Tuesday, August 07, 2012
"Last Friday," was the flat response from the soccer park when I'd called asking about the last day to register for soccer.
For a split second I thought about all the free time I'd have if we went one season without soccer totally dominating our every waking non-school moment for a ten week period.
"Am I totally too late?" I broached.
She let me run over there and register anyway. Deep sigh. Four teams once again, four different team schedules to accommodate, it's nearly impossible, but I'll make it work.
Other parents have called the Parks Department to gripe about having just two kids in a family with different schedules and have asked for entire team times to be changed. The Director has often told me how much he appreciates me not ever complaining, but just showing up and getting it done.
He gets exasperated with the two parent, two child family complaints, telling his staff, "Cindy's down here every night of the week juggling her kids games and practice times," a small feat that's making me inordinately over proud, as compliments can be exceedingly rare in a family like mine.
I spent exactly 30 minutes at Rack Room armed with a printed out $10 off coupon, calculating their Buy One, Get One Half Off numbers in my mind and walked outta there with $353 spent and everyone happy.
We can do this.
They got Nikes, New Balance, Vanns, and some faddish name brands I can't remember now.
Today is Open House at all the schools, but first this morning it's Senior Citizen Discount Day at Goodwill and several kids are dogging me to run by there first, knowing they can get some really great deals, cool clothes at rock bottom prices, plus my 25% discount on Tuesdays.
Let's do this.
Sarah's intensive yoga course that she's now enrolled in is yoga teacher training, she's also taken on another big client recently, plus is dabbling in another financial venture, giving me more time with Hazel, but not by much as Sarah can do most of these endeavors with Hazel.
Ray's picked up an extra home school curriculum Tuesday class. Bless his heart, he was stung on the eyelid by a yellow jacket in his sandbox, thus attending a first day with a swollen eyelid.
He can do this.
Mae will also start kindergarten tomorrow, did that go by fast, or what? Anyone remember this day?
My kids are ready to go back to school, ten weeks of vacation suited them, but now are chomping at the bit to move on. I could use some more free hours what with soccer evals already coming up this Saturday, thus ramping us into constant motion until the final tournaments right before Halloween.
Uh-oh, Daniel's wedding's gonna hit right then during the end of the season high pressure games. Like Scarlett, I'll worry 'bout that another day.
Praying, and asking for prayers, for my BFF's mom who broke both her nose and her kneecap in a fall. I cringe as I type this, the pain must be unimaginable there in the kneecap area, she's 80 years old and now facing surgery.
Hearing about this late last night I took a moment to be thankful for my own health and relative high speed motion that allows me to accomplish so much each day. U10, U12, U16 and U19 team schedules just don't seem all that daunting anymore.
I can do this.