Domestic Bliss

Tuesday, November 08, 2005


I just have to brag on my son Aaron. We just got back from his championship soccer game. They won. ALL YEAR 14 games undefeated. Undefeated in the tournament. Overall the season stats were 48 goals scored, and only 4 goals scored against them. Hats off to "the yankee" and his awesome coaching ability.
More impressive, at his conference with his teacher last night I was told that Aaron is way above average in his thought processes. His report card was straight A's and A+'s except for "needs improvement in conduct". Who can complain about him talking a little too much with grades like that? His teacher said he is "definetly gifted" and "there is no limit to what this kid can do". She said she will be recommending that he go into the Academically Gifted Program next year.
I feel so lucky to have him. He is a child with a spark and a heart of gold. I know I am probalbly partial, but I think he is the greatest boy in the world

Sunday, September 18, 2005

One more thing to do

This time of year is crazy. School starts back, trying to adjust to a new routine, soccer starts, etc. For example, last week--Monday *1) make sure everything is ready for school (lunch money, ice cream money, snack, water bottle, homework, eat breakfast, and oh yeah-Aaron *2) make sure Chad is ready for work (breakfast, lunch, snack, drink money-is he a child too? *3) go to work get off at 5:00 *4) go pick Aaron up at the YMCA and get home at 5:30 *5) fix supper while *6) helping with homework *7) soccer practice at 7:00 lasts until 8:15 *8) drive back home and get Aaron in bed by 9:00--Tuesday all the same except *1)I need to remember that the YMCA will take him to the Library so be sure to remember to send back books *2) Instead of soccer practice, we go to my Maw-Maw's (the whole family eats dinner there on Tuesdays)--Wednesday is the same as Monday except soccer practice is at 6:00 which really makes me have to kick it in high gear to get home from the YMCA and get there in time, oops I forgot it is library day at school (remember to send books).--Thursday was the only day I did not have anything scheduled (so I thought #1 I forgot that is pool day at the YMCA and I forgot to send swim trunks and a towel so during my lunch that day I went home and picked those up and took them to Aaron at school #2 Aaron wanted to join the Cub Scouts and the sign up was--Thursday night--Friday the same except *1) mom is in the hospital and I had to take her some nightgowns etc. all the way to Valdese (45 minutes from my house) *2) go pick up soccer uniforms at 6:00.
Now if you paid close attention, I did not mention any housework, laundry, or going to the grocery store. That is the fun I have on the weekends, plus a soccer game on Saturday morning. Guess what? Next week- *Monday-scouts *Tuesday-soccer game *Thursday-soccer game plus all the usual stuff (I won't list it all again).........I think if I am asked to do one more thing, the person asking better be standing far enough away that I can't reach them or even far enough away that I can't throw something at them because as you can see it would not be hard to hurl something at them because my hands are usually full.

Friday, September 02, 2005

A First Time for Everything

My husband got a motorcycle. One of the "bullet bikes". Up until yestserday I have never been on a motorcycle in my life--NEVER. I honestly thought I would never ride one, too dangerous. Well yesterday I hopped on the back and we went out to a biker bar. I know the picture in your head is worse than it was. The place is really nice, and by the way has good food. For anyone who knows me the mental image of me cringing and holding on for dear life is running through your head, well that is not far off. For the first 5 minutes, I felt nauseated, but gradually I became more comfortable, even smiling on the way home (of course the beer I drank probalbly had something to do with that). I had a good time. I am not saying that you can expect me to be a "motorcycle momma", but at least now I am not terrified of it.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Eating a Little Crow

Aaron played soccer last year. His team was all children who had never played soccer before, needless to say, they only won one game last year. If they got close to winning a game, I got really excited. This being said there was one game where they were ahead by one goal in the first and second quarters of the game. Well of course I was stoked. In the third quarter the opposing team scored and we were tied. In the fourth quarter, the other team scored again so the were ahead by one. The coach for the other team(who by this time I had "lovingly" nicknamed "The Yankee") instructed his players to keep kicking the ball out of bounds because they were ahead and it was the fourth quarter, so if we did not have a chance to score their team would win the game. This was 5 and 6 year old kids. That was a very dirty way to win a game, I thought. That was a very bad example of sportsmanship to give them. Well guess who is Aaron's soccer coach this year? That's right--"The Yankee". So Chad and I are sitting there watching practice and talking about that fateful game last year when Chad points out that if I were a parent for a child on the other team that what "The Yankee" did would not have bothered me because we would have won the game. I tried to argue with him, but the more I thought about that, I realized he was probalbly right. So here is to "The Yankee" and hoping that we have a winning season.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

New Hope for a New Year

Today was the first day of school for my son Aaron. He is 7 and in the second grade. Last year was, well to be blunt, a shitty year. He had a teacher who just ruined the first grade. I told him yesterday that this was a new year and he could start it with a clean slate and that I knew he would do great. My husband (Chad) kept saying "When you get in trouble this year" and I said Chad how about the benefit of the doubt and saying "IF you get in trouble this year". Well I am pleased to announce that he had a WONDERFUL first day. Those who have children may understand what I mean in saying that he "did not have to flip a card". This is a great start and renews my hope for a great year for him. I know that this is not a very exctiting post, but it does and to my "domestic bliss".

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Trying to see if this works