It’s most definitely going to be a slow stitching day here at Chez Nana. After all the excitement, drama and heat of yesterday, I think a lazy day at home is definitely on the agenda! Especially since this coming week will be another busy one. If the old saying “no rest for the wicked” is true, then I must be very, very wicked. ha!
Yesterday was the summer swim conference’s championships, and as I mentioned, all three Ts qualified. We were at the pool by 7:15, and it was 5:30 by the time I headed back home.
T#3 has been begging for a pair of swim briefs all summer long, so when Mama found a pair in his size at 75% off, he got his wish! Obviously they must have helped make him faster because he scored the most points for any swimmer in the 8 and under boys group … he won 2 events and finished 3rd in the remaining individual event and helped his relay team take 1st. Another trophy for his growing collection. T#1 had a good meet, scoring the 3rd most points for any swimmer in the 13-14 y.o. boys group. … pretty soon those boys are going to need another room for their swim trophies/medals! Poor T#2 didn’t have her best meet ever … I think the heat got to her, and the splint didn’t help either. Thankfully the splint will be off by the time winter swim starts up, so hopefully she’ll pick up where she left off last winter.
The Ts’ team fared well, winning the Conference championship for the first time in the 36-year history!
It was a HOT day yesterday … the high was 94 with heat indices well over 100. Thankfully DH and I set up our chairs at the top of the ridge under a large tree, so we had plenty of shade and a nice breeze blowing much of the time. We were just a few feet away from the bleachers, so we didn’t have to trudge through the heat and sun to watch the swimmers. I will say that I was so thankful to get in the van and crank up the A/C for the drive home.
Which wasn’t without its own drama. I was about halfway home when I got a flat tire. In hindsight, I think the tire was slowly losing air even on the trip to the pool that morning. Thankfully, I didn’t have to drive too far to a small town so I could pull off into a bank parking lot. Alas, I didn’t have my purse with me, so I didn’t have my AAA card, and my efforts to Google the roadside assistance number were futile … I gave up and called DH (who’d left the meet to go to the annual picnic hosted by a social group he belongs to). He drove me home, grabbed his AAA card and headed to the van. By 10:30 last night, we had the tire changed and the van back home. Of course, we’ve only got a little donut tire on so tomorrow, DH will be taking the van to get it a new tire.
It’s going to be another busy week this coming week. DD has her final week of in-class sessions, so I’ll be getting some T-time Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. And DH and I will be hitting the road as soon as I get home Wednesday … we’ll be traveling along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Our plan is to start at the southern terminus Thursday afternoon and hit I-64 at the northern terminus on Saturday late afternoon/early evening. There’s nothing on our schedule for Monday, so if our road trip takes a little longer than planned, no big deal. I’ll definitely be taking along my MWFG for some handwork along the way.
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy ... have a great day!