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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Dining Out


Last night we went to Dining Out. I know a lot of you don't really like the whole "military thing", but I really, really do. Really do.


So, we got a sitter, got cleaned up, and out we went.

Let me think of anything else to blog about...oh, we went to Mikey's kindergarten conference.

They wanted to take him out of speech. Most parents would think "Wow, that's great that my kid doesn't need speech anymore! Yahoo!!" Not this mom.

All I could think of was "I've had this kid in speech since he was 18 months old, most people can't understand all that he says, he sounds aren't clear at all, and YOU WANT TO TAKE HIM OUT OF SPEECH?!? Are you CRAZY???"

So, I told them I would take the papers home, read them, sign them, and return them, but they would NOT be checked in the box they wanted checked. A couple of hours later the speech teacher was calling me here at home to set up an IEP meeting to start speech again. I went to bed a much happier mommy that night.

My friend Joe came up for the Ohio game and that was a lot of fun. It seemed he hadn't changed since I was 17. Same sense of humor, same laugh. Just older like me.

Bo came up for the Purdue game. He hadn't been here since The Reunion in July, and we were sad his whole family couldn't come, but it was fun to see him again, too. Can I tell you how much I LOVE having a spare bedroom in State College? When hotels are $250 a night with a two night minimum over football weekends the Solo room is free, breakfast included. What better deal can you get? I think it should be illegal to jack up the prices of a room because of the game, but it isn't. So, what can you do...

Here's a yummy recipe.

Poppy Seed Bread (really cake, but I feel healthier if I call it Bread)

1 box Betty Crocker Butter Pecan cake mix

1 package French Vanilla instant pudding mix

3/4 cup vegetable oil

1/4 cup poppy seeds

4 large eggs

1 cup hot tap water

Preheat over to 350. Mix all ingredients well and bake for 20-50 minutes, depending on the container used. I use a Bundt cake pan and bake it for close to 50 minutes. You can use cupcakes or loaves, too....

OK, I guess that's about it. I've doing a craft show next weekend to take orders for cards to me make for Christmas. Last year I did the same thing about made about $120, so I'm pretty excited. I love getting paid for something I enjoy doing!!

(No Susie Solo = porn name = paid-for-something-I-enjoy-doing jokes necessary)

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Jonathan's Mommy said...

You look gorgeous! I have no idea about anything military, but any place you get to go in a beautiful black dress is my idea of a good time!

That speech story illustrates what everyone tells you about children--only you as the parent know what is best and good for you for sticking with what you know works best for your child!

Laura said...

You looked beautiful for Dining Out! I wish we could've gone together....that was so much fun a couple of years ago.

A.K. said...

i can't wait to attened things like dining out soon- i agree- i LOVE military things and definitely miss the normal 2x a year events we had at school each year!

StephGrubb said...

You and Chris look very nice in the picture! I hope the both of you had a good time! The job hunting is going well. We have an offer on the table. We may be moving to Kansas City. Give the kids my love!

Shana-Lynn said...

Wow, you both look awesome all dressed up for Dining Out!

Good for you sticking with the speech, like Jonathan's Mommy said you know what is best for your child (ren).

Wow, State College is so expensive. My in-laws were looking at homes there and they said it is about double for what they are paying now. Any ideas for nice areas that are a little less expensive. I am not sure where all they have looked.

Megan said...

You look great. No wonder you like those dining outs. I hope you had a nice time.

Kimberly said...

You look beautiful in that dress!My hubby was a navy man and I loved doing all of the stuff with him.

Neurotic Att'y said...

*Wolf whistle*, don't you look simply smashing! I hope you had a wonderful time! Don't you just love getting all dressed up once in a while?

And good for you for standing your ground on the speech therapy. I'm glad you prevailed.

Janice said...

You guys sure do clean up nice. Seriously, you both look awesome! Love your dress!!!!

Lucky you for not having to spend big bucks on hotel rooms!

Will you take pictures of your cards? I wanna see!!

Anonymous said...

You and Chris look great!
Espesiouly, I love your dress.
You look like a Hollywood star on red carpet!

I wish to stay in Solo room, haha.
-shinyoung

Katherine said...

WOWEEEE! You two look sharp! I love to dress up.
Time for another - stupid question - . What is dining out? And as far as the military part, umm, have to say, parties sound like fun, but would not want to be on the front lines....BUT LOVE living in America.
Good for you for standing your ground on speech. My next question would be, why would they consider taking him out of speech without hearing you out FIRST, paper signing SECOND?
XOXO

Anonymous said...

Susie, you and Chris look great! I do LOVE that dress! Hope you had a formal picture taken, did you?

Thanks for the recipe. I'm taking it this weekend to Virginia. Hope I don't eat the whole thing before we get there!

Mom

Shana-Lynn said...

Susie, I don't know where they have looked:-(

fogarty2 said...

Wow Susie. You look great! You are such a great mom for sticking up for what your child needs. Good for you!

Wendy said...

Hey Sus-
Looking goooood. No boob shot?? He he. Elaina just had her 3 yr eval. She qualified for continued therapy. I will tell you about that another time. Call you soon. Miss you momma!!

Amy said...

Look at you, all dressed up! Go girl!

Anonymous said...

Hey Sooze. It's been so long...I enjoy visiting your blog. I miss great people like you. I only knew you for months, but you two are very caring people. I hope you are loving where you are, I'm still not sure about Greeley.
P.S. I wish I had you to help me with Christmas cards! Or maybe I should hire you for your great work. : )
-ann murray

Anonymous said...

Hey Susie,
I saw your Mom at Lance Foutz's house while she was in Virginia on Saturday. It's been about 4 years since I've seen her. I enjoyed catching up with her and hearing all about your family. It's good to see that you and your family are doing well!
Take care,
Julie (Nance) Bays

Gina said...

Looking good Susie! Hope you had fun.

Megan said...

Wow, you look gorgeous! So fun!!