In a few hours, Andy and I will leave for Sarasota for him to race in the State Championships. I never thought we’d be here this soon, but here we are. Andy is sooooo wound up. I am too, but in a mom-way.
He’s racing on what they call a Freshman 8 boat. It’s not all freshman, but I think it has something to do with weight or something. (Remember my uphill learning curve?) Anyway, Andy’s boat is a great group of boys and they are ranked right now as one of the three the fastest Freshman 8 boats in the state. Go figure.
The boys even made themselves t-shirts based on Freshman 8 – they’re calling themselves the FR8 (get it, freight?) train. Cross your fingers tomorrow around 10:30 and again for Sunday (if they make the finals). I may not get rowing, but I love that Andy loves it so much and that it’s going well.
While you’re crossing things, cross your legs and hope I don’t get lost. It looks pretty much like a straight shot from here, but you know how that goes with me.
And, now cross your arms and eyes for my hotel. I booked a hotel earlier through Orbitz for Friday and Saturday. (The kids are staying in their own hotel with tons of chaperones and tons of death threats to behave from coaches and parents.) When we got Andy’s race time, I opted to cancel Friday night. UGH. Orbitz cancelled the whole hotel and would not let me go back. My new search gave me four hotels in the entire Sarasota area – 2 were more than $350 per night and 2 were less than $100 but with so-so reviews. Let’s hope it’s okay. I’m not that picky. I want wi-fi, basically clean and no drug deals in the parking lot.
Talk to me about hives! I have icky hives all across my collar bone. I’m not sure why, but I’m thinking Easter candy as that’s the only new thing we have in the house. I cannot take Benadryl (it makes me beyond hyper), but I got Benadryl lotion. I have packed shirts that cover the area since it’s supposed to be 90+ tomorrow and Sunday. Is there anything else I can do other than let it run through my system?
I’ll post an update when I get back to my hotel (if I’m not mugged and if I have wi-fi). 😉