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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Cassie's Journal - October 28, 2016



This has been one of those seriously crazy-busy days with a lot of fun mixed in with the school time; work; and football-related action.

I’m going to skip the news from the start of my day, since that was fairly-standard exercise by the river and breakfast in the sunroom fun.  My school day was shortened thanks to dealing with the fruit and vegetable boxes delivery and then the outbound pick-ups.  I was on the crew unloading the truck; we had an extra-large order because of the bonus sales at the fall festival and the extra boxes we ordered to sell tomorrow night at the Haunted Halloween Walk booth the marching band will be running to sell snacks, drinks, and raffle tickets too.

That work was tougher than the classes would have been, but we had fun with it too; and then I had to keep moving again after school while continuing to help with that; do my own deliveries with help from Mom, Ethan, and Ehlana; and then I had a micro-dinner before heading back to the school to get ready for cheerleading and marching band for the football game.

We were up against Pinehurst for our final regular season game, and it was a big deal for both teams; since first place in our division was on the line – and home field advantage for at least the first round of the playoffs.  Pinehurst didn’t have an undefeated season on the line, but beating us would have left our teams with nine-and-one records.  Fortunately for our team, we won; and did that very convincingly by a score of fifty-four to twenty-six.  Pinehurst never gave up, but I won’t suggest that the game was close.  Michael and Tim helped us out to a big first-half lead that included a combination of great offense and big defensive plays.  Lucas added a couple of touchdowns on the ground before we switched to kicking field goals for the rest of the game; and Pinehurst had to settle for only two touchdowns and four field goals.  They did keep trying for more touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters, but either lost fourth down attempts or gave up interceptions to Michael and Tim.

Having a lot to cheer about made cheerleading a lot of fun for us, but the awesome weather made a big difference too.  The ‘feels like’ temperature at kick-off was in the mid-eighties, and while I wouldn’t dream of complaining about that; it was weird for the last weekend of October.  It definitely felt weird to be wearing our usual cheerleading uniforms instead of needing to bundle up, and while the guys appreciated that a lot too; I’m not going to write about that at all – even when it applies to the single girls on the squad; and they generally like the attention.  I only enjoy that kind of attention from Michael, and he did appreciate me a lot tonight too; but not at the expense of having a really great game.

Our half-time cheerleading routine was another kid-friendly, Disney-themed show; it was a hit with all of the spectators – including my extended family; and then we put on our best marching band half-time show of the season too.  We’re not sure whether the band will be going to every football playoff game with our team, but we will go to as many as we can – and we’ll definitely be playing at the first-round match next Friday night.  While I was too busy to help out with the work, we also had the marching band raffle tickets on sale; and some of the fruit and vegetable boxes were picked up at the game too.

The post-game action was comparatively short because the school Halloween dance was already starting by then; so we wrapped up on the field as quickly as possible; those of us that needed to hit the showers before going to the dance did that; and then Rowen and I met up with Tim and Michael when we were all ready to go to the dance.  Michael and I went with the Elena of Avalor costume for me while he went as my Royal Magician, Mateo, and although we didn’t win any prizes for our costumes; we did have fun – and a much easier time of it when it came to things like dancing together than some of our friends did with their costume choices.  Even with the game and everything we had to get done after it; we still had nearly two hours left to go until the end of the dance when we got to it; and made the most of every minute.  The dancing was great; we had fun hanging out with our friends; and we had the bonus fun of the Pinehurst teens staying for part of the dance too – though they needed to get on their buses by a bit after midnight when they closed in on the time limit they had for their bus drivers’ work limits.

Michael and I loved the dance; I brought him home with me after it; and we had some cuddle time in the living room for a while before he needed to head home to get some sleep ahead of the breakfast shift he’s working in the morning.  I’m not doing that this weekend, but I will be helping out on Sunday.  I need to get some sleep too, though I’ll be busy with other things tomorrow – including another fall cleanup day; the marching band work at the Haunted Halloween Walk; and babysitting later tomorrow night while the parents go out to the Halloween party at Sheldon’s Pub after the haunted walk.

I’m getting tired just thinking about all of that, but we’ll be having a lot of fun again tomorrow too; so we’re sure to have a really great day too.  Sleeping now is an option, though, since there isn’t anything newsworthy for me to report from my bedtime computing or email checks; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!