I take that back!!
(and a weekend recap)
Okay, you guys may remember how I waxed poetic about Gary back on Friday. I shared with all of you about how much of a sweetie he is, right? Well, I guess I may just have to take that back since he really enjoyed the fact that I COULDN'T TALK much of the weekend and he actually asked if I could go silent more often!
(Although I will be the first to admit that I really do talk way too much, and that I often interrupt him--which he hates! So, the fact that I basically had larangitis much of the weekend, made Gary quite happy!)
The story of why I lost my voice is actually a really great way to provide you with a recap of my weekend, so why don't I share that with all of you as my Monday morning post?
Our weather started cooling off this past week ... which I love!...but it wreaks havoc with my sinuses. I could feel my throat starting to itch a little bit by mid-week and by Friday I had a full-blown sore throat. I told myself I would just take it easy most of the weekend and try and rest my throat. Delaney even told me, "Just try not to talk Mom. You could even write instead of talk."
So those were some really good intentions, but everyone knows that sports are central to my weekends. And if you would guess that I am a loud fan, you'd be right. I can't sit idly and quietly by as my teams work so hard to win!
But, still, I had great intentions as I headed out to the high school game Friday night. Ranked #8 in the state and with a record of 5-0 so far, we were playing the also undefeated #4 team in the state. Well, the game ended up being a nailbiter that came down to the wire and I found myself yelling, "Go Gophers!" (yep, McKenna's team is the Gophers!) way too often! (We went ahead for the first time with a minute to go, but then gave up a touchdown on a kick return with 30 seconds to go. Then we didn't have time to come back, so we lost! Pretty sad!) By the time I went to bed late Friday night, I literally could not make ANY sound come out of my mouth.
I woke up Saturday morning being able to talk again, although it still wasn't pretty. I told myself that I would take it easy and not get worked up over any sporting events on Saturday. Only thing is...Alabama football and Delaney softball were both on the schedule for the day!
Even though I wasn't at the Bama game (it was in Mississippi), I still yelled WAY too much and often from the comfort of my own den. The game came down to the wire (on a crazy official call reversal with 7 seconds left that secured the win for us!! yay!!), and I screamed "Roll Tide" and "Go, go go!!" and "Run, run. Touchdown!!" more times than I could count!
Then, I went to watch Delaney play at her travel team's softball tournament and found myself yelling, "Go D!" and "Good pitch!" and "Go, go go!" more than I needed to! (By the way...she hit a GRAND SLAM!! It was actually her first homerun in several years. Because of her size, she's not usually a power hitter; she's very consistent and hits singles and doubles on a regular basis, but not usually more than that! But she slammed this one to the center field fence. And it was with bases loaded. Very exciting!)
I still don't have my "regular" voice back this morning, but it's much better today than yesterday...and much better than Friday night. So, Gary is having to listen to me talk too much all over again! LOL
So...how was your weekend? Did you enjoy some good college football like I did? Or did you enjoy some quiet, relaxing time? Or did anything especially fun take place? I'd love to know all about it!
(I have been offline pretty much all weekend, so I am just now getting a chance to read your comments from Friday. And I will be trying to visit a lot of your blogs sometime today!)
How about a few pictures to close out this post?
From Friday and the high school game...
(McKenna on her way to school, decked out in her pep rally attire.)
(yes, we have a bunch of high school guys who paint their bodies and cheer on the team. They are called the HYT Boys and, yes, McKenna thinks they're great!)
From Delaney's tournament on Saturday...
(and, no, Delaney is usually not #87. She is #11, but the wrong jersey came in!)