A little everyday chit chat around the table...like we all used to do around my Grandmothers' tables when I was growing up. A little of this...a little of that...nothing too special...but as the years pass, all of it seems so. Come, sit at the Table, contribute, enjoy, stay as long as you want, leave when you need to, and return often!
Friday's Favorites Fare: Signed, Sealed, To Be Delivered Next August
READING: Various pieces on armistice for WWI...it seemed fitting for the week with Veteran's Day and all.
LISTENING TO: Soundtrack from The Big Chill
COOKING BYTES: Getting caught up on various blog-alongs and guys are enjoying the food from it all. It's my plan that when Matt goes off to college he wants to return home regularly for home cooking.
FAV NEW FIND: Seven of the senior swimmers have committed to colleges for swimming and signed their letters of intent this week. In photo at top: Sam going to University of Kentucky; Lauren and Matt are going to Indiana University; Mike is headed to Iowa; Kiernan is going to swim at Xavier; leaving Rhiannon and Carly to apply their considerable swimming efforts up at Purdue. I would say The Big Ten is being represented fairly well by this year's class of seniors with 5 of the 7 going to Big Ten schools. Harrison committed to Princeton, and he is not pictured here as he goes to Brebeuf High School so his official signing was over there this week.
FAV THING THIS WEEK: Watching Matt sign his letter of intent committing to Indiana University for college. The "real" signing took place in our dining room at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the first day of signing...once signed, it was faxed to the IU athletic department, and the original copy was sent to them by US Mail.
Then today, Friday, the high school had a "fake" official signing ceremony where the athletes all "signed" a blank piece of paper and have their photos taken as if they were actually signing, etc. It was fun...the swimmers really enjoyed it. Now it all seems real. (Photos below: The Three Boys: Kiernan, Matt, and Mike at the signing; Matt and Lauren both going to IU.)
GOING TO: Watch the opening game tonight for IU Basketball season, so we are more than eager to have that getting underway, another game on Sunday, with the IU football game sandwiched between on Saturday at noon. This time of year when there is both Big Ten Football and Big Ten Basketball going on, we tend to watch a lot of ballgames...no complaints here.
PRAYING FOR: Please join me in praying for cancer patients going through chemo and radiation...that all that pain and suffering brings favorable results.