My sweet stepson Little Frank (22yo) was coming bk from visiting Austin Sat night and his brang new tire had a blowout on exit 204. The girls and I took him bk to his car yesterday and was going to walk the campus for the first time. We ate at 530 OUTSIDE hot Gerberts across the street in dirty picnic tables bc we brought the damn puppy. Then we Parker at JCKellum and took the stairs up to the LBJ building. I’m pretty sure Cat will never go there bc of that hill. I told her to just get a dorm on top. It was a hot and hard trek. Addie said, I like your school, Momma. LF got his car and we are all say from the tow trucks in San Marcos
You can’t be on a National team, if you don’t put in the extra work. Go get changed for your private lesson!
If you don’t want to practice, then we won’t sign up next year, but you’re going to practice!
My little Xtreme team is getting better every week. We are doing our best to play real big girl volleyball: three touches before sending it over. This is our third week. We have four club/CYO girls, four CYO girls and two brand new to the sport softball players who are doing great and learning fast. We practice once a week tonight 7-9. Two hours of crash course big girl volleyball. FUN!! Can’t wait! Love my team!
Meet “Regrets” we haven’t decided on a name yet but I’m pretty sure that’s what I will call her. The other dog didn’t work out. This one we bought and met at the HEB parking lot off Marbach Rd. Big mistake! Her name shld be Vegas bc this dog hit the jack pot!
We are in the bidding/financial process of building the ranch house. Because we are living in our soon to be rental, frk is not stressed at all. He wld be happy to live here forever. He just might. I keep crunching numbers and you know that’s bad when my numbers float around in my head. (Numbers and me don’t get a long.) The 16 acres is completely raw. Nearest pole is on 60 acre property behind us and we don’t know how far. Slab, electrical infrastructure, road work, and lumber make me want to karate chop throat punch them. Trying to steal my pool money! Adalin can’t wait to build herself her veterinarian clinic in the barn. Frank wants it to be a AirBB. I want to pour concrete for a metal enclosured court. Cat doesn’t care and is just here for the ride. She’s a teenager. My Pinterest board is hot and popping with activity. We all have dreams!
Homesite. Makes me sad to destroy this.
I don’t what I am thinking!!! But we are trying to adopt Frapple soon to be Cooper. Probably because I am grieving my teenager going from a puppy to a cat.
They are laughing that I went broke but guess who won at the end with the most money #whoslaughingnow
We had tryouts yesterday. Addie and Cat for Xtreme. I helped run tryouts with Maggie from 12:15-7:30. 11-12s first then 13-14s. It was a long day. Both my girls made the team. Praise Jesus! Cat hasn’t had great hitting. Nets taller too. She’s not jumping. She said afterward clearly upset. It’s fine I’ll be back row. Hard pass on setting. Her serving was awesome and she’s a great passer. Cat’s knee started hurting again when we all had to run for our lives in f-ing Chicago! She hasn’t been herself in many ways.
Addie made 11s team! I’m coaching. She and her little friends worked hard very sweaty. She tried her best sans any teenage attitude. We have six confirmed and one maybe. They look so good! I’m excited.
The 14s have a new coach and poor guy stepped into major drama. 5 families threatened walkout if they had to play with two others who were not positive teammates. Bad attitudes need to be nipped in the bud. Addressed and mediated first then consequenced and ultimately let go if problem persists. It’s our job as parents and coaches. Unfortunately, the two were coach/club owners family. Maggie told me all season her attempts to resolve. It’s been heavy on her for some time now. How do you address conflict and keep the peace especially when no one acknowledges, let alone takes responsibility. I feel bad for everyone in that situation. We are just glad we are not sitting on sidelines a part of it anymore.
On the contrary I feel very positive about next season 13s. We will be a better team! Minus towering height, we picked up players that will help where we lacked. We spoke with all girls individually. Told them it’s up to you to put in the time and work hard. I am already tired but I only have six more years with Cat! I need them to be great filled with happiness and hard work! 🙏🏼
We ended 33 out of 64. We finished 5-4. The girls could of played so much better but did well considering and I am proud of them. Cat threw attitude and I even cried pleading for her to be better. She QS upset she wasn’t doing her best. We spent five days in boring Indy and then drove to Chicago.
My sisters family, my mom and my family rented an AirBB in Lincoln Park. An old brown stone near Dupal Univ. we tried to go to Whote Sox game but got rained out. We took an architecture boat tour, ate lunch at Signature room on 95th flood. We walked the entire Magnificent Mile to Millineum Park to see the bean. Ate at Giordos. Visited the Firld Museum, Shopped at Water Tower them Ubered to Navy Pier. We spent 3 hours with the rest of the 75k crowd to see fireworks. They were like all fireworks and waited 15mins decideimf what to do. The crowd just kept coming so we joined in and walked slowly to the exit. We bantered with each other. We were happy content then chaos erupted.
Holy crap it was the craziest situation I’ve ever been in! Without a concern in the world except where to catch an Uber we all walked shoulder to shoulder in one direction and the suddenly the crowd stopped and circled out for a second then people just started running in the opposite direction we were all walking. We started running. Cat was sprinting away with Marlowe in panic. I tried to keep her in my sight. Marisa was screaming for Bubba. Frank was carrying Addie when we were walking, so I knew he had her. I could lose Cat. Frank and I lost each other. Cat ran upstairs and I fell over someone and people started stepping over and on me. I thought that was how I was going to die. My sister stopped. Cat came back to help me.
I lost my flip flop, my phone was gone. My mom lost her purse. We stayed in the steps trying to asess. James went back for the purse. And somehow found my phone. He said there were personal items everywhere. I saw Frank in the distance. He yelled for me to follow him. A second wave of ppl started running away. We started running again. I had to stay with Cat. Frank and I got separated again. My sister family, mom and ran behind a small utility shed. I asked a cowering worker where the nearest exit was. We ran there. My mom bought some shoes and gave them to me. We walked with the crowd again on a barricaded sidewalk. My whole goal was to get my family away from all people. We crossed Lakeshore to a park with some space. Frank and I made contact and met up later down the street. We had to walk for blocks to get away from the crowd. Cat and her cousins were crying uncontrollably. Sirens everywhere. Addie stayed calm but squeezed my hand every time we heard a loud noise.
I can’t stop thinking how this will change my girls forever. It was horrible! But seriously what were we thinking going there??? 75k people full capacity on a f-ing pier in Chicago!! I will never be in a large crowd again. We are all traumatized. I know Jesus and my dad took care of us.
Someone threw a firecracker in the crowd and yelled gun. 13 trampled and taken to hospital. Three men got in a gang fight and stabbed each other in parking garage.