tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-309850272017-02-21T09:22:35.233-06:00JensconsinJenniferhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06229841615637364128noreply@blogger.comBlogger3280125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30985027.post-77480348855027560422017-02-21T09:19:00.000-06:002017-02-21T09:19:24.129-06:00How is it only Tuesday<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3RjoSkGI3Io/WKxYjumRtJI/AAAAAAAAW3M/ZEI3KI9H_zkaWD7vNe8P9asjiyl9cbFWgCLcB/s1600/Seals.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3RjoSkGI3Io/WKxYjumRtJI/AAAAAAAAW3M/ZEI3KI9H_zkaWD7vNe8P9asjiyl9cbFWgCLcB/s640/Seals.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> <ul> <li>I ate almost an entire sleeve of Lemonade cookies over 2 days. Damnit.</li> <li>I was marveling at an older lady in the store the other day and how well put together she was. I really aspire to be that way.</li> <li>But then I remember I'm the total mess who wears superhero t-shirts and ate a sleeve of Lemonade cookies. Probably not going to happen in this lifetime.</li> <li>The "kids" who worked for me way back in Boy Scout camp have found me on Facebook. It sort of ruined my vision of them not aging when I see them with kids and lives of their own. But still adorable to know where they are now.</li> <li>On the good side of things, seeing the sun has been glorious. I've really missed the sun.</li> </ul> Jenniferhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06229841615637364128noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30985027.post-85643286304062776662017-02-20T12:52:00.002-06:002017-02-20T12:52:52.498-06:00Ugh. We're doing that again.<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bnzKF-doDd8/WKs4aT-T5dI/AAAAAAAAW2w/UbZ8Y7dRKq0531n6ROiVmJ4LVyLZAnuXwCLcB/s1600/FamilyPhoto2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="424" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bnzKF-doDd8/WKs4aT-T5dI/AAAAAAAAW2w/UbZ8Y7dRKq0531n6ROiVmJ4LVyLZAnuXwCLcB/s640/FamilyPhoto2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> <ul> <li>C-man didn't wrestle this weekend. His arm was still hurting him, and I didn't think being the Laconia champ would make much of a difference in our lives long-term. He still went to cheer on the team, though.</li> <li>Beerman and I gloriously stayed home and got housework done. I mean, I actually washed the outside of my house windows. In February! What an unbelievable gift this weekend was.</li> <li>Not to mention, Beasley got walked a bit since the weather was so fantastic, which was good for both of us.</li> <li>The cookie pushers showed up with their Girl Scout cookies today. Jerks. I've got to give these things away. Fast. Today's a high pain day. So having cookies in front of me is a bad thing.</li> <li>No wrestling meets this week. Well, except for high school state which is for 3 straight days. Just what I always wanted to do.</li> <li>Here's to making it through the week!</li> </ul> Jenniferhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06229841615637364128noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30985027.post-45077485380908219402017-02-17T09:44:00.003-06:002017-02-17T11:43:51.010-06:00That match that almost made me throw up<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WZxoHZl1qmQ/WKcWHUFm-BI/AAAAAAAAW10/D9oUcbImIokKLEdc2AGnAn-QbSXOC4QrQCLcB/s1600/Caleb1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WZxoHZl1qmQ/WKcWHUFm-BI/AAAAAAAAW10/D9oUcbImIokKLEdc2AGnAn-QbSXOC4QrQCLcB/s640/Caleb1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> Last night, we went to West Milwaukee for C-man to wrestle with the middle school. At about 20 seconds into the first period, he got an injury timeout. His right arm was hurting, and he had tears. The coach talked to him for a bit, and then sent him back out where C-man fought hard, but was down 2-4. It felt like he was being manhandled much worse than the score showed, but he wasn't getting scored on.<br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-swMlwhw4JMA/WKcWGjY-Z-I/AAAAAAAAW1w/sIn-j1eOn6Q_Trq9KNs77YObIyX_0xWLACLcB/s1600/Caleb2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-swMlwhw4JMA/WKcWGjY-Z-I/AAAAAAAAW1w/sIn-j1eOn6Q_Trq9KNs77YObIyX_0xWLACLcB/s640/Caleb2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> In the second period, they fought for a bit, and C-man got put to his back. I was sure he was pinned at least 3 times. But I saw a moment when he decided he wasn't going to go down, and he fought hard, crunching up so the guy couldn't get his back down. For about 1:20, that kid fought.<br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3FoasFngGwk/WKcWJTCit9I/AAAAAAAAW18/7vMrBx0FTE8crGaM9gSzlSEtsqncU-ACgCLcB/s1600/Caleb3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3FoasFngGwk/WKcWJTCit9I/AAAAAAAAW18/7vMrBx0FTE8crGaM9gSzlSEtsqncU-ACgCLcB/s640/Caleb3.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> Then it was time for the third period. His arm was clearly hurting him bad, and he couldn't pull the kid around with his right hand. He got put to his back again, nearly being pinned again. But then the kid got a little too high, the coach shouted, "To your left!" and C-man amazingly flipped around and got on top.<br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nXLseNSiJAg/WKcWLHfUv0I/AAAAAAAAW2E/t1fBnHGv4IgQfZAajs-abjg9I4ejLqX6gCLcB/s1600/Caleb5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nXLseNSiJAg/WKcWLHfUv0I/AAAAAAAAW2E/t1fBnHGv4IgQfZAajs-abjg9I4ejLqX6gCLcB/s640/Caleb5.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> The team and the crowd went absolutely wild. After all this time of nobody thinking he was going to make it, he was on top.<br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1ajhAeO39Gg/WKcWM0ceKmI/AAAAAAAAW2M/LWFTfJwZDKkRde9VhOPwVxEuZwWrm1legCLcB/s1600/Caleb6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1ajhAeO39Gg/WKcWM0ceKmI/AAAAAAAAW2M/LWFTfJwZDKkRde9VhOPwVxEuZwWrm1legCLcB/s640/Caleb6.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> His coach yelled for him to look up to put more pressure on the other kid. But being in the third period after having spent most of his time fighting off being pinned, there was no smile this time.<br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VwiIYJeqdV4/WKcWMZi-xeI/AAAAAAAAW2I/dmyHiKzSJmsQu1CNdtaZp04K_xcGndW4ACLcB/s1600/Caleb7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VwiIYJeqdV4/WKcWMZi-xeI/AAAAAAAAW2I/dmyHiKzSJmsQu1CNdtaZp04K_xcGndW4ACLcB/s640/Caleb7.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> And then he flipped him over fully, and the ref's hand came down with a loud whomp.<br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rxdu5dLHr1c/WKcWNV0P10I/AAAAAAAAW2U/uQkHAKaejMEyaPaDrk1g2fJjPBCLGmaewCLcB/s1600/Caleb8.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rxdu5dLHr1c/WKcWNV0P10I/AAAAAAAAW2U/uQkHAKaejMEyaPaDrk1g2fJjPBCLGmaewCLcB/s640/Caleb8.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> I didn't know whether to cheer or throw up.<br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Q3Wc0FeGDeo/WKcWNl-S8GI/AAAAAAAAW2Q/MZEZ2aVWURU_rAwV3TeiPIvJQlclFBP1QCLcB/s1600/Caleb9.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Q3Wc0FeGDeo/WKcWNl-S8GI/AAAAAAAAW2Q/MZEZ2aVWURU_rAwV3TeiPIvJQlclFBP1QCLcB/s640/Caleb9.jpg" width="426" /></a></div> <br /> And he was hurt, exhausted, and just spent, barely making it through the team's congratulatory lineup. The determination on this kid is ridiculous. I was so proud of him for not giving it up, especially after we'd just talked on Tuesday about how bad kids feel when they realize they gave up.<br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OLKdhHAxT8M/WKcWIsp1q2I/AAAAAAAAW14/DdwiyVQvs5IiEnQpy55dnf6d-ferhZRnACLcB/s1600/Caleb10.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OLKdhHAxT8M/WKcWIsp1q2I/AAAAAAAAW14/DdwiyVQvs5IiEnQpy55dnf6d-ferhZRnACLcB/s640/Caleb10.