Saturday, September 27, 2008

Rankin won again and so did Michelle!

Our Junior High Red Devils won again this week and it was the longest drive to the shortest game ever!

Sanderson is about an hour and a half to hour forty five minutes away, but I was invited to join Hal, the newspaper editor, and his wife for the drive down. Finally getting some time to chat with some great adults, and not having to listen to my children arguing in the back seat, certainly made the drive very enjoyable, not to mention the beautiful scenery.

But anyway, as soon as I saw the other team, I knew it was going to be a pretty one sided game, but never imagined it would be over at 1/2 time. Six man team rules state that if one team is up by 45 points at 1/2 time or later, the game is over. So, after watching our big guys score touchdown after touchdown for 2 quarters, Rankin was ahead 56-7 when the 1/2 time buzzer sound and the end of the game was announced.

Nathan got to play for just about the whole 2nd quarter, so he was very excited and was telling his dad and I all about it when we finally got home. I'm so glad he's been enjoying playing football, finally he talks about something other than video games!

Oh, and I need to give credit where credit is due, the picture above of my own Nathan,#54, was taken by Hal, not me. He gets to get down on the sidelines and get some awesome closeups! Way to go Hal!


And The Movie Quotes Contest that MaBunny and I co-hosted is over! Congratulations to Michelle at Honest and Truley! That was fun and we'll have to do that again, maybe for my 100th post. . . hmmmm!

Monday, September 22, 2008

It's Contest Time!

Hi Everyone! In honor of my BFF's 200th post, we are co-hosting an awesome contest!

We have both been wracking our brains trying to come up with lines from movies that will make you think a bit. The prize, which MaBunny will post a picture of when she receives it, is a small gift basket from Connie Dubois of Bayoumoon Candles. She agreed to give away to the winner a candle and matching scent soap all made by her. I think she mentioned something about Pearberry. She makes beautiful baskets, and if you didn't see the one she made for MaBunnies anniversary present, look here...Some of these quotes may be from movies as far back as the 50's, some from the 80's , or some much more recent, but either way, hope you have fun!

And a little hint from ADD Nikki, the quotes aren't just from Chick Flicks either, so if you aren't a Sci-Fi fan, you might have to have a little help from someone of the masculine gender to help you get ahead in this contest! Also, I'll have music from some of the movies going in My Playlist this week, so if you're stuck, hang around my blog and have a quick listen and maybe the songs will job your memory!

The contest will be up for a week, and the winner will be the first one to get them ALL right , or if no one gets all of them, then the one with the most right!Get your Movie thinking caps on, and Here we GO!!!!!:

1. "I can't believe I gave my panties to a geek.."
2. " You had me at hello"
3. "Is it you?"
4. " I married Rambo"
6. " Goose, she's lost that lovin feelin"
8. " It's a big rolling turd!"
9. " I have THREE possible fathers???"
10. "Snakes? why does it have to be snakes? "
11. "Son, your ego is writing checks your body can't cash"
12. "Ladybugs, lots and lots of ladybugs..."
13. " Whassa hoppenin' hot stuff?"
14. " Nobody puts Baby in a corner"
15. " My babys come home from the war Daddy!, My Chadwick is hooome..."
16. " dad?" "what?" "Dad" What?" "DAD?" "WHAT??"
17. "I have a bad feeling about this..."

OK, there they are! If you know your movies, you may figure out we were a bit tricky and put two lines up from the same movie:)) aren't we sneaky?
Anyway, leave the answers in the comment section of MaBunnies post here in order to be entered!
Hope everyone had a great weekend:))

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Time to vent...

Ok, I've got to vent a little here. The last time I had any time by myself, alone, no kids, no hubbie, was back in March when my hubbie decided to try to go "rescue" his younger brother. This was over Spring Break when he had taken the time off to watch the kids, since everyone else in our little town was actually going to go out of town and take a break during Sring Break, but since I don't work for the school district like 2/3's of the town, my family couldn't leave. But, anyway, he decided at the last minute, like noon on a Wednesday, that he and the kids were going to make an 8 hour run in his dad's truck all the way across Texas.

