Last Thursday we packed up and headed to the west side of the state for our high school gymnastics state championships. The girls were amped on caffeine and I was over exhausted from writing sub plans the previous night. [The one thing that discourages me more than anything to miss school is writing sub plans. They literally take HOURS!] So we were set. The van windows were decorated so everyone driving by would stare inside wondering what we were celebrating. The road trip begins.
And only 4 restroom stops later, and about 5 hours, we arrived at the Tacoma Dome. Long weekend short, the girls did great on their events, and a couple even qualified into the individual finals. The competition was very talented this year and they were very successful with their routines. Afterwards, packing up and heading home was a bit difficult this year with the weather though. The pass was closed for a few hours due to avalanche blasting and the snow expected. I was lucky enough to meet up with my brother for a dinner down on the pier and then stayed with my parents for the night. We had a great night talking and hanging out in the trailer. In the morning we did a little bit of shopping before I had to head back home. As I drove alone over the pass on the bare and quiet freeway I enjoyed being alone in my thoughts. I've always wanted to escape to the road and travel wherever the pavement may go, and I look forward to future trips.
After getting home I quickly jumped back into the car again, [Yes, no more than 30 minutes after I got back] to go roller skating. I felt like I was back in elementary school putting on the 'ol charlie brown skates. Although everyone else had their speed skates or rollerblades on, I didn't mind reminiscing my childhood. I couldn't believe how many people still went out skating. It's a Sunday night tradition that we're going to start (or have already, but I've missed out on the last three). Let's just hope I don't get another blister the next time we go. Note to self, wear thicker socks!
So after enjoying a night of childish fun I was able to get an extra day of rest with the holiday on Monday. After catching up on schoolwork and our many DVR'd shows I worked on making a necklace to match the cute dress I found shopping this weekend. Beading is one of the things that gets put aside as the busy day sets in. So I sorted through what I had to make something to match. I was searching for some blue and whites with a touch of red. For a bit of a nautical look. Here's how it turned out:
I attached a cute charm that says 'Live' with a heart.
It was relaxing putting together a new necklace. I haven't had the time or patience to do any beading lately. But I haven't found a necklace that would match what I'm looking for so I had to make it. Problem solved.
So after picking up the pieces today at school, after being gone last week, I feel like things are back on schedule. It took a lot of patience and more than my usual 'bout of energy but hopefully tomorrow can be back to the usual run of the mill. I can only be so lucky?!
I hope the rest of this week will less eventful!