Friday, October 3, 2008

Catching Up

This has been the week from hell. I had to resort to a video for My Town Monday, I never did get around to posting a Two Line Tuesday, and now here it is Friday and I'm desperately trying to play catch up so I'll be ready for the coming week. So here is a rundown of my week.

Sunday's flag football game was a heart breaker for the boys. After being up 13 -12 at half and 19 to 12 with less than three minutes left we lost 20-19. I called a bad play at the end and we turned the ball over but the kids are learning an despite being saddened about being 0-2 I think they are having a great time this season. They have already progressed in their knowledge of the game and its execution far more than I thought they would this season. I know I promised pics and I will get some up later.

Monday was a tough day at work, but critique that night was nice. By the way I have chosen bachelorette #4(the bull semen story) so expect snips here and there especially on Two Line Tuesday.

Speaking of Tuesday, it was even worse far as work goes and football practice was an exercise in frustration as the kids apparently been snacking on sugar cubes since they were all very hyper.

Wednesday -- worked sucked. Sensing a theme yet? After work I received a call from my mom that her well was messing up so I wound up going over and digging four foot down in the mud to find a broken pipe, while swarms of mosquitoes dined on my flesh.

Thursdays it was my wife's birthday. I took her lunch then finished up the plumbing work at my mom's and then ate an early supper out with the family before football practice. The boys turned in their best practice ever and I'm confidant they will play well this weekend when we have two more games. After practice I swung by Sam's and bought my wife a birthday present. Yes I know I'm a procrastinator and should be shot for waiting until 7:30 PM the day of to buy her gift. By the way I bought perfume. Lacoste's Touch of Pink.

Today, I'm sitting in a coffee shop waiting on another critique partner to show. I'm plan to catch up on a few blogs and get geared up to start my crazy week all over again when I head back to work in the morning.

On the plus side, I did manage to get a decent amount of work in on the new novel, my son had his best report card ever, and I have settled on this years Halloween costume. Don't worry I'll post pics of our annual Halloween party but I'll want you know my costume is a bit politically incorrect (but funny as hell) this year.

And if you are in the market for a good thriller to read please check out Karen Dionne's novel Freezing Point which was released earlier this week. She is the aunt of blogging pal Melanie Avila.


I hope things have been running a bit smoother for all of you. I hope to have a tongue in cheek post up tomorrow titled, Thing's Ain't What They Used To Be, but then again things haven't gone exactly to plan lately so who knows.

20 comments:

Bubblewench said...

you have been a busy man there Travis! Glad to hear the kids are having fun with the football..

Happy late bday Travis's wife!

Hope you get a break in there somewhere!

Charles Gramlich said...

Well, things have definitely been smoother for me than for you. Good luck with things calming down a bit this coming weekend. And go Flag football team. What is their name by the way?

Bubblewench said...

ps. just bought the book on Amazon. It does look really good!! Thanks for the tip.

Travis Erwin said...

Charles, they are the St. Mary Stars since every player attneds St. Mary's which is a private Catholic school and the school's mascot is the Stars.

Travis' wife said...

Thanks Bubblewench...

The perfume smells good and I got to go shopping all by myself for my birthday it was wonderful.

Barrie said...

Hate those weeks where all goes awry. Looking forward to pics of the Halloween costume.

Monnik said...

yowza. very busy schedule.

Can't wait to see the football pics. Good luck keeping your head above water!!

Kristen Painter said...

Wow, you've been busy. Can't wait to see the halloween costume.

SUV Mama said...

Your week from hell's sound like you lead a blessed life, my friend. Busy, but blessed.

Yeah for at least REMEMBERING the wife's birthday. :)

I love hearing your football stories. Can I just tell you that I'm the happiest Mom in the world to be having a boy? I grew up with 3 brothers and 11 male cousins (no girls anywhere in site). Football rules.

Have a great weekend & get some rest, damnit!

sybil law said...

Ugh.
I hear you on the crap kid practices. Actually, our soccer practices go great - it's the actual games where they fall apart. It's like they've never played a game in their lives! I think we need to give them Ritalin. "Who wants some pre-game candy?!" Haha :)
Hope your weekend goes better than your week! On the other hand, it can't get much worse, right?!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Maybe you can take a mental health day next week just to do some fun things along with the writing? Good luck with Bach. #4!

Miladysa said...

A hectic week indeed!

Hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend and belated birthday wishes to the Mrs :-D

Georgie B said...

Glad you managed to survive the week intact.

Now, go take that incredibly long weekend that deservedly earned for yourself.

Mr. Shife said...

Well glad you survived the week and hope you have a super weekend.

Barbara Martin said...

Travis, maybe you should eat hot sauce like JL Krueger does to keep the bugs at bay. It's worth a try.

Next week should be better for you, and go fishing!

the walking man said...

Not quite "the week that was." Oh Wait it was the week that was.

Josephine Damian said...

Yay for good report cards!

Travis, do you sleep? I don't know how you do it - find time to write, work and family stuff, and the blog, she in a jealous mistress who must be served (not to mention her little sister, Twitter).

Must be because you have a devoted wife.

preTzel said...

What a week you've had T. I hope next week is much calmer and I'm sending "win" vibes to your boys for their games this w/end. :D

Melanie Avila said...

Travis, thanks for including the link for Freezing Point! My internet died for a couple days so this is the first chance I've had to get here. :)

Marla said...

I hate weeks like that! Lordy, I have a lot to catch up on here. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your awesome comment. I have missed ya. I am having a real hard time keeping up with blogs but keep working hard at it. I hope this week is a kicking one for you!