YES!!!! This is the scanned picture Anika drew of Max! I’m so excited and so up in the air about this. Isn’t that girl an undiscovered talented artist? And gorgeous to boot. That’s Anika on the left of an Andrew sandwich, with Laurie, Anika’s twin brother, and Ethan in the back. They are all a couple of years older now, but really a group of good looking kids. Now I’m wondering which one is going to the UK vs Louisville game with their dad tonight.
Bill HAS to attend the games, because of his job at UK. Doesn’t that make you want to cry him a river? My older brother, Tony, used to have to do that job, and after a few years of it I think he got tired of going, but Bill takes one of the kids with him each time he has to go to a game. We asked him Thursday which one was going with him today and he didn’t really answer. Just said whoever was the best for the rest of the week. Don and Mike both started grinning and told him he would have to pretend they were his kids for one of two of the games then, because they were always better than the kids. I could add a comment or ten on that subject here, but I’ll save that for future blackmail material. Ummm, I mean for another post.
This is Bill and Ethan last year at the Final Four in New Orleans, where UK won the championship. I don’t really follow any sport, but I will admit my blood runs UK blue. I also have several UK shirts. All for survival of course. One brother, two kids, a granddaughter, a grandson, all either still in, working for, or in some way screaming GO CATS, so I would be found guilty of high treason if I didn’t at least support the game. We’re talking basketball here folks, not football. I don’t think anyone in the extended family would argue that they are not good at football.
I really wish I had remembered to take my camera with me to my party, because Ethan now has a bush growing on his face. It almost matches his Uncle Mike’s bushy face, except Mike is beginning to (gulp) get a bit gray. And he’s my baby. And only 11 1/4 years old, due to his birthday being on Feb. 29. That wouldn’t be so bad except that he acts like an 11 year old kid. Janette and I decided on duct tape instead of a plaster cast for him, and we decided to duct tape Noah to him after some of the shenanigans on Thursday. I think duct tape across Mike’s face would be even better, because when he pulls it off, we might get to see what he looks like for the first time in years.
I’m not sure what this post is supposed to be about tonight. I was just really so thrilled to find my scanned photos, that now I know where to look for more of them when I scan them in, and WordPress started to crunch the photo but changed it’s mind and let it in. Must be my lucky day.
I also found someone willing to go to the grocery for me today, so I now have some frozen TV dinners, which are a welcome switch from the soups I’ve been eating. The first one I ate even had some beautiful, green peas that stayed crunchy when they were warmed up. What more could I ask for. The pain level is dropping, so my shoulder is probably healing on it’s own, I ate some crunchy peas, visited with friends downstairs, got a few groceries….I even asked Steve to bring me a couple of the microwavable potatoes so I can have baked potatoes with sour cream and shredded cheese on them. Didn’t think about getting some broccoli to put on top, but then I don’t think I could hold the knife yet. But, ya never know.
She sure is talented! I am happy to hear your shoulder is starting to feel better, and that you got the scanner to work! Woo-hooo!
I knew if I kept yelling at the scanner long enough it would finally see things my way — or I would lose my voice. I think I’m going to have to move my photos somewhere else. Anika’s a sweetheart, and I’m hoping the shoulder is getting better enough to start therapy. OUCH, but at least that will loosen it up.
My blue blood stays happy when the Cats win. Especially when they beat the Cards. We always have a lot of competition here in the building with the poor, uneducated people who wear their red shirts out in public on days like this when everyone else is wearing KY blue it sometimes comes to blows. And Anika has so much self taught talent—she’s really amazing. I love the times she spends the night with me, and all the things we share that she can’t talk to her mom about. Cool beans.
Anika sure is a talented artist, Angie. I agree with you. By the way, your blue blood should be happy. The ‘Cats whomped on Louisville today. Congratulations.