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> A little while later, C-man said the pain was not subsiding in his elbow, and he heard a crack when it started to hurt. Being experienced in these matters, I took him straight to urgent care for some x-rays at his request. Preliminary results are a sprained elbow, and he's in a sling, but no break. (We high fived about that - he was just sick with anticipation of the results) He's supposed to wrestle on Sunday, but we'll see. The good news is he now has a 2 week break from middle school wrestling, and since high school state is next weekend, he won't wrestle then either.<br /> <br /> So here's to determination and healing!Jenniferhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06229841615637364128noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30985027.post-25654443356489712632017-02-16T11:03:00.000-06:002017-02-16T11:03:58.977-06:00One day closer to the weekend<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-F55bghwpwoI/WKXVlQQSUzI/AAAAAAAAW1g/vE1QZr_XI7sGDKDOEPc1fRJ2A0V132UdACLcB/s1600/DSC_1302.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-F55bghwpwoI/WKXVlQQSUzI/AAAAAAAAW1g/vE1QZr_XI7sGDKDOEPc1fRJ2A0V132UdACLcB/s640/DSC_1302.JPG" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> <ul> <li>I had my work health assessment this morning. I passed all five markers, which was good, because it's worth $600. But the best part was she rang me in at 5'6". Somehow I magically grew an inch. It must be all that stinky broccoli.</li> <li>C-man has another wrestling dual tonight.</li> <li>I have another unbearable, awful headache. Thankfully, I'm going to the chiropractor tomorrow and a massage on Saturday.</li> <li>Only one more day to go. Whoot.</li> </ul> Jenniferhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06229841615637364128noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30985027.post-21894084372954875092017-02-15T11:57:00.001-06:002017-02-15T11:57:27.578-06:00And now it's Wednesday<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Op4Ru2s6hjA/WKSRpCK0lfI/AAAAAAAAW1Q/I3Ch_mahsWY17hNgUxFfcHQZ5H775VMuACLcB/s1600/CalebPin2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Op4Ru2s6hjA/WKSRpCK0lfI/AAAAAAAAW1Q/I3Ch_mahsWY17hNgUxFfcHQZ5H775VMuACLcB/s640/CalebPin2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> <br /> <ul> <li>Last night's wrestling dual was a success. The team won, and C-man pinned his guy.</li> <li>The coach has been telling the kids to look up to get their picture taken as a way to get them to arch and put more pressure on the opponent. C-man took it literally.</li> <li>Then we went to the high school sectional dual, which wasn't so positive. But who can say no to a romantic drive through Culvers dinner?</li> <li>I went to the spinal surgeon today. He was surprised, based on the MRI results, that I wasn't having other issues, too. But the good news is he's referring me to a pain management doctor. That means probably no surgery, but instead, burning a couple of nerves in my vertebra. So I'm hopeful.</li> <li>You know things are bad when ablating nerves sounds positive.</li> <li>He was still dire about the future degeneration from arthritis, though. I always hate hearing that, even though I know it's real.</li> <li>Beerman just wants to know what superpowers I'll get in the process. I'm hoping for adamantium.</li> <li>I could really use a drink.</li> </ul> Jenniferhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06229841615637364128noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30985027.post-86995119893548243252017-02-14T09:50:00.000-06:002017-02-14T09:50:35.556-06:00Happy Valentines Day<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vnAKOA4YrBA/WKMYbU36pzI/AAAAAAAAW1A/L8CxUCtGjrI7l7-BBRQv2Rtu6_lgssvtACLcB/s1600/Caleb9.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vnAKOA4YrBA/WKMYbU36pzI/AAAAAAAAW1A/L8CxUCtGjrI7l7-BBRQv2Rtu6_lgssvtACLcB/s640/Caleb9.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> <ul> <li>Happy Valentines Day. Or, as we know it around here - Happy Two Wrestling Duals Day!</li> <li>Apparently last night, the wrestling coach was lecturing the kids about getting their heads up and arching. He told them to look at Mrs. Rysewyk so she can take your picture. Funny, because it's totally true. I love when they look up.</li> <li>Someone brought funfetti cake into work. So delightful.</li> <li>In other fun news, I found a new focus button on my camera. I've been irritated with the lack of sharpness in my photos lately, so I'm hoping this helps.</li> <li>I think I'm going to need a quiet "me" day soon. I've been feeling sort of overwhelmed with it all lately. Or maybe it's just the lack of sleep.</li> </ul> Jenniferhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06229841615637364128noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30985027.post-23305918178849395842017-02-13T14:35:00.001-06:002017-02-13T14:35:31.231-06:00And here we go again<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1UDxIDWvXQE/WKIADxdnhEI/AAAAAAAAW0w/ANsLndMZGN4PsQnz-odCHLrqXLHvDLdIACLcB/s1600/Rysewyks.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1UDxIDWvXQE/WKIADxdnhEI/AAAAAAAAW0w/ANsLndMZGN4PsQnz-odCHLrqXLHvDLdIACLcB/s640/Rysewyks.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <ul> <li>Tomorrow is Valentines Day. I get to spend it at not one, but two, wrestling meets. One for C-man and one for the high school who made it to regionals for the very first time. My life is so very glamorous and romantic.</li> <li>My back is hurting so bad, I'm only getting an hour or two of sleep at a time. I'm really hoping this spinal surgeon gives me something good on Thursday.</li> <li>The lack of sleep is leaving me in a perpetual crabby state of sleep deprivation. It's not a great way to be.</li> <li>I've been so busy with stuff, that I haven't had much of a chance to take photos like I'd wanted to this year. It's a bad precedent, because editing wrestling photos has become a real grind.</li> <li>On Saturdays, I've been getting up before the sun to get Beasley to the park. He hasn't been very well behaved, but without a run, he'll go crazy. So that's our compromise. An old lady always shows up at sunrise with her pitbull mix. She swears like a sailor about her damn dog, and I love her. It's become my sleep deprived quiet time. Damn dog.</li> </ul> Jenniferhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06229841615637364128noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30985027.post-91384513624660609192017-02-12T18:53:00.001-06:002017-02-13T12:32:34.712-06:00Another successful day<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> This weekend, we headed west again, this time to Dodgeland High School in Juneau, Wisconsin. C-man had a solid 4-man bracket, with each of the kids rated as Average. (You rate out as Beginner, Average, Good, or Excellent based on your win/loss record) This was positive, because it meant he'd get some solid competition at his ability, and not just tear through some beginners. (He's technically above average, but Beerman and C-man haven't wanted to move him up to Good until he gets some things down, because the Good kids often get paired with Excellent kids.)</div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> His first match was against a kid from Markesan. They were pretty well matched up. But in the second period, C-man took him down and pinned him at 1:43.</div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5gEsHbLD8mk/WKEAS60Ie2I/AAAAAAAAWz0/_GMs56vlcUwJCw_xxYsTTjJbZ9R42ioKACLcB/s1600/Caleb1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5gEsHbLD8mk/WKEAS60Ie2I/AAAAAAAAWz0/_GMs56vlcUwJCw_xxYsTTjJbZ9R42ioKACLcB/s640/Caleb1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> He was a really nice kid, and he and C-man bonded instantly over their shared first name. (They were both giggling that they didn't know what they were supposed to do because both coaches were yelling their names) That's one of the things I really do like about this sport - the kids really get to know one another and create friendships over their shared pain.