Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pretty much...

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The pic above pretty much sums up the way I feel. You wouldn't think sitting on a bleacher seat for three days would be exhausting, but it really way. Maybe it was being away from home or all the driving or feeling guilty I couldn't also be at Mackenna's dog show or trying to revise my manuscript surrounded by crowds at the pool. Volunteering yesterday just added the the tiredness.

Someone asked in the comment section how my son did at the meet. I'm very proud of him. His 11-12 year old relay team placed in at least two of their events. If I wrote down the time correctly and they didn't DQ, they also did this in a third, but I haven't been able to confirm it yet. That means top 8! Woo-hoo. Individually, he didn't make any finals (top 8), but we weren't expecting him, too. He lowered his times in about half of his races which was the goal of the weekend.

When he wasn't at the pool, we took advantage of our free time. He was completely captivated by the in-room Jacuzzi tub. I think we could have fit his relay time in there! So after each day of swimming he soaked in there with the jets blowing. We saw Star Wars Phantom Menace in 3D on day and went out to eat at the Flat Tail Brewpub one night with a few families from his swim team.

Unfortunately, I forgot to pack my computer power cord so I didn't blog and wasn't able to type in my revisions as I finished each chapter. It made for a very long Sunday night!

At the same time we were in Corvallis, my daughter and dog, Chaos, were in Albany at a dog show. A friend and my parents helped get them to and from the show each day. I was fortunate to be able to see her compete on Sunday! But it was hard not being there the entire time, but this is the biggest swim meet of the year and I needed to be there with Finn. It's weekends like this where I wish I could clone myself!

Hubby held down the fort at home with the youngest and the cats since he needed to work on Friday. He kept sending me pics of the cats. For someone who says he doesn't like them much, he sure takes a lot of photos of them!

Before I go back to sleep sign off, if you live in the Portland Metro Area and love books, be sure to click on this link to get a 30% off coupon at Powell Books. It's good today from 5-9 pm. I found out about this from one of my favorite couponing sites Frugal Living NW!
Have a relaxing Tuesday!


Brandy said...

The thing about sitting in bleachers tiring you? Can absolutely happen. It's because you're tense as you wait for results and the stress of being a Mom and wishing your child does well.
I hope you find some time to rest soon! Um, I suggest a lot of vitamin C to shore up your immune system, too.

Best wishes for a good day!

Quilt Lady said...

You make me tired just talking about all the thing you have to do. Not sure I could keep up with those thing myself now.

Melissa McClone said...

Thanks, Brandy. It was tiring. And I know I wasn't the only parent feeling that way sitting there!

I'm definitely looking for a break, Quilt Lady. My To Do list is getting completely out of control again.