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Ancestors and Accidents

Got mired down in family history once I accessed the ancestry site and added some information and pictures to my tree. Took some notes for further biographical posts.

Dug around in the antique trunk and got tangled up in memories and old pictures. Danced with the resulting emotions for a while. Took more notes.

One day turned out to be springlike so now the mustard is planted and many of the acorns are raked from the front yard. This morning I got out there early and loaded the piles I had made into containers for the husband to move later. Temps dropped fast as predicted, now it's back down in the 30's.

Went to the only home track meet last night to watch Anah and Trent. Anah throw shot put and Trent runs hurdles. Anah came in out midway which is usual, not good enough for her, but not much is. We were just in time for the starting gun in Trent's event and he was in 2nd pulling up for first when he stopped short at the last jump and grabbed his hip. He may be out for the season. Erin is taking him to see a doctor today. I await the results. I'm not a fan of high school sports. Coaches, ever eager for a win, push kids way too hard and there are many injuries.

My nephew threw gasoline on a fire he thought was out, thought being the operative word. The plastic gas can he was holding blew up and his arm is burned from wrist to elbow. Burn care center was positive about his recovery and I talked to him today and he says he is doing well.

Starting reading, The Paris Wife and am liking it so far, not far enough to give it a rave review.

Wasn't going to order any paper prints of pictures for 2017, but after watching my girls have a really great time looking at old pictures, I did. Ordered from Amazon this time. Usually use Snapfish. I'm not seeing a huge difference in quality. Neither of them are great prints and both managed to screw up a few pics out of every order. Snapfish often has penny prints which is a cheaper so may go back to them. Prints never seem to be in chronological order so have working to get them that way.

Tomorrow we are celebrating Anah's 15th birthday.



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Apr. 7th, 2018 12:09 am (UTC)
Very. Cool
Apr. 7th, 2018 12:40 pm (UTC)
Apr. 7th, 2018 04:02 am (UTC)
You've been busy! I pray Trent and your nephew both heal quickly!
Apr. 7th, 2018 12:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks, they are both doing well.
Apr. 7th, 2018 11:17 am (UTC)
OMG. You have a 15 yr old grandchild now too!

High school sports. Ugh. My youngest son had naturally long legs, so was good at sprinting, long distance running, long jump and high jump. He cane second in the latter in a district comp. He wasn't even interested but the sports teacher had a son in the same class. My son was equal first in the 100 mtrs with his son. The difference being that he trained his poor son every day whereas my son did NOTHING! Except play soccer, which he loved and his mates were in. The sport teacher asked if his son could go in the districts and my son said yes. Neither of us cared one way or the other. The sport teacher was very upset!

Thank goodness your nephew is going to be okay.

And yay for planting mustard and getting gardening done before it turned cold again!

Ah, yeah. It's hard to work out who is the best for prints. I used Kodak for many years; then my friend went to recommend them, not realising that I had already used them for years! It figures that friends would have similar likes, doesn't it?

Edited at 2018-04-07 11:18 am (UTC)
Apr. 7th, 2018 12:40 pm (UTC)
I have a 15 year old great grandchild too, but he's a geek and doesn't do sports.

Quite thankful my nephew's face was spared. He's still besting himsekf up for being stupid.

Apr. 9th, 2018 10:54 am (UTC)
15 year old great grandchild?

My kids were too slow off the mark for that!
Apr. 9th, 2018 01:37 pm (UTC)
I started quite early, married at 16, a mother at 18.
Apr. 17th, 2018 10:44 am (UTC)
You started early!

I had my fist at 18 as well, but was nearly 19.

My kids have been slow off the mark, however.
Apr. 7th, 2018 12:59 pm (UTC)
Yikes :( Hope your nephew recovers quickly and that Trent's injury is minor <3
Apr. 8th, 2018 04:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Trent has an avulsion fracture in which the muscle/ligament is pulled away from the bone. Apparently common in young male athletes. Long recovery.
Apr. 9th, 2018 12:46 pm (UTC)
Ow, ow, ow! My youngest daughter, who ended her career as a level 10 gymnast, had a "chip fracture" of her ankle which means that a chip of bone is broken off where the muscle/tendon/ligament attaches.

It was painful, and took a while to heal, but nothing like what Trent has. So very sorry to hear this and hope he's able to get comfortable during recovery...
Apr. 9th, 2018 01:33 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a similar injury. Apparently it is the strength of the quads as they tighten going over the hurdle that creates the fracture. For the moment he is ok. I think boredom will be the big challenge as he is very active. And, he's sucking up a lot of attention from the girls which he enjoys.
Apr. 9th, 2018 02:30 pm (UTC)
Ouch :(
Apr. 9th, 2018 12:37 pm (UTC)
Having become one of those who can barely remember breakfast, I can only say of "The Paris Wife" that I did read it and believe I enjoyed it but probably not enough for that rave review you're hoping to write.

Like you, I read it because of my interest in ol' Hem but, although I loved his writing and that of his contemporary and early promoter, Scott Fitzgerald, I think they're both incredible a$$hats for the way they treated their wives.

Although I loved Hadley, I think Martha Gelhorn is my favorite, out of Hemingway's four, because of the way she upstaged him on D-Day and then divorced him and continued on with her own very notable career.
Apr. 9th, 2018 12:49 pm (UTC)
And congratulations to Anah, on her 15th...
Apr. 9th, 2018 01:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks, seems such a short while ago she was just a baby and loved me so much.
Apr. 9th, 2018 05:47 pm (UTC)
Yup, definitely know the feeling...
Apr. 9th, 2018 01:24 pm (UTC)
Still reading Paris Wife but not enamored of it, rather desperate for a book I can't put down.

Hem is much like the type of man I've always been drawn to and hurt by, definitely a jerk when it comes to women, but undeniably handsome and crackling with creative and sexual energy.

Edited at 2018-04-09 01:36 pm (UTC)
Apr. 9th, 2018 05:48 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm kinda cracklin' these days. But I think it's my joints or maybe my Depends are on backwards, lol...
Apr. 9th, 2018 08:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, please let it be your joints...LOL
Apr. 9th, 2018 10:17 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, yes, that'd be my wish too, lol...
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