...other volleyball players head home to shower and get all dolled up for a night on the town, and you head home to shower and put on the comfy PJ's, prop feet up and turn on a chick flick.
If I were a squirrel, this might just be what I would look like.
I'm really thanking someone that there were ONLY FOUR TEAMS in our bracket. Even after a full Round-Robin seeding play, and a double-elimination tournament, we were finished by 3:30; another bracket had ELEVEN teams; they weren't even out of round-robin yet, so they'll easily be playing until 8:00! Easily! At least they only will be running a single-elim. tournament.
At tournament start (9:00), the weather was really ideal!!! Overcast, muggy (but tolerable), slight threatening chance of rain (but it never did), very little breeze. Really nice! The radar this AM was showing a decent sized cell of severe weather that had a chance to hit us by noon, but???? it must have petered off because by noon, the clouds started breaking up...and by 1:00....it was HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT!!!! I can tell I haven't been very active outside much this summer in the hotter weather; the heat started taking its toll on me. By the time we were in the final game at 3:00 (yeah, we battled for 1st/2nd :0) ), I was starting to get a bit winded and moving slower. Between games (we lost the 1st in a best 2 of 3 matchup), without really thinking of it, I non-chalantly asked ... "has anyone else ever gotten goosebumps when it's extremely hot out?" Two pairs of concerned eyes turn my way instantly and asked me how I was feeling. They informed me that goosebumps on hot, humid, sunny days is a sure early sign of heat exhaustion which could lead to heat stroke. I wasn't feeling very concerned, wasn't feeling dizzy.....just getting run down. SO, going into the last game, I voluntarily sat out (we had an extra girl anyway). I was VERY okay sitting out; I am humble enough to know when I'm not in the best shape, and in all honesty, I really wasn't interested in pushing the possibility of over-doing-it when I needed to be the one in charge of the girls for the rest of the day. We lost the championship, but I'm okay with that. I don't think some of my team members were okay with it, but really.....the other team had two BIG hitters that we just couldn't match up against.
Oh, and the girls! They were SUPER SUPER SUPER! There were so many dogs around and other kids; I BARELY saw hide-or-hair of any of them! When I finally rounded them up, Caitlyn was ready to leave----the heat was getting to her too. Candace pouted because she was having too much fun; Cassie was okay, until I said "NO" to heading over the the carnival section, they she joined Candace in pouting. And I WISH I would have taken pics of them before throwing them in the tub-----they were F-I-L-T-H-Y from playing in the dirt and sand all day.
I needed to stop to gas up on the way home, and all three of them asked if we could stop at McD's. That was a NO-BRAINER! #1) I didn't need to cook, and #2) they really really really really were great today and they earned a McD meal.
So, it's a bit after 5:00, and I'm contemplating if I will head downstairs tonight. I am thinking NOT. Maybe I'll work on typing up the directions for the two Sept. BOM's I pieced yesterday.