Sunday, September 13, 2009

More Video from the Geeky Band Nerd

My friends, the people I hang with and whom I love... make fun of me. They talk about me while I'm gone and make fun. It's ok. I'm used to it and I'm ok with it. They are also the only ones who read my blog so I'm ok with telling them... Go Ahead... make fun! I'm enjoying my band videos over and over. And I'm going to DCI next year when they come to the big ATL... and I won't take you with me! By Golly!

and I'll wear my hair however I feel!! Until I can get it all cut off again. :)

Enjoy my videos and laugh... I still get chills when the beat penetrates my whole being.

This last video is so you can hear the voice of my friend... screaming at the players. The coach in the stands... I love that voice!

Alrighty then.... if you just watched all 3 of these videos.... well, you have no room to make fun of me!! :)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Georgia Tech Memories.... 18 years later.

I feel really, really OLD even saying it... but it has been 18 years since I was at Bobby Dodd stadium, dressed in the band geek uniform and playing my heart out. Jumping up and down. Go Jackets! And trying to be a perfect RAT. I was there for one football season while I was in nursing school at Georgia Baptist College of Nursing. GBCON was a very small, all girls, no extra curricular activities kind of nursing school. We weren't there to have fun. Georgia Tech was just across the interstate and they didn't really care who joined their band, as long as we played. So I did! It was the 1991 season... and they had won a championship in 1990 so they were good times. I hooked up with some old high school band friends and played like old times. I had great fun. But I hadn't been back to the campus since that year. We've been in the area for random things (The Varsity) but no games, no school activities. I had the opportuity to join an old friend for a GT game this week. She said she was just looking for someone who liked Tech and her enough to do it... I almost turned it down. But it fell between my work days and Curtis agreed to do the soccer run that night. So I went. GT played Clemson... an ACC rival and the game always proves to be exciting. I really didn't care. I just enjoyed being there with Lenee and cheering in the midst of a crowd of Tiger fans. We met up after she got done with work and scooted across town to her secret $5 parking lot. She's always proud to share a find with the right people. :) We walked through the tunnel (which I don't think existed 18 years ago) and we found the band gathering on the steps (which I don't think existed 18 years ago). They played their pep songs and the crowd cheered and then they marched into the stadium. Now that, I remember! We hurried in to our seats so we could see everyone come out on the field. The game was very exciting as GT blew ahead for a 24-7 lead at the half. The second half they let Clemson come back and tie it up so everyone would stay to the end. ha! It ended up being a nail biter all the way to the end and Tech kicked the winning field goal with just 1 minute left. After the game we scavenged up some pom-poms for the kids... to make them happy for having me gone another night of the week. They're easily pleased. :)
I couldn't have had a better time... I don't think.
The memories came flooding back.

I still feel old.

More video soon.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

September News - photos added

I really can't believe that this is already September. I have lots of things to share from August and no time to sit and write. I guess I could sit and write after the kids are in bed... but then my brain is a bit slower and my eyes a bit heavier. The big kids have had an entire month of school and so far things are plugging along. Ruthie got her "clip moved" twice the very first week... but has since settled into the routine and is learning to be still and listen. :) Bennett even has had a few issues with listening to instructions and doing what he's supposed to. Surprising to us... yet, not really. He has a difficult time doing what we tell him here at home because he always has a better idea, reason, plan, distraction, etc. And... much to my surprise, Maggie has been the perfect little student thus far. At least as far as we know. :) Surprised because in the past two years she has been the one to bring home the notes for misbehaving. Maybe she's growing into a fine young lady.
This past weekend we had our first bout of real illness. Curtis was home alone and ended up at the doc's office... with strep in the middle children. I was away with the ladies in our church at the Women of Faith conference... and he was home with febrile girls. I'm thankful he doesn't get all worked up over things like that. And I also didn't have to worry that they weren't being cared for and medicated as needed.
Speaking of WOF... we had a great time. It was a new group of ladies... well, a lot of new faces. With a church the size of ours it takes something like this to meet new people and learn a little about them. I don't get to go to the women's classes because of my own involvement teaching Sunday school, Cubbies/Puggles, helping with preschool choir, working, etc. This year, though, I have given up ALL responsibilities at church and maybe I'll get to do some of those "grown up" things again... at least for a year. :)
I have some fun photos to get loaded here... sooner or later. My Mom went with me again and it's always fun to spend some time away from the kids with her. As a GRANDMA she can't say "no" to them... so when they interrupt our games and conversations.... well, it's good to be away.
She got to meet Sandi Patty in the elevator of our hotel. SP was often a visitor in our home growing up... on the LP, CD, and tape players. I was "tortured" by having to listen along at the conference... :).
Steven Curtis Chapman also sang at the WOF conference. He's always good, but this year he displayed a more emotional side (with the loss of his daughter) instead of the stand up and dance songs. I have video to insert here -->Both his boys were playing on this tour... bass and drums.

Soccer is now running full swing. All 4 practice on Tuesdays and Thursday but soon Bennett will start playing games on Monday and Saturday... making for a very busy few weeks. But before we're ready, it'll be over and we'll once again sit at home wondering where we can go and what we can do. :)
More soccer pictures here -->

Must go nap for work... will load pictures in the next day or so, but not right now!!
BTW... both kitties now have new homes. Yeah!

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