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H1, H2, & Big Boy Life on the (L)edge

Begun in the aftermath of Katrina, this blog was a way to keep family and friends updated as the family struggled to return to a semblance of normalcy. Now, more than four years later, the memories are still strong, the family is, to some extent, scattered. However, life did go on, and this is our story.

May 24, 2011

SOMETHING TO READ IF YOU WERE LEFT BEHIND

I can hardly believe that May is almost over and the official start of hurricane season is just around the corner!!  Where does the time go?!?!

May is a busy month this year.  Mothers' Day, DLG's birthday, Molly-moo graduated from Pre-K and Ian graduates (TOMORROW) from high school!!!   DLG's birthday found Linda and I with the granddaughters for the weekend.  We certainly enjoyed having them over!!  Linda was able to attend Molly's ceremony and thoroughly enjoyed that, as well.  Tomorrow evening will bring the whole family together (yay!!) for the next few days.  We're really looking forward to everyone being in town.

May also signaled the start of my summer class "Faith and Science".  This should be the last formal class I need for my degree.  Next will be the 4 comprehensive exams and, hopefully, graduation next May.  Hopefully this will bring to an end what turned into a career move, having taken almost 10 years to finish, with breaks for Katrina, the cancellation of the program at Notre Dame seminary, the start of a new program at Our Lady of Holy Cross College, and the program moving from OLHCC back to NDS.  It's been a long haul, but worth it for what I've learned about my chosen faith, the people I've met and the experiences we've shared along the way.

Please continue to pray for the families recently devastated by the tornado in Joplin, MO, and for all the families suffering from the flooding Mississippi and its tributaries.  And don't forget Japan and Haiti and the souls of the faithful departed,  too!!

God's blessings to all!!!

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May 4, 2011

I GOT MY HAPPY FACE ON!!

OK... I ask you, how can I NOT smile every day when I come to work when this
is looking at me on my computer screen?!?!  ´╗┐She had just come from the beauty parlor and was on her way to getting pictures taken.  How sweet and innocent looking!! Not a BIT of Irish temper in this one!!  Hah!! Dream on!!

The GRANDson is graduating!! He actually has only a couple more days of school, then he's done, except for the actual graduation.  That should be worth at least a dozen more gray hairs. Talk about feeling my age.

Last Saturday H2, H2FGFNW, Ian and I went to see Fast Five, the lastest in the Fast and Furious movie series.  It was pretty much as expected... hot cars, action, and The Rock!!  It was all TOTALLY believable, except for the part where Vin Diesel beat up on The Rock in what was basically a bar brawl. Yeah, right!  Do you want some Vin-o to go with what The Rock is cookin'?  Admittedly Vin is pretty big, muscular dude, but next to Dwayne Johnson he looked small and a little soft. Just saying.

If you're a SciFi/Fantasy type and haven't yet checked out Game of Thrones on HBO, what are you waiting for?  It's already up to episode 3 and is heating up quickly.  Check it out.

Treme.  (Whistling the theme song to myself and tapping my foot) I really enjoyed the first season.  The start to the second season seems to me to be a bit disjointed.  Maybe the creators are trying to bring all the new viewers up to speed right away but it was just too much of too little as they bounced from character to character and sub-plot to sub-plot.  At least that's how I felt.  Hopefully it will settle down.  Still, the music is pretty darned awesome! 

Have you heard about Osama bin Laden?  He's dead... nuff said!

Still struggling with the weight loss thing.  It doesn't help when you go out Friday night with H2/H2FGFNW for Reginelli's (Italian), and then Saturday go out with KenEllie to D'Itali's (Italian).  But it was sure dee-LISH!!  And the company in both cases was AWESOME!!

Apparently analysts are saying that the GNO (Greater New Orleans) area is becoming something of a booming job market.  Good to hear, I hope it's true.  We could sure use an upturn in the economy here.

So I hear that the Army Corps of Engineers blew up a levee, virtually destroying an entire town, in order to save a city further down river.  So a LOT of flooding in one place is better than a little flooding in a lot of places?  Interesting concept.  Tell that to the townsfolk that lost everything.  Makes perfect sense, right?  Build a levee to protect, blow it up to protect, then rebuild it.  $$ + $$ + $$.  And add to the cost of all that construction/destruction/reconstruction the cost of "making it right" (ACOofE's words) for the townspeople.

And OH, by the way, if you ain't here, in New Orleans, then we miss you!!  Come see us. SOON!

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