Friday, February 3, 2012

7 Quick Takes

1.  Sarah and Dan will be attending a Father-Daughter Dance tonight.  Sarah is thrilled.  Dan is,um, a little less than thrilled.  He keeps asking me what they are going to do for two whole hours.  I told him he and Sarah will probably dance for about 5 minutes, eat some refreshments, have their picture taken and then she will run off giggling with her friends for the next hour and forty-five minutes.  And then he will have to get to talk to the other uncomfortable dads until time to come home.  I think that's what he's afraid of.

2.  Dan and Peter have been working on Peter's Pinewood Derby car for next weekend's race.  Lowe's Home Improvement is going to have a track set up tomorrow for any Boy Scout to come by and test their car.  The boys are going to do that tomorrow to make sure it runs okay and doesn't jump the track.  I think at this point though it would be too late for them to make any improvements to the car although someone from Lowe's will be available to make suggestions.  It would be nice if one year we had a fast car.

3.  We are excited about the Super Bowl this weekend.  Go Patriots!  I will be making a big batch of my Jalapeno Popper Dip.  I would invite you guys over but when the Patriots are in the Super Bowl, my husband won't allow for any distractions - no parties, no people, no conversation - just nervous watching, occasional pacing and frantic phone calls to his brother to discuss how the game is going.

4. Saw this on  Pinterest this week.  Love it!

5.  I have been having problems with my knees lately so I have stopped running for a while until they feel better.  I've done some research and I think my problem is my form.  I am a heel striker and I should be striking midfoot. Striking with your heel causes knee pain among various other physical issues. I have ordered some shoes that should help me correct my form.  I hope they work because I miss my runs! 

6. I took my father-in-law to McDonald's for breakfast this morning.  He loves McDonald's.  If you asked him to name his favorite restaurant he would tell you McDonald's.   You know what I love about McDonald's?  Their medium hot mochas with skim milk.  McCafe is the best thing going when you have to go to McDonald's.

7.  Saw a groundhog sitting at the edge of a field this morning.  Does it mean anything special when they see their shadows the day after Groundhog's Day?

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Corey~living and loving said...

I serioulsy hope that they never have a father/daughter dance at Sugar's school. My husband never liked dances....and you probably know how he isn't all that into fathering either, would not be a good thing. I think that puts tons of pressure on families to label things like that.

Kimberly said...

My school does a "parent/child dance the Friday before valentine's day. It's fun to see the moms dancing with their sons and the dads with their daughters. Our PE teacher teaches the students line dances like the Cupid shuffle and cha cha slide during PE in the weeks before so they will know how to dance at the party!

deborah said...

My son's favorite restaurant, is, hands-down, McDonalds!