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Tagged With: Dale Earnhardt Jr

Week in Review

I’ve had a great week….and pretty interesting one too.  I decided it’d be a great time to get caught up and do some blogging!!

The race was rain delayed on Sunday and was supposed to happen on Monday at noon.  However, it was later announced that they were going to go for a 7pm race time.  I’ve gotta say this was a Daytona 500 that will go down in history!!  It was the first time in 58 years that the race had even been rain delayed.  Then the action during the race was crazy and bizarre!! 

Jimmie Johnson was wrecked on lap 2.  Jeff Gordon lost an engine.  There were some pretty big wrecks.  Oh, and let’s not forget the red flag that stopped all the cars on the backstretch!!  Juan Pablo Montoya was coming off pit road and hit one of the jet dryers on the track.  It caused a huge fire.  Once they finally got it put out, they had to repair the track.  I think it was about a 2 hour stop.  The funniest part of the whole thing was that Brad Keselowski was on Twitter and taking photos during the red flag!!

Photo By PIERRE DUCHARME/REUTERS

The very best part of the race is that Dale Jr finished in 2nd place!!  He had an awesome win and I’m so happy.  It was exciting to see.  Matt Kenseth won the race, which is just fine for that WI boy.  It’s going to be Jr’s year though!!

Photo by Rainier Ehrhard

In other news, I lost 3 lbs. this week!!  I’m feeling so awesome and I’m really happy.  I didn’t realize I felt “bad” until I felt so good!!  Yesterday, I started having serious digestion issues.  Then tonight at dinner, I just couldn’t eat at all.  Every bite I took, it got stuck in my throat.  Suddenly I had to RUN and it all came up.  I puked 3 times!!  It’s the first time since I’ve had the surgery that it happened.  My thought is that I have a stomach virus because my whole stomach is upset.  Not something I want to do again though and I must say, it wore me out and I’m so ready for bed now!!

Religion class is going great and I’m hoping to get some of our activities posted soon.  Just so much to keep up with right now.  If you’re looking for things for Lent though, please utilize my “search” feature in the column on the right.  I’ve shared many things over my blogging time and it’s all still available for you to use.  I want the kids to benefit from the things that I’ve used or found over the years!!

I guess that’s all for now.  More to come soon.  Have a great weekend!!

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Rain Delay Becomes Race Cancelled

For most of the winter, we look forward to the beginning of race season.  We’re true NASCAR fans!!  Winter isn’t totally miserable because we do have the Green Bay Packers and they’re the ultimate!!  However, racing is a pure adrenaline rush and there’s so much hype leading up to opening day.

Now granted, we have had the Bud Shootout and the Gatorade Duals, but it’s still not the main event.  It’s not opening day of racing season!! 

For the first time in history, the Daytona 500 was cancelled postponed!!  It started as a rain delay and looked like the skies might clear.  As the hours went on, it didn’t look so good.  The dryers even made it out on the track when the skies opened up again.  Had it stayed clear, we could have had a night race because Daytona is equipped, but it just wasn’t meant to be.

With all the wild rides and excitement of the events leading up to today, the truck race and the Nationwide race, I can’t help but feel today was cancelled postponed for a reason.  Jeff Gordon took a wild ride at the Shootout.  There’s been crazy wrecks all weekend in the other racing events.  Today just had to be a way of God looking out for these race car drivers.  I know many will disagree with me, but I believe everything happens for a reason.  It just wasn’t meant to be today.

We should have a pretty fun and exciting Monday though!!  (Alright, so it’s not cancelled….it’s postponed.)  Let’s go racing boys….and let’s WIN Jr!!

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The Weekend

Time just seems to be escaping me lately.  With so much going on in homeschool this year for lessons, birthdays, doctor visits, and many other things, I’m just falling behind.  My poor blog seems to be suffering the most.  I apologize for not being around much.  Even this weekend, there’s plenty for us to do.

I should have put my call into the surgeon last week, but there was so many things with the party that I decided to wait.  I didn’t want to get caught up in appointments when I already had that going on.  I also need to schedule my regular 6 month appointment with my doc (diabetes and meds), plus I’m almost 2 months behind scheduling my eye exam.  Because of the diabetes, I’m supposed to have my diabetic eye exam every year.  This is aside from the regular eye exam which we don’t do this year because insurance doesn’t pay for it but every other year.

Rain has moved in, but allergies are bad.  Poor kiddo is just miserable.  It’s a combination of such a long hot dry summer and whatever this weather is bringing with it.  You can smell it in the air though.  Even hubby is sneezing and congested.  I keep checking with the post hospital/clinic to see if flu shots are being done yet.  So far, no word!!