<br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QNtlcDuzipM/WKEAmT2C-iI/AAAAAAAAWz8/VxlwkL0xwbYMw0jSv3soJk5_Fi99C4VAwCLcB/s1600/Caleb2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QNtlcDuzipM/WKEAmT2C-iI/AAAAAAAAWz8/VxlwkL0xwbYMw0jSv3soJk5_Fi99C4VAwCLcB/s640/Caleb2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <object width="640" height="532" class="BLOG_video_class" id="BLOG_video-b2a9887f20e36725" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0"><param name="movie" value="https://www.youtube.com/get_player"><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true"><param name="flashvars" value="flvurl=https://redirector.googlevideo.com/videoplayback?id%3Db2a9887f20e36725%26itag%3D5%26source%3Dblogger%26requiressl%3Dyes%26app%3Dblogger%26cmo%3Dsecure_transport%3Dyes%26cmo%3Dsensitive_content%3Dyes%26ip%3D0.0.0.0%26ipbits%3D0%26expire%3D1489917092%26sparams%3Dip,ipbits,expire,id,itag,source,requiressl%26signature%3D31B94073F5987C5FCB133545581CEC8E030CBC3F.31C2C8D2A4B09C3165EE5D83EAE5A4FB803F0CCC%26key%3Dck2&amp;iurl=http://video.google.com/ThumbnailServer2?app%3Dblogger%26contentid%3Db2a9887f20e36725%26offsetms%3D5000%26itag%3Dw160%26sigh%3DO11llNARtoNeCFssI6WflN7Qw9o&amp;autoplay=0&amp;ps=blogger"><embed src="https://www.youtube.com/get_player" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="640" height="532" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" flashvars="flvurl=https://redirector.googlevideo.com/videoplayback?id%3Db2a9887f20e36725%26itag%3D5%26source%3Dblogger%26requiressl%3Dyes%26app%3Dblogger%26cmo%3Dsecure_transport%3Dyes%26cmo%3Dsensitive_content%3Dyes%26ip%3D0.0.0.0%26ipbits%3D0%26expire%3D1489917092%26sparams%3Dip,ipbits,expire,id,itag,source,requiressl%26signature%3D31B94073F5987C5FCB133545581CEC8E030CBC3F.31C2C8D2A4B09C3165EE5D83EAE5A4FB803F0CCC%26key%3Dck2&iurl=http://video.google.com/ThumbnailServer2?app%3Dblogger%26contentid%3Db2a9887f20e36725%26offsetms%3D5000%26itag%3Dw160%26sigh%3DO11llNARtoNeCFssI6WflN7Qw9o&autoplay=0&ps=blogger" allowFullScreen="true" /></object></div> <br /> The second match up was against a kid from Waupun who is 9 pounds heavier than C-man. C-man wrestled well, and at the end of the first period, threw him down and pinned him. (Beerman was yelling, "No! No! No" because he's tried to get C-man to not just go for a throw, while another coach was shouting, "Yes! Yes! Yes!" Beerman acknowledged he needs to back off the anti-throw now that C-man doesn't just always look for it. But it was a funny moment) When I say he got his pin at the end of the first period, it was truly at 1:00 - the exact end of the first period. The other parents were really angry because they didn't feel it was a pin, but upon review of the video, while pretty quick, it was valid.<br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VFmEYJPGHoE/WKEAZa1Qh_I/AAAAAAAAWz4/7D-L5HdkDfUehqZEszG-wQ8qPyXYHDP9ACLcB/s1600/Caleb3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VFmEYJPGHoE/WKEAZa1Qh_I/AAAAAAAAWz4/7D-L5HdkDfUehqZEszG-wQ8qPyXYHDP9ACLcB/s640/Caleb3.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Cfy8KuVI68Y/WKEA9yCbT0I/AAAAAAAAW0E/LPqk7bQx8vk7djp0niipJnGC9WUCLKrAQCLcB/s1600/Caleb4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Cfy8KuVI68Y/WKEA9yCbT0I/AAAAAAAAW0E/LPqk7bQx8vk7djp0niipJnGC9WUCLKrAQCLcB/s640/Caleb4.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/--hCNyw62xPQ/WKEA2wYmP8I/AAAAAAAAW0A/cGvgL_Va0tMtUvGiws0aVushe3I2ElCHQCLcB/s1600/Caleb5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/--hCNyw62xPQ/WKEA2wYmP8I/AAAAAAAAW0A/cGvgL_Va0tMtUvGiws0aVushe3I2ElCHQCLcB/s640/Caleb5.jpg" width="426" /></a></div> <br /> The third match up was against a kid from West Bend. C-man took the kid down. While Beerman shouted for C-man to "ride him" to let him go to the second period, C-man thought the nod was to pin him. So he did it at 56 seconds.<br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_6liZ9QxbnA/WKEBbP-gsbI/AAAAAAAAW0Q/0fDlZKuI6IoO_qfUM7Sn6fbJ5V36NYV0wCLcB/s1600/Caleb7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_6liZ9QxbnA/WKEBbP-gsbI/AAAAAAAAW0Q/0fDlZKuI6IoO_qfUM7Sn6fbJ5V36NYV0wCLcB/s640/Caleb7.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-756FL_8qRo0/WKEBbl9LsuI/AAAAAAAAW0U/THV3cPFZ1tYZpqhGgyHR_PEGflR0Gn79gCLcB/s1600/Caleb8.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-756FL_8qRo0/WKEBbl9LsuI/AAAAAAAAW0U/THV3cPFZ1tYZpqhGgyHR_PEGflR0Gn79gCLcB/s640/Caleb8.jpg" width="426" /></a></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> And that's how you end up with the bracket, a medal, and a brand new t-shirt you wear for three days straight before your Mom makes you throw it in the wash. I still don't understand how you can like doing this sport, but this smile says it all when it comes to his feelings about it</div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VEvrMukpVZA/WKEBe2bet2I/AAAAAAAAW0Y/HaZYlzKfIN0PE6B7zUjvRYSNqVzaeZOGACLcB/s1600/CalebPodium.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VEvrMukpVZA/WKEBe2bet2I/AAAAAAAAW0Y/HaZYlzKfIN0PE6B7zUjvRYSNqVzaeZOGACLcB/s640/CalebPodium.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> And for those paying attention, he weighed in at 106 and change Saturday morning (down from his 115.5 he weighed in at the beginning of the season), and the sleeves on a bunch of his t-shirts are tight. Hard work doesn't even begin to describe this.Jenniferhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06229841615637364128noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30985027.post-16644353017862458562017-02-07T13:53:00.001-06:002017-02-07T13:55:02.379-06:00Randomness<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VmXpXzYtTuc/WJoi-HEUmRI/AAAAAAAAWzk/G39LJ_7pHmkKbOoXg3WuZp2kRJVN-GXEgCLcB/s1600/Driving.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VmXpXzYtTuc/WJoi-HEUmRI/AAAAAAAAWzk/G39LJ_7pHmkKbOoXg3WuZp2kRJVN-GXEgCLcB/s640/Driving.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> <ul> <li>C-man came home from school not feeling well today. So therefore, no wrestling dual. Since he's been sleeping pretty much non-stop today, I'm going to go with - he's really sick.</li> <li>Thursday's wrestling dual is going to be a really tough one, so he may lose his varsity spot for the day and the coach could bump everyone up a slot. (They're really strong at the lower weights) I'd like to see him wrestle at varsity, but the less pressure on me sure would be nice.</li> <li>I had a much-needed massage last night, and actually slept for the first time in ages. I left a really big tip because the therapist was super pregnant and I was all guilty about it. Not guilty enough to not get the massage, mind you...</li> <li>C-man is all signed up for an overnight camp with a friend at the end of the summer. He never wanted to do it until last summer. And by the time he'd decided it'd be fun, everything was booked. So I got ahead of the game this year and figured out which camp and when. I think he's going to love it.</li> <li>It reminds me how much fun I had as camp director. Those were some crazy days. But so great.</li> <li>These February thunderstorms are freaking me out. The poor bees!</li> <li>I took my car in for repair because the engine light was on. It was some canister that was sticking - emissions problem. And, of course, I'm 6000 over my 60,000 warranty. Ugh. At least they washed my car. I'm trying not to think of it as a $350 car wash.</li> <li>The boys are volunteering at the high school wrestling regional tournament our team is hosting this weekend, so I should get a day of quiet to myself. I'm looking forward to that.</li> <li>Because then Sunday is back at a tournament. Oh goody.</li> </ul> Jenniferhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06229841615637364128noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30985027.post-12575525969991960512017-02-06T09:50:00.005-06:002017-02-06T12:54:16.461-06:00Another good weekend on the mat<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_U0gkQ7Dbdo/WJiYWb6_ZdI/AAAAAAAAWyY/JkRubXzuNnMBlGb1JSciTw17ebB1Q1KkQCLcB/s1600/Caleb4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_U0gkQ7Dbdo/WJiYWb6_ZdI/AAAAAAAAWyY/JkRubXzuNnMBlGb1JSciTw17ebB1Q1KkQCLcB/s640/Caleb4.