Monday, 26 September 2011

Love, Loss and What I Wore

No...not the theatrical play that I LOVED when I saw it with my Mom.

This post is about our weekend.

Middleman's soccer team made it to the semi-finals and lost 5-1 against a team that is TWO divisions higher than them. They played like rock stars and I am SO proud of them. We are SO blessed with amazing coaches. This team has come so far and although we lost, we lost fairly and proudly.

I changed three times on Saturday. The morning was FREEZING and the afternoon was HOT. The evening was warm. Therefore, I changed my clothes three times.

That's it...love, loss and what I wore this weekend. Pin It

Friday, 23 September 2011

The last hurrah...

Middleman's last soccer tournament of the season is this weekend. I love watching that boy play soccer. He really is awesome.

His first game is at 8:15 (YIKES!) tomorrow morning. Luckily, the field is only 5 minutes from our house, but still...he has to be at the field by 7:00...that's gonna hurt!!

He plays again at noon and then 3:45. If they make it through, the semi-finals are at 8:15 on Sunday and then the finals are at noon. We then plan to go apple picking and over to Grandma's for a nice roast dinner. Mmmmm!!

This week has been a crazy one again...work is beyond stressful and I am working many hours with clients. It's been tough. Next week won't be much different. So much to do. :( Next weekend though, we are heading down to Pennsylvania for a shopping spree. The kids need winter clothes (coats and boots too) and I need some new threads myself, so we are heading to Grove City to spend!

Threepeat started skating lessons last night...he's so cute. He was so excited about it. This year, he is on the ice for a full hour as opposed to just half an hour like last year, so needless to say, after a full day at school and an hour on the ice, he was POOPED!

Boy Oneder hasn't had a hockey game yet, but practices are in full swing. He is loving grade 10 now that he's no longer one of the nifty-niners. He's so tall (5'9") and wears a size TEN shoe. Gulp! He's growing into a handsome young man and I am so very proud of him.

Middleman is excelling in grade seven. He is naturally smart and really doesn't have to put a lot of effort into anything to get high marks (certainly didn't get that from ME!) and is on the school's cross country team!

Threepeat loves JK and continues to go to preschool on the alternate days. Five days a week of school/preschool is wiping him out and he is going to bed (in his own bed EVERY night) much earlier and easier!

This past week has been a bad one stress-wise for me. I barely kept it together over the weekend and had a complete meltdown on Sunday night. Sobbing like a mad woman...everything just got to me and I had to release it all. As the week has progressed, I am still stressed, but feeling much better. Looking forward to quieter times...one day. :) Pin It

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

And so the fall/winter craziness begins!

Last night, I registered Threepeat for his skating lessons. They start on September 22 and run from 6:30 to 7:30 every Thursday until Christmas. He is also registered for indoor soccer, which runs on Sundays from 11:00 to 12:00. Hubster will coach his indoor soccer team.

Boy Oneder has started his hockey tryouts/practices. He will practice on Fridays from 9:30 to 10:30 and Sundays from 5:15 to 6:15 pm.

Middleman continues with his outdoor soccer for a little while...Wednesday night practices from 6:00 to 7:30 and Saturday morning practices from 9:00 to 10:30. He has one more tournament (a home tourney, so no travel) on September 24th and 25th. He will then begin his winter schedule which is usually Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and either Saturdays or Sundays.

I must admit, I can't wait for hockey to get into full swing. I LOVE watching Boy Oneder play. Don't get me wrong, I love watching the other boys play soccer as well, but not as much as hockey. Middleman has decided to focus his efforts on indoor soccer this year and therefore, will not be playing hockey. That makes me sad, because he was REALLY good, but Hubster and I follow the kids' lead and if he feels it is too much, we respect that.

So, the short reprieve from sports was nice, but I am looking forward to getting back into action again! Pin It

Sunday, 11 September 2011

I remember...

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Thursday, 8 September 2011

Hard to say good-bye

I went to our friend's father's funeral visitation tonight and this song was playing on a screen with videos and photos of her father throughout his life. The screen was right beside the open casket and as I knelt and prayed over her father, I glanced over and saw the screen and heard the video. I lost it right then and there. I got up and tried to compose myself before heading over to the receiving line, but couldn't.

My friend had to console ME at HER father's funeral. How embarrassing. :(

I dedicate this song to my Daddy and my sister. :(

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Routine

I hate routine.

I have always been a pretty-much fly by the seat of my pants kind of gal. I hate having to be somewhere by a certain time because if I am late, I get crazy. I've never had a routine for my boys either. Many parents had to have a set time for feeding, naps, etc., but I never did. The boys slept when they were tired and ate when they were hungry. And I liked it that way. We all flew by the seat of our pants together.

Having had no real routine all summer, this week is KILLING me. Having the boys' lunches to make, ensuring that homework is done, clothes are clean, driving Threepeat to and from school and preschool and getting to where we need to be extracurricularly (is that a word) has been nuts. Add to the mix a VERY busy work week and mountains of paperwork and cheques to be filled out for the schools and well, I am spent (excuse the pun)!

I'm feeling so blue (and I know alot of others are too from conversations, Facebook statuses, blogs and the like). I am chaulking it up to the change in both the weather, which suddenly turned cold and gray overnight) and the whole getting back into routine business. I hate it. I'm not sleeping either. Three nights in a row now and I have slept less than four hours each night, all of those hours broken sleep and the sleep I did get was fitful and full of horrible dreams. This whole ball of wax adds up to one stressed Mommy.

So tonight, I will take a sleeping pill...one of 15 pills that was prescribed for me many moons ago and will be the third one I have taken in those many moons. Sometimes, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do to get recharged.

Here's hoping that next week will be a fresh one, where I will be used to the school routine and back to a well-rested, less moody, HAPPY human being. Pin It

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

First day(s) of school!

Three boys in school. Everyone had a great first day. :)

Boy Oneder:



Middleman:



Threepeat:

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Tuesday, 6 September 2011

And they're off!

Boy Oneder left at 7:30 for the school bus stop. Look out grade ten, here he comes!

Middleman left for school at 8:15...he's hitting up grade seven.

Threepeat starts Junior Kindergarten tomorrow (staggered start) but goes to preschool on his off days, so we are off to drop himoff at preschool in a few minutes.

I can't believe summer is over. :( Pin It
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