Sunday, April 5, 2009

Week in Review...

It is spring...and with spring comes lots to do...

Fortunately, I live in a condo, so I do not have to worry about yardwork...

Unfortunately, I do have to worry about the inside...and, if you know me, you know I am one of the least domestic women alive...But I did spend a good part of the weekend cleaning and doing laundry....let's not talk about that...

Monday - I do not remember what I did, except that I know I went to the office ....


Tuesday - Again, I know I went into the office to work...in fact, I worked til pretty late in the day...I just do not remember most of it...or I have blocked it out for good reason...or maybe I am just getting old...er...


Wednesday - I participated in a localization conference in downtown Cleveland - once I found my way there, that is...then I worked at home a couple of hours before heading to the first track meet of the season...which did not have the hoped for result (as a Mom, I thought both teams were awesome, there cannot be two winners - but try to tell G-man that...
I let the team down, Mom).

Thursday was another hectic day at the office...lots of meetings and lots of work...I was there til 8:30 and still brought work home (not that I did any of it, but I had good intentions). When I got home I had to do laundry so G-man would have clothes to run in Friday night and then I fell asleep on the couch.


Friday, early, I woke to the cat batting around what I thought was a toy....yeah, not until I picked it up to tease her did I realize her toy was alive, barely ....yuck...that toy went out the front door. Then a full day of training at Peyton PHlaCe. I finally walked out because I wanted to get to the track meet in time to see G-man run. And I just made it; I stopped the car as I was pulling in to watch him cross the finish line.
Yeah, I saw ya...you did awesome:) And that was just the beginning of a long night. I watched him and his teammates in the freezing cold til 9:30 (ok, they were probably a lot colder than I was).

Saturday morning G-man finally took the ACT test; I say finally because I had him signed up twice last year and he found reasons both times not to go. In fact, he had several reasons not to take it this Saturday as well (
I entered a body-building contest, I'm going on retreat, I ran out of gas, it wasn't my fault...). But this time I had the help of those he respects more than Mom...coaches....thank you. You will not enter a body-building contest during track season....You will take the ACT if you want me to help you get recruited....oh yeah...us moms need help at times...

5 comments:

Shawn said...

Sounds like a crazy week. Well, other than those first two days that have been lost to history. What made your kid decide on the ACT, rather than the SAT?

Phillipia said...
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Phillipia said...

Most Ohio schools accept the ACT; that and the fact that he did take the SAT last year (after my encouragement) and he did just terrible...which is probably the real reason he did not want to take the ACT or any other standardized test:(
But I did try to make sure he was better prepared for the ACT - had him take some prep classes, etc....He may take SAT again just to get a decent score...especially if he decides he wants to attend a school that needs that test for admission....

Scandalous Housewife said...

Don't EVEN get me started on my teen boy spawn! His lines are "I know! I get it! I will! I'll do it next time".
I don't need coaches help. Rather a nun with fruit on her head and possible carrying an AK-47 for effect...
Any ideas?

Phillipia said...

I believe I have an AK-47 on my closet; if not, would my ruler do?