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> This weekend, we headed west to Watertown to wrestle. C-man had a 4-man bracket. His first match was the toughest. He was down 2-0 when he got a blood time out. His mouth was gushing. Typical wrestling grossness. Once it was cleaned up, he went out on the mat and got a reversal to make it 2-2 right before the end of the 1st period.<br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dEpjaSpqtwE/WJiYXcvDHmI/AAAAAAAAWyc/VN_zK22oWdwqep_cij_QL0TvqTVnZlfWACLcB/s1600/Caleb3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dEpjaSpqtwE/WJiYXcvDHmI/AAAAAAAAWyc/VN_zK22oWdwqep_cij_QL0TvqTVnZlfWACLcB/s640/Caleb3.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> Match 1 - 1st Period:<br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <object width="640" height="532" class="BLOG_video_class" id="BLOG_video-5fdd6371eaa209e5" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0"><param name="movie" value="https://www.youtube.com/get_player"><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true"><param name="flashvars" value="flvurl=https://redirector.googlevideo.com/videoplayback?id%3D5fdd6371eaa209e5%26itag%3D5%26source%3Dblogger%26requiressl%3Dyes%26app%3Dblogger%26cmo%3Dsecure_transport%3Dyes%26cmo%3Dsensitive_content%3Dyes%26ip%3D0.0.0.0%26ipbits%3D0%26expire%3D1489917092%26sparams%3Dip,ipbits,expire,id,itag,source,requiressl%26signature%3D10EF90CCD8B6E22D09BCF4B00E897DFF758F8B0C.7D68F1ECA926ED334D4AD1C29DE16AC7B2BBAA89%26key%3Dck2&amp;iurl=http://video.google.com/ThumbnailServer2?app%3Dblogger%26contentid%3D5fdd6371eaa209e5%26offsetms%3D5000%26itag%3Dw160%26sigh%3DaR-EjwjT7l_Qvw9Bn2X38jWEQFM&amp;autoplay=0&amp;ps=blogger"><embed src="https://www.youtube.com/get_player" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="640" height="532" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" flashvars="flvurl=https://redirector.googlevideo.com/videoplayback?id%3D5fdd6371eaa209e5%26itag%3D5%26source%3Dblogger%26requiressl%3Dyes%26app%3Dblogger%26cmo%3Dsecure_transport%3Dyes%26cmo%3Dsensitive_content%3Dyes%26ip%3D0.0.0.0%26ipbits%3D0%26expire%3D1489917092%26sparams%3Dip,ipbits,expire,id,itag,source,requiressl%26signature%3D10EF90CCD8B6E22D09BCF4B00E897DFF758F8B0C.7D68F1ECA926ED334D4AD1C29DE16AC7B2BBAA89%26key%3Dck2&iurl=http://video.google.com/ThumbnailServer2?app%3Dblogger%26contentid%3D5fdd6371eaa209e5%26offsetms%3D5000%26itag%3Dw160%26sigh%3DaR-EjwjT7l_Qvw9Bn2X38jWEQFM&autoplay=0&ps=blogger" allowFullScreen="true" /></object></div> <br /> Match 1 - (post blood time out) end of 1st period:<br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; 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text-align: center;"> <a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-48TTP_ndBig/WJiYYN1aFfI/AAAAAAAAWyg/XLDxzu_Z0XwfmBKrw_w5sge9q-EFe73WQCEw/s1600/Caleb2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-48TTP_ndBig/WJiYYN1aFfI/AAAAAAAAWyg/XLDxzu_Z0XwfmBKrw_w5sge9q-EFe73WQCEw/s640/Caleb2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eLOkwjvDK8w/WJiYZQoRNpI/AAAAAAAAWyk/GRERxhikZUs0aSASk47CT4WFsvDGuJA5ACEw/s1600/Caleb1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eLOkwjvDK8w/WJiYZQoRNpI/AAAAAAAAWyk/GRERxhikZUs0aSASk47CT4WFsvDGuJA5ACEw/s640/Caleb1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> Match 2: 2nd period<br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <object width="640" height="532" class="BLOG_video_class" id="BLOG_video-a00df3708d970ffd" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0"><param name="movie" value="https://www.youtube.com/get_player"><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true"><param name="flashvars" value="flvurl=https://redirector.googlevideo.com/videoplayback?id%3Da00df3708d970ffd%26itag%3D5%26source%3Dblogger%26requiressl%3Dyes%26app%3Dblogger%26cmo%3Dsecure_transport%3Dyes%26cmo%3Dsensitive_content%3Dyes%26ip%3D0.0.0.0%26ipbits%3D0%26expire%3D1489917092%26sparams%3Dip,ipbits,expire,id,itag,source,requiressl%26signature%3DAA31FE851B674D5A15762987031DF47ABDF705A1.3A1F74F97C8387A99A642D1E3C5A111C96CBA421%26key%3Dck2&amp;iurl=http://video.google.com/ThumbnailServer2?app%3Dblogger%26contentid%3Da00df3708d970ffd%26offsetms%3D5000%26itag%3Dw160%26sigh%3DLpOuJVx2mUSxRylywUhf4F64aMU&amp;autoplay=0&amp;ps=blogger"><embed src="https://www.youtube.com/get_player" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="640" height="532" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" flashvars="flvurl=https://redirector.googlevideo.com/videoplayback?id%3Da00df3708d970ffd%26itag%3D5%26source%3Dblogger%26requiressl%3Dyes%26app%3Dblogger%26cmo%3Dsecure_transport%3Dyes%26cmo%3Dsensitive_content%3Dyes%26ip%3D0.0.0.0%26ipbits%3D0%26expire%3D1489917092%26sparams%3Dip,ipbits,expire,id,itag,source,requiressl%26signature%3DAA31FE851B674D5A15762987031DF47ABDF705A1.3A1F74F97C8387A99A642D1E3C5A111C96CBA421%26key%3Dck2&iurl=http://video.google.com/ThumbnailServer2?app%3Dblogger%26contentid%3Da00df3708d970ffd%26offsetms%3D5000%26itag%3Dw160%26sigh%3DLpOuJVx2mUSxRylywUhf4F64aMU&autoplay=0&ps=blogger" allowFullScreen="true" /></object></div> <br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Nv4MaJqwkxs/WJiZV2Bui6I/AAAAAAAAWzI/7eYWg25fWy8gYxUBjRVIi-zMHraI9TwowCLcB/s1600/Teeth.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Nv4MaJqwkxs/WJiZV2Bui6I/AAAAAAAAWzI/7eYWg25fWy8gYxUBjRVIi-zMHraI9TwowCLcB/s640/Teeth.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> The second match was an even easier one for him. The other kid was pretty new to wrestling, and C-man took him down and pinned him at :27. Beerman was trying to get him to cut him loose and make it go longer, but C-man didn't hear that instruction. Kind of a bummer for the other kid who didn't get more live wrestling time, but sometimes, I'm sort of grateful when they go quickly. Then I don't have to be so nervous for so long.<br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZbRNvU57UpI/WJiYn9Wd99I/AAAAAAAAWys/QQQdqsiZjjEYPZGnnwkKwy5-pX0IrhsVQCEw/s1600/Caleb5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZbRNvU57UpI/WJiYn9Wd99I/AAAAAAAAWys/QQQdqsiZjjEYPZGnnwkKwy5-pX0IrhsVQCEw/s640/Caleb5.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WICL7ZUP-0A/WJiYnnP0veI/AAAAAAAAWyo/1VT4i5HmmbYzgnFqM7W10gM0y18est3sACEw/s1600/Caleb6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WICL7ZUP-0A/WJiYnnP0veI/AAAAAAAAWyo/1VT4i5HmmbYzgnFqM7W10gM0y18est3sACEw/s640/Caleb6.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5oN7_CaoElA/WJiYoZp4VDI/AAAAAAAAWyw/UyAShg8VaD46uj883DRkKtcRTMRb-_9OQCEw/s1600/Caleb7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5oN7_CaoElA/WJiYoZp4VDI/AAAAAAAAWyw/UyAShg8VaD46uj883DRkKtcRTMRb-_9OQCEw/s640/Caleb7.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> Match 2:<br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <object width="640" height="532" class="BLOG_video_class" id="BLOG_video-902432c2da3e58ac" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0"><param name="movie" value="https://www.youtube.com/get_player"><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true"><param name="flashvars" value="flvurl=https://redirector.googlevideo.com/videoplayback?id%3D902432c2da3e58ac%26itag%3D5%26source%3Dblogger%26requiressl%3Dyes%26app%3Dblogger%26cmo%3Dsecure_transport%3Dyes%26cmo%3Dsensitive_content%3Dyes%26ip%3D0.0.0.0%26ipbits%3D0%26expire%3D1489917092%26sparams%3Dip,ipbits,expire,id,itag,source,requiressl%26signature%3D3AD4A782CAA4A4EADB2DAE8497011D87A1DDD7F5.AD17D709B0F51963F7E3BB934AE24D5B49AB21B3%26key%3Dck2&amp;iurl=http://video.google.com/ThumbnailServer2?app%3Dblogger%26contentid%3D902432c2da3e58ac%26offsetms%3D5000%26itag%3Dw160%26sigh%3DjlMWJsXg_nLnbNAUmQlNIe83fPk&amp;autoplay=0&amp;ps=blogger"><embed src="https://www.youtube.com/get_player" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="640" height="532" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" flashvars="flvurl=https://redirector.googlevideo.com/videoplayback?id%3D902432c2da3e58ac%26itag%3D5%26source%3Dblogger%26requiressl%3Dyes%26app%3Dblogger%26cmo%3Dsecure_transport%3Dyes%26cmo%3Dsensitive_content%3Dyes%26ip%3D0.0.0.0%26ipbits%3D0%26expire%3D1489917092%26sparams%3Dip,ipbits,expire,id,itag,source,requiressl%26signature%3D3AD4A782CAA4A4EADB2DAE8497011D87A1DDD7F5.AD17D709B0F51963F7E3BB934AE24D5B49AB21B3%26key%3Dck2&iurl=http://video.google.com/ThumbnailServer2?app%3Dblogger%26contentid%3D902432c2da3e58ac%26offsetms%3D5000%26itag%3Dw160%26sigh%3DjlMWJsXg_nLnbNAUmQlNIe83fPk&autoplay=0&ps=blogger" allowFullScreen="true" /></object></div> <br /> The third match, Beerman talked to C-man about staying on the mat longer and practicing perfecting his moves. He let it go into the second period, and then took the fall at Beerman's nod in the second period at 1:34.