Well, we had a bit of a change in temperature when fall officially hit last week – 50-degree temps in the morning. It was a wee bit chilly for this southern girl, and I had to put on a sweater to go out at 7:30 in the morning to feed the animals and get the newspaper. But by mid-day, it was back up in the 80’s! … Welcome to “Florida” Fall!
We have been non-stop since school started. The oldest started practicing with the football team just about the time our feet hit the ground when moving here in July. He lasted through the first 4 games of the season with less than 10 plays total among the games. Since he didn’t grow up here and was instead being moved around the world with a military father, he is not as well-known here and hasn’t been playing with these kids here, so … He is a senior and does not need to be standing on the sidelines as there is no “Next year” as the coaches seem to use as the typical excuse when asked by a parent whose kid just stands during lots of games. So, he switched to cross country and is loving it especially since he is in every play 🙂 He’s trying to better his 5k time from Virginia last year and is getting very close.
Our daughter was recruited by the volleyball team and is playing her first year on the JV team. She has learned a lot, as have I – the rules have changed a lot since I was in school – and has improved in the short time she’s been on the team. Her height has been a big factor in some success; but it’s her confidence that is always good to see after being confused at times in the beginning.
The youngest finally got the football position he has always wanted – quarterback. He’s got such a strong arm, however, that his middle school teammates can’t always catch his passes. So he’s having to learn to adjust some. We’ve got one month left with the fall sports season, and then we get to find out what they’ll want to do in the winter.
I am feeling a bit more settled especially since all the boxes IN the house have been unpacked, but then we still have a corner in our garage (covering about 1/4 of the floor) stacked with boxes that I haven’t even looked in. So that is my next project. I hope that my master bathroom towels are in there; we’re using guest towels, but I miss the ones that match our ensemble. Not that my husband could give a hoo-ha, but I am one of those OCD (CDO) people that like certain things in their places.
This weekend is a rare one – and that is why I am finding time to blog – in that none of the kids had a game yesterday or today, and no one HAS to be anywhere in particular. I am loving it! But I am thinking of all the things I didn’t get completed last week – making an appointment with the vet (the dog needs some shots, a couple of weeks ago), calling the eye doctor for my youngest who is saying he can’t see the board in some class rooms (ugh!), balancing the checkbook (6 months in arrears – I’ve never been that far behind!), etc. But for now, I will breathe and watch some college football and enjoy my family on this wonderful Florida Fall day!