Life has been hectic but fun the past several weeks. There was the trip to the SEC tournament in Atlanta, followed by a quick trip to Charlotte and the first round of the NCAA tournament. Quick because the Dawgs fell to the Washington Huskies, but a great trip nonetheless. Fortunately mom and dad were able to drive over and watch the NCAA game with me, as the Tar Heels just happened to be playing in Charlotte that night as well. Some things you take for granted, and I am sure I took many things for granted growing up. Having the opportunity to watch NCAA hoops with my parents was a blast and something I will remember for a long time. Hopefully the Dawgs can make the NCAA appearance a regular thing.
As a development officer, the road is your friend. You need to be out seeing people. Of course there are times where you must be in the office, but true work is accomplished visiting your donors. I've been on the road more the past few weeks, and I cannot say enough good things about it. Meeting people, answering questions, thanking people and talking about our initiatives reminds me why I made this change from operations to development and also why I love working in college athletics.
Wednesday evening while sitting down at dinner, Court and I were joking about how our baby was lazy. It hadn't kicked her yet, and we were wondering when that would happen. Court went to bed earlier than I did, but when I got into bed I placed my hand on her stomach and voila, the kid started kicking. Like crazy. Even though Court had to get up at 5am, I woke her up. So either this baby does not want to let us down or tried to spite us. Either way, I'm glad this little thing is moving.
Watching the Jays crush the Twins (10-0, top of the 7th) is just the beginning to a great weekend. After insane amounts of rain this past week I can finally get out in the yard tomorrow morning and do some work. Late afternoon we will get to relax and watch the Final Four. Tomorrow evening we are expecting the arrival of two good friends, Thomas and Brandon. Their respective wives are putting them on loan as about eight of us will venture to the Georgia Dome, Sunday, for:
We have the hotel rooms, the tickets, the cooler for tailgating. Now we just need sunny weather. So yeah, life is certainly good this weekend. Tuesday we will find out if we have a little boy or girl, and we have a trip to Charleston coming up as well. Life is good.