Monday, June 24, 2013

a thrilling weekend with a happy ending

Today is the day! I am so excited to read your thrills!

I wasn't planning to write anything, but I have to tell you about my thrilling weekend, a totally high/low time - just like a rollercoaster.

The losing started Thursday evening. My poor little guy's team is good, but since we won our division last year, we were forced to play up. We're not that good, so the other teams have been beating us and it SUCKS! Luckily, the boys get over it quickly with an ice cream or a swim. So, from Thurs to Sat we lost four games. My oldest team is very good, but I got the privilege to watch them lose their first two tournament games, as well.

But the lows continued. Little things kept going wrong. I spilled my coffee, slammed my finger, and then there was, The Hotel. An older specimen with a slow elevator and printed warning signs all over the place, a broken window here, one slow elevator that broke (yes, we were on the third floor), and to top it all off, one of the moms found a bed bug. We checked out.

In a deep depression at all the loss and bad luck, I went home to my dog, had a drink, and watched a movie - The Silver Linings Playbook. That was so SWEET! And in the morning, I wrote. That helped! I even finished my rough draft of Simulation! The rest goes like this:
  • HIGH - got a call the boys won their morning game and would play for championship!
  • TORN - am I a jinx? should I stay home? No! I should go back! I'm NOT a jinx, that's rubbish!
  • LOW - fifteen minutes into hour drive, accident ahead causes standstill, for THIRTY minutes.
  • HIGH - arrive on time and see boys play and have great attitudes!
  • LOW - for my son's first at bat, he gets hit in the eye with a ball!
  • HIGH - THEY GO ON TO WIN 7-6!!! 14 YO STATE CHAMPS!!
  • LOW - my car is dead from middle son sitting in it the whole game without turning it all the way on...
  • Praise God! It finally starts with jumper cables and we make it home...

This is real life thrills, folks. Emotional ups and downs. A thrill a minute! Wasn't planning on spouting today, just reading! But I had to share. And the good, though less in quantity, outweighs the bad in quality! We won! I finished! And so much to look forward to ahead!

Still time to whip up a story or tell a truth!

48 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You win for ups and downs! Glad they won the game that mattered and are now state champions.
And I would've been out of that hotel in a heartbeat.

michelle said...

A thrilling roller coaster ride of ups and downs!

Theresa Milstein said...

Yep, life is like this. Big ups and downs! Congrats to your son.

Heather M. Gardner said...

I'm not sure I could take that kind of excitement!

Well done, boys! Win or lose at least you were out there playing and building friendships.

Nice THRILL, Tara!

Heather

Annalisa Crawford said...

I hope your son's eye is better! The ups and downs are what make life interesting, someone once told me :-)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

You did have your ups and downs this weekend. Hopefully it's all ups for the rest of the week!!!!

Huntress, aka CD Coffelt said...

Holy Cats! I was on the edge of my seat wondering how the thriller would end.

Excellent, excellent thumbnail of your life. Love it!

Suzi said...

Wow, at least you can say your weekend wasn't boring. :)

Dana said...

Yes, life is definitely made up of ups and downs. I hope your son's eye is okay.

Have a great (and calm!) week!

M.J. Fifield said...

Hit in the eye with a ball? I hope he's all right!!

Congratulations to the team!! My godson played in his league's championship game this weekend. They were runners up, but it was a great effort and a great game.

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne said...

Wow, you certainly had a roller coaster ride this weekend! But congrats to your boys! Being able to display your best effort in any game makes you a champion.

J. A. Bennett said...

Oh man, crazy weekend, but yay for kids becoming the champs! That's a high to trump them all!

VikLit said...

Lots of ups and downs and different thrills! Yay for champs!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Wow! Lots of ups and downs, and the good definitely outweighs the bad! Yay for champions and a finished MS!!!

Beverly Fox said...

Congratulations to your son! That IS thrilling! And a big congrats to you, as well, on your draft! Yay for Tara!

Miss Tutti said...

