I worked 12 hours today and now I feel completely empty, like too tired to even rest and stop my mind. It’s been a rough month and even if I know it’s over and I’ll manage through next month as well idk I just can’t be positive tonight. And it sucks.
Well, let’s start with where I was all day: between the two kids, we had 4 basketball games today from 12:00 until 7:00 in two different cities and 3 different gyms with 1 hour between them, so it was a crazy day. But I am grateful that none of them conflicted and I could be at all of them. That’s not usually the case.
We won all 4 games, two (both were my son’s) in comebacks against higher ranked teams. My son does a lot of dirty work for his team, usually playing inside against bigger players, rebounding, playing defense, cleaning up everyone else’s messes and scoring tough inside baskets. He’s not nearly as athletic as my daughter (who is a freakish athlete), but he works his tail off and is fearless. He had a ton of huge plays in the last five minutes tonight, as he seems to do every game when it counts, and sealed it with two clutch free throws with about a minute left.
My daughter was the game high scorer in both of her games and played tremendously well, especially in the first game, which was against her AAU coach. She outscored the other team (ranked 2nd in the state) 13-2 while she was on the court. She was awesome.
But the thing that made me smile the most is that they played so well with my dad there. I found out on Tuesday night that his prostate cancer has returned (it’s been about 5 years since his surgery) and that it has now spread to bones in his pelvis. He is getting treatment and will begin chemo in a couple of weeks as well. These are palliative treatments and will not prolong his life, only make it less of a painful end (hopefully). As a two-time cancer survivor, I would like to once again say, “fuck you cancer.”
My father was standing up and cheering, happy and excited and into the games. He’s thrilled at how well the kids are playing and it definitely took his mind off things for most of the day. It was good in a lot of ways for him. It’s been a tough week.
Finally, after a really long day and not much to eat, I thought of an Italian restaurant that I used to really like that was a few minutes away from the last game and I called for takeout at halftime. It was ready when we got there and still warm when we got home. There were literally 100 people in the waiting area and outside when I got there. Walked right in and out with my chicken parm and the kid’s meals… to several people muttering, “why didn’t we think of that…”
I’m glad I did. Now to settle in with the kids and an animal show before bed… And four more games and 2 championships (I hope) tomorrow… 🏀 🏀
// WHOA, DUDES! My TMNT muse is back so much so that I’m gonna be streaming not one, but all 3 TMNT 90s movies today at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time: TMNT (1990), TMNT II: Secret Of The Ooze, and TMNT III: Turtles In Time! And it can be IC/OOC! Hope me and the boys can see you guys there! God, I love bein’ a Turtle fan!
Decided to change the time of the stream to about 4 PM instead! I know some of you may still be working or at school and such, and I’m such an early bird xD My apologies for the mixup! Hope to see you guys at the stream later! <333
What I thought Race to the Edge S4 would be: Pokemon dragons, Hiccup getting his ass beat, bye bye Heather, Toothless is a pure bby.
What Race to the Edge S4 actually was: Amazing moments in parenting with Stoick the Vast, somehow giving a damn about Throk now, Hiccstrid sucking more face than my mind can possibly comprehend, Toothless is a pure bby.