Because of the birthday and everything going on, I haven’t lost any more weight.  I’m holding at a loss of 10 pounds.  That’s good though!!  I’d still like to lose more and hopefully as things calm down again I will.  I’m feeling good!!  I just wish that I could go to bed earlier and sleep.  I can go to bed, but I generally just lay there….and then I start to think.

I’m trying to create new things for my group and also post on my other blog (The Schoolhouse) as often as possible.  I’m just barely keeping my head above the water with that one!!  HAHA  Also, I don’t want to neglect this blog too much.  With having an almost all boy class this year, I’m hoping to share more of the activities that I’m doing with them.  I’m not using the all the same books and I’m moving away from coloring.  Not that we do too much coloring before, I’ve just really expanded on it and trying to let them use more things.  They seem to be enjoying it and I’m hoping to be able to share most of it here!!

In addition to all that, I’m really missing taking new photos.  The things that we’ve been doing and the places we’ve been going don’t really require bringing a camera along.  I can’t say I’ve missed any shots by not having it with me either.  Maybe a couple sunsets, but that’s about all.  With everything so dead from the summer heat, there’s just not many pretty plants and animals are out of sight looking for food.  I’d love to get back to doing some memes and posting some photos again….and even a couple photo memes!!

Oh, and how about them Packers!?!?  Going for a 5-0 start to the season tomorrow.  We even get to watch it!!  I can’t wait.  It should be a good day as we go racing in Kansas first.  Hoping that Dale Jr finally gets his first win this season.  If not, Jimmie Johnson or Jeff Gordon have to bring the in for Hendrick Motor Sports.  Then in the evening, the big game for the Pack against the dirty birds of Atlanta.  Yeah, I’ll be a tv (sports) watching girl tomorrow and kiddo will be at my side!!

Well, that’s it for now.  I’m out!!


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Foto Finish: Travel Images

Foto Finish

Today, the theme for Foto Finish is “travel images”.  We don’t travel alot and I usually do most of the driving when we do.  That doesn’t give me much opportunity to take photos.  Just when I thought we were getting to a place when we could finally start taking some family vacations, the economy starts to crash instead of just nose-dive.  That’s a totally different topic though.

The one thing that we do travel for every year is to go down to Texas Motor Speedway.  This year, it was a night race and it was totally awesome!!  I played with my camera every chance that I got.  I tried to get some weird effects like I see others do and that I see when I go to other photo blogs. 

I didn’t get exactly what I wanted, but these cars are moving at HIGH speeds.  I do like the effects from the lights though, so this is my “travel image” that I’m excited to share!!  And yes, this is my man and I took every opportunity that I could to snap a shot of him.  HEHE

Here’s my Foto Finish (click to enlarge)….

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Rained Out!

Today was supposed to be race day down at Texas Motor Speedway.  However, we’ve hit a rainy patch and the race was called off.  The true NASCAR fans that we are, we waited it out just as long as we possibly could though.  Dad was getting achey and I had a chill.  We decided to call it a day.  We all got home and in dry clothes, had some hot delicious pizza, and headed to bed.  (I’m on my way there soon!!)  Tomorrow is another trip down to the track and I’m praying that God says we’ve had enough rain for now and that the race goes off without a hitch!!

And yes, we’ve learned to plan ahead.  We’ve been rained out one year previously and they held the make-up on Monday.  There’s no way we’re missing it, so we plan ahead and make sure we can make the extra trip if needed.  For those that don’t plan….your loss….can’t complain if you don’t try.  I just know that we’ll be there!!

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‘Fess Up Friday: Dale Jr.

Alright, it’s ‘Fess Up Friday, so I have to make my confession.  I’m sure you’re all on pins and needles just waiting to know what I have to confess.  Well, here it is….

Dale Jr.

Dale Jr.

I’m secretly going to marry Dale Earnhardt, Jr!!  Yes, that’s what I have to confess.  The reason that Jr is still single is because he’s waiting for me to be free.  He’s going to wait as long as it takes for me to break free from the bounds of my current marriage.  I’ve always wanted to confess my true feelings for him, so there you have it.  I’m confessing that one day, I will be Mrs. Dale Jr!!

What do you need to confess to??  It’s ‘Fess Up Friday, so leave a comment and let me know!!

 

 

 

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Please NOTE, this was all done in FUN!!  It’s not true, but a girl can dream!!

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