<br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ACggnZZkM9M/WJiZGdB8xII/AAAAAAAAWy8/4QnxK3L2UvQ38e-JpD6qfJyzfPfxgqn7wCLcB/s1600/Caleb8.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ACggnZZkM9M/WJiZGdB8xII/AAAAAAAAWy8/4QnxK3L2UvQ38e-JpD6qfJyzfPfxgqn7wCLcB/s640/Caleb8.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-N28Lg4sKZ-8/WJiZG3n-RbI/AAAAAAAAWzE/zcSMHtzWELQRNSmqMHnFj8lJRnLMHHmKACLcB/s1600/Caleb9.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-N28Lg4sKZ-8/WJiZG3n-RbI/AAAAAAAAWzE/zcSMHtzWELQRNSmqMHnFj8lJRnLMHHmKACLcB/s640/Caleb9.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WibpESGOCkA/WJiZGRGaaOI/AAAAAAAAWy4/WRQKyouuhnEazXpxGds-PLDkvbbeM7P6gCLcB/s1600/Caleb10.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WibpESGOCkA/WJiZGRGaaOI/AAAAAAAAWy4/WRQKyouuhnEazXpxGds-PLDkvbbeM7P6gCLcB/s640/Caleb10.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eMGCD7U5jEs/WJiZGvwIe4I/AAAAAAAAWzA/s1T1ONuTFDUYpvCByhk1gXIFEkHj_IneACLcB/s1600/Caleb11.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eMGCD7U5jEs/WJiZGvwIe4I/AAAAAAAAWzA/s1T1ONuTFDUYpvCByhk1gXIFEkHj_IneACLcB/s640/Caleb11.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> Match 3:<br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <object width="640" height="532" class="BLOG_video_class" id="BLOG_video-fa01118bc82fbc91" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0"><param name="movie" value="https://www.youtube.com/get_player"><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true"><param name="flashvars" value="flvurl=https://redirector.googlevideo.com/videoplayback?id%3Dfa01118bc82fbc91%26itag%3D5%26source%3Dblogger%26requiressl%3Dyes%26app%3Dblogger%26cmo%3Dsecure_transport%3Dyes%26cmo%3Dsensitive_content%3Dyes%26ip%3D0.0.0.0%26ipbits%3D0%26expire%3D1489917092%26sparams%3Dip,ipbits,expire,id,itag,source,requiressl%26signature%3DA6C2B4A4F75266B7DAE28E345410429FB4492657.75F9316BEC9928E06BC7975FEA114EEFDE89D2E7%26key%3Dck2&amp;iurl=http://video.google.com/ThumbnailServer2?app%3Dblogger%26contentid%3Dfa01118bc82fbc91%26offsetms%3D5000%26itag%3Dw160%26sigh%3DuTn4QBlp3xQg3d2ey85pRpSMqNk&amp;autoplay=0&amp;ps=blogger"><embed src="https://www.youtube.com/get_player" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="640" height="532" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" flashvars="flvurl=https://redirector.googlevideo.com/videoplayback?id%3Dfa01118bc82fbc91%26itag%3D5%26source%3Dblogger%26requiressl%3Dyes%26app%3Dblogger%26cmo%3Dsecure_transport%3Dyes%26cmo%3Dsensitive_content%3Dyes%26ip%3D0.0.0.0%26ipbits%3D0%26expire%3D1489917092%26sparams%3Dip,ipbits,expire,id,itag,source,requiressl%26signature%3DA6C2B4A4F75266B7DAE28E345410429FB4492657.75F9316BEC9928E06BC7975FEA114EEFDE89D2E7%26key%3Dck2&iurl=http://video.google.com/ThumbnailServer2?app%3Dblogger%26contentid%3Dfa01118bc82fbc91%26offsetms%3D5000%26itag%3Dw160%26sigh%3DuTn4QBlp3xQg3d2ey85pRpSMqNk&autoplay=0&ps=blogger" allowFullScreen="true" /></object></div> <br /> Mr 4th Place took off before awards. But it didn't stop C-man's enormous smile and a chance to stand on the podium. It was an easier tournament for him, so he wasn't as ecstatic about the win as last week. But it's still hard not to be happy when you've got three new pins you've earned on your hat.<br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QWskVIc5GPs/WJiZdwajMoI/AAAAAAAAWzQ/UvqaXy5oJD80hirM0i0qJQFMihRxvk1DQCLcB/s1600/Podium.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QWskVIc5GPs/WJiZdwajMoI/AAAAAAAAWzQ/UvqaXy5oJD80hirM0i0qJQFMihRxvk1DQCLcB/s640/Podium.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> And tomorrow, it's a middle school dual. Because of course it is.Jenniferhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06229841615637364128noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30985027.post-90909300209057688212017-02-03T14:41:00.001-06:002017-02-03T14:41:49.174-06:00TGIF<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JR556zIzxlE/WJTpk59TduI/AAAAAAAAWyI/a15ydZaeims7j2nE_IncPRRNQuMmINuNgCLcB/s1600/110Caleb.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JR556zIzxlE/WJTpk59TduI/AAAAAAAAWyI/a15ydZaeims7j2nE_IncPRRNQuMmINuNgCLcB/s640/110Caleb.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> <ul> <li>C-man's middle school team had a dual last night, but he had a forfeit. So, boring.</li> <li>I bought two packages of bees for this spring. I just can't help myself. But with all this freezing rain, it'll be a miracle if any of them make it out.</li> <li>C-man's at ski club tonight. So, of course, Beerman and I are having a romantic evening at a high school wrestling conference tournament. Shoot me.</li> <li>12 days until I see the back surgeon. I am in so much pain, I am truly counting the days.</li> <li>I'm hoping to finish my pussy hat this weekend. C-man has asked me to call it something else.</li> <li>I have a massage scheduled tomorrow. And I need to paint the wrestling podium. It's looking to be a good day ahead.</li> </ul> Jenniferhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06229841615637364128noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30985027.post-30574997933023263002017-02-02T12:01:00.001-06:002017-02-02T12:01:41.198-06:00Thursday Thirteen<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2Leh9IkM7GI/WJNv55XSt1I/AAAAAAAAWx4/aX9epDkah44Ebkf1bXFoxEXzqZ6i30y-wCLcB/s1600/Owl.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2Leh9IkM7GI/WJNv55XSt1I/AAAAAAAAWx4/aX9epDkah44Ebkf1bXFoxEXzqZ6i30y-wCLcB/s640/Owl.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> <ol> <li>This sweet little saw-whet owl was waiting for me when I got home Tuesday night. Gosh, I love these owls, but see them so rarely since they're so skittish. This owl, however, just sat and stared at me with total owl attitude. I kind of fell in love with him.</li> <li>C-man has another wrestling dual tonight. He's getting a forfeit, so just needs to go to get his hand raised. Kind of a bummer. But at least it'll mean less photos to edit for me.</li> <li>It's a home dual, so no team bus ride. Man, he loves that team bus ride.</li> <li>He started the season at 115.5, and is now 108. He's talking about taking it down to 105 for Regionals because it's supposed to be an easier path to State than 110. I'm so impressed with how he's just naturally doing this drop.</li> <li>I'm two weeks out from my back surgeon appointment. Since I haven't been sleeping past 3 a.m. because of the pain, I'm actually looking forward to it.</li> <li>Beasley has enjoyed 3 a.m. cuddles, though. So that's something.</li> <li>This weekend, we're wrestling on a Sunday in Watertown. It'll be our first Sunday tournament.</li> <li>The UPS guy keeps delivering the wrong packages to our house. The other night it was medications. Oy.</li> <li>Every day I watch the news. And every day I wonder how it can get any worse. And then it does. The Catholics have spoken out. The Mormons have spoken out. The Jews have spoken out. The Muslims have spoken out. Come on Evangelicals... Your move.</li> <li>I've discovered the crullers at work lately. That's a bad discovery for my bum. But oh my, so, so good.</li> <li>Valentines Day is coming up. Dang, I suppose I should start thinking through that.</li> <li>I'm looking forward to a nice sleep in on Saturday.</li> <li>How is it not Friday yet?