Successful Suburban Saturday

Our Saturday morning kicked off bright and early with Dancer Girl’s first Odyssey of the Mind competition of the year.  Her team started preparing in August for today’s regional event.  They came up with a way to combine problems 3 and 4 of this year’s options, so they actually competed twice yesterday–and came away with two first place finishes, including a perfect score on the classics problem!

The whole family went to watch the performance for the first problem before we had to split up and head to different events for Gym Girl and Soccer Boy.  Gym Girl had a meet two hours away from home, so she and I left immediately after OM.  Soccer Boy had his second game of the season.  Coach Adventure Guy bragged on how well the team played yesterday, and I’m sorry I had to miss it.  Soccer Boy scored another goal this game, so he’s two for two on the year.  Not bad!  His team’s goal is to go undefeated again this season.

Gym Girl and I made good time and actually arrived early at the meet.  Her warmup was scheduled for 2:30.  But, the session ahead of us ran late, and she didn’t actually take the floor until almost 3:30.  Which wouldn’t have been much of an issue except that the facility’s seating left something to be desired, and I stood for much of the hour-long wait.  Once the other parents from the earlier session cleared out, I nabbed a pretty good seat–all the better to view Gym Girl’s bar routine.  And that bar routine made the drive, the standing, and the long night well worth it.  She scored a 9.9, by far her best-ever score and the highest bar score of the entire evening.  And it was beautiful!  I couldn’t resist asking her what she did wrong to lose the tenth–she said she thought her foot was not pointed on one of her casts on the high bar. 

After the meet, Gym Girl and I joined one of her friends and her family at her grandparents’ restaurant.  It’s a Mexican place that’s really yummy.  I have a feeling they put special effort into the preparation when it’s the owner doing the ordering!  We enjoyed visiting with them and relaxing a bit before making the drive home.

When I pulled into the garage, I set my car’s clock ahead an hour to 11:00 p.m.  I hate springing forward!  I missed that extra hour of sleep this morning when my alarm went off for church.  This afternoon, we primarily focused on vacation prep.  After today’s trips to Academy and the mall, I think we’re almost ready! 


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2 responses to “Successful Suburban Saturday

  1. ramblingmom

    I have a friend who’s spouse was a former grand phooba at Darden (specifically Red Lobster). One day the family went to Red Lobster for dinner and the entire staff started pulling out the red carpet for “the big boss.” Finally “the big boss” told the staff they needed to be treating all the paying customers like they were treating “big boss.”

  2. choff5

    Way to go for a successful Saturday, especially the Odyssey of the Mind competition. A first with a perfect score is almost unheard of. I’ve never heard of a team competing in two problems, or even knew it could be allowed. Will they now go on to states in both? Ever made it to Worlds? My DS2’s team in high school made it to Worlds and it was the most incredible experience I’ve ever seen. Our competition is next Saturday and I’m a score judge for the #5, The Eccentrics. I LOVE watching the kids!

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