I’m going to joining in with a new weekly post with Fee from Feeisms called The Sunday Roundup. If you fancy taking part and posting a brief summary of your week then pop over to her blog and link up!
This is my Sunday Round-up for the week 3rd – 9th November 2014. My week seemed to consist mainly of basketball related things – such is the life of a hoops mama.
Monday’s are always a busy sort of a day. I wasn’t feeling to good as I have been battling with some kind of cold or flu for about 2 weeks now. I ended up getting up late and that put me behind on work. I always seem to have a bit of a back-log on Monday mornings because I try not to work on the weekends if I don’t have to. Despite being ill I did manage to finish a big order so that was good. It’s also a basketball day on Mondays. It sometimes feels like every day is a basketball day at the moment, but Monday’s are a scheduled training day, although mostly we have home games. The boys have been struggling to pick up a win lately having been up against bigger, stronger and more established teams – this is only Colliers’ second season together. However, the week the Cadet Men faced Ayr Storm and picked up an awesome win with Chris being one of the top scorers.
Tuesday was a pretty quiet day. Nobody had anywhere to be really so I spent most of the day working and watching loads of Ghost Adventures on TIVO!
It’s bonfire night and while I love fireworks I am not particularly into everyone having them. The local idiots just buy up as many cheap ones as they can afford and spend hours on end firing off rockets. They have no idea what Guy Fawkes Night is actually about and they have no clue about safety. The dogs were terrified and I can’t help wondering how all of the autistic kids that I work with through my charity post are coping with the noise. Year after year I feel like I am
Robert went to bed sick after work today and Chris was pretty much hard-wired into his Xbox One! I was left to my own devices and managed to catch up on work and do a lot of planning for my own blogs. I have had to neglect them a lot lately due to work, but I feel like I have drawn up a strong editorial calendar and a good commenting and SMM strategy as well.
Basketball again tonight, this time an away game for the Junior Men. Chris plays Cadet level (under 16) in both the local and national leagues, but as the Juniors (under 18) are short on players he also plays on that team. We played Southside Originals at their home venue and managed to pick up another win. Like Colliers, the Originals are a new squad, but I think we are lucky to have some experienced coaches and staff which gives us a little bit of an edge. It’s great to see the boys smile after back to back wins. These guys eat sleep and breathe basketball and it has been hard to watch them get so down about losing.
I spent a lovely morning with my mother-in-law at the local church Christmas Fête. We won a couple of raffle prizes and I picked up my first Christmas gift. I have officially started Christmas shopping! In the evening I drove over to visit my bestie who had come down from Edinburgh to stay with her mum one town over from me. We had a good little chat and a nice dinner before I headed home to bed to get ready for a busy Sunday.
Today is Remembrance Sunday so we are up early to attend the parade and service. Chris is an Explorer Scout and had been chosen to be a standard bearer for the parade. He looked really smart and I was very proud of him. I’m not in the least bit religious, so I admit I found the church service fairly long and drawn out! After church the parade headed to the war memorial to lay wreaths. We were freezing by the time it finished so we headed to McDonald’s for some sneaky burgers! Now we are just hanging out at my Mother-in-law’s house and I am catching up on some work. Later tonight both Chris and I are officiating at a Senior Women’s basketball game. I am sure I will be ready for bed as soon as I get home, its been a long day.