Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Nine games in eight days... and counting

Well Mathieu's tournament went well. Except for the weather... It was pouring rain on Friday and over 30 degrees with the humidity on both Saturday and Sunday. The team finished 2nd out of 6 teams in the round robin but ran out of steam for the playoffs. They worked really hard and should be congratulated for their efforts. The photo shows Mathieu after their loss in the consolation game of the playoffs. He played so well that the parents from the opposing team came over after the game to tell him what a great goalie he is... It was exhausting! And, fun...

Today, Rich got the okay to got back to his sports activities. Thank goodness for that! He can blow off some steam and hopefully regain his sunny disposition; or maybe that's gone because he's now a teenager?! We'll have to wait and see...

I'm am getting more sleep and feeling better. I'm doing my best to remember to be positive; i.e. the glass is half full and that first half tasted delicious! I know it sounds a bit over the top, but it helps! Tony and I loved each other... The reason I miss him is because he was so great... That's better than if I didn't miss and was happy he was gone. I have some great memories and I still feel his love. And, most importantly, I have our children which are a joy every day - sometimes a handful as well... They keep me busy and focused - well, as focused as I can be at this time.

That's it for now. Take good care !



Linda said...

Hi Renee,

Congrats to Mathieu on his fine work on the soccer field! As far as Richard's sunny disposition...as the parent of two teenagers may I say don't hold your breath! Hannah didn't smile for two years during the peak of adolescence, but she has come out the other side just fine.It's good to know that you still have your head above water. I hear the boys loved having Phoebe around. Do I see a puppy in your future?


nikki said...

hi guys just a quick note to let you know we are thinking of you, mathieu looks as if he worked really hard for his team, well done mathieu i'm sure your dad is very proud of you. take care love from nikki and hugo mccullough, mum and dad are out at jean and richards tonight, god bless

KimILGastric4 said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. I have been out of the loop for awhile dealing with family issues. You and your family are in our prayers.