Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Calm before the storm...

My Dunlap Middle School softball season officially concluded this past Wednesday with a quick 10-0 loss to  the Farmers of Farmington.  We finished the year with a record of 3 wins and 18 losses.  Tough year, good kids, not a lot of talent. Still had fun, so all is good.  Off the record, Jane helped coach three games and attended one other; her overall record was 2 wins and 2 losses. Rumors are circulating about her being a good luck charm of sorts.  

This afternoon started the first of twenty-one open gym basketball dates before girls basketball tryouts on Halloween.  It was good to see the team again, and for those of you know that aren't in the know, this freshmen girls basketball job is really growing on me: all the positive's of coaching and teaching the sport, with less pressure, attitude, and parental conflict that comes along with a varsity position.

This Friday we head up to Rockford to run the Warrior Dash in lower Wisconsin.  Laura and I will car pool with Jane, and we'll run in the 9:30 a.m. wave with Jeff, Nichole, Sandra, Vince, Jeremy, Mikelle and some of the Coker's friends.  Should be a blast!  Click on the above link if you are the least bit curious about what we're getting ourselves into. 

Meanwhile, my Cubs have been without an active GM for the better part of a month now.   Crazy!  Who's going to be the next big hire to lead them to the promise land?  I'm hoping for Theo Epstein, the guy that helped bring two championships to Boston in the last decade.  But, a small part of me believes in this person: Kim Ng.  Sometimes all something needs is a woman's touch.

Thursday, September 22nd, Laura and I leave for Colorado to participate in Steven and Emily's wedding.  I have purchased boots and a vest for the western themed weekend.  Should be fun!  Downside is I have to prep for two days of school for the substitute who doesn't know Calculus.

The Thursday and Friday after that I have been requested by the district to attend a workshop for continuing education credits.  More sub plans for my non-fluent subs! 

Did I mention that I'm still trying get a 5K race off the ground as the major fundraiser for this spring's high school prom?

Yikes!  Calm before the storm is right!

Speaking of calms before storms...  enjoy this pick of Gus "hiding" in a box before readying himself for thirty seconds of fury that was soon to be unleashed upon an unsuspecting Mooshie.

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