Seems like my Blogs all contain something about the weather, something about basketball and then something funny Eli has said. Well, here goes again.
It’s Minnesota and spring comes slowly. We are finally experiencing temperatures in the low 50’s, but there is snow in our yard and the forecast this week is predicting some days with highs in the 20’s and a “wintery mix.” Friends and family on Facebook are talking about mowing their yard and the flowers beginning to bloom. Although we’ll get tastes of some spring-like weather, we realistically aren’t in the clear until late April, early May. There have been many baseball tournaments we’ve spent bundled-up! This is really the only time I begin to wonder why I live in MN. It isn’t in January when the temperatures are minus 20. It is in March when it should be spring … but it’s not. Whine – whine - whine. I’m not asking for pity … because I know I wouldn’t get it.
The flu has been running through our house. It has struck Jake, Isabella, Lydia, Eli and now Lisa. It’s not very pretty, but it only lasts about 36 hours and then it’s gone. I’m holding out and hoping not to get it!
Most of you already know about the awesome run Jake’s basketball team is on. The team entered the Sub-Section tournament seeded first and won the finals last Wednesday. They then won the Section Championship on Friday. That places them in the state tournament with seven other teams. Zimmerman High School has only been in existence for 8 years; when the school district split another high school into three separate high schools. This is the first team state entry the school has ever had. They play their first state game this Wednesday at Williams Arena, which is the home court of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. If they win that game they then play in the semi-finals in the Target Center, which is the home court of the MN Timberwolves. Regardless of the outcome, this team can be proud of their accomplishments. Just getting to state is a major feat. It has been fun to be a part of the entire experience. The community is really supporting the team. We had a huge fan turnout for the last game. I’ll let you know how it goes!
Latest fun Eli saying: “Mommy, I have the hook-ups.”
It’s March Madness, and my bracket still has some sibilance of hope. If you don’t know what I’m talking about – just skip this paragraph. The Ohio State University plays today at 4:15pm. I’ll be watching! Go Buckeyes! …………..
……………… Well, I took a break, watched the game, and now about 6 hours later I’m back. And the Buckeyes won convincingly!
For you prayer warriors, my mother needs some prayer. She has had two surgeries on her back to repair her disintegrating vertebrae. Her second surgery was just 18 months ago, and her surgeon has determined that it was not successful. I don’t know all the specifics, but I know that the condition causes Mom great pain in her neck, back and groin. It is difficult for Mom to walk, or really do anything without experiencing great pain. She has been to multiple doctors, and there really hasn’t been a good solution. She is now considering a visit to Duke University. Please pray for Mom (Margit Cook). Pray to help ease her pain, and pray that the doctors and surgeons can find some way to give Mom relief without the drugs. Thanks!
I was standing in the kitchen. The pantry door opened from the inside and out came Eli. He smiled, his face covered with the powder from the donuts he had been eating. His hands were covered with white powder, and his hand prints on the pantry door also showed his offense. Daddy had a good heart-to-heart talk with his three year old, telling him that he was not to do that again. Later in the day one of the kids found him hiding behind a chair eating another donut. I got Eli up on my lap and whispered into his ear, “It really makes me sad that you ate another donut when I told you not to eat any more.” Eli then innocently whispered back, “It really makes me sad that you didn’t give me another donut.”