Monday, February 3, 2014

On This Date in 1999 (February 3)

Andy’s basketball team is doing quite well. I haven’t seen any team standings, but Middleton’s record is 8 wins and 1 loss, which would insure them at least a tie for first place since none of the teams is undefeated. For the past couple weekends, Middleton has fallen behind early, having a tough time getting revved up in the first quarter. They always manage to overcome this deficit and hang onto a thrilling come-from behind victory. Last Saturday, they won 40-34 in overtime, after being down by 9 points at the end of the first quarter. On Sunday, they won 45-41, after being down 12-5 after the first quarter. Andy doesn’t score a lot of points, but he’s an excellent rebounder and manages a steal every now and then. The ten kids on the Middleton team all bring something to the game. It’s a solid, well-balanced group of players. 

JoAnna been making great use of her birthday present. With a few exceptions so far this year, she spends at least an hour each evening working out at the Harbor Athletic Club. The results are already noticeable: baggier jeans, a trimmer shape. One or both of the boys sometime accompany her. Andy likes to shoot hoops in the gym. Eddie actually works out on some of the equipment or goes to the pool. Since I’m still doing my 20 minutes of Walkfit every morning, I haven’t paid a visit to the club yet. 

My mom has been in a letter-writing mood lately. We’ve received two letters from her during the past week. I don’t know if it’s the effect of my letters but she’s been in more of a reminiscent mood lately, remembering her reactions to various family incidents that occurred when I was a kid. My dad’s not doing too well. He fell recently and since that time has complained of a pain in his tailbone. Larry and Kim were visiting one evening, and Dad didn’t recognize who they were. As Mom wrote, “he’s out of it more lately.”

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