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Day 3

This has been a busy weekend. Football on Friday, two soccer games and then a spaghetti dinner for some of the football players. I made enough food for 10. Too bad only 3 showed up. Jason and I will be eating spaghetti all week for lunch.

This is going to be a busy week. Tomorrow is H’s last 7th grade volleyball game. Then she has theater try-outs for The Little Mermaid on Tuesday and then she starts basketball practice on Wednesday. Not to mention our regularly scheduled soccer practice on Tuesday and Thursday and football on Friday. I’m tired just thinking about it.

Have a good week!

New kind of busy

Another football season is here and in addition to Haley’s soccer schedule, we will also be adding 7th grade volleyball to the mix.  I just thought we have been busy the past few years, but now we are going to kick it up a notch.

I’m disappointed that I will be losing my zumba class because I just won’t be able to make it.  I have grown to love Zumba every week.  I started going as soon as soccer season ended in May and tried to go 3 to 4 times a week.  The past month, I’ve been lucky if I can get there twice a week.  This week I won’t make it at all and I’m sure that’s my new normal with school starting on Monday.

I purchased a FitBit Flex in June and love, love, love it.  It is an activity tracker and also tracks your sleep patterns.  It has caused me to be aware of my activity levels.  My coworker also bought one and you will find us during the day running in place in our offices to get our step counts up.  We are constantly going back and forth asking, “how many steps do you have?”  I don’t like to be behind, so I’m glad that I have her to push me to do better.

I have agreed to be on my local American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Accounting Committee again for the upcoming year and we have our first meeting today.  I’m excited to do this again even though I have stepped down from being my team’s captain, but I think I’ve left it in good hands.

I hope everyone has a wonderful football season!!


I know that as a coaching family we have been very blessed and even lucky to have been in the same school district since Jason graduated from college.  We have been Coyotes for 10 seasons.  These boys are our family and they are H’s older brothers.  We share their joys and their sadness.

Jason started teaching in Alice in 2003.  H was only 2.  The coaches that have remained on staff have watched her grow up and the others that have moved on, we’ve kept up with through Facebook and Christmas cards.  Every year our number of Christmas cards increases to keep up with coaches that have moved on to other schools.

Coaches and their wives create a family with other coaching families because there aren’t too many others that understand our lives. Our husbands work 6-7 days a week and spend time with other people’s kids and barely have time for their own children.  They are subject to comments from the “bleacher coaches” who think they know more than the coaches on the field or in the pressbox.  If they have a losing season, they have to worry whether or not they will still have a job for the next season.

One wife that I follow, her husband was fired on Monday.  Now she’s pregnant and packing up her house wondering where there will go.  Even though there is nothing I can do for her situation, I can provide moral support and pass along job openings that I know of.  Hopefully, our community of wives will help them find something quickly.

I’m thankful every day for the community of wives that I have had the pleasure of getting to know.  At least there’s always someone to commiserate with.


Another successful Coyote dinner

Tonight was an easy dinner: chili dogs and/or frito pie.  The boys were early, so I was hurrying to get everything done quickly.  We only had 9 show up today, but it’s enough to get loud in the house.  I wouldn’t trade it for anything.  Some of the boys brought H their trading cards and she was excited.

Next week we are going to BBQ on Sunday. I bet we have more than 9 once word gets out.


Many baseball players have rituals or superstitions that they follow during the season.  Some wear the same socks or have certain rituals or patterns that they follow on game day.

I have found that being married to a former baseball player (now coach) that I have become superstitious in what I wear.

For the first scrimmage and game, I wore the exact same outfit and we had good results.  For our second game of the season, I wore a different shirt that a wonderful friend bought me last year.  I was blinged out with the shirt and my jewelry.  We lost.

For the third game, I went back to my original outfit, Coyote shirt and shorts.  The jewelry was the same for both games.  We won that game against our long-time rival.

Going into our first district game, I knew we were going to be hard-pressed to win with several starters out for disciplinary reasons and I didn’t want to “waste” my good luck outfit. I wore the same shirt from the second game.  Sorry, Steph.  H and I took a picture to send to our friend.  We did lose that game.

In the weeks since then I haven’t worn the same outfit twice.  Against Laredo Cigarroa, I wore my black and pink “Go Fight Win” breast cancer shirt.  We won that game.

I can’t remember what I wore against Corpus Christi Ray.  We lost that game, so I think I’ve pushed it out of my head.

For Homecoming, I wore my new white and pink Alice Coyotes shirt. If you click on this link, you will see me at the 3:30 mark. We won that game.

Last week, I was bundled up in Jason’s long-sleeve shirt and my black Coyote Hoodie and we won.

Today I’m back to my original shirt, jeans, boots and jewelry.  We are pulling for a win tonight.

Come baseball season, I will wear the same stuff for every game.  I’m superstitious like that.

How about you? Are you superstitious about anything?

NaBloPoMo is here

I’ve been debating whether or not to participate this year.  I have plenty of things to blog about, so finding a topic isn’t the problem.  It’s finding the time to actually sit down and do the writing. 

Here are some of the topics that I want to discuss, so I have them in one place and can come back when I think I don’t have anything to write about:

  • hysterectomy and oophorectomy
  • DisneyWorld
  • football dinners
  • football season
  • Rachel’s Challenge
  • my cancer journey

I will probably use Saturday and Sunday to just post a couple of pictures from the week or any that I like. 

We’ll see if I can get farther than last year.  🙂

Still here

Wow! It’s been since August since I last posted.  I need to get better about blogging.

Football season is more than halfway over.  We have had 9 successful Monday night dinners.  Most of them have been spaghetti with some other offerings.

We did BBQ Wings one night.  A local restaurant let me have the dine-in price for the wings.

We’ve done pizza twice and Frito Pie once.

All of the others have been homemade spaghetti.

Last week at our coaches’ after party, Jason asked the AD where he purchased the food for the party and he mentioned the local meat market, so I think we are going to contact them for next week.

Jason also promised the boys that have been a constant at our dinners that after the season is over, we would cook steaks for them.

They are a good group of kids and we love having them at the house.

Jason broke down and bought H a fish tank.  She named the 5 fish after her favorite football players and had to show them off when they came over for dinner a few weeks ago.  Jason cleaned the tank last week and killed all but one of them. 😦  I guess now we need to buy some more.

Soccer is also keeping us busy.  Thankfully, H is off this weekend, but we are babysitting my 3 year old nephew, so he will definitely keep us on our toes.

Health wise everything is going great.  I will do a post about all of that by itself.

Stuff I need to do

Maybe if I put them down, I will actually do them.

I have several blog topics in my head that I need to get written:

  • total hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy surgery in June
  • Coaches Outreach weekend in June
  • Disney World Vacation in July
  • football season – upcoming

I need to start meal planning for our Monday night football dinners.  The boys have already requested spaghetti for the first week, so I need ideas and recipes for the other 9 weeks to feed 10-20 hungry football players. 🙂

I need to get into the garage and get rid of crap.  I need to set a date for a garage sale and follow through.  We have stuff that has been in boxes since our house was broken into in 2003.  I’m pretty sure I don’t need it anymore if I haven’t needed it since then.  We also have stuff in newer boxes from our move in 2010.  Haley has a ton of toys and clothes that just need to get out of my garage. 

I’m sure there is more stuff that I need to do, but at least this is a start.  Maybe I’ll get to work on those blog topics when I’m not busy at work.