In the morning, I got some chores around the house done, but I could see the sun peaking out so texted the gang to see if they were up for more vball! Sadly they weren’t so instead we did the next best thing… played MJ! I lost some and I won some and it wasn’t until my stomach was growling that we realized we’d been playing for over SIX hours and it was close to 10pm!! As always, we turned to our comfort food — Chinese food! Mmmmm.
Our last day off… I started the morning strong with lots of really productive VNSF work… some DB changes to the website but more importantly liability analysis based on the 152 new students we’re taking this year. I’m really happy that even though we nearly doubled the number of students we had, our program expenses are still manageable and we won’t be overburdened with impossibe fundraising goals. We’re going to start a policy to keep a reserve so if we don’t meet our fundraising goals in any given year we can still fulfill our committment to our kids. It was looking overcast and cloudy outside, so I was more than happy to chill at home and get some more VNSF or house work done but then I get a call from D… it’s sunny on Alki! Beach Vball it is!
The four of us meet out on Alki and we play the hardest 2.5 hours of beach volleyball yet. That court is HUGE when you’re playing 2’s. There was another group playing 2’s and they were hard-core. They started before and ended after us… and they were jump-serving and spiking left and right. I think at one point I stopped jumping for my hits and just took the ball standing (which was probably more effective since my timing on my jumps is off). We did a rematch of girls vs boys and this time didn’t fair so well. We played best of 3 and lost 2-1. =( Oh well… can’t win them all. Next time, we’ll take down the D’s!!
Overall, an awesome weekend! I’m glad the weather ended up being nice and we stayed in Seattle for it. It wasn’t quite the relaxing, shopping and eating-filled weekend that it would have been if we went up the vancouver, but I think it turned out even better!