Matt chatting with Nick about their 100 Back swim and adjusting his goggles for one last warm-down swim before calling it a day at sectionals. His final swim, the 100 Freestyle was a success as he went in seeded 57.81 and swam it Sunday at 56.43. Not bad at all...drops in all four swims. I think we are ready for long course to begin! We now have three days of swim practice and then off completely until April 14th...no early morning practices, no racing to practice after school...we are definitely ready for a little break here. Whatever shall we do to fill the time?
And in other news, Alex (in red jacket) had a great time with the scouts launching rockets. His rocket was launched three times and "went off very well except for one small detour when it landed in a thorn tree and needed a slight rescue" from a fellow scout, Evan. With some "minor repairs to the fins, it is in good enough shape that it can be launched again"...which is a first as in previous years he has gone the full circle of exploding them, losing them in flight, and any number of other incidents which precluded any further launchings after the original outing. This is all the news I have to report as the Cool Dude continues to remain a man of few words (Unlike his younger days when he would talk non-stop all day long and I would say, "Alex, please, can I just think my own thoughts for three minutes?" To which he would reply after about three seconds, "Are you done yet, Mom? Are you done thinking your own thoughts as I have a lot more to tell you." We never thought we would see the day of using the words "few words" and "Alex" in reference to one another.)...so any other info you are interested in, you will need to score on your own.
MNO tonight...I can't wait as I have missed the last two, both January and February. And, I just realized I need to have something in the craft line to blog tomorrow...maybe not. We shall see. I have been substitute teaching several times since early last week, and with all that swimming over the weekend, just how crafty could a gal be in one week's time anyway? Today I subbed Latin and I could have been working on something while they were taking their exams, but the Latin room has all those great books and fun things to read and well, who wants to craft with all that great reading material available right at your fingertips? (This could be why I have heretofore never been a crafter.) Have a great evening!