</li> </ol> Jenniferhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06229841615637364128noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30985027.post-63786255441985416802017-02-01T10:54:00.000-06:002017-02-01T15:42:43.408-06:00Wrestling recap<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-u3qFkGxnHkk/WJIPwHFdXiI/AAAAAAAAWxc/G4muvzjuSQAxI5_XH1-f8Wt-5cP6uvw_ACLcB/s1600/Caleb1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-u3qFkGxnHkk/WJIPwHFdXiI/AAAAAAAAWxc/G4muvzjuSQAxI5_XH1-f8Wt-5cP6uvw_ACLcB/s640/Caleb1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> Last night was the first middle school wrestling dual of the season at Frank Lloyd Wright School. The other parents were giggling, because you couldn't tell who was pacing more nervously on the sidelines - C-man or Beerman.<br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Eh4kTSI7BNk/WJIPwej6FNI/AAAAAAAAWxg/YzI2Un7gB2cz14xkTRugfkw9YoWIOq9BACLcB/s1600/Caleb2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Eh4kTSI7BNk/WJIPwej6FNI/AAAAAAAAWxg/YzI2Un7gB2cz14xkTRugfkw9YoWIOq9BACLcB/s640/Caleb2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> But then he was out there. He wrestled well - a little too much on his knees to start, but then he picked up the pace and really did well. So well, that his pin came quickly in the second period.<br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HlcNFJ46C-c/WJIPw1Uzz2I/AAAAAAAAWxk/ElPQ2_vrwWgwqok3Mhc-EluR2obs7afHgCLcB/s1600/Caleb3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HlcNFJ46C-c/WJIPw1Uzz2I/AAAAAAAAWxk/ElPQ2_vrwWgwqok3Mhc-EluR2obs7afHgCLcB/s640/Caleb3.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> But my favorite part of it all was watching how excited the other teammates were for him - a 6th grader. The team was on fire, and crushed it 88 - 5. [For those non-wrestling scorers out there, they got 3 forfeits (6 points each), 11 pins (6 points each), one major decision win - which is to win by 8 points or greater (4 points), and one loss with a tech fall - when you are beaten by 15 points (5 points for them). Last year, this team won by only one point against this school.] Needless to say, it continued to stoke the fire for his wrestling love. As did having the kid from the other team who had a broken wrist and weighs 110 lbs say, "I'll see you at Conference" as they shook hands.<br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HIqHIhJO62U/WJIPxaJgxOI/AAAAAAAAWxo/xH9CzyKP6_Mmwbn-oT_BGOczxwuRstJ0gCLcB/s1600/CalebWin.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HIqHIhJO62U/WJIPxaJgxOI/AAAAAAAAWxo/xH9CzyKP6_Mmwbn-oT_BGOczxwuRstJ0gCLcB/s640/CalebWin.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> The next dual is Thursday, and unfortunately, C-man is going to get a forfeit at 110 lbs. Bummer.Jenniferhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06229841615637364128noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30985027.post-20891069583783466112017-01-31T08:43:00.001-06:002017-01-31T08:43:24.906-06:00It's Tuesday, so it must be wrestling<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zXDeR5-QeOw/WJChaB7Q0fI/AAAAAAAAWxM/PRgiR9vENSY1gw372u5nYlq0huM44GDYQCLcB/s1600/Caleb.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zXDeR5-QeOw/WJChaB7Q0fI/AAAAAAAAWxM/PRgiR9vENSY1gw372u5nYlq0huM44GDYQCLcB/s640/Caleb.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> This afternoon is the first middle school wrestling dual. The kids were instructed to dress up for school today. In so many ways, wrestling is as old school as it gets. We went shopping on Sunday for some new clothes, and C-man decided he wanted to wear a bow tie. Although he's too embarrassed to wear it to school, he still wanted it on for the way to the dual. (I hate that we're at the embarrassed about looking different stage. I'll be really glad when we've moved on from it.) I am really excited for him to be making his 110 lb debut today, though. Because while it isn't my favorite sport, it definitely is his.Jenniferhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06229841615637364128noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30985027.post-33852110533404133382017-01-30T09:17:00.000-06:002017-01-30T09:48:15.895-06:00A good weekend<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pqLPbSanp9A/WI9UgftVhvI/AAAAAAAAWwM/GfemkzHCeWkXTX-ZyLANHLuel_hpx_-IgCLcB/s1600/Caleb1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pqLPbSanp9A/WI9UgftVhvI/AAAAAAAAWwM/GfemkzHCeWkXTX-ZyLANHLuel_hpx_-IgCLcB/s640/Caleb1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> Saturday was a good day on the mat. He managed his nerves, ate food, moved on his feet, and aggressively (but smartly) took shots. One major decision at 9-0 and 3 pins. He had 2 points scored against him, and they were penalty points he incurred on himself. A good day with good feels and even some lessons learned. Good stuff.<br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lq-MVEsIRTw/WI9UhbSBDKI/AAAAAAAAWwc/3t_uTBnriHUv7BiTYp0cWdxZDnB5TlnvQCLcB/s1600/Caleb2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lq-MVEsIRTw/WI9UhbSBDKI/AAAAAAAAWwc/3t_uTBnriHUv7BiTYp0cWdxZDnB5TlnvQCLcB/s640/Caleb2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XidHc_ZMKkQ/WI9UhZ0R25I/AAAAAAAAWwg/9AHTfaguWTwEHQbm43bvWoC2QWB-bbvkQCLcB/s1600/Caleb3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XidHc_ZMKkQ/WI9UhZ0R25I/AAAAAAAAWwg/9AHTfaguWTwEHQbm43bvWoC2QWB-bbvkQCLcB/s640/Caleb3.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Z4LV7uhn80U/WI9UiIdyKYI/AAAAAAAAWwk/DofmgNwrYsgPYm-iU78PqzNGM8Bc3ikrQCLcB/s1600/Caleb4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; 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text-align: center;"> <a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JzeaoJMZAeg/WI9Uhw83b7I/AAAAAAAAWxE/Q-mhof19wtY34G-P8oejOwtgGW9TAgHngCEw/s1600/Caleb12.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JzeaoJMZAeg/WI9Uhw83b7I/AAAAAAAAWxE/Q-mhof19wtY34G-P8oejOwtgGW9TAgHngCEw/s640/Caleb12.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ia9vNHKRQ_Y/WI9UgWJg47I/AAAAAAAAWxE/IIUOMfjypSY7nX6GiFPdbYAq4hkxjz-kgCEw/s1600/Caleb11.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ia9vNHKRQ_Y/WI9UgWJg47I/AAAAAAAAWxE/IIUOMfjypSY7nX6GiFPdbYAq4hkxjz-kgCEw/s640/Caleb11.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br />Jenniferhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06229841615637364128noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30985027.post-15399588502351710162017-01-27T09:57:00.001-06:002017-01-27T09:57:14.253-06:00TGIF<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-D2g5o9iZB9w/WItswhqqvdI/AAAAAAAAWv4/7mWU6POubJYqMgDLroiyQJXTpfqVbV-TgCLcB/s1600/Ocean.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-D2g5o9iZB9w/WItswhqqvdI/AAAAAAAAWv4/7mWU6POubJYqMgDLroiyQJXTpfqVbV-TgCLcB/s640/Ocean.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> We've made it. All the way to Friday. The day of the week when I wake up, get ready for work, and walk immediately to our cafeteria to order egg in a hole and a super giant coffee with real cream. And even though my hair color appointment got cancelled due to a stylist's illness, I was able to immediately reschedule with someone else. Because this is Friday. And it's got no room for illness or gray hairs. Whew.Jenniferhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06229841615637364128noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30985027.post-90043525272562147522017-01-26T11:12:00.000-06:002017-01-26T11:12:23.054-06:00How is this not Friday yet<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ySE2Wj7f32M/WIoVUOD7WoI/AAAAAAAAWvo/sPlzoWDJ5Os9KJoXJkcGAIb4_QxTlfPeQCLcB/s1600/DSC_9078.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ySE2Wj7f32M/WIoVUOD7WoI/AAAAAAAAWvo/sPlzoWDJ5Os9KJoXJkcGAIb4_QxTlfPeQCLcB/s640/DSC_9078.JPG" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> <ul> <li>This week is the longest. Ever.</li> <li>C-man made varsity for his middle school wrestling team.</li> <li>My dining room has a chin up bar and elliptical machine in it. Just what I always wanted.</li> <li>I'm on drugs for a sinus infection. It's helping my headaches, but hurting my gut. Sigh.</li> <li>My pants are all salty from the kick-back on the walk into work. I'm ready for Spring.</li> <li>At least they're not super tight like they were a few weeks ago. The weight isn't coming off quite as quickly as I'd like, but it's slowly going down. Then again, when I informed C-man how much I weigh (because weight is a regular topic, especially when the scale is in your dining room), he started telling me which high school wrestlers I could match up against.