May 28, 2009
I have the BEST girlfriends anyone could ask for, Rocket Scientist, Moxie Crimefighter, Spice Rack and Dixie Dot. But do we have our own special language? What would we call our Petite Ya-Ya-s? 'Hood-lings? Does that make us the 'Hood-mama's? Or the 'Hood-ies? Why doesn't our gang of peeps have a name? Do we really need one? Or am I so caught up in the secret language and bond between these characters in the story that I feel we should have one?
I love the "scrapbook" from the Ya-Ya's...... should I be saving stuff like they did? Should someone be writing down these stories that we keep retelling so they don't get lost? I have been saying for a while now that I wanted to start a scrapbook for me: and I think this is what I will do! Yes! Now I am on a mission! All those parties that are "locked" up inside the camera are coming out! I will post the first page, once I get it done, so you can see it.......
May 27, 2009
May 26, 2009
What camping trip is complete without smores? As the night wore on and the kids were getting ready for bed, Stands with Wood stoked the fire. I really enjoy being around the fire with good friends, spicy beverage (in the Bubba keg) and great conversation.
Indian Princess works for the coffee giant and we are kept in good coffee when we camp.
May 22, 2009
the kids will run and play amongst themselves, finding all kinds of "nature" to enjoy while we sit and relax. Camping for me is a vacation. This is what I do. I don't go stay in some fancy hotel in some far away place, not like I could afford it anyway. This is my one opportunity a year to get in touch with my redneck side and I LOVE it!!!
Peace out! I am incommunicado for 4 days!
Soccer game #2 of the week. Coach puts little girl back in the game. She and 2 other girls are the only ones who have not scored a goal so far this season. She starts out at wing, then coach changes her to forward. She is being aggressive and following through with each kick and the next thing you know, she scores a goal! Can you even stand it? I am so proud of her! I wish I could have captured the smile on her face: priceless.
This kid never ceases to amaze me! She can be so determined once she puts her mind to what she wants to achieve!
So we rush from the muddy soccer fields to the baseball field to catch Lil' C's game. It is already 1 hr in to it when we get there. Score is a not so friendly 9 to 6, in favor of the other team, when Lil' C takes the mound.
The team rallies back to an impressive 12-12 tie: and then the game is called for time. Suckage! What makes it even worse is the umpire is from THAT team, you know the one, and he did not make the best calls. I, of course, was sitting right next to the backstop so I made some not so friendly comments! What do I care? I don't like him and I am pretty sure the feeling is mutual.
Anyway........ the boys were disappointed but over all was a good effort on their part.
Migraine city. I was fighting it all day. I hate that. Then you take the migraine meds too late and it never seems to help. On top of all that, trying to pack for camping, Lil' C had another baseball game. The sun was shining, people were yelling and whistling and all that good stuff and my head was screaming. Lost the game, no energy to take pics, went home and had a hard time falling asleep. head was pounding as I laid down. Woke up Fri morning and it was gone! Thanks the stars!
May 20, 2009
By the time we got home from Bollywood dancing last night, finishing homework and getting things ready for the next day, kids in bed and I sit down to watch tv, it was already 9:40pm. I settle in to my favorite chair, curl up in my blanket to watch American Idol. (Yes, I am an Idol junkie and proud of it!) It was an ok night.......... kind of felt blah about the night. It is comparing two very different kinds of artists. We shall see what happens. My money is on Adam....... I am tired and decide to save the Dancing with the Stars finale for the next day.
So I get all ready for bed: teeth brushed, warm jammies on, and crawl in to bed. Turn the news on: I fall asleep to it or reading a book. I am almost asleep when the sports reporter comes on. And what are the next words I hear our of his mouth????? Shawn Johnson has just won Dancing with the Stars! (yep, still on the dvr.) Are you kidding me? Then I was mad that I had went to bed instead of staying up to watch it. Had I been on the Internet it was all over facebook too......... I was screwed no matter what! @%#&!!!
I have a life. This means that I am not in front of the tv exactly as the shows are rolling out..... I rely heavily on the dvr. At times it can be my best friend, sorry CHB! I don't get on the computer IMMEDIATELY after a finale, or something like that, to tell the ENTIRE WORLD what happened and then ruin it for them! Can't anyone wait until the next morning? Please? Ok, I am done. Thanks.
