Thursday, January 25, 2007

Ever feel like that?

I have just been spinning, and I can't wait until March is here and hockey is over! It will be so nice to not have to run to the rink every night and that god awful one of friday mornings is going to be the death of me! Not to meantion the total battle that is going on right now. We have a thing called state games here it is kind of like the olympics, but only teams from our state play. Well we have played on cross ice all season, and really it has worked out well for our kids that are on the travel team, but the kids that aren't have not really progressed as greatly as promised. Which doesn't effect me, because David is skating pretty well, and loves playing on full ice anyway. He knows icing and off sides and he likes have a position to play.

So the thing is these state games are more than likely going to be played on full ice, the kids that have never played full ice don't have a clue how different it is. So we were suppose to play the rest of the month on full ice to get them prepared for what the tourney would be like... well that didn't fly with some people. Now there is a huge battle going on worse than when they first introduced cross ice. There are now all these meeting to establish just how we need to go about all this and by the time we get it all figure out they will maybe have one chance to get on full ice. So everyone is upset about something and I'm so sick of hockey it's unreal!

The subbing job is about up, but I interviewed for the full time position. I don't know if I will get it, but I am hopeful. I really like the people over there and the kids are great! I should know soon.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

2 Goals in 5 games

I got the call this morning that the boys had another shut out and they would be playing for 1st place at 11:30. I was amazed that was 3 shut outs in 4 games. That is awesome! So I got the other 2 ready and off we went to watch Cam play his hockey game today. I am back behind the bench doing the scoreboard when my pocket started viberating, get your minds on track here, my phone was in my pocket! I quickly grab the phone to hear "well they shut 'em out again!" I started jumping up and down and screaming and was extreamly overjoyed as everyone in the ice rink looked at me like I had lost my mind. I didn't care I was so excited I couldn't stand it I ran over to Cam grabbed him by his head and started shaking him shouting "they won Cameron they won." Cam's coach looked at rather funny so I slinked back to my spot behind the score board.

David called me after every game to let me know what happened and who made goals and who got assists and he gave me the play by play of every game... I think he missed me! They are on their way home and he just called wondering what time they had hockey tonight... they are still 3 hours away and hockey is a 6. I don't think they are going to make it, but as he was hanging up I heard him inform his dad that he needed to drive faster. I don't think he even likes playing hockey! I just can't wait for them to get home so I can wrap my arms around him and tell him that I am proud of him!

Friday, January 12, 2007


I am trying really hard to not call Steve again tonight, because I have called probably 5 times already. When he is gone for work I seldom call him. I like to know that he has arrived at his distination in one piece and is ok. I call him if there has been some exciting event around here to retell or something major has happened. He calls me once a night or every other night depending on how late he has worked. We are good with that we don't have to talk all the time.

Today however he has abducted my oldest child and taken him across the state. This is the very first time I have let D go off somewhere with his dad for more than a few hours at a time. I have tried in the past to let him be in charge of the boys, but it never works. I am their mother and I am suppose to be there. This is the first time I have missed a hockey game much less four with the possibility of a championship game.

I am antsy and I want to know what they are doing every second. I called them while they were driving there like 4 times. "Are you guys ok? How are the roads?" "Oh I just needed to tell you I forgot to pack D's toothbrush." "I was just getting worried about you guys are you getting close?" Then they called me when they got there and I have called them a number of times already... "Don't forget you have to be there 45 minutes before the game." "Oh you need to check and make sure both pair of socks are in his bag." "Hey hon did you grab both stick? He wanted his new stick." The very sad thing is I know the answer to every question before I even make the call. I packed D's stuff he has is home and away socks, jerseys, and both sticks. He has his warm-up and he has his shirt and tie. He has everything he needs with him except me! I am missing it and it drives me crazy, but it is also driving Cam crazy as well. He said to me "mom we never miss David's games!"

I just have to get through 2 days and then he will be home and I will be taking him on his next trip. I hope they do well at this one though. They were all really excited and ready to win! I hope they at least take 2nd place that would be awesome for them.

They won their first game this morning with a shut out. WOOO HOOO I am proud of my boys! The score was 5 to 0!

they just won their 2nd game 5 to 2! Only one more left today!

My boys are awesome! AWESOME I tell you! They just called and they won their last game of the day with another shut out 7-0! Yes I am jumping up and down and cheer right now!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

In the news today

Lets see where to start?

Steve's France trip got pushed back to March because they were to busy right now to send him, but since Christmas I have seem him about 3 days. I think him working out of town a lot is the glue that holds our marriage together as I am not an easy person to live with, but neither is he most days. We appreciate each other much more when we don't see each other everyday.

Basements dry and cleaned up, but the rest of my house is starting to look like a crack house it such a mess! My cleaning days have been reduced to Thursdays and Sat. the rest of the week things just pile up.

David goes to Jackson to play hockey this weekend. He said they are going to take first place up there and I hope they do! That would be so cool for them. Steve was suppose to take them, but he is in Utah this week and who knows if he will get screwed out of his vacation or not! I hope that he can take them. I would love to go and watch them play, but I can see them play here in Feb. and I'll take him on the March trip we go on. It would be a good weekend for Steve and David to spend some quality time together. Sometimes they get on each other nerves, probably because D is his mothers child, and the same things that irriate me irriate him as well.

I am still working. I love my job really. It is like I went from being a mom to 3 to a mom of 300, and just like at home some days are very trying. Over all it's worth it though.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

A river runs through it!

Well new years day went surprisingly smooth. New Years eve however whole different story. I was awoken to "Hey mom the basement's full of water?" from the D man and Cam.

Me: "What?"
D: "Yeah you can wade in the basement mom, where's my trunks?" giggling the whole while!
Steve: "is it the washer?"
Me: full well knowing the hot water heater has held on as long as it can. I've only had to relight the damn thing 230 times in the last 2 months. "It the hot water heater."
Steve: "No it's got to be something else." because he doesn't want to admit I was right all along!
D: "Is that why it kept going off?"
Me: "Yep" as I get up to go check it out.

Sure enough you could wade in the basement. I had taken all the bedding, the new christmas cloths, and all the clothes to be washed down and they were neatly in their piles and instead of heading for the floor drain the water made its way right for my neatly stacked piles. Everything was sopping wet. Luckly I hadn't taken down the tree yet because everything under the stairs had to be taken out to dry. I had a box of baby blankents and all my "to fit into" clothes were under there and they all have to be washed now cause they are drinched and they were not small boxes we are talking TV sized boxes. I don't know what happened, but the stupid water heater must of leaked all night and kept filling up and leaking somemore. I have done most of the laundry. I am working on the towels we used to sop up water with and that is about 8 loads of towels!

Getting the new hot water heater was an adventure I didn't go on! Luckily I was smart enough to take the boys ice skating. Steve went and priced them and found one while we were at the rink. The getting it in the house was an adventure I wished I had missed. Steve got the dolly out, we were doing good until we got to the stairs. I managed to pull the whole box right off the dolly and down onto my knee, but I'm tough I pushed it right back up onto the dolly got it into the basement and then said my four letter words. I am sporting a bruise about the size of my fist just above my knee and it hurts.

Funny thing on the way home from skating.
D man "Colton was hitting on the girls again mom! He is so embarassing!"
Colton: "Well she was a hottie mom. I'm smooth I asked her on a date."
Me giggling uncontrolablely: "where are you taking her?"
Colton: "We already went I took her ice skating."
Cam: "She was a hottie, but she was to old for Colton!"

Boy I can't wait til they are teenagers!