The first Mathews High School girls' basketball game of 2015 was Tuesday night at home against King William. In spite of an ugly first half, which was painfully sluggish likely due to the two-week Christmas break, we came out fighting in the second half and WON.
|Here Daughter stretches to steal a pass.|
|Here, Daughter styles and profiles her new Game Do. |
One of her BFFs braids it for her. I lack that skill set.
In any case, both the JV and varsity teams have been on fire recently. We also won against formidable Charles City Thursday evening, by a wide margin. The games are hard-fought and more than a little stressful for those of us in the stands, but the girls are playing a really good game of basketball, and there is lots of potential ahead.
They do need a Chesapeake Bay Woman Rebounding Seminar, because they don't seem to want to jump for a rebound, to fight for a rebound, to go after a rebound like your life depends on it! And because they stand flat-footed waiting for the ball to magically jump into their hands on the rebound, it makes me do insanely crazy things like holler instructions from the stands as if they (a) care and (b) can hear and (c) see (a).
In other news.
Last night on the way home from Charles City, the odometer on my Saturn hit 200,000 miles. This weekend, my personal odometer will hit 50 years of age. Both of those numbers are absolutely shocking to me, but both of us are chugging along just fine in spite of the numeric horrors.
My sisters have concocted some sort of
If there are pictures to share, I'll post them here next week. Knowing my two sisters, however, it's probably best if there isn't too much photographic evidence of whatever it is they're scheming.
In any case, I wish you a wonderful weekend.