She’s goin’ Out…She’s gonna Party Tonight

We enjoyed a warming trend this week. The kids eventually got back in to their sports and Abby got all dolled-up for a formal dance. Hello again and welcome back to the Scheu Family Blog. This is our 332nd entry! Hard to believe we’ve doing this for seven years now. Even though that is a pretty cool number, I have an even scarier number for you – the family movies posted below are our 823rd & 824th videos we’ve uploaded over that same time period. I have no idea how many tens of thousands of photos we have accumulated. It’s hard to believe we’ve got that much info up here…but let’s get on with it…
The kids started off the week with a two hour delay on Monday that turned in to a three-day weekend. It was the first time that I can remember Columbus having school when Greensburg was off due to weather – it’s usually the other way around. There was a threat of severe weather from a big storm that never materialized. The kids ended up going to Memaw’s house for lunch and spent the day with her – much like Matt did last Thursday. Luke’s basketball practice was cancelled, as was Abby’s jazz class. Matt, however, had his first full day of classes of his 2nd semester of his freshman year. Later that night, we watched the inaugural NCAA championship football game. It was a pretty good game until the 4th quarter when Ohio St pulled away from Oregon.
It snowed all the way to work on Tuesday morning but we saw no accumulation. Abby went with a Pirateers friend after school and then on to Pirateers practice. She was really grumpy that night and again complained of not feeling well. Luke came home and disappeared in to his bedroom. Ann took Abby out to find shoes to go with her new dress because she didn’t have enough shoes to wear in her or her mother’s closet apparently. What’s with women and shoes? Anyhow, she originally planned to go with her BFF Kama and now the two of them are going with a boy, who asked Bu to the dance! It is a very nice boy named Nathan and we know his family very well so it’s all good. Later that night, Ann had a play date with Angie. We have new social media pictures to share this week, including a pair of Luke in the morning; Stinkbug & Stickbug; Chris & Trish’s boys; Zep will release a 3-disc edition of Physical Graffiti soon; Plant is playing a big festival with Grace and the boys; Simpsons paying tribute to the French paper; Lafayette’s best bakery; I miss my Colbert; “The Catch” that wasn’t…or was it?; Bu; and a great Calvin & Hobbes panel.

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Homework Club had study night on Wednesday. As in weeks past, Britney was the only one able to make it. Ann did not have soup but did make some of her delicious spaghetti. I’m not sure how much studying got done though, since there was a lot of Mario Kart going on in the family room…
Thursday was a noticeably warmer day. I was out the door early to head to Westfield for CPR instructor class. It’s crazy how much that area has built up over the past couple years! Abby had her Pirateers practice cancelled but did go to Dixon Studio for tap class with Ann later that night.
The warming trend continued on Friday. Luke had basketball practice after school. It was Abby’s big night as she prepped to attend her Winter Formal with her friends Kama & Nathan Diewert. Abby’s other BFF Megan came over and did the girls’ hair & make-up. She did a great job!! Later, Nathan came over with his brother and mom (who works with Bryan) and we got some pictures before Ann ran the kids to the dance. Abby said she had a blast but Nathan & Kama wouldn’t dance with her so she found others that would. We are so happy that she came out of her shell for once and had a good time. She stayed late to help clean up afterwards as part of Student Council and then went on to Kama’s house to stay the night. I got on the treadmill that evening for the fourth time this week again, meeting my goal again! I did a little bit better with eating but still have a long way to go.

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Abby spent all day at Kama’s house on Saturday. Ann went scrapbooking all day with her friend Shawna at Mrs. B’s and got some really cool pages completed in Bu’s dance album. Luke had basketball practice early in the morning out at the elementary. As it warmed up outside, Luke got out and played with the neighborhood kids for a while as temps soared to nearly fifty! Meanwhile I got the oil changed in the vehicles, washed the car, cleaned up around the house, paid bills and did our weekly household chores. The Boilers even won a damn basketball game. Luke had baseball practice at Bryan’s Randal building with his new travel team, the Titans. I’m still not 100% sold on the idea of him doing travel ball. After doing league and then all-stars for five years, this will be very different…
We got to sleep in on Sunday morning, finally. Shortly after noon, Luke & I went to Rushville for the final week of the basketball league games. We first played host Rushville. Luke played about half the game and took a few shots, making a basket and gathering in a few rebounds while hustling on the court. We won by 30. We watched the 1st quarter of the NFC Championship game on my phone before the boys took on the tough Connersville 1 team. It was a close game until half time but we pulled away in the 2nd half and won by 20. Luke played significant minutes again in this game as well. He equaled his play by taking a few shots, hitting a bucket and gathering in a handful of rebounds. His hustle play was encouraging and the team as a whole is really clicking now. Next week is the year-end tourney. Meanwhile, Ann took Abby to volleyball at St Mary’s, here in town to play Enochsburg. Although it was close, the girls were swept in three straight games to suffer their first defeat of the year. Their record stands at 2-1 now. We made it home in time to see an incredible finish as the Seahawks forced overtime with a 4th quarter comeback and then won it in OT for a second-straight appearance in the Super Bowl. Can they win back-to-back? I don’t know…we went over to Bryan & Angie’s house to watch the AFC Championship game. It started off ugly and got worse…much worse in the 2nd half as the Colts got obliterated by the damn Patriots again. They look unbeatable right now…

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Next up is our Waybac section, which again features more artifacts from my scrapbook box. We lead off this time with Dad Scheu’s First Communion photo from St. Mary’s in Lafayette, circa 1955; then Grandpaw Brown’s K of C’s 4th Degree paraphernalia; Christmas in Lafayette at our little houses on Shortridge with Grandpaw & Grandmaw Brown, Dad Scheu, Doc, Bev, Mike & Dave Linville and my buddy Zeke in 1974; then my birthday in 1975 with my cousins with me: Barney, Billy, Jackie and Wendy as well as a couple kids I don’t immediately recognize; the old Oakland school in 1977; Ann in the Dixon Dance Revue program in June of ’78; a math award from James Madison elementary school in Temple City in June ’79; Slicer football camp award in ’81; a Boston Bruins Jr High football roster in ’82; a write-up of a Jr high wrestling tourney in ’83; a couple of original Return of the Jedi ads in May of ’83; a school newspaper ad of Mark & I on the winning intramural basketball team at Boston; a LPHS school newspaper in ’84; a couple of high school sports awards in ’84; football stats in ’85; a teammate (Tom “Sketch” Plantz) recreating my favorite football t-shirt in ’85; our high school football team in ’86; the football schedule fliers that were up in all the businesses around town in the summer of ’86; LP football in the newspaper in ’86; a very cool LP city council resolution in November ’86; more LPHS football in the paper in ’86; Mike & Laura Stoewer’s wedding invitation in July of ’88; our buddy Pat playing intramural football for the SAE fraternity at FC in the fall of ’88; Ann in some school picture (?) outtakes in ’89; my school picture in ’90 at FC; the program for the PDT awards banquet in June ’91; and finally Ann again in school picture (?) outtakes in ’92.

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Next up is our video section, which includes two new family movies and several from around the internet.

And that does it for this week’s installment of the Scheu Family Blog. As always, thanks for keeping up with this time out and we’ll catch up with you again next time. Until then, have a good one. We miss ya, Mom.
Later, Scheu

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