Dancing Madly Backwards…Dancing on a Sea

It seemed that all we talked about this week centered around a central theme – from Abby’s ShowStopper competition last week (we received the professional video this week and have all the pictures that we promised last week) to prepping for next week’s tap competition to Ann working on After-Prom stuff to all the March Madness of the Big Dance this weekend, it’s all about the dance it seems. The kids had the week off from school. Matt was home so the family was complete and all was right with the world again. Matt and Abby both worked most of the week. Luke tried to stay out of trouble…but it is Luke we’re talking about, so… Ann finally got some good news, regarding her allergies even as her knees continued to plague her. And I continued to walk and ice the ankle – same ol’ same ol’. Hello again and welcome back to the Scheu Family Blog.
The kids enjoyed their first day of Spring Break on Monday but Ann & I had to work (how’s that fair?). We were both still pretty tired from the time change and it was a long day. I did manage to get out and walk about 3 miles after work – despite it being cold and snowing profusely. Winter Storm Stella was a bust as nothing stuck to the ground, thankfully. Matt was up early for work. Abby & Luke did a few chores at home and then the three kids went to the Y to play basketball. Abby was so tired after staying up late last night that she slept through dinner, which was cheeseburgers (and they were great). …Turns out Abs got pulled over on her way to take Trevin home last night due to supposedly swerving…but I doubt that was the true nature of the stop. They were quickly released because they were doing nothing wrong and she made it home safely. Ann and I laughed at how old we were getting as we stayed in that night and kept warm with blankets and dogs on our laps as we watched our DVR’ed shows and iced our aching joints. Here are our pictures of Abby’s routine at ShowStopper last weekend.

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It was still snowing on Tuesday. The kids enjoyed another day off from school. Matt and Abby both had to work that day. Luke went to the YMCA again to play basketball and hang out with his buddies. I walked two miles in the bitter cold weather. I had to call it quits early due to my face feeling like it was on fire from the nasty nor’easter winds. Ann made us Fireworks popcorn for dinner.
Wednesday was another cold day of Spring Break for the kids. I walked two and a half miles in a strong wind, ending up at Ann’s work. Matt had the day off from work, as did Abby. Luke went out to the Y again. Luke & Bu did a few chores around the house for us. The kids & I played Mario Kart till late, out in the family room. Luke slept in his fort out in the play room again. Ann made a huge pot of potato soup for dinner on a frigid night that warmed us right up. It was perfect! We have lots of new social media pictures to share this week: Abby with friends; Barney & Haley; Lindsay & Jack; Bu & jazz squad; Conner & friends; John & June w/ babies; Aunt Sharon w/ grand-kiddos; Bethany & beau on the beach; Linda; more Abs at 1st dance competition of the year; Demarcus Ware retired this week; Messers in AZ; and all the recent Boiler accolades.

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We got off to a cold start on Thursday as we had to defrost the car windows before work. The kids enjoyed another day off school. Abby picked up Ann at work that afternoon and they went to Shelbyville to get her prom dress fitted…but it was ripped – so now it needs altered since it is probably too late to order a new one for her. I walked a couple miles on a gorgeous afternoon that was all the way up to 50. Ann went out to eat with Amy then they had a nice visit at Mom & Sandy’s house. Abby went out to ElRep with friends. Matt watched March Madness with me – including the Purdue game vs. a good Vermont team. The Boilers prevailed despite some questionable officiating – it almost felt like the refs were trying to make the game artificially closer than what it should’ve been! Then later, Bu had Trevin over for a while to play Mario Kart and hang out in the family room. Matt went out with buddies and Luke slept in his fort again.
Ann & I had the day off on Friday. She finally got back in to see the allergist and got some answers. They were finally able to identify what caused her to have the troubles at the end of last year – Rocuronium is what nearly killed her. The rest of us got to sleep in that morning. Abs worked second shift at Wings & Rings. Luke went out to Oakley’s house and ended up staying the night. Matt & I went to Dee & Jamie’s house to spend the better part of the day watching the Big Dance. There were some great games that had amazing finishes! We had a lot of fun with lots of food and libations. That meant Ann got to enjoy some peace and quiet back at home. Here are some random pictures from this week.

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Saturday was just a blah day in the 30s that stayed overcast all day. There was some heavy fog, which made things look cool. Matt got up early to head over to get his haircut with Jami. When he got back, he went over to Memaw’s house for brunch and then went in to work. Abby had Kuyhlia over for a while then went out with Trevin until work and then worked at BWR until late. I picked up Luke & Oakley on my way over to Columbus to get a new mower & ladder at Lowe’s. We grabbed a quick lunch & did a little HW hunting and then came back to Greensburg to pick up stuff for dinner. For dinner, Ann made some homemade calzones and man were they good! Matt & I watched more of the March Madness: the #1 seed in the tourney was upset; Northwestern (and local boy Bryant McIntosh) came up a little short and the Boilers won another big game. They played a very game Iowa State team, which all the commentators were saying how they were going to stomp Purdue. The Boilers jumped out to a big lead at the start and pulled away until ISU made a huge comeback and took the lead with only a few minutes to play. But in the end, the Boilers managed to pull out the big W to advance to the Sweet 16! And finally we heard the sad news that rock guitarist Chuck Berry had passed away at age 90.
We enjoyed sleeping in on Sunday morning. We finally saw some sunshine today! I had hoped to get a few things done outside, but I felt like do-do all day and didn’t get anything extra done. Abby got up and went in to work for a double shift. Matt had the day off on his final day of Spring Break. The two younger ones still have another week for whatever reason. Luke & I did our weekly household chores while Ann & Matt went shopping. That afternoon we had Matt’s 21st birthday party with family: Mom & Sandy and Dee & Jamie were able to make it this year. We hope you’re feeling better, Ms. Phyllis – we missed you and Dick today!! We enjoyed another cake from Mary – she does such a good job. We watched basketball all day again. Once everybody left, Matt ran out to see Abby during her lunch break then came home and packed up his car before heading back up to school. Although we will all miss him, I think Luke & Lola take it especially hard when he leaves. We took it easy the rest of the night and watched The Walking Dead to end a nice, slower week.
Next up is our Waybac segment which features more of our family from the turn of the century in the old Main St home. We lead off this week in the Main St home on Christmas morning in December 1998; then we head down to Walt Disney World -first for Dinner with Pooh at the Wilderness Lodge and then having fun in the Magic Kingdom in May 1999; next we head out to the soccer field behind Rural King before the Y had their own field in September 1999; next we head back to the Main St home for Easter morning in April 2000; then out to the new YMCA where Bu & Gma are watching Matt play t-ball in June 2000; next we head to Lake Monroe for a father/son canoe and camping outing in August 2000; next we head back to the Main St home for Abby’s first birthday in September 2000; we stay on Main St for Christmas Day in December 2000; earlier that week, we had the Scheu family Christmas up in Lafayette at John & June’s Lingle Ave home; and we end back at the Main St home Matt’s 5th birthday party in March 2001.

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And finally, we have our video section which features one new home movie this week and several from around the internet.

And that does it for this week’s episode of the Scheu Family Blog. Thanks for keeping up with us 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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