</li> <li>My pink yarn has shipped for my pussy hat. I don't know if I'll ever wear it, but feel like I should have one.</li> <li>I'm getting my hair cut tonight. I love that.</li> </ul> Jenniferhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06229841615637364128noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30985027.post-50857760109018316122017-01-23T13:58:00.000-06:002017-01-23T13:58:01.799-06:00Monday. Bleh.<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-q1CvBqiDTZM/WIZdxXhMP5I/AAAAAAAAWvY/UfMFcxLVd3UVKq_L_qUIHSIJjU6oNSKXACLcB/s1600/DSC_9240.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-q1CvBqiDTZM/WIZdxXhMP5I/AAAAAAAAWvY/UfMFcxLVd3UVKq_L_qUIHSIJjU6oNSKXACLcB/s640/DSC_9240.JPG" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> <ul> <li>I've had a headache and blurry vision for days. So naturally, I'm googling brain tumors.</li> <li>I have a giant zit on my forehead. It's like I'm 14.</li> <li>I printed out a pattern to make my own pussy hat. It appears to be pretty quick and easy.</li> <li>We went to see Rogue One last night. Meh. I'm not a huge Star Wars fan, but I'm pretty sure I could have fallen asleep and told you the plot line when I'd woken up.</li> <li>Beasley got in trouble at the park this weekend while being pushy and rude. Now Beerman's threatening not to take him again. This dog needs some manners training.</li> <li>I mentioned wanting to go to a resort somewhere warm and just sleeping on the beach. Beerman said that'd be dumb. And C-man declared that was the worst idea ever, because why would we go to another country and not get all that culture and stuff? I think he just meant wine. But whatever, it's clear I created this problem.</li> <li>Is it Friday yet?</li> </ul> Jenniferhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06229841615637364128noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30985027.post-15753833746683017542017-01-22T12:22:00.002-06:002017-01-22T12:22:59.438-06:00Making our way<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3b5aQVq9zWc/WIT2WBrJXkI/AAAAAAAAWuw/fB4Jlud2KhQm1rDVUc77B691cgq_JJY7QCLcB/s1600/Caleb5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3b5aQVq9zWc/WIT2WBrJXkI/AAAAAAAAWuw/fB4Jlud2KhQm1rDVUc77B691cgq_JJY7QCLcB/s640/Caleb5.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> This child. The one who laughs so often and worries so much. Yesterday, he went 1-3 at his wrestling tournament. There were more tears than laughs. But those are learning lessons. And while he doesn't like to talk about it, he does usually come back with a fire in his belly the following week.<br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zGMaSr2JV6U/WIT3wQeTYlI/AAAAAAAAWu8/vvCaXQ_ah6sUkomYJrC93S_1jScm8IiXgCLcB/s1600/Caleb1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zGMaSr2JV6U/WIT3wQeTYlI/AAAAAAAAWu8/vvCaXQ_ah6sUkomYJrC93S_1jScm8IiXgCLcB/s640/Caleb1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XML80UUrHA8/WIT3-Dh-YwI/AAAAAAAAWvA/8BMdxSBzZ0MnKLX58nT-NteYe2dBhT__gCLcB/s1600/Caleb3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XML80UUrHA8/WIT3-Dh-YwI/AAAAAAAAWvA/8BMdxSBzZ0MnKLX58nT-NteYe2dBhT__gCLcB/s640/Caleb3.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> This is the same child who, this morning, declared he thought he had a wiggly tooth. Who 5 minutes later, was throwing something out in the garbage... his tooth.<br /> <br /> I don't always do so well at being his mom. Thank goodness he seems to be figuring this whole life thing out as we go.<br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xyUev9r_egc/WIT4Z9wdMfI/AAAAAAAAWvE/BbyL0Yowmp08Ap-mY5_j20Y0PcOqcAZAACLcB/s1600/Caleb4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xyUev9r_egc/WIT4Z9wdMfI/AAAAAAAAWvE/BbyL0Yowmp08Ap-mY5_j20Y0PcOqcAZAACLcB/s640/Caleb4.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br />Jenniferhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06229841615637364128noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30985027.post-50679653703090936212017-01-20T10:00:00.001-06:002017-01-20T10:00:27.485-06:00Homework stresses<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kX0uecja4Zs/WIIxUgmZ9SI/AAAAAAAAWug/l2VuFd0W-E4KvoWL7JsfcDOU-BlEeVxyACLcB/s1600/CalebPoster.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kX0uecja4Zs/WIIxUgmZ9SI/AAAAAAAAWug/l2VuFd0W-E4KvoWL7JsfcDOU-BlEeVxyACLcB/s640/CalebPoster.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> Last night, C-man forgot to bring home an assignment of which I had a part. I never understand these things - didn't I pass 6th grade? Regardless, he's been missing assignments and turning them in late recently, and we've really been on him about being prepared and not procrastinating. So in the middle of some sobs because he was just sick that he was going to turn one more assignment in late, I suggested he text some friends and get them to send him photos of the assignment. So he did. And thankfully, a sweet girl Victoria (why are the girls always on top of these things?) responded with the photos. But then, later that night, came in a flurry of messages from other boys. They had all forgotten, too.<br /> <br /> And isn't that sort of ridiculous? What is homework teaching these kids, except to be stressed out? Was my paragraph on what I'm seeing as his progress in reading class really that important? Was there any learning transfer that happened as a result of it?<br /> <br /> I don't teach kids. I have a degree to teach adults because I don't want to teach kids. But there are some principles of learning that remain fairly constant regardless. And one of those things is if you cannot apply the learning, then it's not learning. Assignment after assignment comes home, and I just shake my head. It's got nothing to do with learning and everything to do with checking off how many pages of notes they took. Did he learn more about Hitler because he had to take 20 pages of notes than if he'd been assigned a discussion group with peers? Doubtful. But it sure was more stressful.<br /> <br /> We have teachers conferences coming up again next month. And I'm really struggling with how to approach this topic, or if at all. I don't want to tell the teacher she's doing it all wrong. I mean, I know my kid has been procrastinating and making it more stressful than it should be. But she's doing it all wrong. How many times does the idea that completing homework for completion's sake have to be debunked before our teachers change their attitudes and policies toward it? And how many parents have to endure the tears before we all just come to our sense?<br /> <br /> Until then, I'll be over here helping my kid complete his assignments. Because getting through 6th grade once just wasn't enough.Jenniferhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06229841615637364128noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30985027.post-65851986146637422122017-01-19T10:31:00.001-06:002017-01-19T10:31:17.691-06:00Get back to it<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <object width="640" height="532" class="BLOG_video_class" id="BLOG_video-68369458ea77ba9b" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0"><param name="movie" value="https://www.youtube.com/get_player"><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true"><param name="flashvars" value="flvurl=https://redirector.googlevideo.com/videoplayback?id%3D68369458ea77ba9b%26itag%3D5%26source%3Dblogger%26requiressl%3Dyes%26app%3Dblogger%26cmo%3Dsecure_transport%3Dyes%26cmo%3Dsensitive_content%3Dyes%26ip%3D0.0.0.0%26ipbits%3D0%26expire%3D1489917092%26sparams%3Dip,ipbits,expire,id,itag,source,requiressl%26signature%3D187F877624AD4B06235A2DCF9A01CD8608867023.07D75217DBB58933ACECCAE4DE58F5763D55807F%26key%3Dck2&amp;iurl=http://video.google.com/ThumbnailServer2?app%3Dblogger%26contentid%3D68369458ea77ba9b%26offsetms%3D5000%26itag%3Dw160%26sigh%3Dsgy6PgctYT896wU8NB78OJZxK0U&amp;autoplay=0&amp;ps=blogger"><embed