Addy’s Seventh Birthday Weekend

Most Milly weekends start out when I pick her up from school on a Friday afternoon.  This Milly weekend started out at about 7 AM when I picked her up from Amanda’s and took her to school.  I was a WatchDOG dad today, meaning I got to hang out at her school and help out around there. WatchDOGS I love doing WatchDOGS.  DOGS stands for Dads of Great Students.  It’s a volunteer program where a dad (or father figure) helps out around school for a day.  This was my fourth time or so and I signed up to do it once every month this school year.  Milly really likes it too, which of course makes me feel good. First we …

July 4 Weekend, 2015

Just about every Fourth of July was spent in Lexington, Kentucky when I was growing up.  Mom and Dad would pack us up and we’d drive eight hours to my grandparents’ house.  It was convenient because Baba was born on the Fourth of July and all my cousins were out of school, so it was a god excuse to all get together and it was generally the only time my extended family got together.  I’ve got countless wonderful memories of summers spent in Lexington. That house was torn down a couple years ago.  Pap died six years ago and Baba died just a couple months ago.  Sadly, the number of times I’ll go back to the city of my birth …

2012 Derby Party

It was a bit warm today, but I mowed the lawn anyway.  Last time I mowed was two weeks ago, but it looked like  a month. I learned something new about Milly after I finished, and that’s what she won’t give me a kiss while I’m all sweaty from working in the yard. Anyway, after mowing and getting some water I Went back out and swept up a bunch of leaves and clippings from the porch, the driveway, the sidewalk and the back patio.  We may mostly grow weeds and sand, but our weeds and sand look much better now. After Milly got up from her nap we went to Brilliant Sky so she could pick out things for her …

Mason Plumlee Returns

Mason Plumlee has decided to return for his senior year at Duke, which all Duke fans are happy about.  He was projected to go late in the first round of the NBA draft and might have slipped to the second and next year appears to be weaker, so with a decent to good year he could improve his draft status (and make a lot more money).  Had Mason left, there would be a big question mark in the center position.  Hopefully the team will work on getting him a lot more touches next season.  There were a number of games where you really, I mean really wondered why Mason didn’t get the ball more.  For example, when Duke lost in the …