Saturday, June 14, 2014

Be Prepared, Prepared, Prepared. It's the Motto of the Scouts. TToT week 52

First off, I want to apologize to all of you who left such lovely and funny comments last week.  I read them all, but I just never had time to respond.  And I didn't have time to make it through the links.  I may not get to reply again this week, but I will have time to read and comment on yours, seeing as how...

I'm in Kansas City for a regional soccer tournament Buttercup's team unexpectedly made it to.  There is a stupid rule which says the teams can't play more than one game each day, so we are stuck there for up to 4 days.  I'll have plenty of time to read in the hotel after Cuckoo goes to bed.

Oh, and I'm meeting Dyanne while I'm there.

I know you're jealous.  We'll be posting on Instagram to throw it in your faces.

Because I had to write this 4 days before it goes live, some of these thankfuls are going to be assumptions.  I'll let you know which is which.

Things that really happened for which I'm thankful:

1.  Soccer season ended.  We finished the season with our home tournament, and three of the four kids' teams ended with the winning trophy.  It was a long weekend, but it was fun.  It was the last club game Phoenix will ever play, and I was kinda surprised to find myself sad for it to end. 

2.  Tryouts for next year's club teams for Giant and Star are over.  Remember Star's coach I didn't agree with? After tryouts I was finally able to tell him what I thought of him.  It felt wonderful.  

3.  I have met some good friends through the kids' soccer teams.  They have added much fun to my life.
  
4.  I have been able to get a couple posts written for while I'm gone next week.  Teaser:  I interviewed some kids.  Four and six year olds don't really understand "interview".

5.  I was able to take the photos for our newest priest and actually get them downloaded onto my computer.  It was a gorgeous Mass and a fun reception afterwards.  My knee held out, despite the constant walking and crouching.     

6.  I am thankful for the friend who loaned me the camera equipment to take the aforementioned photos.  My camera is getting old, and one of my lenses is broken. 

Things for which I predict I'll be thankful:

7.  I got the camera back to my friend in the same number of pieces in which I found it.

8.  I remembered to take everything on the trip, but more importantly, Buttercup remembered everything she needed for the game.

9.  Cuckoo behaved beautifully while we were there.

10.  I met Dyanne and we talked and laughed and had soooo much fun for hours and hours and promised to be friends forever and ever and did a little pinky swear.  (We would have done the prick your finger and exchange blood thing of yesteryear, but that's just gross.  And unnecessarily painful.)

Alrighty.  There's my ten.  It is your turn, but I won't have the linky thing here today.  I had to get this ready waaaay before Lizzi put the code together.

Go here to link your thankful post!

If you don't blog, I'd love to hear about the things that made you smile this week.

Have a lovely day!

28 comments:

  1. Good for you telling Star's soccer coach what you thought of him. I admire you for your restraint in waiting until the tryouts were over, I don't think I would have had so much patience!

    It was good of your friend to lend you the camera to take the photos at Mass - I don't think I'd be too keen on lending mine to anyone, it's too precious to me for that. If one of the lenses is broken on yours maybe it's time to think about treating yourself to a new one. Or maybe put it on your wish list for Christmas?

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    1. I would have done it long ago, but it might have made Star's life with him more difficult. I had to wait for him.

      I was glad she trusted me with the camera equipment. It helps that I have given her all of my lights and backdrop stuff from when I had my photography business. :)

      It is time for a new lens. It's going on the list!

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  2. hey, too bad that thing with Dyanne didnt work out! hahahaha! You two look like two peas in a pod! You probably already know this but this isnt linked up yet... yes?I just mention because I have forgotten on occassion.... Cuckoo did behave beautifully too! Good luck in the games, Buttercup!!!!

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    1. Ha! We had so, so, so much fun. She was all the fun I thought she'd be.
      I couldn't link it, as the wifi wasn't working in our hotel. Lizzi was supposed to take care of it for me...
      He was almost an angel, despite the fact we kept him way off his normal sleep schedule.

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  3. I want to know what Star's soccer coach said back. I'm just saying.

    Have a fabulous trip. :)

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    1. Ha! He responded with an email. I replied. All is behind us. :)

      Thanks!

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  4. Yay for getting to tell Starr's coach what you needed to say. Knowing you, I am sure you said it beautifully. And yay for your time with Dyanne! I bet it worked out just as beautifully as you imagined!

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    1. I was succinct. And several parents were glad I did it, as they thought the same things I could say.

      The visit with Dyanne could only have been better if it was longer. She is as awesome in person as she is online.

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  5. Looking forward to hearing that 7-10 happened just as predicted!

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    1. All of the predictions came true. Extra big thanks for that!

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  6. I GOT TO IT! I promise!

    I'm glad #10 went as beautifully as you hoped. It was delightful to meet you both together. Youse are HILARIOUS :D

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    1. Finally... ;)

      It was so much fun. I was hoping we weren't flaunting our meetup, knowing how much you all would want to meet her. I eased my conscience knowing I'd be doing the same thing with you next week. :)

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  7. Looks like there were a few meet ups this week! A pity I live on the opposite end of the globe!

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    1. There were! And one more to come! It is a pity. We'd all love to meet you in person.

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  8. ("…near the village, the peaceful village")
    lol yes, yes it was fun.
    pictures pictures!

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    1. Dyanne has them all! Read her post!

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  9. Tell me how the Thankful predictions worked out. It's nice to meet you.

    Val

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! All the predictions came true, thank goodness. It was a great, easy trip. Except for the driving, of course. :)

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  10. I hope all of the predictions came true..I can gather most of them did from Dyanne's post. The nose picking gorilla and Cuckoo's comment are beautifully classic but certainly can't be considered misbehaving :).

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    1. Every one of them did!

      He behaved beautifully the entire time. Yeah, the gorilla comment is just normal Cuckoo. We didn't give him that name for no reason. :)

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  11. #10 WAS DEAD ON! You just forgot to predict we would both wear the same shirt!

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    1. Who could have EVER predicted that??

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  12. I have a feeling that predictions are often self-fulfilling.

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  13. I always breathe a huge sigh of relief when we finish a season of any kind. I think there should be trophies for the Moms who survive. Seriously.

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  14. I just got finished reading Dyanne's post - what a wonderful opportunity! SO jealous of your fun trip!

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  15. What a great week you had awesome with Soccer behind you , telling the coach what you needed to say and Kansas City ( are the kids watching the World Cup tournaments- Russia plays today - my son loves soccer) hopping over to Dyanne's post to finish reading it...you guys looked great and matching shirts...great minds... yada yada yada! LOL
    have a great week! :)

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  16. Kudos to you for saying to Star's coach what apparently needed to be said. Hope you've had a good time and have a safe return!

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