My long weekend started with my first Timberwolves game in many many years. It was a close game until the 4th quarter. I've never been much of a basketball fan, but there's so much going on besides just the game, that I stayed fully entertained and was surprised at how fast the game went.
Thanksgiving morning I headed over to my parents house to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade before we headed over to my cousins house. This was the first holiday that there were two babies and it was so much fun having them around.
Years ago my aunt Jane gave my aunt Linda a box of old baby clothes that my Grandma Izzy and Great Aunt Dorothy wore. Linda forgot about this box over the years so she brought it out for us to go through and take any clothes that we might want for future kids. I took some towels/hankies that had a 'P' on them that my Great Grandma Page had, because my middle name is Paige. A lot of the items had notes attached that had my Grandmas writing, so it was fun to be able to go through this box as a family.
Since my office was closed on Friday I headed up north to the cabin with my parents. Dad worked on ripping out the kitchen ceiling so he can raise it, and I worked on drinking and tending to the fire. Mom made round two of Thanksgiving so we could have some leftover turkey, and I happily ate another full Thanksgiving feast.
The Badgers played the Gophers and since Saturday's are $2 build your own burger night at Jed's, we had plans to head there for half time. Since neighbor Sarah was up she came over and went to Jed's with us before her and I headed to 'Deer Camp' to hang out with the rest of the neighbors. We played some games of Screw Your Neighbor and I was surprisingly good at that.
Sunday was a very special day, it was Miley's 7th birthday! I can't believe she is 7! I think by now she has lived with my parents longer than she has with me. Some day we'll be living under the same roof again, just as long as it's not my parents roof.
We loaded up the truck to head back to the cities because I had my first solo volleyball practice. I have an assistant coach, but to start we are going to co-coach until I feel comfortable on my own. Well, after yesterday I feel pretty darn comfortable. We start our practice with strength training then move on to the courts. I really like the group of girls that I have on my team and I think this is going to be a really fun season.
We worked a lot on passing, which none of them wanted to do so I tried to compromise. If you get x amount of perfect passes to your setter, we'll add hitting lines. Wouldn't you know it, they made their perfect passes the first go around.
As a hitter I know the eagerness to just want to get out there and jump and hit the ball, but if you can't pass, then you'll never get set up to hit the ball.
We also really need to work on serving. The tough thing is that the club director just wants the girls to focus on jump serves. How do you expect a girl to jump serve if she is still struggling with an over hand serve?
Needless to say we have our work cut out for us. But, We have over a month until our first tournament and we will be doing a lot of passing drills in the meantime. There's so much potential on this team, it's just making sure the girls listen and retain what we tell them.