Thursday, May 29, 2008


Here's a view of the Indians game from our seats. I didn't have it uploaded in time for my previous post. This game was a company (divisional) outing. I think the seats were nicer than last year's. Although we didn't bother staying for autographs this time. Doubt many people did; it was pretty late. However, Wildchild *finally* (at her fourth game) achieved her goal of getting her picture up on the giant screen. This one.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Is This Thing On?

Hey! I haven't been posting very much lately. Part of it is because I was busy. I took everyone's advice and put my dollhouse and all its contents up on eBay. I'll have a total of 54 individual auctions as soon as I put the last item up today. That was a lot of work! I'm glad I'm doing it, though. Going through all the items, I realized that I'm a different person from the one I was when I was seriously into the dollhouse and collecting for it. It's good to move on and free up the space in my life, physically and mentally.

Monday night we went to an Indians game with my sister-in-law and her husband. We all went out for dinner beforehand downtown, and it was very enjoyable. Good thing, because the Tribe lost after dragging the game out for 12 innings. Ugh. The girls and I also got to enjoy the fireworks afterward; my in-laws left early for their long drive home, and my husband was unselfishly taking the long hike to get our mini-van when the most direct route was blocked off due to the fireworks, and the elevators in the garage were turned off for the same reason.

We spent some of our "tax refund" on some furnishings for our porch, which now looks great and will be nice to hang out in all summer. The girls also like doing their schoolwork out there. Now to get the rest of our place cleaned up so it looks great as well!

Monday, May 19, 2008


I have a dollhouse; my parents gave it, or the start of it, to me for Christmas when I was 8 years old. It's a Lundby dollhouse, if any of you are knowledgeable about, or care about dollhouses. I'd like you all's words of wisdom and advice, because I am thinking it is time to get rid of it. My daughters never played with it; they were rough on the plastic dollhouse furniture they had, never mind fragile little chairs in a much smaller scale made out of wood. They've never shown much interest in it. Maybe they've always just seen it as "Mom's." I haven't actually had the dollhouse set up for years, literally. I know the stuff will fetch good prices on eBay, and go to adults, most likely, who will cherish it. Yet, I have a thing about selling it. It feels like giving away the remnants of my childhood, if that makes any sense. It feels like I'm betraying my parents, who I believe were very proud of being able to give me such an expensive toy. Of course, I'm not currently on speaking terms with either of my parents; maybe that's an added problem. Do any of you have any insight on getting rid of childhood items, or "clutter" in general, that you feel you ought to part with, but there's that lingering tug?

Thursday, May 15, 2008

I Can Do This

I'm finally making substantial progress in my knitting. It may not look like much, but this is the first time I've managed to get beyond two rows or so. I'm still finding I make my stitches a little tight; I'm hoping this will improve with practice.

I had some motivation to learn. The Scientist decided to pick up knitting and has already passed me. She's completed a project, this little purse.

I'm not sure how far I'll get in the world of knitting, but I'm starting to feel like a simple project may not be beyond me after all.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Tired Out

We attended Opening Day at Cedar Point today. If the line for season passes today is any indication, they should have a good season. High gas prices might be good for Cedar Point, keeping people closer to home. I'm glad we have season passes, as today was very disappointing as far as rides. Blue Streak broke down, MaxAir was down, SkyHawk went down, Maverick was down, and the Wave Swinger was closed as well. This also had an effect on park dispersion. With so many rides down, it made other lines more crowded.

On the other hand, we got to see THE Ohio State University's spring marching band, and the beagle that took best of show at the Westminster. So, you know, totally worth it.

I was a little confused by the new Planet Snoopy area. So many rides are identical to rides in Camp Snoopy, further back. But the Scientist overheard someone say that those rides were transferred from Geauga Lake, which is now strictly a waterpark, and that makes sense. I don't understand the new Joe Cool Cafe being basically for kids, though. The only thing for adults on the menu is pizza.

I'm hoping to lose some weight by walking around Cedar Point this summer!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Cheap Pizza

My husband had to stand in line for over 2 hours, but he did get a 23 cent pizza. The restaurant he was at probably served close to 1,100 pizzas when all was said and done - they were starting to run out of ingredients just as he got in the door.

Saturday, May 03, 2008


First of all, here's a shot of Wildchild at the range with her pink rifle. She's very interested in shooting. Maybe it will be a lifelong pastime for her.

Here are the girls at the Indians game we went to on Thursday. Progressive Field is now doing like amusement parks do, and has a photographer going around taking pictures of fans, which are then put online, for printout or for purchase (from their POV, preferably for purchase.) We all had a good time, but were tired that night and the next day, since the game went into the 11th inning. At least we won after all that. Husband happened to get a picture of Asdrubal Cabrera making the game-winning swing in the bottom of the 11th, and I have a picture of our view of the field, but they're still not uploaded. Husband took the disc to work and then didn't have the right attachment to upload them. Hmmm. I should find a name for him besides Husband or Mr. EG.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Keeping Up

Trying to get back to posting more often. Here is a picture of the lovely bracelet I got from the lovely Kate. The two clear beads represent my two girls. The quality of the photo is not the best; I took it with my camera phone. Our digital camera needs batteries, and I will get those from husband when we meet up later.

And what are we meeting up for? An Indians game! Mr. EG went to an auction last night, and was so good, that in addition to not buying several guns he wanted that we can't afford just now, he got good tickets for an Indians game, parking included, for around half price. We've decided this is my Mother's Day gift. Hope the game goes as well as it did last night. I'll be sure to share a pic or two. I do feel badly that we will miss the Ascension Day service at church. But it will be nice to enjoy a baseball game, at an affordable price.