May 19, 2009
Unbeknownst to me, she asks the coach to put her in at forward so she can score a goal. She never ceases to amaze me. Here she is asking for something that she wants. Where did she get this from? Anyway, our soccer season is almost over and she is one of maybe 4 girls that don't have a goal under their belt for spring soccer.
Coach agrees and lets her in. She transforms on the field. I am not kidding. She looks like she could eat these girls for breakfast! She is quick, with fancy footwork and is determined to get that circle of black and white in to the goal.
Now here is the part I would love to say: "GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLL" however it was not in the cards. She was so close, even had a great kick but the goalie deflected it. Ah well, another game.
At the same time that we are celebrating her growth in skills, the coach lets us know that his daughter has been accepted to a select team and has agreed to play with them in the fall, so he will not be our coach anymore. This is sad news. He is so good with them. I wish his daughter the best of luck this fall and hope to be able to have him back as our coach one day.
May 18, 2009
Were "going to the lodge, Great Wolf Lodge. They got lot's of everything for everyone. Going to the lodge, Great Wolf Lodge!"
4 barf bags, 17 overnight bags, 1 triple mocha and the cd case later: we take off. 25 "are we there yet's", one potty break and a cry of excitement as pull up to the Great Wolf Lodge, Grand Mound WA. What a treat this was! My girl scout troop sold over 4800 boxes of cookies and this is what they chose to do with the troop profit.
Looks like they ALL had a great time to me!!! I bow to all the mom's who faithfully and tirelessly climbed all those stairs to get to the top, and then to ride down the Howling Tornado and not throw up at the bottom!
May 15, 2009
May 14, 2009
So here we are: all huddled under umbrella's, multiple layers of clothing on, cheering on Purple Crush. As they take the field, already soaked to the bone, they get their first look at the orange team. Didn't ask, didn't care what their name was. All I know is that this team is also undefeated, like us, and that they are the team to beat. Of course it does not help that I know one of the mom's on the other team, and she has been talking a blue streak to anyone who will listen about how good their team is.
As the first half gets under way, we can see that the teams are pretty evenly matched skill wise, and that this will be a great game. A couple of minutes go by, and the other team gets a goal on us. At this point I am now thinking, "oh man, are we gonna lose?", all the while knowing that is the worst thought to be having.
We have an awesome coach who really shows the girls the fundamentals of the game and takes the time to explain it to them. Even during a game, he is there to explain and show them what to correct. Offsides is a big thing right now.
Anyway, I digress. The other team has just scored the first goal and now that we see how they are, we are not going to let that happen again right? Right! As the game wears on, we proceed to score 4 goals on them. At the end of the game, the girls are pumped, and wet! We are now the undefeated team to beat! As we drive home, CHB and I, with the girls in the back seat, proceed to gloat over the win. Even though her daughter plays for another team, they will be playing them soon. It felt SO good to have won! maybe tomorrow I will remember it is not about the winning or the losing........ here's to hoping!
May 13, 2009
It went from heart palpitations, to an increased blood pressure, to wanting to pull your hair out, to sweet relief. It is amazing what happens when you assume. Yep, that's right. It makes an ass out of you AND me. You would think that as we vary in age from 31 to 40 we would have some life experience that could guide us every day. Nope. We like to keep it interesting! Here's to you ladies!
My NEW favorite thing, especially lately, is when people, who shall remain nameless, take what you say, and completely turn it in to something else. It is like their ears shut off after 10 seconds and they make the rest up as they go along! So, you think to yourself, maybe if I send a clear and concise email, they will have a chance to read it, see where I am coming from and understand. Right? WRONG! In no time at all, here comes the answer back and you KNOW they have not taken the time to process ONE word of what you have said beyond the first sentence. It drives me crazy! Can you tell? Really?
And last but certainly not least, and at the TOP of my new favorite list: when people automatically assume the worst in you. I swear to you all: I need 2009 to start over. I have heard of having a bad day, a bad week, even a bad month, but for crimany sakes folks! 5 crazy, upside down months in a row? People have said, oh (fill in the blank) was a bad year, and I think to myself: the whole year can not be THAT bad right? I am apologizing to them all now. I am humbled before you and now feel that pain you were talking about. Seriously it is ridiculous..........
OK now that I have purged that all I feel better.