March 24th, 2007

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Calgon, take me away

Tae Kwon Do tourney was today, and it lasted most of the day. At least that is the way I feel. I started getting a bad headache last night, and only my migraine meds got me through the tournament. Michael placed third in forms and sparring for his group. Matthew placed third in sparring for his group. I placed second in forms and sparring, although my instructor thinks I was robbed *laugh*. She said there were lots of punches and kicks that, because two judges didn't see them, weren't counted. Hey - I wasn't in it for the trophy, but for the experience.

I did have a lot of fun and learn lots today. I volunteered to be scorekeeper, so I got to stay out for all of the groups except my own (adult women - intermediate) and see the inner workings of the tourney.

On our way home, we went to get Matthew's 'focus pills' refilled. I am such a SUCKER!!! I spent so much damn money at CVS to keep my kids occupied the rest of the weekend. They got a fishing toy, sidewalk chalk and a thing that throws a baseball up for them to practice hitting. We also got Eragon (even though I heard it sucked) for them to watch tonight.

There was one big upset when we got home, but it could have been worse. We came out in the backyard and I heard Matthew ask Michael what kind of bug was in his sand, and if it was something that stings. I went over, and saw that the @*#r)#*& fire ants had built a big home in their sand box. ARGH!!! I hate the idea of putting fire ant bait in their sandbox, but I guess it is the only way to get rid of them.

Anyone have an idea for a kid-friendly alternative that will move the fire ants out?

My headache is still here, and I have a feeling I'll be chasing it all weekend.