It's Wednesday, so only a couple more days until the big swim meet. The prep has been going fine, overall. I honestly can't complain too much. Except I still am feeling general fatigue from thinking about it, and there is part of me that just flat out doesn't want to deal with it. We had… Continue reading Some volunteer fatigue and I used the crockpot!
Meet is over + a day I’ve been looking forward to
Good news- the swim meet is all over. Everything went fine. There were the usual hiccups here and there, but nothing terrible. The biggest issue was that the head coach had set a ticket limit of 250 tickets per session (a.m and p.m.) because our pool just doesn't have that much space for spectating. He… Continue reading Meet is over + a day I’ve been looking forward to
Big sigh of relief- the Regionals meet is DONE. Everything went well and we got a lot of compliments from other teams/parents about how smoothly everything ran. I also felt very honored, because someone came up to me yesterday and told me that our co-host team's Meet Directors were "raving" about what an awesome job… Continue reading DONE
A photo to remember
Feels weird to be typing a post in the evening. I basically only ever blog in the morning, and if I don't, I just don't blog that day. But I'm sitting on the floor next to my fireplace, Asher is in his room talking to friends, Ethan went to a sleepover, and Ivan ran to… Continue reading A photo to remember
Tired, the week, etc.
Feeling kind of tired/ blah this morning. I stayed up until 11 pm working on volunteer related preparations for yet another home hosted swim meet coming up the weekend of February 18-20. It's a big one, too- Regionals. Typically Regionals are not hosted by our team (we always just attend at a different pool) but… Continue reading Tired, the week, etc.
THE MEET IS OVER. Yippee. We all survived all 3 days of the meet, everything went well, and it's done. THANK God. I am legit exhausted right now, though. It was just, obviously, a lot- both leading up to it, and also I think the nervous energy all weekend long of just making sure everything… Continue reading I survived
Today is Day 1 of the big swim meet I'm coordinating (well, it starts tonight at 5:30). Friday night is the "distance events session". It's only a couple hours long and not TOO many kids, so should be pretty low key today. (The big kahuna really starts tomorrow.) Asher is swimming the 400 IM for… Continue reading Context shifting
Weekend and tired
Hello hello! Didn't mean to go MIA for a while there. We were gone all weekend for Asher's State competition in Milwaukee, which isn't too far from my parents' house. Asher swam Saturday and Sunday afternoon, and we ended up staying overnight at my parents' until Monday morning. (I took a half day off, the… Continue reading Weekend and tired
Couple good things
1- Christmas music is BACK! Last night in the car, Asher turned the radio on, and bam. There it was. "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree." I am not sad about this. No, it's not too early. No, it's not annoying. 😁 I love Christmas music. It feels almost impossible to be down when you are… Continue reading Couple good things
I’m such a sucker! Back to volunteering….
Hello hello! I didn't really intend to stop blogging for ~5 days, but I guess I did. Main reasons include: -Ivan is still in Mexico (gets home late tonight), so things have just been a little busier for me. -My parents came for the weekend (since I couldn't be in multiple places at once with… Continue reading I’m such a sucker! Back to volunteering….