Yesterday was my sons last Marching Band Competition in Lake Worth, FL. We took a charter bus there and for 3 1/2 hours, we were not allowed to eat, drink or use the bathroom. WTH!!!!! By hour 2, I had to pee so bad and I was over the limit by the time we arrived. I tell you, THAT was my 1st priority when we got there.
Oh and one of the girls in the band, while we were still at the high school, walked past where I was sitting and accidently hit me in the head with her Mellophonium case. I’ve got a lump and it hurts; but like I said, it was an accident. I teased her the rest of the day about it. Now, I’ve teased every kid in that band at one time or another. They all know me; but for some reason, she has no sense of humor and got upset. I told her that I was teasing and I had to apologize to her for having fun with it.
I love these kids. I’ve told them on plenty of occasions that I do. I’ve hugged more than half of them on more than one occasion, too. I’ve tied shoes, I’ve zipped and unzipped jackets (in the back), helped them put in plumes and take them out. I’ve bought snacks when no one else thought of it. I’ve taken more than a few out, had them in my home for parties and meals and enjoyed being their biggest fan and cheerleader.
The competition was a lot of fun for all of us and the kids came in 2nd place in their division. So happy. Mom & Dad came up from Florida City to watch and stayed until 6 pm. It all ended around 10:30 pm. Worst part of the trip? Stinky footed ride home. UGH!
Auditions for Indoor Drumline are on Thursday. There show this year is called, “Breathe” and the kids voted between this and another one last Wednesday. They are looking forward to starting the next “season” with this show. I’m not sure when rehearsals start; but I do know that they’ll have the same 2 day rehearsal schedule. My son has already memorized the audition piece and was playing it yesterday while waiting for the others to finish setting up so they could start warm-ups. His teacher was impressed since they’d just gotten it the night before, after their last game of the season.
I drop off two band kids before we headed home at a bit after 1 am (2 am) LOL! On the radio, while stopped at a traffic light is the new country song, “Every Little Thing” by Carly Pearce. I’ve loved the song since I first heard it. However, this time, it hit me hard. Memories I didn’t want to remember came flooding back and tears stung my eyes.
“Every little thing
I remember every little thing
The high, the hurt, the shine, the sting
Of every little thing”
Even though I have left it all behind me, the mind still does random memory checks that flash before you like an unwanted movie, forcing you to see what you’d rather not. I often wish I could just remove them from my mind so that I never have to review them again; but alas, it doesn’t work that way. <sigh>
It’s a wonder my blog title is “Mind of a Mad Woman” because these memories are definitely what has made me as mad as a hatter can be. LOL! There is one thing I can say and that is the ride these last 49 years has been anything; but boring.
A friend asked me if I’d participate in his November Patriot Recognition. I told him sure and that I’d get back to him. I have to gather my thoughts and see what to reveal and what not to reveal. Ha, ha!
My birthday week, last week, was awesome. Birthday Tuesday with dinner and cake. Wednesday morning breakfast with my girlfriends in God. Thursday lunch with one who could not make it to breakfast and Friday, spur of the moment Mexican dinner with same friend and another friend. Great, great week! So far, 49 is a great age. 😀
OH, and my son, he is not liking that he is now 18 and an adult. LOL! He still wants to be a kid. Speaking of which, he uploaded his auditions for his college application and submitted it for early admissions. I told him I’ve prayed on it and believe it for a fact that he will get in. Now, we wait to hear. Not sweating it or stressing it; because there is no reason to, God’s got this.
Spent the morning cleaning house. When I get to wanting to clean, I whip through my house like a tornado and everyone just backs away as I do what I have to do. I was so busy doing other things this week, that it got away from me; but now that we’re back on the clean side of life, I’m happier. 😀
Life is good.