Monday, February 27, 2006

Big Weekend at the Rich Ranch

It was a big weekend at our house. Garrett has started taking karate and earned his white belt over the weekend. He is very excited and took it to school with him today.

Also, Andrew played in his first Virginia Tech lacrosse game this weekend. It was at Clemson and we are still waiting to hear the results. This weekend he heads out to La Jolla, California, for three games.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Can you hear me now?

Well, I guess not. At the Rich ranch, we are still dealing with the flu blues. Art had a major relapse over the weekend and now has two perforated ear drums. The house is in disarray. Garrett is on a major Max and Ruby bender. But Claudia did really well with her first book report. I am hoping we will be able to a light at the end of the tunnel this weekend.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

La La Lacrosse

Andrew tried to come home this weekend to Flu House, but wasn't able to get a ride. That was probably our last chance to see him this semester and he has begun conditioning for lacrosse. Almost all the games are away games this spring, including spring break in California. We hope to catch Andrew in that VT uniform about the end of March.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

I Heart Valentines, Not

Both kids missed their valentine parties at school. And we've concluded that no one really loves Andrew. His lame mother did not even send him a candy care package. Slacker!

Flu Blues

Boy, have we've been sick. In true Olympic fashion, we have categorized the symptoms. Claudia takes the gold in the fever category with a high of 104.1. No one chose to compete with Garrett is the vomiting category although we all have felt pretty nauseated. I myself had to walk out of a family room screening of Rugrats in Paris. Those kids are just gross. My stomach is rolling just thinking about it.

No one has had much of an appetite, but potato chips and bottled water are going like hot cakes.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Funny but Sad

I really enjoyed Haven Kimmel's sequel to A Girl Named Zippy. This family is hilarious, but I was left wondering about the neglect. There is one line in the memoir where she says that she doesn't blame her mom for not washing her clothes or doing other things because they didn't have any running water etc. (and of course that was her dad's fault), but I blame her mom. She should've gotten up off the couch before it was time to go to class.

Royal Person of the Week

Garrett is the royal person of the week in his class. It is kind of like King for the Day. He prepared a poster and put his brother Andrew in two categories: under Friends and Family. The cat also received prominent display.