Wednesday, March 23, 2011

settling back in

Settling back into a regular routine has been delightful. There's just something good about being back in your own bed and being able to make your own breakfast.  I can only endure continental 'eggs' for so many days. 
The basketball trip was a huge success....everyone who went (60+ parents, coaches and athletes) seemed to have a great time.  It's always fun to get to know the other parents in such a unique setting....you learn a lot about other people when you're schlepping from court to court and cheering your brains out until 11:30 at night.  It's quite the bonding time. 
 Both Varsity teams competed hard in their brackets.  The girls took second place and the boys placed third.  It was a week of perservering and learning to dig down deep. (for the adults as well as the athletes)  I'm so proud of all the kids, they displayed such character and handled the grueling days and nights extremely well. 
 Thanks for all the well wishes on my thumb ...I survived the week without knitting a stitch.  It's probably a good thing I didn't take any knitting, considering the lack of sleep that occurred, knitting may have proved quite dangerous.   My thumb is feeling better and now that it's baseball season, I'll have plenty of knitting time at the ball field!  
I've got the laundry almost caught up and we haven't eaten our meals off of a tray in three days... It's so true - there's no place like home! 

15 comments:

Liz said...

I'm glad the kids did well and that you all had a great trip.

Larissa said...

How exciting for both teams! Congratulations all around! especially to all the moms and dads who worried and cheered and gave pep talks and fed and cared for younger siblings - all far away from home. i know what this is like - i'm now an hour from home every fri, sat & sun and we are looking for a place to rent/buy in williamsburg so that i don't loose my mind from all those hours driving with cranky kiddos.

So glad your thumb is better and that you can knit again! I'm knitting a dishcloth - thank you so much friend. So glad you are back home safe and sound - and victorious!

Christina said...

Glad to hear that your trip went well, your teams were victorious, and your thumb is better! I just returned from a week-long trip myself and can certainly agree that there's certainly something special about your very own bed and breakfast making!

christinelaennec said...

Glad you enjoyed yourself and are now enjoying the delights of home. And it's great that you can knit again - look after your thumb!

From All Stitched Up said...

What great memories ! We enjoyed softball tournements all over the US with our daughter. We still think about them. Glad your home and cozy. Congrats on 2nd place.

wayside wanderer said...

Welcome home! I woke up this morning thinking my bed was the best place on the whole planet.
Love your pretty new header! <3

Tracy said...

Welcome home, Lisa! Glad it was all such fun. And congrats to all the kids on season well done! :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Ruth said...

What fun times. Congratulations to the team. I am sure you must feel wonderful, enjoying your days at home and trying to recuperate.

Glad to hear your thumb is better.

Ruth

Gigi said...

Ain't it the truth!? There truly is no place like home! Sounds like you all had a great time though. Being involved in sports is so good for kids, isn't it -- in so many ways? Congrats to all.
Blessings,
G

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

As much fun as it is to travel, it's always wonderful to sleep in your own bed. Congratulations to all!

a friend to knit with said...

great going, teams!!! job well, done.
and way to go, lisa, on inspiring them to do so!!!

welcome home!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hey Lisa, I was just thinking about you and thought I better pop over to see what's going on. What a trip you had! Congrats to both the girls and the boys for such good places to end up. Sure sounds like a good group of kids and I know it was a good time for everyone. I was worried when I heard people talking about your thumb. I had to scroll back to see what happened. So glad you didn't get cut, but I know tendonitis isn't fun either. Welcome home! :)

Donna

The WoodLand School said...

Welcome home! Congratulations to the boys and the girls -- what amazing outcomes!

:-)

Imene said...

How exciting!! I am looking forward to when my kiddos are there and I can sit and knit ;o)
I hope your thumb is better

Stephanie said...

Sounds like a great trip for all, including your thumb :) I'm sure a good rest was all it needed, you'll be creating in no time!