So I totally suck as a blogger these days. I might as well just make this the once a week update on the Team. In my defense, the lingering cough that I have been enjoying for three weeks turned especially ugly leading me to abandon all manner of activities (gym, tennis, even cocktail hour - the horror!) And you just know you are leading a charmed/sheltered existence when Morrigan said to me the other day, "Oh Mommy - I hate that you are still sick. It is really hard to play tennis when you are sick!"
After trying to battle through illness, I did finally just take to the sofa this week and did a whole lot o' nothing. Sadly for my under the weather self, the Schedule of Events caught up with me and I had to abandon my reclined post for the weekend.
Friday night we had Supper Club conveniently located across the street. We were a twee bit late as I had to pick Morrigan up from an overnight field trip and the bus was naturally late giving them a 0% on time rating over the last 2 years. It was classic when I dropped her off for said trip. Another Mom said she had been instructed to stay until the bus had left. I looked around for Morrigan and saw she had boarded the bus without saying goodbye and was motioning for me to leave. Good thing we value Independence around here. But back on point, Supper Club was fun, maybe a bit too much fun (surprise) as I was feeling those pomegranate martinis the next morning as we....
drove 2 hours to Waynesboro for a swim meet! We were only doing one day as Tim had to work on Sunday and that suited the whole family just fine. Eion arrived and immediately set up camp with the other ds players. To his credit, we barely saw him all day. He entertained himself and only hit us up a few times for concession money.
Morrigan posted some improved times and some the same. But she had a fantastic attitude and seemed not at all worried with placement.
Maggie had the meet of her life. She dropped time in everything including 14.5 seconds off her 50 back. In terms of Summer swimming, she is already making silver times for everything in the 7-8 age group. The downside is there were a bunch of really fast girls there and those greatly improved times translated into 25th place finishes. We're not expecting many ribbons here.
But what they really considered important was the after meet trip to Cracker Barrel. I can't be entirely sure but I think that is the whole reason they wanted to attend this meet.
After a much needed afternoon nap, we were off to poker. I was a disappointing 4th place but Tim tied for 1st.
Tim had to work today so I was left with the task of getting the house ready for our Thanksgiving guests. We have Tim's parents and his brother and family coming in this week so there was plenty to do. But not so much to do that we couldn't take a few hours out to see the new Harry Potter flick. While I think E had some trouble following it, the girls loved it. And they made a point of letting me know they were most definitely not afraid.
I broke down and started antibiotics hoping that might finally break this illness so say a little prayer for me as I hope to rally for Thanksgiving.