Monday, June 29, 2009

A celebrity

I took my Scholastic Bowl Varsity Team (ok just 4 of them!) to a National Convention at the Hyatt Renissance Hotel (by O'Hare airport). Out of all the peolpe that were there, my guys ran into none other than Ken Jennings(shown in photo). For those of you that aren't Jeopardy! watchers, he is the guy that holds the record for the longest winning streak on Jeopardy! (His book is quite a good read Brainiac). For the Academic crowd, this was like meeting the President! He happens to be very involved in Scholastic Bowl -or Academic Bowl or Quiz Bowl....pick a name you understand!---and he was very very nice to the kids.
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009


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I have been given a lesson on how to wear and wrap a sari. What do you think? Kinda fun. Shannon has returned from India....very Indian.........she LOVED India..... is good to have her home after 6 months.
I think I still need some practice on the Sari wrapping!
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Sunday, June 07, 2009


I have blogged about my friend, Flo before. She is my friend's 94 year old mother. I have never met a person who only had nice things to say about everyone...even those that really have not a lot of nice in them. I consider my self fortunate that she was my bridge partner for years. She moved to an assisted living community last Sept. We celebrated her 94th birthday on May 25th. I picked her up for her grandson's graduation party yesterday and she saw family she hadn't seen in almost a year. She was surrounded by family, friends,and loved ones in a way she hadn't been for a while.
She was called home to the Lord this morning and we will all miss Grandma Flo. When you can party your last day with those you love and lay your head down and have the angels come for you....I guess that is a good day.
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Tuesday, June 02, 2009


It was my Motherinlaw's Birthday and my nephew is showing her how to use her IPod....not bad for being 89. I wish my husband was as savvy as my MIL is with technology!
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