src="https://www.youtube.com/get_player" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="640" height="532" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" flashvars="flvurl=https://redirector.googlevideo.com/videoplayback?id%3D68369458ea77ba9b%26itag%3D5%26source%3Dblogger%26requiressl%3Dyes%26app%3Dblogger%26cmo%3Dsecure_transport%3Dyes%26cmo%3Dsensitive_content%3Dyes%26ip%3D0.0.0.0%26ipbits%3D0%26expire%3D1489917092%26sparams%3Dip,ipbits,expire,id,itag,source,requiressl%26signature%3D187F877624AD4B06235A2DCF9A01CD8608867023.07D75217DBB58933ACECCAE4DE58F5763D55807F%26key%3Dck2&iurl=http://video.google.com/ThumbnailServer2?app%3Dblogger%26contentid%3D68369458ea77ba9b%26offsetms%3D5000%26itag%3Dw160%26sigh%3Dsgy6PgctYT896wU8NB78OJZxK0U&autoplay=0&ps=blogger" allowFullScreen="true" /></object></div> <br /> I stayed home from work yesterday because I felt like total garbage. I snuggled Beasley and binge watched This is Us. Which, by the way, is a great binge if you haven't been following along. And despite my screaming headache, we attended the middle school band concert. Some days, my life is more glamorous than others.Jenniferhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06229841615637364128noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30985027.post-26451262942200693392017-01-17T11:43:00.000-06:002017-01-17T11:43:01.741-06:00Sunny days ahead<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yCOaCBvnz2Y/WH5Fy4U_9_I/AAAAAAAAWuQ/avc5O16Y4i477FRFrSj3iFHjB3dHmwejgCLcB/s1600/Winery.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yCOaCBvnz2Y/WH5Fy4U_9_I/AAAAAAAAWuQ/avc5O16Y4i477FRFrSj3iFHjB3dHmwejgCLcB/s640/Winery.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> I have a head cold. It's dumb. I hate being sick. It makes me grumpy. I'm going home to sleep it off. Stupid cold.Jenniferhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06229841615637364128noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30985027.post-37154576313090520052017-01-16T10:31:00.001-06:002017-01-16T13:43:15.920-06:00Winning Weekend<span style="text-align: left;">This weekend, we headed out to Hartford to wrestle. After last weekend's tournament, we did a lot of discussing where his frame of mind was going to be. And somehow, it must have worked, because the incredibly tough minded C-man showed up.</span>&nbsp; <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-c_KvutJ5kis/WHzwSg1gFAI/AAAAAAAAWtU/ZGoHBKCpZV0J55AOeIN08yzkvOvAAdADACLcB/s1600/Caleb2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-c_KvutJ5kis/WHzwSg1gFAI/AAAAAAAAWtU/ZGoHBKCpZV0J55AOeIN08yzkvOvAAdADACLcB/s640/Caleb2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> His first match was against a 7th grader who also showed up. And despite not wrestling incredibly well in the first period, by the third period, C-man exploded. He managed to win it in the last 5 seconds with a reversal to put himself up 4-2. The other kid stormed off angrily. C-man was about as happy as I've ever seen him.</div> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Wfx_D6tK-JM/WHzx7MMDTEI/AAAAAAAAWtw/0R7m5XwoQTAb5xJBTxIJNnkOVKPvhN07gCLcB/s1600/Caleb10.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Wfx_D6tK-JM/WHzx7MMDTEI/AAAAAAAAWtw/0R7m5XwoQTAb5xJBTxIJNnkOVKPvhN07gCLcB/s640/Caleb10.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> The second match was against another 7th grader. C-man worked through his moves, and ended up with a head throw and a pin. (Head throwing is not an encouraged move, but it was there, so C-man took it.) C-man was thrilled.</div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-51lnWCTfNMc/WHzwT5a837I/AAAAAAAAWtY/7UXEoKuQTtETnGh2_a2vfh6SfA9pLMfFACEw/s1600/Caleb6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-51lnWCTfNMc/WHzwT5a837I/AAAAAAAAWtY/7UXEoKuQTtETnGh2_a2vfh6SfA9pLMfFACEw/s640/Caleb6.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wzrKi928DjI/WHzwSWmGGuI/AAAAAAAAWtQ/g9Nje5t-MWwfG_7bQCgcd4Qo7DsFfJf7QCLcB/s1600/Caleb1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wzrKi928DjI/WHzwSWmGGuI/AAAAAAAAWtQ/g9Nje5t-MWwfG_7bQCgcd4Qo7DsFfJf7QCLcB/s640/Caleb1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SnI1NNVsRiI/WHzwTp79ScI/AAAAAAAAWtc/wPPwO138Ujwd3JHsLYMwjbQquzWBavrrQCEw/s1600/Caleb5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SnI1NNVsRiI/WHzwTp79ScI/AAAAAAAAWtc/wPPwO138Ujwd3JHsLYMwjbQquzWBavrrQCEw/s640/Caleb5.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_t4K149lVxk/WHzwT4EPNqI/AAAAAAAAWtg/QW4fqW0ayeEDGIOLBbJvz2FkeE2WSrLdACLcB/s1600/Caleb4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_t4K149lVxk/WHzwT4EPNqI/AAAAAAAAWtg/QW4fqW0ayeEDGIOLBbJvz2FkeE2WSrLdACLcB/s640/Caleb4.jpg" width="426" /></a></div> <br /> The last kid he wrestled was someone he'd wrestled in previous years. It was clear the difference a mindset can make. He went into it thinking he was going to win, and it was the worst he wrestled all day. Thankfully, he was skilled enough to out-muscle this kid and win 9-0. But again, it was a learning experience for him about the importance and difference his mental frame of mind can make.<br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HhLP75LMP28/WHzwUXojyAI/AAAAAAAAWtk/8eM9_-2co1oA0BVkotK08TcdXidbprqgACLcB/s1600/Caleb7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HhLP75LMP28/WHzwUXojyAI/AAAAAAAAWtk/8eM9_-2co1oA0BVkotK08TcdXidbprqgACLcB/s640/Caleb7.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> And with three wins in a four-man bracket, it meant he was in first place. Ahhh, the sweet, sweet feeling of being a winner.<br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6vesu5pogW8/WHz1NMJKjjI/AAAAAAAAWuA/4P0DMl2s8o4x0peBPW7ycmC7xuT_JYYlwCLcB/s1600/Winner.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6vesu5pogW8/WHz1NMJKjjI/AAAAAAAAWuA/4P0DMl2s8o4x0peBPW7ycmC7xuT_JYYlwCLcB/s640/Winner.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br />Jenniferhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06229841615637364128noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30985027.post-19721744302235100632017-01-12T18:53:00.002-06:002017-01-12T18:53:25.152-06:00Almost<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-95Seu26G7nw/WHgkWv_BYnI/AAAAAAAAWs8/e6VsViJkJlkfF9Rpl6Ln4kFpTDqjXG7WwCLcB/s1600/DSC_8020.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-95Seu26G7nw/WHgkWv_BYnI/AAAAAAAAWs8/e6VsViJkJlkfF9Rpl6Ln4kFpTDqjXG7WwCLcB/s640/DSC_8020.JPG" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> The boys are sick. The work week has sucked. But tomorrow is Friday. And that's all I've got to say about that.Jenniferhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06229841615637364128noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30985027.post-31842825235146801992017-01-10T08:55:00.001-06:002017-01-10T08:55:59.230-06:00Grateful day<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YeMgVwSanyA/WHTuoYfyjfI/AAAAAAAAWss/4h7Z9OMeJgcxlTm01w7Xf-FrA4ZDKp_wwCLcB/s1600/TeamHuddle.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YeMgVwSanyA/WHTuoYfyjfI/AAAAAAAAWss/4h7Z9OMeJgcxlTm01w7Xf-FrA4ZDKp_wwCLcB/s640/TeamHuddle.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> Here are some things I'm grateful for in my life today:<br /> <br /> <ul> <li>My migraine broke. I'm not sure why I'm getting these damn things - if it's leftover from my concussion, because I'm 40 now, or back pain/arthritis. Geez, they suck. But that moment it dissipates is amazing.</li> <li>Sherlock is back. I've always adored Sherlock Holmes, and the newest version, with its modern day upgrades while still giving consistent nods to past books, is nothing short of delightful. Plus, Benedict...</li> <li>I've been pretty successfully avoiding the work candy dishes. We'll see how long this lasts, but I'm really grateful to be staying away from the vast majority of sugar every day.</li> <li>The Green Bay Packers. Let's all take a moment and smile about them.</li> <li>We're wrestling on Saturday, which means I have Sunday off. Well, to clean and stuff, but at least we're not racing back to work. That'll be nice.</li> </ul> Jenniferhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06229841615637364128noreply@blogger.com1