The Silly Season

We’re in that crazy part of the fall season where the overlap of soccer winding down and hockey ramping up wreak havoc on all our lives. Trying to cram soccer training sessions, soccer matches (playing, coaching, and refereeing), tryouts for travel hockey teams, regular hockey training sessions, hockey parent meetings into the regular flow of work and school and “normal” life…

It’s the proverbial 10 pounds in a 5 pound bag.

Heading Home

Our week in Oregon draws to a close today, as we pack this morning and then start our drive east for home. We’ve seen a lot (Crater Lake NP, the redwoods in N. California, the Oregon coast from the California-Oregon border to Rockaway Beach) and none of it has disappointed. The Oregon coast in summer is a definitely a different experience than autumn but no less beautiful.

Time for one more walk on the beach this morning, with today’s low tide in about 15 minutes…

We’ll be back.

Here we go…

Today is sort of a jumble of things: the first day of spring after what seems like a very long winter, it would be my dad’s birthday, first training session of a new soccer season scheduled for this evening, still fighting to get healthy…

“Real” life

Today’s the first day back to “real life” following vacation… and I’m not looking forward to most of it, between work (and the challenge of playing catch-up after a week away), Li jumping back into school and hockey, our other commitments, and a bunch of other out of the ordinary things (3 medical appointments, a parent-teacher conference, and a financial appointment) all piled into this week…