February 6, 2016

Character building

C decided he wanted to go to De Pere to wrestle today. It was a tough bracket. His first match, he was tied 4-4 until about 3 seconds left. The kid scored 2 points with a reversal to beat him. We know they'll be in a tournament together next weekend, so there's always another shot.

He got stuck in his second match by a kid who was a state champion last year.

And in his final match, he lost 9-1, but went all three periods - the only kid today to do so with this opponent.

Character building, for sure. He's exhausted and disappointed. But he worked so hard, I think he'll be proud of his day before too long. That fourth place award may never see the light of day, though. But then again, that's okay too.

February 5, 2016

It's here

It's Friday. I actually made it. I'm hoping to clean up the house tonight while the child is at ski club so I don't have to worry about it on Sunday. I really live a glamorous life these days. TGIF.

February 4, 2016

Almost there

Holy Tired, Batman. It's like I haven't gotten any sleep at all. Come on, 5 p.m. Friday. I really, really need you.

February 3, 2016


We're heading to De Pere on Saturday for C-man to wrestle. Good Lord. And here I thought I was in the clear. I can hardly fault the kid for wanting to get out there, though. I wouldn't last 12 seconds before giving up, and he wants to drive two hours to go compete.

The auto focus motor on my favorite lens quit working. I then learned it'd cost me only a wee more to buy a new one than fix the existing one. Damn.

Valentines Day is coming up. Double damn. I've got to get things organized. When asking C-man what he wanted to do, he wanted to repeat the honey sticks from last year. I can't believe I have to buy honey...

How is it not Friday yet?

February 2, 2016

Ten Things on Tuesday

  1. Supposedly we have the weekend off wrestling. I was thrilled.
  2. Except Beerman is coaching a beginners tournament on Sunday.
  3. And C-man declared he wants to go somewhere on Saturday, because he can't possibly take a weekend off.
  4. Today is the day of the 'big' storm. We're going to get a measley inch. What a disappointment.
  5. C-man has strongly encouraged me to binge watch The Flash to catch up to where he and Beerman were. It was a tough job, but I managed - Season 2, episode 7. Boom.
  6. I loan money via Kiva.org. Today, I got a thank you from a woman in Georgia (the country, not state). I love that.
  7. Beasley was totally grumpy today. He didn't want to wake up, and was audibly sighing at things. What a funny dog.
  8. C-man still doesn't have much of a voice since his sleepover extravaganza on Saturday.
  9. I think he has a bit of a cold, but the crazy weekend sure didn't help.
  10. How is it only Tuesday?

February 1, 2016

When 30" sounds like a great idea

People got me all excited about a 30" snowstorm this week. Bastards. We'll be lucky if it even snows. Can you even imagine getting 30"? That'd be two solid days at home. As in, get your beer and bread and put on your jammies to watch some Netflix. Damn. I really had my hopes up. Oh well. Maybe next time.

January 31, 2016

Wrestling Recap

It was another all-day wrestling tournament weekend. This time, it was on Saturday in Germantown.

C-man went into the second period on the first round.

At which time he won by fall at 1:35.

His second match, he got pinned in the first period. It was a kid who had pinned him previously at the West Bend tournament. I would love to see the two match up again, though, because I don't think C-man would let it happen again.

He had a bye for the third round. But in the fourth, he was without his headgear and still pinned the opponent in 20 seconds.

And then he went into the fifth round, feeling pretty confident. I guess it was deservedly so, because his pin came at 56 seconds.

While tired, he was incredibly happy to hear the jingle of three new pins to his hat. And then he went to spend the night with 9 other wrestlers and play beer pong (with water). In other words, it was yet another stellar day in the life of this charmed child.