It's almost midnight here on Friday night and McKenna just arrived home from the high school football game. It was a game almost an hour away, so I was Bad Band Mom and let her go by herself on the bus (we go to all the home games and pretty much all of the away games, unless it's too far to drive) with the Color Guard. (I enjoyed my night off from hs football by enjoying a margarita, cheese dip, and burritos with two of my best girlfriends. That was a GOOD alternate plan!) McKenna was excited when she got home, because we won 63-0. It looks like it was a case of us looking really good and the other team being really bad. Either way, it's good and we're now 3-0! Next Friday will be our hardest test of the season, against probably the best team in our region.
And now...what are my plans for the rest of the weekend?
It pretty much ALL revolves around sports! And you know how that makes me feel!!
We start off tomorrow morning with the first tournament of the Fall season with Delaney's new softball travel team. You'll remember that just over a month ago we were playing in a Nationals tournament with the Birmingham Thunderbolts. Well, we moved up an age to play 12&under (the ball is slightly bigger and it's a longer distance to the bases) and have moved to a team called the Birmingham Mustangs. The teams consists pretty much of our team from last year; we just simply moved as a team to a new organization. So, the girls (and the parents!) all know and like each other. We are excited to see how we do tomorrow!
Then, after that Gary and I will get ready to go to the Alabama vs. Arkansas game!!!! We are BEYOND excited, but I'm also quite nervous. It's our first true test of the season, after we had two big wins over weaker opponents. While LSU looks like they'll be the strongest team in the Western division of the SEC, we and Arkansas will probably compete right behind them. If we can get a win tomorrow, it will be a BIG deal. But it won't be easy! Arkansas has the Heisman Trophy front-runner and it will be a challenge to stop him!
But I believe in my Crimson Tide!
I will be dressed in my crimson gear, houndstooth cap, Bama crocs, and Big Al earrings. I will yell ROLL TIDE for hours on end and LOVE being in the electric environment of my favorite college anywhere (I got two degrees from there and got married on the campus, after all!)
(A fun sidenote to the game tomorrow is that I grew up as an Arkansas fan! My Dad was a professor at the University of Arkansas and most of my growing-up years were done there. I went to elementary and junior high school in Fayetteville and was raised yellling "Woo Pig Sooie." I even wore one of those crazy plastic hog hats! So...Arkansas is my second-favorite SEC team and I will cheer for them on any other day! But tomorrow? I am ready to kick some Hog Butt! LOL)
I hope all of you have a wonderful Saturday and rest of the weekend! May all of your favorite teams win (unless it's Arkansas)!!