Finally coming down from the weekend soccer (coached 4 games, refereed four other games, out in weather that ranged from 32-52F, sunny and cloudy in turn, with a chilly wind to boot). Girls finished 4th and got medals, but we were 45 seconds from winning our semi-final and going to the championship game when the other team scored to tie us. Overtime was even, so we went to penalty kicks and after 10(!) tried, they scored…and we didn’t. So we were a bit demoralized for the 3rd place game.
Still, the girls got a gift from me in being able to shave off my beard (they did pretty well), and so I am sans beard for the first time in a year or so (it tends to be cyclical thing with me). But soccer is done (at least until December, when indoor soccer starts up).
Woke to rain this morning. Still raining this afternoon. Good day to curl up with a book, so I went to B&N and bought one (Uncompromising Honor by David Weber, the last(?) in his 25-year Honor Harrington series).
FCM, Bumba, add me to the flat tire on wheelbarrow brigade. Just don’t use it enough to go to the bother of replacing it.
I don’t do much for T-giving and Xmas, since I go up to my brother’s for both so I let them do the ‘stuff’. With all three kids out of the house, I expect that they will be dialed back some.
Nut, your uncle sounds like a…can’t think of a good British term for a jerk. And don’t worry, they’ll figure out they need to move the plants to where the students are in another 15 years or so.
Midget, hope the head is healing–did I miss a bulletin last week? And I know what you mean by Moms. I really do.
Juliet, keep an even keel; know it’s hard but you can do it.
LAJohn, good on you for the clothes donation. I have a group (Purple Heart) that comes around ever ycouple of months and they get my extras.
Sweater(don’t know if you (or Johnny LA for that matter) have a Mumper name yet, so I’ll hang a temp on ya), I think my one job was mashing to potatoes at Thanksgiving, outside of that the TV and beer was about right.
Checked out the window right now. Yep, still raining.