Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Poison Ivy

You would think that somewhere in my 37 years on Earth that I would have learned what poison ivy looks like. I might not be able to spot it growing, but I sure can feel the effects on my body. I am allergic to the darn stuff and covered head to toe with the junk. I cleaned my flower beds this past weekend and woke up Monday itching all over. I volunteered to go get a shot by 10:00 a.m. thinking I'd catch it quick. WRONG.... it keeps spreading and itching and spreading and itching. (you get the drift).

Tomorrow - another doc visit is planned. I can't start my summer off like this!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Weekend Update

What a glorious weekend for Cleveland High School Athletics. Once again we were rescheduling our activities due to the weather - but because the outcomes were positive, I think we'll adjust ANY TIME!

Let's start at the very beginning..... Thursday. Field day at Stuart School. BIG STUFF!!!! Mom, Dad and I worked the 300 yard run and baton relay. Here are a few shots of Rhea and classmates having fun.

Fleming Fabulous Fireworks
1st place winners
(not only in 3rd grade, but overall)

Friday - A lovely reunion with Coach Wilson and his girls. Coach is moving to South Pittsburg to coach girls basketball and football. He is a HUGE loss for Cleveland. Good Luck Coach Willie!

These are the Lady Raiders who played for him while we were together at CHS.

Friday night - Baseball game Cleveland's baseball game was postponed after a player got hurt in the second inning due to the rain. It was rescheduled for Sat..... well, they tried for Saturday.

Here is Brandon Rader - Tripp's Hero. I don't have pictures of Scott or Cody - Tripp's other "boys". More to come about the game.

Saturday - what a day! First we started with Rhea's soccer game. (Reminder - rain Friday night) The game was sloppy muddy and wet. Needless to say - just the perfect field condition for Rheagan to get covered in mud. Luckily there was no rain during the game.

Sat. afternoon the Lady Raider Basketball team went to a Murder Mystery Theater and Dinner. We had a blast. I can't remember when I've laughed that hard in a long time. I recommend it to anyone!

The CHS soccer game and baseball games got postponed AGAIN due to the rain.

Sunday - Rheagan had her last soccer game - in the rain - 52 degrees - - - makes for a fun time! She and her buddies had an even better time playing in the mud because it was raining. Pictures do not do justice to how filthy they really are!

The Ultimate Greater Cleveland Soccer Complex mud hole.I think they are dirtier from behind.

The Stuart gang - Logan, Luke, Lauren, Rheagan, Erin

Sunday Evening - The CHS Soccer team got to finally play their game, and won in a tight one 2-1. It was very muddy and slick but the boys played great. Here's a recent picture of Courtney and John. (Nutney and Johnny B to my family) I didn't get a picture of the soccer team all nasty because I was in my car as soon as the game was over. Good Luck at state!

We rushed to the baseball game where they won in a comeback win 7-6 in the 10th inning. This is the team that never gives up. They like to wait until the 6th or 7th inning to finally put runs on the board. All of Tripp's boys had a hand in the victory - Brandon, Scott and Cody. To the boys in blue - again good luck at state!

This week will be very busy with our trips to Murfressboro. I hope many Cleveland fans can make it over. I'll race you!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Where do I begin?

This past weekend was filled with so many different activities..... so where do I begin?

Friday - two ball canceled due to rain so we went to the CHS baseball game (shortened due to rain). Dinner with TR and family - good times! Denise and I then walked/worked the Relay for Life from 11:00-1:00 a.m. (in the rain).

Saturday - Soccer game canceled due to rain. Rheagan to recital for 1st performance at 10:00. The family reunion for lunch. Rheagan's 2nd performance at 5:00. She enjoyed being on stage and will do her dances again for anyone who missed it. I signed up to watch kids during the 2nd performance. Bad mistake...... learned that I can't deal with chaos. Kids running everywhere.... loud screaming.... Bad mistake.

Sunday - Pat Summitt's 1000 victory party. It was fun to reconnect with old friends as we celebrated Pat's 1000 win. It was a roast more or less. I'm not sure if I laughed or cried more tears. I was reminded how many true friends I have from my UT days. Rheagan was thrilled to meet "the Pat" and get a picture taken with her. It was good to see Kate Kate Gator Bait (Pat's secretary). She got me out of hot water on more than one occasion. We were invited to join the gang at Pat's house but elected to come home. It's been a long weekend and I was ready to chill.

Even though the weekend was non-relaxing, it was great. I just looked at my calendar to find out the next few weeks don't have many spare times in it either. School will be over soon!

Here are a few pictures from our events:

Most of these girls have been in ballet together for 4 years. It's been fun to watch them grow up together! Can you find Rheagan?

Here is the Jazz Costume..... outside in the rain.

Rheagan needed proof to her friends that she got to meet Pat.

Thanks Pat for your time on your special day!

The 8 National Title Trophies. Enough said.

Kate Kate Gator Bait..awesome lady.... truly awesome~

The Tennessee Theater set up for the roast.

Michelle Marciniak and I were good buddies at UT. She just started a bedding sheet company - check it out SHEEX.

2 groups told stories of their days. In this group you'll find Alex Fuller*, Daedra Charles, Kellie Jolly, Michelle Marciniak, and Nikki McCray who were all there or recruited while I was there. *CHS beat Shelbyville and Alex Fuller while she was in high school.*