This weekend started the official league games for Tommy's team. He had 3 exhibition games where they went 1-1-1 so we're looking to be a middle of the road team. This weekend in their first official games they got trounced 8-0 in Detroit (by a Catholic group no less, Orchard Lake St. Mary's) and were victorious 6-3 against Flint. Tommy got a goal yesterday too. Yeah! It's been exciting. Remember last year how we waited until February for him to get a goal? Now he's had 2 in his first month of games and he's still playing defense.
Tommy's coach was my coach in the spring and I just adore the man. He has two grown sons, one who was drafted by the New Jersey Devils and he also coached one kid who grew up to win the Stanley Cup. The man is seriously impressive but is also the funniest dude you will ever meet. I also think it's a positive that the kids are being coached by someone without a child on the team.
When Tommy heads out of the locker room he isn't usually chattering about something that happened in the game, he's talking about what swear words Coach Bill said that day. He's learned about the "oh shit zone" and yesterday's phrase was "if you see the other teams ass you're going the wrong way." Of course when Tommy repeats this stuff he'll say "OS zone" and "A Word." I'm glad it hasn't slipped out for real yet. I shouldn't laugh at the language but I told Joe I'm cool as long as no F bombs are dropped.
This weekend we have our first tournament action in Southgate. You're always guaranteed a good time at a tournament even if your team does terrible.
In other news...
*We had an awesome wedding to go to this weekend. It was fun to watch the drunkies.
*I got an A on my paper in Astronomy. The class is very interesting but it's hard. I worked hard on that paper and it feels good to be rewarded with a good grade.
*Austin is still doing well in Kindergarten.
*I went to bed at 7:30 last night. Isn't that pathetic?
Hope all is well in your realm. I can't believe we are in the last half of October already!
***Edited to add*** One more thing about Tommy's coach. He told him his only homework was to work on his "goal celebration" before bedtime. Joe and I are trying to teach humility and Bill wants him to work on his celebrations. Aye Carumba! See why I love this guy?