass Christmas newsletters, but hey, it's my blog, I can do what I want.


Larry left this morning for California to attend his niece's bat mitzvah. His sister Joan would be so proud and I know it will be bittersweet for the family. I will be sans husband for 5 days. He'll be home just in time to get the house ready, set the table and arrange the flowers for Thanksgiving at our house. Julie and Jason will be home for a few days as well.


Eric's most recent progress report:

English 2 B+
Spanish 2 B+
Old Testament B+
World Studies II, III B
Algebra 2/Trig/Geom B+
Chemistry A

His school is "weighted," meaning the 4 B+'s would be A's at a public school. Good job, E! Keep it up.


We bought a new mattress - a Tempurpedic - which was delivered yesterday. Why is that newsworthy? Because our mattress was 25 years old. Who has a mattress that old??


All six of Larry's condos have been rented, the last one by a couple who want to stay there for 25 years! Um, okay.


Eric's friends are slowly but surely getting their licenses. I've never seen such reluctance by a group of kids to get their licenses. My friends and I could not wait to get ours. To us, a driver's license equaled freedom. To Eric's friends, a driver's license means having to drive themselves around instead of being chauffeured. A driver's license equals too much work.

It's a relief to me when Eric's friends can pick him up, but also scary, having had their licenses for only a short time. My faith abounds as they drive away. Only two more months and that faith will be abounding all the more when Eric turns 16. He can't wait. I cannnn....ttt either.


Chiropractor appointment today. We'll see how E feels. He's been going to practice but not playing, and he told the coach he'll be able to practice on Sunday. I don't know if he's better or not. He's been icing...and heating...religiously. Their first game is a week from this Monday.


Brentwood football game tomorrow. Semifinals baby! A group of fans are taking a bus to Centralia, which is about 2 1/2 hours away. Long day - 10:30 am to 6:30 pm. We're hoping to bring home a winner, but if not, we're happy they've come this far. Go Eagles!

DeSmet is in the semifinals too. They play tonight, and if they win they play in the finals next Friday at the Jones Dome where the Rams play. And YES we will go! Go Spartans!


Is it really almost Christmas?


Kaminski Family said...

LOVE the lo-down. It's my favorite! Steph

Lynn Irwin Stewart said...

My youngest will be 18 in February and just got her driver's license about a month or so ago. She cried all the way to the testing place; she cried when she drove to school by herself the first time. Right now, she goes to school and back -- and nowhere else!

Unknown said...

Thanks Steph :) I'm glad you like it. It's fun for me too.

Lynn, really? I don't know what it is about this generation. I'm hearing that more and more. That's good that your daughter got it, though, even if she didn't want to. Sometimes we really have to push our kids out of their comfort zone. I think some parents aren't doing that at all.

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