Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mail system...you are just whacked

So after my mail day yesterday.... This is what came in the mail today...

Mail person you can just take that right back into your little truck with you!!  I will soooooo take day one's mail delivery over this one! USPS get your head out of your ass and don't come round here with this trash again!!!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Too much in one day, just too much!

Today in the mail I received

#1 - A reminder from Radford that Brenna is graduating in less than a month


#3 - A complimentary copy... Does anyone younger than 80 actually subscribe to Reader's Digest?  I remember it was the only magazine that my grandparents had at their house.  I would read it because I didn't have anything else to read.  I guess those were the days before I traveled with at least 18 books!  But I digress....
Okay cruel world... I get it!  I'm getting old... old...old...rub it in why don't you!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Smokey Jacobs Regatta

Finally!!  We made it through and entire regatta and everyone got to race!!  They played fruit basket upset on the boys varsity side this week.  Seems like there must be some kind of rule or regulation in the "crew lineup handbook" that says nothing good can stay the same.  This week they raced a Junior 8 and a Lightweight 8.  Zack is back stroking the Lightweight 8, separated from some of his friends, but back and reunited with others.  He's had a really good attitude and said that the boat feels really good and pretty fast.   So, off we went to the regatta.  An absolutely beautiful day!  It turned out to be quite successful for most everyone...  The Junior 8 took first.  Zack's boat was 2nd, the Novices were 2nd after catching a crab and recovering well, they would have been 1st without a doubt.

When did my baby boy become such a man!?!

Then there were my freshman..... I was so extremely proud of them.  They raced their little hearts out.  The last 100-200 meters they were neck and neck with Woodson.  Literally each stroke the boats took, had them squeak ahead of the other one.  I was at the finish line, standing next to the Woodson coach and we were having heart attacks.  My guys were edged out literally by a stroke.  2 seconds between third and fourth.  Woodson may have gotten third but they had to really work for it!  Last week Woodson beat us by 47 seconds!  This week 2 seconds!  I'd say that's a freaking success!

What a crazy season.  One more regatta and then it's States, then Stotes and then god willing Nationals!  It's like a whirlwind! 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

It doesn't get much better than this...

I found this treasure at the used bookstore... does it get any better than this...
Natural disaster, secret government lab, genetically engineered virus and zombies... Seriously....
If I can't exercise, then I'm going to indulge in eating trash and reading trash!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Darrell Winslow Regatta

We almost made it through a whole regatta this time... but not quite.  It was the wind this time, instead of the cold or rain.  We got all the races done except for the Novices, which is the worst.  Those poor guys still haven't raced.  It didn't make ONE BIT of sense, they sent the freshman and the novice 4's down the race course - but they cancelled the 8's.  What??!!?!  Anyway, we had quite a few disappointed rowers and just as many upset parents and rightly so...  But as for those that did race, it went pretty well.  Zack raced as a 1st 8 and they made it into the finals and ended up 5th.  Not too bad.  I think they felt pretty good about that.

Rowing is hard work!
My Freshman did get to race and it was pretty exciting.  They did really well... everything you want from a freshman first race... they made it down the course, they didn't run into anyone, no one fell out of the boat and they weren't last!!  I think it was a pretty insane day for them, the wind was crazy so they had a very difficult time at the start platforms, the wind blew them into another lane (but they weren't the only ones) no penalty and they didn't impede anyone. 
I think they felt pretty good, getting one under their belts.  Now they can focus on getting better and it won't be so scary next time.... for any of us! :o)   

Friday, April 10, 2015

This shit hurts....

I've done something to myself, sharp stabbing pains straight through my boob.  I felt a twinge on Monday during Erg class, but nothing big.  But, it' progressively gotten worse.  Now it hurts to sit up, lie down, cough, sneeze, blow my nose... of course immediately I convince myself I have a tumor in my chest wall or breast cancer and I'm going to be on my last legs.  I start planning how I'll schedule my surgery between regattas...  I wonder where Brenna gets it!! :o)  Fortunately John was home to talk me down off that ledge and convinced me that most likely I've just pulled an intercostal rib muscle.  Which definitely makes more sense than suddenly developing a tumor... thank goodness...  So, now I'm taking it easy.  I haven't worked out since Monday, no running, no erging nothing and to be honest it's really driving me crazy!!  I just know those fat globules are just racing around my body looking for somewhere to plant themselves!  I'm really not very good at relaxing.  Plus it seems like if I'm not exercising, then I'm eating.  It's either one or the other for me.  If I'm exercising then I'm hardly eating or if I'm eating then I'm hardly exercising.  I have to keep telling myself that I'm not being lazy, I'm actually resting my body and letting it heal.  But I don't like all those 0's on my Run This Year Chart.  I'm going to have some making up to do once I get back on my feet.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

This shit is getting real!

While Brenna was home over Easter, we worked on her Graduation announcement.  We decided to go homemade instead of shelling out the big bucks for the professional ones.
It's still completely unreal to me that she is going to be graduating from COLLEGE and moving to Wisconsin in just over a month!  I really don't want to think to much about it.  I know it's the natural progression, and most of the time in my life when I've been dreading some milestone that is coming up, but the time it gets there - I'm ready.  Kindergarten, B leaving for college, Zack going to high school - it all worked out and we were all ready and navigated it just fine.  But somehow having her move away to Wisconsin, I don't think I'm going to be ready for that.