Monday out of the ordinary

Most Mondays, there’s no way I’d be driving all the way to Norton. There’s always too much work to get done for Tuesday. 

This is a different Monday. 

Since Caitlyn is playing her last volleyball matches at home this evening, I had to come. Had I stayed back in Russell, I would have been skewered by Caitlyn and Peggy, and probably Clark, Chelsea and Courtney, too. 

Knowing I had to leave before 1, I made sure I had all of the work done for the Monday deadlines as early as possible, and then got a head start on Tuesday. By time the matches end, and then Peggy and Clark take me out to eat, I won’t be home until at least 10:30. By then, it will be too late to do anything. 

In the past, I might have stayed up all night, but not now. I’ve learned it’s much better to go to sleep earlier, get up between 6:15 and 6:45, and then go to work. I haven’t been later than 1 pm yet. 

Then again, maybe I should have stayed home.

The Bluejays won Oberlin’s tournament Saturday, defeating Atwood, Oberlin, St. Francis and Hoxie. This was only the second time I’ve missed them play this season.

When I’m not there, Norton is 6-0. I facetiously told Peggy I might as well not show up. Of course she ripped that idea to shreds, and I told Caitlyn about it. She knew I was lying. 

The other time I didn’t go was last month when Norton played in WaKeeney vs. Oakley and Trego. I am pretty much not welcome at Trego, so I decided not to risk it. 

Here I am, in Norton’s dark gymnasium, waiting for the matches to start. Norton plays Russell at 4:30, followed by Russell vs. Logan. Logan and Norton play following senior night, when Caitlyn will be honored, as will Baylee Miller and Kristen Dole. 

I need a break from football. The Arizona Cardinals disgust me right now. 1-3? Okay, I’ve seen many Cardinal teams start 1-3. But this Cardinal team? Come on. Maybe I need to stop watching, or receiving text alerts, or  following the game on the Internet. 

About David

Louisiana native living in Kansas. New Orleans born, LSU graduate. I have Asperger’s Syndrome, one toe less than most humans, addictions to The Brady Bunch, Lifetime movies, Bluey, most sports, food and trivia. Big fan of Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers, New Orleans Saints, Montreal Canadiens. Was a big fan of Quebec Nordiques until they moved to Denver. My only celebrity crush is NFL official Sarah Thomas. I strongly dislike LSU fans who think Alabama is its biggest rival, warm weather, steaks cooked more than rare, hot dogs with ketchup, restaurants without online ordering, ranch dressing, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Alex Ovechkin, Barry Bonds, Putin, his lover in Belarus, North Korean dictators, Venezuelan dictators, all NHL teams in the south (especially the Lightning and Panthers), Brooklyn Nets and Major League Soccer.

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