Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday Fun


Yesterday was a *BUSY* day.  DD and I went to Sam’s Club.  The nearest one is about a half hour away, but one is coming to the small city where DD lives.  DH and I decided to go get a membership a couple of months ago (so we wouldn’t have to fight the crowds when the new Sam’s opens), and DD and I decided to go see what bargains we could find at Sam’s.  We stopped at Hobby Lobby before grabbing lunch and heading to Sam’s.  By the time we finished up and got home, there was just enough time to fix some dinner so we could head out for another swim meet.


DD is as OCD as I am, and the rather chaotic/seemingly unorganized way these meets are held is driving her as crazy as it is me.  She thinks that they’ll try another summer program next year.  I’m just glad that they are swimming in the summer … DD wasn’t sure that it would be in their budget (between the costs for 3 swimmers and transportation to/from the pool in a town about 15-20 miles away), so Nana made sure that the kiddos are going to keep working on their swimming skills.  It’s a wonderful opportunity for them to interact with other kids (they’re homeschooled, as you may remember, and while they have play dates and fun with friends, they don’t get the same interaction that they would if they were in public school), it’s a fun way for them to get exercise, it’s an excellent way for them to learn to compete and work in a team environment, they enjoy it, and Nana loves watching them swim.  Red heart 


This is T#3’s first time on a swim team, so he’s learning as he goes.  He’s doing well, but he’s had his moments.  Last night he was to swim the 3rd leg of a relay … he got up on the block in plenty of time, but when the 2nd swimmer reached the wall, T#3 wouldn’t dive in!  No amount of encouragement from his teammates and coach could persuade him to dive in … he kept telling them that the guy didn’t say “take your mark” and the horn didn’t sound (the signal for the race to start).  So the coach said “take your mark” and made a horn-like sound … and off he dove!  Needless to say, they did not win that relay.  Winking smile  At least he got to swim this relay … he was the anchor on Tuesday’s relay, and the 3rd swimmer turned and swam the 4th leg, T#3’s leg.  Poor T#3.  Like I said, this is a learning experience for him.  T#1 and T#2 are doing very well, as we expected. 


I forgot to point out who’s who in the picture I posted on the Hodgepodge.Swim MeetIf you click on the picture, you will get a larger image.  In the larger picture, that’s T#2 getting ready to dive in on block 6.  In the picture of the two boys (the upper right hand corner), that’s T#1 with the cap.  And in the other picture (the lower right hand corner), that’s T#3 on the end block, looking like a Minion.  It wasn’t until later in the meet that I realized that I could walk up to the fence and get a much better, closer shot, so the pictures of the boys (especially T#3) aren’t as close-up as I’d like. 


Today, thankfully, is turning out to be a nice, quiet day.  This morning, I fixed some strawberries for our get-together at DD’s for Father’s Day.  My plan was to spend the rest of the day quilting (I can’t remember the last time I got to sit and quilt for more than an hour or so).  But I just got the call that my new glasses are in, so I’m going to go get them.  Since the reading prescription was increased, my optometrist and I are hopeful that I will see better when I sew/quilt.  Whether that means my sewing or quilting will be better is another story.  But when I get back, I’m definitely going to quilt!  I’m suffering from withdrawal.  Winking smile 



  1. Hope the new glasses work well and that you get to quilt to your heart's content!

  2. Hi, I can't wait to see your new glasses; however I think you said you were using the same frame?
    Love that your grands are on a swim team(I have always believe that homeschooling gives the kiddos more social skills-i.e. not be peer dependent and relating to all ages).
    You asked where our cruise was to-it is a land & sea voyage of Alaska's inland passage.
    Have a wonderful weekend and I'll get some pics of the fabric soon.
    Hugs, Noreen

  3. Hoping the glasses help and also that you get some quilting time today. We love to go to Sam's around here too. There are 2 relatively close to us. Both are about 20 minutes away in opposite directions.

  4. Isn't it funny how withdrawal hits after you have been away from the needle and thread? I get that way all of the time, I just want to find some time just for 10 minutes if I can. The swim meet looks great. Yep, finding time for kids to be around others always was a challenge.
    Have a nice weekend

  5. I really like going to Sam's Club, but always buy way too much!

    Bless your little T3's heart! He just wanted to follow the rules!

    Have a good Father's Day celebration!!

  6. sounds like you have been busy...a good busy. Hope the new glasses are good and you got to do some sewing. I got all but one thing done I had planned on, but I am definitely taking a 2 day break. Enjoy your week-end!

  7. You know what they say, "The family that swims together, stays together!" Or something like that :*) Sounds like a really fun day shopping with DD!

  8. I'm glad they will continue to swim.
    Way to go Nana! Since they are home schooled I agree with you on this one.


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