Thursday, December 4, 2008

On the road again...

I'm heading out this morning to Raleigh, NC for a soccer tournament. I will be driving 10 hours with Jordan & one of her teammates. Michael will fly up in the morning (Ben is staying with my mom). I really don't mind the drive so much as I'm SOOOOOO dreading the cold when we get there. I am such a Florida girl!

I think I could find a vacation in a cold place enjoyable enough if I knew we'd be going from heated building to heated car to heated building, (kinda like we do here with air conditioning in the summer... but we have the added dip in the pool) but because this is a soccer tourney, we'll be out for two hours at a stretch. Of course, I shouldn't complain... I'll be bundled with a heavy jacket (don't own a heavy coat, I'm a Florida girl, remember?), a blanket, a hat, a scarf, gloves & probably a hot chocolate, Jordan will be on the field in shorts! Then again, I wouldn't be there AT ALL if it weren't for her.

Friday's game is at nice, reasonable time...11am. I can sleep in a little (yeah right!), have breakfast, pick up Michael at the airport & still have plenty of time to make it to the game. Saturday's game, on the other hand, is at 8:15! In the morning! In the COLD! I was horrified when I saw that. HORRIFIED! Until I saw Sunday's schedule... they. have. a. game. at. 7freakin45inthemorning! UGH! Keep in mind that I'm generally a morning person, and generally soccer tournaments are one of my absolute favorite things, but when you add in the cold weather (and oh yeah! I now have the cold Jordan brought home from her last soccer adventure), it fills me with such a dread, I can't even comprehend it. I'm a wimp, I know. I need to suck it up and I will, but this is my own little place where I can whine & complain a little, so I did. Now I've had my moment, time to get on with it...

I was going to insert a picture here of Megan's team, back in the day, at a really cold soccer tournament, all bundled up in a group before a game with frost on the ground, but my external hard drive with my pictures on it doesn't seem to be cooperating. You'll have to use your imagination.

4 comments:

Kasey said...

Good luck Jordan! Up here in sunny Virginia it's currently 40°. Maybe I should be saying, Good Luck Beth! :)

Jill said...

Hi Mrs.Beth,

I just got the Christmas Swap package! THANK YOU. I love everything. The holiday wood sign is so cute. It's already hanging on my front door and the ornament is "to-die-for" cute. I love Harry and David and I'm excited about the peppermint bark. Thank you, thank you! I've already posted about getting my swap package on my blog. :)

Hope you stay warm in NC this weekend!

Jill

Anonymous said...

I heard j. got a goal. Good going.

Jennifer said...

10 hours, yikes. I hope you had a safe trip!