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My big event

I can't wait for this week to be over. Let me be more specific. I can't wait until the volleyball tournament I have organized is over!

All of us know that planning an event, whether it be a wedding, birthday party, or a dinner party, can be a daunting amount of work. And I know I am not the only one who has planned an event that I can't wait to end.

It's not that I won't enjoy the tournament (or the birthday party or family gathering). In fact, more often than not, these events are a fabulous time. There is just something about being responsible for everything going off with out a hitch that can be very nerve wracking.

I have a check list. I have checked things off. This is not my first rodeo volleyball tournament. But still, the anxiety about a smoothly run tournament is sitting at the back of my mind. I know that people are flexible and the likelyhood that anything "major" happening is extremely low, but I still can't stop thinking, Did I copy scoresheets?, Did I let the caretakers know about the influx of athletes?, Did I put in the request to get officials?, Did I have the giant draw printed off? Did I request a cash box from our secretary?, Did I remember to do all the things I thought I would forget?

I am hoping once the tournament gets going this afternoon that my nerves will calm as things go off without a hitch. Hopefully, at that point, I will be able to sit back at soak in the excitement as things start to flow. I am looking forward to take in some thrilling volleyball matches, while knitting. (Hugh rolled his eyes when I told him I was bringing my knitting this weekend - but seriously, those 72 squares aren't going to knit themselves!).

I hope all the events you've planned this weekend go off without a hitch!

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  1. Knitting is an awesome way to pass the time. I find it helpful when I know I will be sitting and waiting for a doc apt or something, I will throw a ball of yarn and needles into my purse. I would almost rather do that than read.

    Are you making a baby blanket? My first baby blanket was made out of squares, and it was a nice easy, portable project, but sewing the squares together was no fun, haha.

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  2. So true! Especially while trying to teach and having 12 million other things on your mind too! I'm sure the weekend will be a huge success, but will be happy for you once you get a chance to celebrate by having a nap. ;)

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  3. Angie - I am making a blanket! Exactly like you said - made out of squares. I am going to head out to my grandmas to get some assistance on the sewing them together part!

    Dani - so far so good this weekend. Only 9 more hours to go! A nap will definitely be in order tomorrow!

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