And honestly, I can't blame Storm Sandy. (Although I think it is kinda cool to have a storm with my name on it!) It was really really windy on Friday and Saturday, and my yard and pool look like a battlefield, but negligible rain (it only rained on Friday morning when I wanted to do my long run - thanks a lot.) I AM seriously thinking about the zillion of my friends up there in the Northeast. I hope it isn't as bad as the media is surely making it. But just be safe and make sure you have batteries, water and wine.
No, actually my week started out with some guy at school backing into my car. Just bumper damage, nobody hurt, but we didn't get a police report because it was so minor, and now the guy is all jerky because he thinks I was trying to steal his parking spot or something. Which I wasn't. Either way, dude just threw it in reverse and didn't take a peek into his rearview mirror. *sigh* So now I have to deal with insurance, and arguing and all the fun that goes along with crunched fiberglass.
And I got an iPhone 5! Woo hoo! Very exciting stuff, once I was able to sync everything up (I only pouted for maybe an hour while I was trying to figure it out, which highly annoyed my husband). A couple of things that I find to be the coolest is that you can text vocally, thus eliminating my old fat finger mistakes. And this Siri system! You can vocally query anything and she has an answer. I'm starting to worry if she might be as smart as HAL from 2001 Space Odyssey! And then there is the panorama photography:
Which brings me to The Boy. He played in his 3rd round playoff football game Wednesday night (under the lights as you can see) and decidedly won 25-0. So for the second year in a row, he goes to the Citrus Bowl today to vie for the Mid-Florida Championship. Last year we lost. This year we go up against the same team and are pretty primed to take some revenge. I'd be at peace, I think, if this is as far as we got, but wouldn't it be great if they went on to compete for the Southeast Region or National? So stay tuned. If he wins today, you might get another post coming at you. Oh and also, today is his 13th birthday. My baby is a teenager (although he has been there in spirit and hormones for about 9 months).
A friend from high school was in town for a conference, so I went out to dinner with her on Tuesday night (after shuttling Boy to extra football practice). I've known this girl since I was in Kindergarten, and I do see her a couple of times a year, but it is always nice to hang with her. I also had to make an appearance at our annual Chili Cookoff fundraiser at the school. I wasn't thrilled to go...I was wrung out by Friday night...but I went for a couple of hours, ate chili, and was in bed by 9:00pm. (My husband couldn't go because my son's coaches were practicing these boys to the moon and back, and he had to pick him up and feed him.) My husband and I also had dinner out with friends last night. Naps were required.
My reading and blogging are pathetic. I'm trying, I truly am, but it just isn't happening for me. Oh well. You will be happy to hear that I did finish "Beautiful Ruins" on the Kindle. Took me two weeks, but I have so much love for this book, I can't even verbalize it yet. On audio, I finished "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" which was very surprising! Pretty serious and even a little twisty, and I felt affection when I finished. I'm now most of the way through "City of Women" on audio and, hmmm, not sure what to say. A little gritty? Harsh? Lots of sex? I'm going to need some inspiration to write that review.
So if you are a lover of youth sports, and have good Karma today, please send a little positive energy down to the Orlando Citrus Bowl for my son's team. And if you are in the area and want to stop by, kickoff is at 1:00pm. I'll be the one with my head between my knees.