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Saturday, 20 March 2010

Back To Back, Goodbye, and A Journey

2010 Summer Premiers!
The Baby Angel and her team pulled it off! back to back Premierships, Winter and Summer!!!!!
It was a very nervous Grandma and Mum that accompanied the 'pumped' Baby Angel....
(Grandma: How are you feeling sweetheart?
BA: Pumped Grandma! Really pumped!!!
Grandma: ??????)

......to Central Courts for last night's Grand Final.We were not sure they would 'get up'. The last time they met this team they had one bad quarter which dropped them down 10 goals and they never made it up. Tonight was a different story however. Both teams came out 'fighting', and a solid, evenly matched contest was had by all. In the end our BA's team won 37-34 although, to be honest, on a number of occasions it could have gone either way!The BA played a stellar game in her favoured position as Goal Defence and made many brilliant intercepts as well as keeping the opposition Goal Attack under a great deal of pressure. She copped a lot of flack from the umpire (who is another story altogether); but at one point she was called for 'obstruction' when she was behind her opponent!!! There is nothing more frustrating for a player I suspect (having never been one) than being the target of an umpire's watchful eye, and I have to say that the way the BA dealt with it made me proud. She rose to the challenge and, at the end of the day, I think the main difference between the teams was the defense.
Of course, you are wondering why I haven't posted a picture of the radiantly glowing winning team? Ahem. Yes, well, sorry about that. It's been a tough week and I left the camera in the car. :-( I do have promises of emailed photos from other mothers however!&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
This has been the week from heaven and hell all in one. Of course my lovely Sis arrived last Sunday which was stellar, except that I had reports due on Wednesday. Reports this term had been brought forward because many people were persistently late and as a result everyone was running around like chooks with their heads cut off trying to collect up work and mark it so that we had enough to 'report' on! As if that wasn't enough, I got a call from the business manger on Monday to tell me that the auditors would be here on, you guessed it.... Wednesday! I don't think I could have picked a worse week for my Sis to visit.
Nevertheless, we had a great time together. There were lots of photo opportunities.Oh. Had I not mentioned my hair cut? Ugh. Well, the less said about that the better.
WHAT was I thinking?After dinner the other night, my sister decided it wasn't a visit to Australia unless she had been to the beach....But yesterday we had to say goodbye and on top of everything else we had to say goodbye to these guys....who have gone off to good homes (I will believe that) even though we miss them almost as much as we miss Middle Sis.

And now for the journey. We're off to Port Vincent for some sailing mayhem even though I could actually do with a weekend cleaning my house.


JoLyn said...

Congratulations on the big win! Totally terrific!

And how nice that your sister could come to visit...too bad life can't just stop everything else for a minute so you can totally enjoy it.

And I think your hair looks great--very cute!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Wow! Sounds like a busy week! I liked the "from heaven and hell" description. :-) And the pumped comment too! And your hair - it's cute! Mine's been long a long time and sometimes I get sick of it, but I can never pull off the short thing. I mean, not that I pull off the long hair so well either... Oh wait! Was I commenting on your post! Congrats to BA and her team! And glad you & your sister enjoyed her visit even if the timing was lousy.

Brittany said...

Umm I LOVE your hair!! :) You look stunning! :)

Congrats on the BIG win, BA!

chaoticfamily said...

The hair looks fabulous!

Lovely photos, looks like a great visit and week all around...

Stacy said...

What?? What is wrong with your hair?? It looks great! I bet you are just not used to shorter hair, though. I know that would be a hard transition for me, but it really looks great on you.

Congrats to BA on the win! Yay for her and her team!

susiej said...

Awesome!! You ladies look just so happy and wonderful! Great glow in all of you.