Saturday, August 7, 2010

You know you're gettin' older when...

...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.

6 comments:

Linda said...

I'm glad you know when to sit out. The heat can really mess you up. Both my boys work outside (today is 103 right now) and I am always concerned about them. The heat can get to you and you don't realize it until it's too late. So, please be careful. I'm sorry you lost but it sounds like everyone had a great time. You deserve to put your feet up and watch a chick flick. You have been a busy girl all summer and have gotten so much done. I have not had time to work on my August blocks yet but will get to them this week. I've been trying to figure out what I'm going to do with all of my blocks. I started this out thinking I would only do one a month. Little did I know that you would pick such cute blocks! Enjoy your evening whatever you decide to do....

scraphappy said...

Heat stroke, that's no good. Glad you sat out before you started to go downhill. Definitely a good night to kick up you feet and relax for a bit. I'm off to make midget block number 6 -- it's going to be adorable.

Patchwork Penguin said...

Rally scoring helps to make the games go faster now I think... not like when I was in high school... you only scored if you had the ball.

Glad you had a good day!

Tracy said...

I hear you on the putting your feet up at the end of a long day...those other players will too someday!
Question: (totally off-topic!)how long will you keep cucumbers till you get enough for a batch? I just did 7 quart and 7 pint tonight(now who's getting old?! Canning on a Saturday night?!)anyway, I've had some of them for more than a few days! I just don't get enough everyday to do them more often. I finally had to do them as the ice was tasting cucumber-ey(blech!) They actually made more than I thought although I picked a bunch today to add to them. Did not mean to write a book here!

jillquilts said...

I'm very glad that you took it easy for the last game!! And I hope that you have been resting tonight. Woo hoo for the girls behaving!! :)

Amanda said...

Heat stroke's no fun at all, so I'm glad you sat out for the last game. A big well done to the girls for behaving so well too.