We received your letter yesterday, Mom, and are happy to hear that you are feeling better. Glad you enjoyed your Mother’s Day gift. Since I ordered by phone, calling Ekey’s direct instead of using FTD or Teleflora through a Middleton florist, I have no idea what the arrangement of cut flowers looks like.
I bought JoAnna a necklace, a gold chain with a gold heart and a small stone of blue topaz. We cooked out Sunday afternoon – chicken teriyaki kabobs, with mushrooms, onion, zucchini, green and red peppers, and tomatoes served on a bed of rice. Steamed asparagus on the side. The boys ate chicken and rice; Mom and Dad’s entrees bordered on vegetarian. We gave up most of our meat since the boys still won’t’ eat their vegetables, at least not the stuff that we prepared. Eddie will peel himself a carrot every now and then, and both boys will eat a side of peas or corn. Pretty typical, huh?
Andy had his first baseball practice yesterday evening. I was working so I wasn’t able to observe it. The coach has tabbed Andy to be one of the starting pitchers. On Sunday there are try-outs for a traveling baseball team, and, of course, Andy is interested in that. It could turn out to be a full summer of baseball. Eddie has already had two practices. He’ll be playing in a coach-pitch league this summer.
Andy’s soccer team is doing quite well. They played three games last week, winning two and tying the third. The tie game was played on Friday evening in Mount Horeb, 10 miles west of here, against their most competitive opponent. The other team scored a goal on a penalty kick in the last minute of the game. Both boys have soccer games this evening. JoAnna’s working, which means I won’t be able to see any of Andy’s game. His team’s “home” field is 5 miles west of Middleton, at the Sunset Ridge Elementary School. Eddie usually plays at a field just two blocks from the house. The field where Andy used to play most of his games the past two seasons, land owned by the city, is being transformed into tennis courts.
JoAnna’s expecting to work late tonight. The Senate Democrats plan to filibuster some cock-eyed bill that the Republicans want to pass. She checked out a stack of books at the library last night – biographies of Teddy Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Andrew Jackson – to help with the effort. Might as well read something educational as opposed to just spewing hot air.
It’s not even 7 a.m. yet. I woke up at 3:30 this morning unable to fall back asleep. Since I felt rested, I decided to get an early start to the day. I did my Walkfit, read the New York Times, played with Boxer, and have just completed this letter.