Hey Nineteen

What a difference a week makes here in south-central Indiana. The lamb poked its head out early for us! It was a week full of transitions in many ways. As for the weather; gone is the snow as it got warmer and warmer with each passing day. For Luke, he finished wrestling and now is focused squarely on baseball. For Abby, volleyball and Pirateers are both done and she is now focused on her competitions for tap & jazz. And Matt came home for Spring Break, having completed the first half of his 2nd semester at U Indy. He is now gearing up for his final weeks at a freshman at college. We were thrilled for him to stick around the house with us this year, making it feel like the family was whole again and all was right again at the Scheu Abode for a little while.
But first it was back to our regular school schedule finally. We learned that the kids will lose a pair of days during their Spring Break vacation due to all the snow days the last few weeks. Abby was thrilled to be asked to prom! Matt went to the high school wrestling practice and enjoyed working out with his former teammates. He later took Luke to his final elementary wrestling practice. Abby & Abby went to jazz class at Dixon and I got my fat butt on the treadmill again. Matt went to bed early and slept straight through until morning.
Abby had a long day on Tuesday. She was in early for Student Council, put in a full day at school, went home with Kama afterwards and then went to a Pacer’s game with Kama (they were on the jumbotron!). They had awesome seats – mid court in the 15th row!! Ann & I met Matt & Luke at the junior high school for the year-end city wrestling tournament. There should’ve been four boys in his weight class and he was the 2nd seed. However, one didn’t show up and another had to be bumped up due to his weight. That left him only one opponent – the same boy he had lost his only match to during the regular season. So this was a good challenge for him and a true test of his skills. Matt helped out as referee on several matches and did a great job. Luke held his own in the first round matchup, though there were no actual points scored from takedowns or escapes. The only three points scored was when Luke made a mistake in the 2nd period and got turned on his back. To his credit, he did not give up and fought until time expired. The match ended with him losing, 0-3. He was visibly upset but big bubby was there to get him re-focused and the two of them worked on a strategy to defeat the boy who had beat him twice now this year. Again, this is the same boy that wrestles year-round and went to the state finals last season. He was the only boy who wore an actual singlet! Luke was dressed in a t-shirt and basketball shorts. In the 2nd round matchup, Luke came out on fire and quickly took the lead – a lead which he held until the final seconds of the match when he was up by 4. He was attempting a pin via cradle and got sloppy. He lost the top position, got reversed and was put on his back. Again he didn’t give up and fought to the very end but he lost by 1 point, 4-5. He was really disappointed but Ann and I were so proud of him. We really think he has a lot of potential in this sport, like his brother. In fact, his opponent was impressed to request a 3rd (though unnecessary) match. Luke declined but was approached by several friends, student-coaches and even parents with words of encouragement. Afterwards, we took the boys out for a celebratory dinner at Wings & Rings. His 2nd place finish is something he can build upon next year. It rained all day and melted all our snow with the exception of that real dirty, nasty, snowy-ice piles where they plowed in the parking lots.

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It was super foggy the next morning. After school on Wednesday, Luke had a dentist appointment to fill a pair of cavities. Later, he and I went on to baseball practice with Bryan, Drew and several of our travel team boys. It was a lovely day and the boys got to practice out in the big parking lot. After seeing Bryan hit a few balls over the back fence, I decided to drive the truck around back by the railroad trucks and fetch any balls that made it that far. I took advantage of this time and location to do my exercising. I found a usable natural path that lead around the fence, by the railroad tracks. I hope we start having more practices because we as a team have a long way to go. I hope Bryan’s voice can hold out! LOL! Ann had an After-Prom meeting that evening and then enjoyed a girls’ night out with Angie and their friends. Matt had the boys over to play video games later that night.
By the time Thursday rolled around, we swore it was spring. It enjoyed a gorgeous day in the 60s! When we got home from work, the kids walked dogs around the neighborhood and I got on the treadmill (and finished up watching a really good movie called Birdman). Meanwhile, Ann and Abby went tanning and then went to tap class at Dixon. Matt went out with his buddies but ended up coming home early. Luke was thrilled today when he and his class got to meet the Sectional Champion Pirates basketball team at school and even got the autographs of all the starters.
Friday was warm again, but it rained all day and night, causing local flooding that lasted all weekend. Luke went out to Drew’s for the night after school, missing his wrestling banquet. Ann went scrapbooking with Shawna and their friends. Matt, Abby & I went out to eat at El Chile Poblano where I had the worst margarita I’ve ever tasted and had no alcohol – honestly. The food was off too – sadly, I don’t know that we’ll go back any time soon. Ann and Shawna were disappointed that Wal-Mart’s photo department had closed because their person called in sick – so they didn’t have any new pictures with which to work. The kids and I walked off dinner at Wal-Mart and then came home to enjoy our DQ and watch a couple movies: Hunger Games – Mocking Jay 1 and Gone Girl. Afterwards, Matt had the boys over to play Wii and euchre until late.
Abby had dance practice on Saturday morning at Dixon. Ann & Abby spent the rest of the day shopping for prom dresses up in Indy and didn’t get home until after dark. I picked up Luke from the Messers and we ran to Columbus to get Matt’s birthday present and do a little Hot Wheels hunting. Matt had the boys over late and they ended up spending the night in the family room. We have lots of new social media pictures to share this week: Bu & Kama at the Pacer’s game; Rosie & friends; Katie, Gma Smith & Reece; Wendy & hubby; the note that won Abby’s heart; one of the Simpsons’ creators lost his battle with cancer (Sam Simon); my work friend Philip had an accident by Ann’s work; Calvin & Hobbes panels; Jeff Gordon; Hot Wheels contest; Robert Plant concert; Abby, Kama & their old Pirateers teacher; Luke & Devin; Bu and Mark Kosior & daughter.

