Come on in, put your feet up and let me tell you about my weekend - it was very busy but very fun! It started on Friday when I got together with my oldest friend in the world. No, she's not that old (in fact, she's only six weeks older than me), but I have known her longer than any of my other friends. We met in 8th grade and became bonded almost immediately. We have shared all our major life experiences - going through college, getting married, having kids, etc. - together. Even though we haven't seen each other in several years, we picked up right where we left off. We went to a spa and then lunch. It was a terrific morning of friendship and nonstop talking. I rushed back to town to catch a bit of Henry's baseball game and then set up for the soccer awards banquet.
It was a terrific evening. Henry received a certificate and star for being named the the All-League First Team and the Team MVP award. The best part of the evening came when the coach awarded him the Luis Mintegui Award, a perpetual trophy, which stays at the school with the recipient's name engraved and which is awarded to the student athlete who best represents the values of respect, achievement, excellence, teamwork and leadership. Coach Victor is a pretty gruff guy, but he got visibly emotional when talking about Henry and how much he would miss having him around. My heart about exploded with pride!
I got up early Saturday morning, and Clara and I ran ten miles!!! It took us a little less than two hours (she could have finished much faster, but she didn't want to leave me alone). It's the longest I have ever run, and afterwards, my knees hurt. Luckily, I knew what to do about that:
I applied bags of ice to my knees and a little vodka to my pain receptors! I felt perfectly fine by the time evening rolled around, and we went to see our friends' kids perform in a local high school musical.
Sunday was much quieter. I did laundry, started to catch up on blog-reading and commenting and relaxed. Clara was nursing a cold, and Henry reported in from Dallas, Texas!
His club soccer team was invited to participate in the Dallas Cup, the largest international soccer tournament for youth players in this country. They start group play tomorrow. The three other teams in the group are from Texas, Mexico and Sweden! The opening ceremonies were held in the Cotton Bowl, and he said it was really cool.
I have a busy work week ahead of me, but it will be a little easier with only having one child to get up and out the door and to attend to, I hope! Off to read your blogs and see what you've been up to this last weekend and will be doing this week.
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