The bookends of my day: sunrise over my front yard and sunset over the parking lot of the park where Thing Two's soccer tournament was held today.
I've been trying to practice mindfulness and decided to stop to enjoy the beauty instead of rushing through it.
Thing Two's team played two games this afternoon, narrowly losing the first and winning the second 4-2. Thing Two had (no exaggeration) the game of his life at goalie in that second game...he played the whole game and he was making saves like I've never seen him do before. In keeping with the Halloween theme, the whole team played almost as if possessed...every single kid left his heart out there on that field and the game was just a joy to watch, even though it was bloody cold out there by 6PM when it ended! Brrr.
Got Thing One's ice cube costume mostly done, too, speaking of cold: envision two large clear plastic storage boxes with holes drilled into them and rope strung through so that they can be hung over the shoulders in front and back and tied at the sides to keep them in place. I did take a picture but the getup looked so ridiculous over his travel soccer uniform (he had a game today as well) that I refuse to post it here! I will post a picture when I can get him in all-white clothes underneath the boxes, as is the plan for Halloween.
Why the title? After soccer and dinner, Thing Two and Petunia challenged me to a round of Just Dance 4 on the Wii, and I actually got the high score on most of the songs even though they play this game all the time and it was new to me. Of course, this is a triumph born far more of my superior pattern recognition abilities (one benefit of age!) than actual dance skill, but I'm not telling THEM that. :)
Oh, and I haven't lost my mind yet, either...had my doubts looking at the schedule for today. I'll celebrate that too.
Day is done, peace out.