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We enjoyed sleeping in on Sunday morning. We were slow to get moving, enjoying a lazy morning. Later, we got the house cleaned up and ready for Matt’s 19th birthday party. The boys went home just before Ann served lunch – Matt had requested potato soup and Ann didn’t disappoint – it was some of the best she’s ever made and likely the best I’ve ever eaten. We relaxed for a little while and then had Matt’s 19th birthday party. This will allow him to stay up at school next weekend and focus on his studies. We had Mom & Sandy over as well as Phyllis. Dick was home recovering from surgery yesterday that is related to some gastrointestinal issues he’s having – we wish him a speedy recovery! Ann could not get his cake from our regular source (Amy’s mother-in-law) but she was ill so Memaw & Gigi stepped up. They did a fantastic job on the cake. It was cool how they had the cupcakes arranged to hide a secret message that said, “We love you.” It was delicious as well! Afterwards, we made Matt work extra hard for his present from us this year. We had him to do a treasure hunt with clues that related to all his childhood injuries through the years. We had a lot of fun with him. He got his Xbox One that he had been wanting. Afterwards it was nap time as we watched the NASCAR race and college basketball. He left in the early evening, picked up Colton and headed back up to school. We checked the fluids in his car and sent him on his way. Luke was upset that he wasn’t home to see Matt off but he said good-bye before he left for baseball practice earlier. He welled up a couple times on the drive over to Bryan’s building as we talked about his feelings and separate anxiety. He felt it too – with Matt home, all was right in the world and our family is whole. We can’t wait for summer to start so we can have him back again. Ann & Abby went tanning, stuffed After-Prom envelopes and then had Dakota over to meet the parents so she and Kama could double date at the movies to see the new Cinderella movie (supposedly). Ann went over to the Chase’s house (her old childhood home) where they apparently found an old cane in the attic that may have belonged to Ann’s grandfather or great-grandfather. Luke had Oakley over and they played outside. It was beautiful today, getting all the way up in to the mid-sixties and stayed warm late in to the evening. We had the windows open until bedtime for the first time this season.

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Next up is our Waybac segment which still features my childhood scrapbook as well as other goodies. We lead off this week with a couple great photos from June, 1951 with Grandpa & Granny Scheu, Aunt Sally (her baptism day), Dad (both pictures), Uncle Chuck and Uncle John; Mom’s school picture about 1960 or so; Mark Crum & I at Oakland Elementary in 1st grade in September 1975; 3rd grade award in April 1978 in Ms. Brickler’s class; Riley certificate in May 1981; our Prep League championship team (LP Sporting Goods) in August 82; Spanish Club in 1985; football article in ’86; LP award in March ’87; my college announcement in March ’87; my sophomore college football picture just weeks before my knee gave out for the final time in September ’88; my junior FC picture in September ’89; Ann’s sophomore college picture in ’89; Barney & Steph’s wedding invitation in December ’90; Ann’s senior picture at FC in ’92; Austin & Lela in December ’97 (Austin was 4 ½ and Lela was 4 months); Matt on our Christmas card in ’97; Matt in the Main St home in ’97; Matt with his grandparents at his bday party in March ’98; Rob’s school picture in September ’98; Deena Marie’s school picture in September ’99 when she was 10 years old; Kyle Petty’s Hot Wheels motorcycle at the Brickyard 400 in ’99; and finally Matt at his first t-ball season in ’99.

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For the Shit that Luke Says portion, we have Abby this week as she and Kama were helping Ann stuff envelopes for After-Prom. She told Kama that she was, “Mentally Decapitated.” :0) We are still trying to figure that one out…

Next up is our video section which includes two new family movies and several vids from around the ‘net this week.

And that puts the kibosh on the week’s edition of the Scheu Family Blog. As always, 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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