Now I am searching on the other musical stuff…..like guitars. And I just found out that the Guitar Center has a bunch of peavey guitars, amps and bass on their website. And I don’t know much about guitars, but I have a son-in-law that is fascinated by them. I’ve just noticed that this kind of stuff is rather expensive, but you can sign up for email discounts.
I am a little bored as I am waiting for my daughter to get off work. We work at the same carpet store but I get off at five and she gets off at six. So I am searching the web for stuff…..and guess what I have come across. A website that sells metronomes, and there are a ton of different kind of metronomes. We had one metronome in my Chorus class back in high school, but I haven’t thought about them a lot since then. And now I have just discovered a whole website of them. Well, onto another bit of randomness….
Well, tomorrow is the last time that my daughter Krista will be out on the field marching. Like I have said before the last four years have just flown by. Krista tells me that they have changed the routine a little bit for tomorrow night’s show for the seniors (there’s more than 30 seniors). She says that it will bring tears to my eyes and my reply was that there will already be tears in my eyes. I mean, it’s the last game. I know, I know I’m dwelling…sorry. It’s supposed to rain tomorrow but I hope that it holds off…at least until after the game. I’m going to be videotaping it (I borrowed Kecia’s new Flip). So maybe I can upload it on here or put it on Youtube. I can’t wait to see the “new” routine!!
Another Friday night and another loss for the football team. I feel really bad for them but at least they go out there every week and try. The band did good (or at least I think they did but you know I am a band mom). Some of the people on the opposing team were really rude especially the announcer. In my opinion he should be replaced. Between the third and fourth quarter, the opposing team had some kind of ceremony or announcement (it was senior night and they had already had a ceremony pre-game and another ceremony during half-time) and our band had been playing not realizing that they were having another ceremony….honestly. So after the ceremony, the announcer said over the PA system that he would like to thank our band for playing during their ceremony. That statement upset a lot of our band parents….not to mention our band director. So after the game (and after we performed since we were told that we had to play post-game), the other band director and some of his band parents stopped us in the parking lot and said that the announcer sent his sincere apologies for making that statement. So I guess it’s all good and since this is Krista’s senior year I guess we won’t be playing there anymore. At least not until wrestling season and that starts next week.
Yes, wrestling practice starts on Monday for Zach. This is what he’s been working toward since he was 4 years old (that’s when he started wrestling). I mean, wrestling for the high school (it just seems unreal that my little boy is in high school…oh well, another story another time). He got his physical Thursday and got all the forms that the school requires along with the special form saying that he is healthy to wrestle. The school seems to think that he is underweight (his BMI is too low). Anyway, he’s been to the wrestler’s meeting with the coaches, got his physical, and the form for the team’s fundraiser….so he is ready!! The fundraiser is a Lift-A-Thon…which is that he (well, we) get sponsors to either pledge (like 5 cents a pound) or a flat donation. Then on Nov. 14th, they will have the Lift-A-Thon and there each wrestler will bench press as much weight as they can and his sponsors that pledged will pay whatever they pledged per pound times how many pounds that he bench presses. I think this fundraiser will be great. Well, enough said about wrestling. You’ll be hearing enough from me when the season starts….I can’t wait! I love this sport!!!
Only two more football games and Krista’s marching days will be history. It makes me sad because it seems to have just flown by. She’s planning on doing concert band in college but not marching. So this will be it. This past weekend at the JSU’s Contest of Champions went pretty good. Our band was one of the twelve bands to make the finals. And they ended up in 5th place which I thought was really good. But Krista was hoping that they would do better. I reminded her that they did make the finals and they could have ended up in 12th place. To me, there was a lot more tougher bands this week. So I think they did great.
It all began Friday afternoon with the homecoming parade and it just got busier from there. We had our homecoming game (which we lost but I won’t go there) and the homecoming ceremony was really pretty. The band was awesome!! Yes, I’m a band parent. Saturday I got some things done around the house and then headed out for the two hour drive to our BIGGEST band competition!! There the band did their routine perfectly….the kids really put their heart and souls in it. And all the effort (and practicing) really paid off!! They placed FIRST in band and brought home the BIG trophy (it’s about six feet tall). To say that they were estatic is an understatement. This is what the big trophy looks like.
I’m so proud of the band this year. They have done a really great job. They have another competition this Saturday. I hope they do just as good there.
Today, I went with my sister and my nephew’s fiance to look at the wedding site and it was a beautiful place. It’s beside a creek with a lot of trees. The wedding is next year in the spring so everything will be in bloom. I can’t wait!
Well, it’s time to start getting ready for work tomorrow.
Well, our team lost the football game last night….63-8. Yes, our team did show up. We played a high ranked team in the state. I feel really bad for the boys, I know it’s got to be hard on them. We only won 1 of the six games that we’ve played. Maybe next week, it will be homecoming so maybe we will win it (the team we play next week lost last night too…I think).
On a brighter note (no pun intended), the band was GREAT!! And yes, I’m a Band Mom. They really sounded good last night. The second song of the routine is ‘Amazing Grace’ and it is awesome!! It’s one of my favorite songs anyway…but it is good. Next Saturday will begin our competitions so hopefully we’ll be ready.
Last night was great football weather. It was a little cool but that’s the way I like it for football. I wore a light denim jacket and was comfortable. Wow, only 3 more games left and it will be over (Krista’s a senior this year). I’m already starting to miss it. Oh well, one chapter closes and another chapter opens…