And this week, that is definitely the priority order! Last Saturday was Maine’s Eastern Regional Class B Wrestling Tournament, and this morning (I leave in an hour) is States! Eli placed second last week, to a kid he beat at Eastern Regionals in 7th Grade (three years ago). So today he is headed out to States with determination! Eli was leading 7-3 until the last minute of the third period (three two-minute periods). The other kid spotted an opening, took it, and won. Bummers! Eli handled it well, and we will see what happens today…I am VERY nervous, so send Eli “wrestle your best” thoughts please! He has worked SO HARD, that I would love him to be able to meet his own and the coaches’ expectations!
I’ve begun working on an entry for a juried invitational (where they set a theme, invite some folks to submit entries, and you hope you get in), but if I share, then I can’t enter. So I can’t share. And I have another good thing that happened, but can’t share that either! AAAARGH! So I’m really busy, happy, but must fight all natural impulses to share.
We had a couple recent snowstorms, were supposed to get one on Tuesday, then another one cropped up for tonight–predicting 10-16 inches! On the one that ended yesterday it was supposed to be snow, sleet, snow, but it never turned back to snow. So we ended up with about 6-8 inches of REALLY WET snow. Luckily, Eli wanted to shovel it as training on the snow day from school (He told use we have used up the last of the school snow days, so if they have to have another, the school year will be extended!).
So that’s the news from Hope….stay tuned for today’s results. One this is certain: We will be and are proud of Eli! Now, I need to eat breakfast, walk the dog, and then get on the road to Bath!