Well, since I thought he might be bringing his brother back with him, after I got off work I got to do a marathon session of cleaning house, doing laundry etc. It was so nice, I got so much done, and this poor house hasn't been that clean since. Now that hubbie works every other weekend, I don't get any time to myself or really even just some time to clean house. When the kids are here, it's like trying to shovel a sidewalk during a blizzard, or they are constantly picking on each other. Either way, I have to watch them constantly, so I can't get hardly anything done.

My hubbie, on the other hand, has that one Friday, every other weekend, that he is off, no kids, no wife, when he COULD be cleaning, doing laundry, etc. but usually when I get home from work, house is still a mess, litter boxes still a mess, etc. Well, maybe the dishes have been done, but the counters are still dirty, the stove still has spills on it, fridge hasn't had the old leftovers dumped in the trash, sigh...the list of things I would do if I had that time is practically endless.

What I wouldn't give to have one whole day, when my ADD medication is working well, when I'm not practically anemic after Mother Nature has paid me a visit, when my back isn't hurting from bending over and picking up little pieces of trash, wadded up socks, little pink shoes and the like, a million times, when I could just have some good peppy music playing and I could actually get the house clean! Then I could go on and get the decorating done that I want, like finishing the paint job in Sonya's room and bathroom or start on getting my bedroom the way I want it!

Oh well, guess I'll keep hoping and praying that some day soon a mystical day will happen, when everything lines up again and I can finally say (even if it is for just until the kids and hubbie get home from wherever) "WHOO HOO, I'M DONE!"

Junior High Game and Picures

The Little Rankin Red Devils Junior High pulled it off again and won again this past Thursday! Go Devils!

This first picture I took of the Junior High team at their Pep Rally on Thursday afternoon and it gives you a pretty good idea of the differences in the size of our players. On the far left are the 8th grade boys then it goes to 7th and the last 3 are the 6th graders, including my own Nathan #54 at the end.

Now considering he is probably the youngest one on the team, since he just turned 11 this past June 25th, he is one of the biggest 6th graders. Must be in the gene's cause I was always one of the tallest kids even though I was probably the youngest with my birthday at the end of August. So, like me, he will probably be just 17 when he graduates, that's if he passes his classes every year. I tell ya, this year has probably been the toughest for him so far, they are changing classes, like regular Junior High, and now with practices etc., it's been hard getting him back in the swing of things, but he's getting better!

On to the game, the Devils played against Robert Lee and originally, the coaches thought the team was going to be an easy win for the J.H. guys, but when they came out on the field, the coaches had a bit of a surprise. Robert Lee had several big players and their 6th graders weren't as little as the guys from last game. And they were more experienced then our players.

The second picture is our guys warming up before the game. The coaches don't usually put the little guys up against the big guys, mainly because they just don't quite have the experience yet to protect themselves from someone who is possibly 100 lbs heavier than they are. So, that's the little guys in the middle, hopefully learning by watching.

Since, the Robert Lee team was so experienced and so much bigger then our 6th grade guys, I could tell our little guys weren't going to get much play time, and since they got to play so much in last weeks game, I know our youngest players were starting to get a little frustrated. I took the picture of Jon-Jon the water and football boy giving my son a little pat on the back and giving him a little moral support. I'll have to print that picture out and give it to Jon-Jon's mom next time I see her. It always makes a mom feel good when she sees her son doing something nice for someone, especially when they haven't been told to do it!

Finally, at 2 minutes til the end of the game. the coaches thought the Devils were far enough ahead that it was time to bring in the 6th graders. So, there is the picture of Assistant-Coach Gamboa giving Nathan some final instructions before he sends him out as a Blocker. And boy what a good Blocker he is. In the next picture, you can't really see him, but he is right in the middle of all those players, he's about to pull one guy down, then he turns around and gets another. That's the part that I saw when the whistle blew, he was just hanging on to that guy and not letting him go anywhere.

All in all, the team played really well and as you can see from picture of the scoreboard, they won 34-0! Yeah, Devils!

I just took another look at the list of all the players for the Junior High Red Devils and just realized, over 1/2 the players are 8th graders! Eight of them will be going on to either the JV or Varsity teams next year and that will leave only 5 players from this year's team! Oh boy, those
coaches better get busy getting those little guys trained cause I can only think of maybe 3 of the 5th graders who might play next year!

That's just about it for now, oh wait, Nathan has really enjoyed wearing contacts and even his coaches noticed that he was doing better at their practices. Certainly helps when you can see who you need to hit, or where the ball is!

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