Gosh, it feels like it’s been a while, which is so rare for me.
We were gone all weekend (Friday –> Sunday night) for the Wisconsin State Championships swim meet and yesterday kind of felt like a whirlwind, too.
My life feels a little weird right now. Our spring break trip is coming up very soon now (11 days!) and I have a list a mile long of things to do. I feel out of touch with my “online community” of blogging/blog reading at the moment, too.
Here’s a current good/ bad list, off the top of my head:
1-Asher did awesome at State! He qualified and swam in 6 individual events (50, 100, 200 freestyle; 50 and 100 backstroke; 50 butterfly) and 3 relays. Also, he swam personal best times in all but 1 one event!! This was so exciting for him, and he was so happy to end the season on a really high note.
2-I’m glad the swim season is over!! We all needed a break now. It’s only a 1 month break, and we’ll be gone for 2 weeks of it, but still. I think Asher was ready for a break, too. He swims a lot!! It’s good to take some time off, reset, refresh, etc. AWAY from the pool now and then.
3- Our Ireland/Rome trip is coming up soon and looks like it will be a go! The boys are so excited. I can’t believe it has been 2 years since our originally planned trip was cancelled. And that it’s been a full 2 years since the pandemic started! I bought tickets for our Colosseum/ Roman Forum/ Palatine Hill visit yesterday which makes it all feel more real, too. 🙂
4- Our county’s mask mandate is finally being lifted today! Yay! Good news that things have trended in the right direction and are staying there. I’m praying numbers will continue to be low and restrictions can remain lifted for the long term. After 2 years of virtual school and/or fully masked school, masks will now be optional at school, too, starting today.
1- Ukraine/ Russia. UGH/ OMG/ WTH?? How horrifying and simply insane. It’s hard to believe this sort of thing is happening in modern day. The whole thing is just absolutely awful on so many levels.
2- (Paling in comparison to #1, but I’ll continue….) My life feels all mixed up. Being away all weekend + trying to start getting organized for our trip + I have 2 appointments this week (haircut Thursday, vet appt Friday) just has me feeling kind of stressed/ frazzled. I wish I had a few days off from work to just take care of a bunch of stuff, but, I don’t.
3- I also have a cold. Ethan had a little cold last week, which he then gave to Asher right before his swim meet (not covid- we tested both multiple times). We were actually worried Asher might not be able to swim! But his cold came and went quickly, and despite a few lingering sniffles, he was fine, thankfully. Now I have it. It feels almost like bad allergies- lots of sneezing/ watery eyes/ head congestion. It’s mostly just irritating and is making me a little crabby.
4- My morning routine has been “off” feeling since the Olympics! Too many late nights, then all the swim meet volunteer stuff, now out of town + cold…. if my morning routine isn’t right, my days/ workouts/ everything else gets off, so, that’s been annoying as well. Hmph. 🙃
Here are a few pics of Asher at State!
I love this picture of Asher and his coach. He records Asher racing on the iPad, and then as soon as he’s done, they review the video right away to see what he did well, and what can use improvement. I love the emphasis on feedback! Takes the focus off of whatever the immediate result is/was, and shifts it to LEARNING and growing, which is what it’s all about, in my opinion.
Matching t-shirts 🙂
I am grateful for electricity. Back to the basics today- but not to be taken for granted.