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Thursday, February 28, 2008

I'm Pumped Up To Be Here!

I'm not sure what ticks me off more. The gas prices lately (once again), or the cold weather. Well, I guess the gas thing gets my goat most of all. The cold weather, well, at least I know that warm weather relief is on the way. I seriously doubt if there will be relief anytime soon with the rising fuel costs. Ugggh. Well, there's no use crying over spilled milk, we just need to plan our trips to town even more frugally than we've been in the past, right?

With that said, road trips are still an economical way to go, and that we did just that this last weekend. 7 children and 7 adults caravaned to Atlanta, Ga to see the Super cross indoor dirt bike race at the superdome. I took buc-ooos of pictures, not sure if you'd want to see them but one thing I thought was soooo cute was the little racers (7 and 8). Can you imagine, being 7 or 8 years old, on your mini dirt bike and racing on the same track your 'heroes' were about to race front of 70,000 people and televised all across the country?? The one child that placed second place summed it up, "I'm just pumped up to be here! I'm really pumped." in his little southern twang. LOL. The lil guys (and 1 girl) were too cute. All the children we had with us were all racers except for my youngest and that's only because he doesn't have a bike of his own (yet)....and the littlest boy. The big boys were heavy into routing for their favorite racer once the professionals took to the track, (Chad Reed), who with all his cockiness about him, lost control of his bike about halfway into the last race and ended up placing 6th. I say this as if I know him. Perhaps he's really not cocky, but the interviews they played in between qualifiers proved me right.

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I think you have to have a degree of cockiness when you are in the midst of 25 racers, doing jumps no humans should be able to do. But don't ever underestimate the will and the drive of the guy behind you waiting to take your place. No one stays on top forever. We go through peeks and valleys, and sometimes in the end, decide we've gone done this road long enough. There's another road beckoning us. There's always going to be someone better than you, too. Harsh reality but it's true. Does it matter? Nope. Did you do your best? Okay, well--then just be "pumped" to be here and get back up on your bike and at least finish the race. You might even pull ahead and finish first. Anything can happen. If you try.


Featured is my Blue Sweet HeART wall decor. These are too cute. I haven't offered it up for sale just yet. I'm trying to decide if I should add some sort of hanger to it as it is too top heavy to put on a picture stand. It is sturdy though, and will sit on a shelf. I'm just trying to come up with a solution as to how potential customers would want to have it displayed and make it as easy as possible. Any ideas?? I think I'm going to try drilling holes before I begin the painting process going forward on certain pieces so I can add a wire hanger. I'm just not a jewelry maker so I don't have beads or embellishments to add bling to the hangers. (I don't need anymore hobbies either). Well, I'm sure it will come to me. Probably in the middle of the night in bed, or in the shower. 2 of the best thinking places in my house!

Happy Friday Eve!


Jane said...

I too grieve these rising gas prices. Mostly because I don't think it has one thing to do with supply or demand. Some how I suspect we are all being played by greedy oil companies.

The dirt biking sounds cool. It is amazing what some real little kids are doing!

Have a great weekend!

Paula said...

Sounds like you all had a great weekend. There's something so special about sharing those sporting events with your little ones. Makes you so proud to see them out there. I really miss those days with my guys. Eat it up while their little ~ sounds like you are. I'd love to see some of the pictures of your son on his bike ~

Rebecca said...

I bet the boys had a great time! :)

Love the hearts, maybe just a hanger on the back so you don't need beads, etc?