Because You’re the Best Daddy Ever

Milly is such a daddy’s girl.  She was very excited to see me when she got home from spending the night with her Nana and Paw Paw and tonight after I finished working around 6:30 I went to the living room to play with her.  We watched the end of Cinderella together and then she said she wanted to play Candy Land.  I asked her why she thought I’d play Candy Land with her and she said, “Because you’re the best daddy ever.”  There were a few other little things like that that she said, and I loved it all. After Candy Land we played with her princess figurines and prior to all that Amanda and Milly went on a …

11th Birthday

Okay, I think I’ll stop talking about Bruce quite so much after this.  Today would have been his 11th birthday, so that was a bit tough.  It’s not that we even did stuff for his birthday all the time, but just knowing it was kind of hard. Milly came into my room this morning and after a bit of playing around I told her it would have been Bruce’s birthday.  We were sitting on the floor and I asked if she remembered Bruce.  She looked over towards the head of the bed, where she’d been playing with him the day he died when Amanda noticed that his breathing wasn’t right, and she said, “He got sick because I played with …

GG’s Birthday

I’ll start out by saying that the fact that we lost Bruce a week ago today did not pass me by in the least.  Around 10:00 I was thinking about the things I was doing the week before: petting Bruce under the bed, carrying him to the car, handing him over to the vet then getting the news, calling Amanda with the news, breaking down in the back of the PetSmart parking lot.  It was tough.  To make matters worse, we went to Richlands again.  It was bad enough just going where we went last week, but Bruce’s absence was even more pronounced for me. At any rate, I spent the morning doing what I did last night, which was …

Duke and Florida Gulf Coast

Duke played Florida Gulf Coast tonight and got off to a slow start, but ended up winning 88-67 behind a career high night for Mason Plumlee (28 points, 10-11 free throws).  Rasheed Sulaimon had 19, and he’s already doing so well that we Duke fans are afraid we might lose him to the NBA a lot sooner than expected.  With the win, Duke has now surpassed their previous record of consecutive home non-conference wins, sitting now at 96 games. In other college basketball news, NC State, who has been very hyped coming into the season, got blown out by Oklahoma State to the tune of 76-56 in the final game of the Puerto Rico Tipoff Tournament.  Yikes! The rest of …

A Different Monday

Welcome to October. Milly and I had other-than-usual Mondays today, and it started as soon as she woke up around 8:15 or so.  I heard her get up and opened the door before she had a chance to knock, and the first thing out of her mouth was, “Daddy, I pooped and pee peed in the little potty!”  And indeed she had.  In fact, she hadn’t put her pullup back on, so I checked her bed and it was dry. If you may recall, Amanda and I are bribing Milly, telling her that if she can go a week without making a mess in her pullups while she’s sleeping we’ll get a baby Ariel doll for her from Target.  We …