Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Winter Is Coming...

...yes it is true, winter is going to finally be here in Tomball. It is coming this Friday and should be gone by Tuesday. If you can call low 50's winter, then it is coming soon. That is what all the talk is about here. It has been so mild and now we are suppose to be getting some artic wind that will cool us down a bit, so you can imagine what all the native texans are thinking:
"I have to cover my plants"
"I have to cover my pipes"
"I need to get out my parka"
and my all time favorite
"I need to know where my children are"

Winter may be coming, but basketball is over for my JV team. I have to help some with Varsity while they are going through the playoffs. Both varsity teams made the playoffs, you would think there would be more excitement, but not really. That just goes to show that basketball is not all that important here. On Friday I played at North and won by 6 and then we headed back to school to see the boys varisty game, which actually felt like a real basketball game. The stands were completely filled and everyone was really into the game. I felt like I was at a game back up north. The boys ended up losing, but it was a really good game.

Baseball is in full swing and they have their first scrimmage on friday with their first game next Tuesday. Maddie has been roaming out on the field when practice is done and is getting used to the grass. It usually takes her a little bit to get going on it, but then she doesn't stop.

Maddie is doing great. She is figuring new things out each day. She has found the stairs, figured out how to get up them, so now there is a gate at the bottom that she can't stand. She is starting to stand for very short amounts of time on her own, it usually lasts about 3 seconds before she falls, but she is at least trying.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with all my extra time now, but I'm sure that something will come along and fill the void.