We are in the quiet before the storm here. The week before my volleyball season starts. On the 16th, my season begins and it is a 12 week marathon for our house. Every weeknight is filled with practice or a game. Always before season starts I wonder how I can possibly fit it in and when it's done, I wonder what I used to do with all my free time. But there is a certain adrenaline that comes with each new season, a fresh start, a chance to impact young people. I love this sport and I love to teach others how to love it too. And I will admit, it is a chance to do something that does not involve diapers or little runny noses, cute as they can be(the noses, not the diapers).
Wayne typically has his hands full picking up the slack. This year, however, we found out he will be traveling for business for at least a month, up to 6 weeks. He'll be home for the weekends, but gone M-Thurs. I'm so excited for him to try his hand at this new thing for our company(for those of you who don't know, we both work for a scientific glass company). But the thought of him leaving during season has me doing some audible gulping. It will work out, I'm sure, with a lot of help from my folks as always, and a few favors called in from some friends too, I expect.
I will be coaching for Aquinas Institute this year, new for me since my beloved Nazareth Academy closed. It is a bigger school than Naz was and has boys(Naz was ladies only for the high school). AQ has fantastic facilities though and I'm looking forward to a slightly bigger draw than the last decade has provided. For those interested, you can find our game schedule on the above link.
This week will be spent relishing the "free-time" I have left while furiously trying to get errands done before next week. I will savor every evening where the only thing I have to do is feed and bathe my babies and veg out with Wayne while we wait for Adalyn to be tired(11pm last night).