Thursday, February 16, 2012

Proud to be a mom

Tonight was Adam's last home game for basketball.  It could be his last home game of basketball forever.  He is a pretty good basketball player, but we have so many great athletes that is highly likely that he will not get a spot on the JV squad next year.  And he doesn't always get as much playing time as I would like, but tonight he played very well.  He went up for a rebound, came down with it and put it right back up for a score. He also made a free throw shot after being fouled by a thug from New Haven.  It was an interesting game to say the least.  Our win was definitely overshadowed by the outrageous rantings from the New Haven fans.  It reminds me why I send my kids to the schools I do, and how they are taught to not act like complete jerks.  Thank goodness for the help we have received along the way to get these three through these schools. 
And speaking of help, I have to give a speech at the Big Give next weekend.  I have to talk about what it has meant to me to receive the financial aide help from the school for my kids to attend Holy Cross. I am pretty nervous about it, but hopefully by Friday night I will be ready. 

All in all today I realize how thankful I am to be "Gilly's mom".  He is a wonderful kid with lots of heart.  And even if he doesn't make the team next year, I have no doubt he will be their biggest fan.  And I have no doubt we will also be in the stands cheering on the Cadets!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Is it all worth it...

I was buried under a mountain of homework tonight and it was really hard to be motivated. It made me wonder and question if I am on the right path.  Is all this worth all the trouble? Is getting my MBA really going to make that much difference in my life? Is it worth all the headaches?  Is it worth all the weekends I am trapped in front of this computer working and working?  I certainly hope so. At least I finished, and I am hoping to come up with a better plan next week to make it work better.

As for as weight loss goes, I am struggling.  I don't want to start over. I don't want to gain any weight back, but for some reasons I am craving sugar this week.  It is such a freaking bummer.  I am sure it is stress, but I hope it goes away soon.  I am down 11 lbs and don't want to go backwards.