It’s been one of THOSE days where myself and a group of people have been working together trying to get stuff done and ONE person (always the same one person) keeps dropping the ball. And they play an integral part in the whole dynamic of us getting anything done. It’s been brewing for a while now….actually since July 1st for this more recent instance. But it started a while ago and I have no idea what we’re going to do to fix it. And if there’s even anything we can do!
My horoscope for today was so fitting:
Horoscope for July 10, 2012
Today’s Libra Horoscope
(September 23 – October 22)
A conflict that’s been quietly brewing for several days might explode into a full-blown argument today. Although you believe that you have an airtight case, keep in mind that someone else may be thinking the same thing. Paradoxically, reality can support multiple points of view, so don’t turn this into a fight to the finish. Instead, find a way that allows both of you to be right.
All I can say is….IT’S 5 O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE RIGHT???????
Ever since becoming registrar for our competitive soccer club I feel like all I do is go to meetings. I was just at one last Saturday that lasted over 4 hours. (Thankfully they fed us lunch but still…felt like a long day.) There is one tomorrow night which I can’t go to. And then yet another one coming up next Monday. Being new at most of the these meetings I know no one except maybe 2-3 people. The one coming up on Monday I know everyone but when it’s a meeting outside of our club, I don’t know many people. It would be nice if each person at these meetings had on name badges with logo of the club you are from. Then it would be easier to identify everyone AND you’d see which soccer club they are representing. Good idea right?
It hasn’t felt like much of a summer yet. I have taken on the role of “registrar” at our competitive soccer club and for the past month that has eaten up ALOT of my time. More-so then I thought it would. (And yes, it’s all volunteer!)
Tryouts were the week after Memorial Day and for the 2 weeks before and ever since it’s been nonstop soccer. I’m not complaining…..at least not as much as my husband is. He’s driving me nuts! BUT, now he’s getting a taste of what it would be like if I had a full time job.Not sure what he’s expecting or missing anyway – I am in no way the kind of person who waits on anyone….you have clothes that need to be washed? Wash them yourself. You’re hungry? Make yourself something to eat. So I’m not sure why he’s bitching and moaning. Only thing I can think of is because I’m a volunteer. I look at though like I am doing something good for over 200+ families by helping run the club. And at the end of the day, for me, it’s all about the kids!
So yes, we haven’t had much of a summer the 1st month, but within the next week or so it should die down some for me and we can start having fun then. The kids can’t say they’re entirely bored either. So far both Kieran and Tristan have had their weeks at Nana’s alone. Caelie had a soccer camp and has had multiple sleepovers. Tristan had his soccer camp and has been out with friends and even Kieran has had friends here or gone to a friends. So it’s not like they’re sitting in the house all day bored out of their minds. I just miss doing the normal summer things with them – Busch Gardens, the beach, the zoo, bowling and the movies. So, once the next week (of actual registration) is over I am hoping to be able to enjoy the summer with my kids!!!!
I am exhausted so keeping this short but will post again about today because it was such a FUN day for all 3 kids. Below is a picture of our schedule for today…crazy!
If this picture of the trunk of my van doesn’t scream soccer mom/wife of a soccer coach I don’t know what does. Where am I supposed to put the groceries?????
This is what it looks like on a weekly basis! Add a few more soccer balls and a tent or sport umbrella on weekends and there is NO room!
How sad is it when it’s Friday and you long for Monday just because your weekend is going to be insane???
That’s how it’s been for us for a long time now. The past 3 weekends Caelie’s soccer team has been in tournaments…. weekends before that were filled with games on Saturdays and/or Sundays for soccer – we just haven’t had a break in a while and we need one!
This weekend the younger 2 and I have Odyssey of the Mind all day tomorrow (and when I say all day I mean alllllll day). Have to be there around 7:30 for check-in at 8. Then it’s all about sitting around and waiting for both kids teams to perform 2 different things – each only lasting about 10-15 minutes! Then the award ceremony starts at 6. And of course parking is INSANE! So even if you have a 2 hour time span where you can leave, you don’t want to just because of that!
Don’t get me wrong – it’s a GREAT thing for the kids to do – makes them think outside the box. And Caelie and Kieran’s team went to States last year. This year though they are at different schools so therefore on different teams.
While we are at OM, Sean is 30 minutes south with his girls soccer team for the Region C Round of 16 Tournament. Wishing them good luck!
Then Sunday, Tristan is reffing 4 games back to back (from 10:30-4:30) at a local soccer tournament. Also, my parents get back into town after being on a week long cruise…..and it’s Sean’s 44th Birthday that day so I’ll be cooking and making Shepherd’s Pie.
Just want a weekend where we have nothing planned!!!!!!
As you all know all 3 of my kids play competitive soccer. But what you don’t know is my daughter’s team has been doing REALLY well lately. Not only were they the champs of their U12 Division 1 League for the regular season, but they also just won 2 tournaments within 2 weeks of each other! Something that this team is not used to. Sure….they’re used to coming in 2nd in multiple tournaments over the course of the past 4 years….but not used to being champs. And it’s awesome. During their regular season (which is 14 games) they only had 14 goals scored against them! The best in the league! But if you look at our goals scored….they had 3rd best in the league with 25. (Luckily it’s all done on a point basis so they still won the league.)
So what’s the problem you ask? We can’t get it in the net!!! And I’ve had a few parents (and kids – especially the ones that play defense) getting tired of getting blamed for goals going in – when the only way to win a game is to score goals (well…..adurrrrrr lol). And some of the parents concerns got me thinking: Out of all the years I’ve watched my kids play soccer (which has been since Tristan was 5 – he is now 14 – and 6 of those years competitive) I have never seen a team miss more open shots then this one. So many times we’ve had the ball within 2-3 feet of going in the net only for it to bounce from 3 of our players to 2 of theirs and come back on down the field – completely missing the net entirely. I don’t see that with any of my other kids teams. Hoping next year, as the girls move to the bigger field of U13, these girls playing forward find their feet and use them!
As the saying goes: “The best defense is a good offense”!
…after a long day of soccer.
Caelie’s team is playing in the Region C Tournament this weekend….the biggest tournament of the season. They lost their first game and tied their second today. In order for them to advance to the next round (and yet another weekend) they have to win tomorrow with a shutout AND another team HAS to lose.
Fingers and toes crossed!
For some reason this magazine started coming in the mail a few weeks back for Sean. When I saw March’s edition I decided it was alllllll mine. See picture below and you’ll understand why.
It’s official – Tristan went in September and took the initial soccer reffing course and passed with flying colors (which he should considering he is almost 14 and has been playing soccer since he was 5). And we just got his uniform in the mail today – he looks so handsome in it. Still have to get him a stopwatch but once Christmas break is over he’ll be able to start reffing for the rec soccer league up at our fields.