Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas Eve

This was Christmas day's table at Barbara's.

Barbara opening a gift.

Tiffany and Bella.

I'm sorry I haven't posted anything in a while, I just haven't been up to it. These pictures are from Christmas Eve at Barbara's fathers house.

My First Ride In Six Weeks!

I stuck to the main roads so they would be clear of ice.

Start and Finish.

I finally attempted a ride since I hurt my back six weeks ago. Needless to say it was a pretty sad display of riding,I got 8 miles in and I was shot. I have no strength in my legs so it will take a while to build them up. Now I wait to see how my back reacts to the ride.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Where Are The Pictures

Blogger is updating to a new photo process and that's why I haven't been able to post pictures. Hopefully it will be up soon.

Christmas Cookies

Bella waiting for crumbs to fall.

Hurry up and open the door,it's snowing.

I hate the snow.

Last night Tiffany,Barbara and I started to bake some batches of cookies. After we finished up, we brought some over to the fire station where Tim was working. Just as we got there a call came in and they had to head out.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Physical Therapy

Last night was my first visit for PT. I've been giving 7 stretching exercises to do twice a day and can resume my bike riding as long as I keep the climbing to a minimum and don't stand while pedaling. Part of the reason I wasn't getting better on my own, were two of the stretching exercises I was doing, they were aggravating the nerve that's inflamed. I'm not to do any hamstring stretching until I'm all better.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

An Early Christmas.

My son Thomas and myself.

Jason & Thomas

Jason,my daughter Jennifer and Thomas

With our families getting larger and older, it's becoming harder to get us all together for Christmas. So this year we decided to hold my side of the family earlier in December. It worked out great and most of us were able to attend. A big thanks goes out to my sister Nancy for a great day.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Tiffany Selected To NSCAA All-New England Team

2010 NSCAA/Performance Subaru
Women's NCAA Division III All-New England Region

 First Team

Pos. Name Year School Hometown
K Caitlin Avery So. Western Connecticut State� East Hampton, Conn.
D Lauren Hickey Sr. Eastern Connecticut State Southwick, Mass.
D Sarah Nolet Sr. Tufts Los Altos, Calif.
D Courtney Price Sr. Springfield College Enfield, Conn.
D Alessia Viscomi Sr. Wheaton (Mass.) Newton, Mass.
D Jillian Kochanek Jr. Amherst Pittsburgh, Pa.
M Alix Michael Jr. Tufts Mercer Island, Wash.
M Nicole Sieber Sr. Western Connecticut State� Newtown, Conn.
M Sara Wild Sr. Williams Portland, Ore.
F Kaitlyn Birrell So. Salve Regina Hope, R.I.
F Brett Eisenhart Jr. Williams Seattle, Wash.
F Jamie Love-Nichols Jr. Tufts Cortez, Colo.

Second Team

Pos. Name Year School Hometown
K Jessica Woodworth Jr. University of New England Penacook, N.H.
D Taryn Martiniello Sr. Brandeis Wilmington, Mass.
D Kate Pemberton Sr. University of New England Scarborough, Maine
D Caitlin Peters So. Endicott Salem, N.H.
D Samantha Place Jr. Massachusetts-Boston Newton, N.J.
D Sachi Siegelman Jr. Williams Piedmont, Calif.
M Kayla Corbett Sr. Endicott Danves, Mass.
M Kara Duggan Sr. Williams Poway, Calif.
M Lauren Hernley Sr. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Elizabethtown, Pa.
M Shannon Pescatello Sr. Western New England College Westfield, Conn.
F Ellery Gould Jr. Bowdoin East Sandwich, Mass.
F Emily Hough Sr. Wheaton (Mass.) Norwich, Vt.
F Heather Mortell Sr. Western New England College Webster, Mass.
F Colleen Pepin Jr. Endicott Fairhaven, Mass.

Third Team

Pos. Name Year School Hometown
K Julia Schreiber Sr. Williams Cockeysville, Md.
D Gina Calabrese Sr. Springfield College East Longmeadow, Mass.
D Su-Lin DelGuercio Sr. Colby Parsippany, N.J.
D Nicole Poli Sr. Western New England Medfield, Mass.
M Deborah Lesky So. Wentworth Institute of Technology Newton, Mass.
M Jackie Moscardelli Jr. Springfield College Weymouth, Mass.
M Alanna Torre Jr. Brandeis Weston, Fla.
M Emily Vincunas Jr. Wheaton (Mass.) Granville, Mass.
F Taylor Buchanan So. Eastern Connecticut State Ellington, Conn.
F Laura Kurash So. Wesleyan Voorhees, N.J.
F Taylor Miranda Fr. Suffolk Smithtown, N.Y.
F Tiffany Pacheco Sr. Brandeis Rehoboth, Mass.
F Jessica Tietgens Sr. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Stamford, Vt.
F Sofia Vallone Sr. Brandeis Westport, Conn.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

No Bicycle Riding.

I'm sure some of you are wondering why I haven't been riding my bike. No, it's not because it's getting cold out. My back has acted up and giving me Sciatica down my left leg. It's not bad in the morning, but by afternoon time, I can hardly walk. This is the first time I've had this symptom,in the past when my back flared up, simple stretching would fix me up in a week or so. Not this time,I've been stretching for a few weeks and it's not getting any better. So next week I'll be seeing my doctor to see what the problem is.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

NEWISA Senior Bowl

It was pretty nippy out there today(mid 30's)to be playing a soccer game,at least I thought so. But all the girls that did show up,gave it their all. Only 34 girls were on the two rosters,the rest must have had prior commitments. Just as well, because it worked out better for the ones that did show up,they got to play longer.The final score was 2-1,Tiffany's team lost.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tiffany Selected To Play In Senior Bowl

Tiffany was selected to play in the NEWISA Senior Bowl this Saturday at Merrimack College. The best seniors from New England's DI,DII and DIII schools will be combined to make up two teams that will fight it out for bragging rights. Here's a list of the seniors that made it from the DIII schools.

Joanna Clark...........Clark
Lauryn Torch...........Middlebury

Claire DeRosa..........MIT
Gina Calabrese.........Springfield
Courtney Price.........Springfield
Alessia Viscomi........Wheaton

Kayla Corbett..........Endicott
Nora Mahoney...........Keene State
Lauren Hernley.........MIT
Maika Scifo............Trinity
Sarah Connors..........Worcester State

Tiffany Pacheco........Brandeis
Sofia Vallone..........Brandeis
Katie Bradford.........Keene State
Jess Tietgens..........MCLA
Britt Collins..........Springfield
Lauren Matthews........Western Connecticut
Heather Mortell........Western New England College
Emily Hough............Wheaton
Kristen Garza..........WPI