Guilty Pleasures…

Yes, I know it’s a sad thing to admit, but I love Gossip Girl.  I used to watch Gilmore Girls faithfully, so I guess this show is my new Gilmore Girls.  Tonight is a new show after a month off.  And after Gossip Girl is One Tree Hill.  I guess I love to live life through high school tv shows.  Well actually, One Tree Hill isn’t high school anymore, but the concept is still the same.

I also will admit that I enjoy watching Dancing with the Stars as well.  The positive about a show on ABC is you can watch it on-line the day after so I don’t have to worry about setting up my vcr to tape it.  I was a little upset with myself last night when I realized I missed Oprah’s Big Give Finale.  I’ve been watching this show on and off for the time it was on mainly because it was right after Home Extreme Make Over.  But the last couple of weeks Make Over hasn’t been on, so I’ve been forgetting that the Big Give is on.

Well Gossip Girl is on so I have to run.  I’ll let everyone know what happens with volleyball tomorrow.

Updates with me…

I know it’s been awhile since I actually posted an update on what’s been going on with me and my crazy life.  So, I’m going to try to get everyone caught up on what’s been going on:

Volleyball

Yesterday, Saturday, April 19, we played a make up tournament for my club team.  The original tournament scheduled for March 30 was cancel due to the school gym being broken into and distroyed.  We got that call around 11:45pm.  So, only half the teams scheduled ended up going to the new location yesterday.  When we first got there, we thought we were going to see 6 teams, but only 5 showed up.
As for my team, I only had 8 girls available to play.  All of my regular outside players were gone on vacation, grounded and sick. My libero had a softball tournament so she had to be in Salinas with her high school team.  So, it was going to be a challenging day.  We ended up having a challenging mental morning for the girls. I think because I had players in positions they weren’t used too, their convidence wasn’t there.  After we played the first half of our pool play, the girls finally found what was missing and turned into a team that was fun to watch.
We ended up playing the first seed team, Valley Christian, as the last team in our pool play. We ended up winning the first game 25-20; lost the second 23-25; and the third 13-15. Even though we lost, it was a great game to watch.  My girls played awesome.
Going into bracket play, we ended up losing one team due to an injury and not having enough players.  So, we started pool play with 5 teams, and bracket with 4. This turned out to be in our favor because we moved up to 2nd for bracket placement.  Since there was only 4 teams now, we did the brackets so 1 played 4 and 2 played 3. This was our opportunity to get revenge on Valley Christian as long as we won our first match against Monsoon. With this determination, the girls beat Monsoon 25-11.  The girls were determine to beat Valley Christian.  They started strong and just got stronger.  Valley Christian came into the game with the attitude that they already beat us.  However, we came into the game wanted to show them that they were lucky. It was a slow start, but then the girls just turned it on and took a very large lead.  The next thing I knew we were ahead 23-13.  When we got to 24, I was getting nervous, but then realized that Valley Christian would have to be perfect for 11 straight points in order to catch up to us. Then the next thing I new, they made the mistake and we were in first place.  Our morning started out a little challenging, but the day ended great.
I was so happy for the girls. They all picked up their game and pulled it together to win. It was awesome.

Wilcox Boys
My varisty team is still looking good. I believe we’re 10-6 now or something like that. I’m hoping that we can pull off wins for our remaining season, just to make sure we stay with .500.  My JV team is actually playing great. They ended up beating Saratoga in 3 games.  It was an amazing game to watch. We had this last week off due to Spring Break.  We’ve had practices though, so hopefully, this will help us for our game against Monta Vista on Tuesday.  This is one game that I want win.
My season is almost over. We have two more weeks. So, hopefully the next two weeks will be just as strong as the first couple of months.

Home Life

Home life has been mostly the same. Since I’ve been busy with volleyball, I just do the basic stuff to survive with the help of Gary of course. I appreciate that he can clean the house and take up my slack when I’m not at home. He’s been especially helpful lately since I had a procedure done on Monday, April 14 to remove a cyst that was very infected. It originally was the size of a quarter on my chest between my breast.  When the doctor saw it, he knew that it was infected so instead of just using a needle to drain it, he had to cut it open to drain everything out. So, now I have a hole in my chest with guaze in it because they need the hole to be open and for it to heal inside out. The bad part is I can’t do much with coaching or lifting heavy things because I don’t want to hurt myself anymore. The doctor said it should be healed within a week or so.  I go back on Wednesday to remove the gauze, so hopefully they will see improvement.

Scrapbooking

I actually ended up doing about 8 pages during the last month. I’m getting more excited about CKU because the registration is April 30. I do have my game still on that day against Lynbrook, but I’m planning on using my AD’s computer so I can make sure I get in. Once I do get in, then I’m planning on signing up for the different swaps. I’m getting nervous about the luggage issue though on Delta. Apparently, you are only allowed one bag, but if I ended up shopping and winning anything I might go over the limit. The message boards are giving different ideas like putting a small suitcase within the large one and just paying the difference for the additional luggage.  Or maybe just box everything up and just ship it home. I still haven’t decided yet what I should do. I guess I’ll have to take things one step at a time.

I think that’s everything for me so far. If I can think of anything else, I’ll log in and update my blog. I am hoping that I can start including my scrapbook pages so I have another area to document everything. We’ll take everything oen step at a time.

Testing…

Now that I just upload all of my other blog messages from my other site, I figured it would be a good thing if I could figure out how to add things to this blog.  So, please bare with me while I’m in the learning phase.

Here is my attempt at adding a picture:

Gary & I

Here is a sample of adding a link within my blog: stanford.edu

I just can’t figure out how to format the page so the text does not come up on the side of the picture and the earlier blog should be starting on it’s own line.  I would also like to see how I go about adding a date to the actual blog so I know when the last time I blogged instead of having to actually type in the date at the beginning of each blog.  Susan can you help me with these two items? I tried to look things up, but I just can’t figure it out.

My first blog on my new website

This is my first blog using my own website address.   Susan K actually set it up for me.  Aren’t the colors pretty?  I like this service much better than the original one she picked out for me.  So far, it appears to be easier to use.  We’ll see what happens though. I’ll be in touch with what’s been going on with me as soon as I’m done playing with everything. 🙂