Saturday, October 23, 2010

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Kirstin Mathers Mercer oh look! the only other car on the road at this time of the morning also has a hockey magnet on the back. go figure. on the way to Jack's 6am game.

10/23/10, 5:35am

Thursday, October 21, 2010

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Kirstin Mathers Mercer OMG! Reporter looks like a midget next to Halladay and Werth... are they really that tall, or is this dude really short?! It's really funny!

10/20/10, 11:16pm

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Kirstin Mathers Mercer K, I don't usually do these repost things, but this one I will. :) RDM, Andrew, Joe, CJ, Donielle, Nick, and Julie... love you guys!!
Cousins are there as childhood friends, and are there when we are older as forever friends...Repost if you ever had a cousin that made/makes you smile...:)

10/20/10, 10:11pm

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Keeper Boy has been released from the orthopedic surgeon's surveillance. No more splint on his finger and no restrictions -- unless, of course, it starts hurting again for some reason.

He took another set of x-rays, and showed us exactly where the break was. It was weird, on one side of his finger, it's very smooth all the way up... kind of like a slide if I were to make a comparison. On the other side of his finger, it looked kind of like a step instead of a slide.

Anyway, he is happy to be rid of the splint. :)


Last night, as he goes and pulls something out of his backpack and walks toward me with it behind his back...

J-Mav: "Mama, I have to show you this disgusting thing I got at school today."

And what was this offensive item?

The Redskins Read Activity Book. He may not like the Eagles, but at least he's not a Redskins fan! :-)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Almost as good...

Met friends at Cheesecake Factory tonight and had the seasonal pumpkin cheesecake. Ohmygod, SO good!!

Almost as good as Crack in a Cup (aka, gingerbread milkshakes from Red Robin), which should be in season really soon!!

The eating season is upon us... gah.

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Kirstin Mathers Mercer Hmmm... seems the Giants are going to pose a bit more of a challenge than the Reds did. (At least the Caps won tonight, though it took them OT to do it.) Wonder what the Eagles will do tomorrow...

11:00pm Saturday

Also changed my profile picture today... to the Phillie Phanatic. :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

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Kirstin Mathers Mercer Very interesting read about thermography vs. mammography.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

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Kirstin Mathers Mercer has been captivated by the mine rescues all day... last rescue worker is heading up now. What a story!

(posted last night)

A story by J-Mav...

J-Mav saved his money and bought a Nintendo DS last weekend. His favorite part of it seems to be that he can write and draw on it with the stylus. This morning he wrote a story...

Honted House 1

One day a wich came and bould [bought] a house - a honted one - and a honted car. Then on Halloween a boy and his dad came to her house and got scared away by the which. But they never went to that house again because they didn't want to be cursed by the which. The end.

Monday, October 11, 2010

I thought maybe I'd duplicate my Facebook status here periodically, if it's something that might be interesting since I know my mom and my aunt, in particular, aren't on Facebook. For those unfamiliar with Facebook, when you post a status, it always starts with your name.

Kirstin Mathers Mercer Justin had his first penalty during his game last night. I guess he's learned from his teammates because he had the appropriate response -- "what?!?" (with the arms out in an I'm innocent shrug). :-)

(10/11/10 7:30pm)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

And they're off...

Actually, they left last Thursday...

Less than a week after getting home from Alaska (or just about a week, I guess), Mom and Dad left for England/Scotland/Wales. I believe it's a ten-day trip. Once they get back they will stay put for a little while. Well, at least stay fairly local... Dad has his hunting trip to Maine, and Mom has her trip to hang with my aunt (her sister).

No worrying about how much their luggage weighs or making sure they have the correct currency for those trips. :)


Just watched the Phillies take the NLDS for the third time in three years. SWEEP! Now they wait for the Braves or the Giants... My Phanatic has been perched prominently on my desk at work since early last week (moved from his usual perch atop my bookshelf). He will continue to greet all who enter my office as the next series unfolds. :-)


Today at lunch while just sitting there waiting for the waiter to bring the check back after running the card. Not sung, just spoken. Out of nowhere.

J-Mav: I fight authority, authority always wins.

Hubby busted up laughing and I thought to myself, yeah, you just remember that buddy. :-)
And then while brushing his teeth tonight...

J-Mav: Look me in the eyeball.

Yeah... we have a wide range of musical taste in our house. John Mellencamp at lunch; Eminem at bedtime.

Saturday, October 9, 2010


About 20 minutes ago (i.e., 6am)...

J-Mav: Wow! It's pitch black outside!

Me: Welcome to playing hockey, bud.

We're off to the rink for J-Mav's first game!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The thing about heated seats is...

... they are awesome when you're in the car and you're nice and toasty. But then you have to get out into the cooler air. Not so toasty...

Monday, October 4, 2010

Hockey, hockey, hockey

It's normal for us to be busy with hockey and spend half of our lives at one rink or another; however, this week takes it to another level completely! It's worse for Hubby since he does most of the running to hockey practice, but residually, I try to get home earlier to feed the troops. Check out this week's schedule!

Monday - J-Mav has hockey practice from 6 - 7:20pm, and Hubby and I have a parent meeting for about 15 minutes at the end of practice. At this meeting I think Hubby is going to presented as the new coach of J-Mav's team. :)

Tuesday - Keeper Boy has off-ice conditioning from 6:30 - 7:30pm and practice from 7:30 - 8:50pm. Hubby helps with the off-ice part of the practice.

Wednesday - Hubby has a hockey game. This is not normal... he usually plays on Sundays or Mondays; however, it's the end of their "summer" season and the hockey director is trying to shuffle ice times and squeeze everyone's games in.

Thursday - Keeper Boy has off-ice conditioning from 6:30 - 7:30pm and practice from 7:30 - 8:50pm.

Friday - Keeper Boy has a scrimmage at 6:20pm. This was just scheduled over the weekend. We were supposed to have friends over to watch the Caps' season opener. Had to cancel that. :-(

Saturday - J-Mav has his first game at 7:30am. Keeper Boy has a game at 7:40pm.

Sunday - Keeper Boy has a game at Noon in Maryland.

Repeat (except for the Wednesday game and the Friday practice.)

I'll say it again... it's a good thing we like hockey (and that we have a crockpot)!