Category Archives: Volleyball

Whirlwind Weekend: Chalk One Up for Us

My family scattered to the three winds this past weekend. My son Max felt it his civic duty to go hiking and winter camping yet again. He headed up to Harriman State Park in New York for about a 15-mile … Continue reading

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Mission Control: Reflections on 2011

Let’s start the New Year off gently; let’s be kind to ourselves, okay? Make a list of what you accomplished in 2011. Why? Because if you’re like me, you don’t focus enough on the things you accomplish; you only “see” … Continue reading

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A Blustery Day: One Ending; Two Beginnings

Wednesday night the weather was horrible: heavy rain and wind. I was tasked with picking up 30 helium balloons and bringing them safely to our high school cafeteria where they would be used as part of the decorations for the … Continue reading

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It’s Wednesday? Where Am I?

My senior year of high school is flying by! Okay, my daughter Tory’s senior year is flying by! I’m moving at breakneck speed to stay even with her activities and ‘lasts!’ I don’t want to miss a minute of the … Continue reading

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Concussion: The All Clear to Play Volleyball Again

My daughter Tory was hit hard on the head by a teammate during preseason volleyball practice on Tuesday afternoon. We went to the Emergency Room Tuesday evening; she was diagnosed with a concussion. She was on the bench for her … Continue reading

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Concussion During High School Volleyball Practice

Yesterday at high school preseason volleyball practice my daughter Tory got hit in the head, hard, by a teammate. It was an accident. The teammate, one with a massive size advantage, is definitely imposing looking on the court, but, at … Continue reading

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Surviving Senior Year

My head wants to hit the table. I’m that bone tired. Tonight was the kickoff party for my daughter Tory’s high school volleyball team. I am the Booster Club. No, seriously. I am. This party is a dog and pony … Continue reading

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Volleyball and Potholes: Mutually Exclusive? Uh. No.

This past weekend my daughter Tory attended a softball clinic at Bryant University in Rhode Island on Saturday then we got up at 5:30 a.m. and on the road headed north by 6:15 a.m. so she could join her club … Continue reading

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The Ice Fishermen Triumph! Rhode Island Softball in One Day!

Okay, maybe the headline is a bit misleading since as far as I know the boys only caught this fish. But what a fish it is! While my husband Mike fished with his buddies my daughter Tory and I traveled … Continue reading

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Day 5 Bonita Springs, FL: Farewell for Now to Betsy and Phil

Dig Pink, Side-Out Foundation Fund Raising Event <Sigh> My sister-in-law Betsy and her husband Phil winged their way back to NJ today. My husband Mike and I will miss them. They are easy, fun and just plain nice to be … Continue reading

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