Hi Tara,

This whole blogging thing is new to me and it would seem that I've incorrectly entered my blog details. The first link is incorrect, please refer to the second link.

Please could you remove the first one. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

WOW! State champs? Wonderful!!! You weren't a jinx after all!

(I'm so afraid of bringing home bed bugs, I "quarantine" whatever goes into the hotel (and can't be washed) in the basement until I'm pretty sure the critters are dead...works for lice, why not bed bugs?)

Carrie-Anne said...

Congratulations to your son's team!

Melissa said...

Sounds like you're only a jinx when you're in your car. LOL Woot! Congrats on the win!!! :D

Christine Rains said...

Wow! What a day and what a terrific thrill at the end. Thanks for hosting this fun bloghop. :)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Your real life is full of great contemporary thrills. Be glad if you were of the paranormal set then your son's game would probably gone under because of a vampire attack instead of the other team winning. Thanks for the blogfest and congrats to your son's team for all that they've achieved. Despite the losses they won something to get to this point.

mshatch said...

Wow, I don't envy you Tara. That's too much up and down in one day for me!

LD Masterson said...

A great roller coaster weekend. Congratulations to the new state champs!!

C. Lee McKenzie said...

This picture with your boy and his trophy is a huge thrill.

Murees Dupé said...

Wow, those are a lot of ups and downs. At least you had a great attitude about it all. I would have just moved into the fetus position and cried.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats to your son. Your weekend almost sounds like the plot for a sitcom.

Fida Islaih said...

We saw a highway standstill on my way home from vacation and saw three accidents. But in the end we all made it through!!

Julie Luek said...

Ha-- good point-- sometimes life has enough of its own thrills without adding any to it!

Yolanda Renee said...

That's what a weekend full of 'fun' is all about - the biggest high, the boys having a great time, then the success of writing! Yeah!

Love the glimpse, Happy Monday!

Samantha May said...

That is quite a thrilling weekend! Mine was not nearly as exciting.

That's awesome that they won! I played softball for years, so I know the work that goes into playing in those tournaments.

And you got a ton of writing done! I think this weekend was a win over all for you (minus the hotel).

M Pax said...

That was a roller coaster weekend, Tara. Glad it all worked out in the end.

Huntress, aka CD Coffelt said...

We gave you a shout out at UnicornBell today!

Al Diaz said...

That's a roller coaster no doubt. Great the good outnumbered the bad, though. That's always encouraging. Congratulations to your son's team for winning. :D

Emily R. King said...

What a game! I know it's your life (and not so funny at times), but that play-by-play was hilarious, Tara!

Nicole said...

Ah, I love the thrill of sports!! Congrats to the team. That's awesome!

Stephen Tremp said...

Its all good! Life can be a roller coaster of emotions. Sometimes we need jumper cables mid-stream to get us through.

And thanks for an awesome Bloghop!

Livia Peterson said...

I love this post, Tara! I wish I could've participated in the blogfest, but life got in the way. I absolutely LOVED Silver Linings Playbook! Jen Lawrence did a fabulous job in it.

Donna Hole said...

Life is so full of highs, lows, and wow glad thats overs!

......dhole

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow your weekend was super-eventful that's for sure. Never a dull moment :)

Romance Book Haven said...

What a thrilling ride of ups and downs! Never a dull moment!

Nas

Krista McLaughlin said...

Sounds like a great weekend of ups and downs! Hit in the eye with a ball sounds like it hurt - but winning state champs totally makes up for it! :)

L.G. Keltner said...

Ups and downs are a fact of life sometimes. I had a similar weekend of ups and downs myself!

Carolyn Brown said...

You certainly experienced some high's and low's over the weekend Tara, but hey, life is sent to try us. Congrats to your son's team, what a great win!

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Holy cow, what a day! I hope your son's eye is okay!
Thanks for hosting! The hop was great!

Crystal Collier said...

Whew! Opposition in all things, eh? It wouldn't be possible to know the good if we couldn't compare it to the bad.

Tara Tyler said...

thanks, you guys! its funny now!
and we keep going!

have a great weekend!

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