Welp, we got two days in this week of school...Monday and Friday. The middle of the week was stolen by Idalia. We got lucky and dodged the storm so we had a nice 3 days in the middle of the week with gym time, reading, movies and a puzzle. Monday I went to tennis clinic then met Onie for lunch. I went to Ellie's school open house. It was super weird walking around my alma mater. In some ways it's the same and others it's even better! I went to book club at Katherine's to discuss Still Life (even though I haven't finished it yet). I did finish listening to Forever on my way over and The Vagina Monologues and the awful Things my Son Needs to Know About the World this week. Tuesday I brought the older girls to the gym with me while I did a pilates class. Later, Tracy and I walked in the park while Marly and Ellie had dance. We're back in that mode again! It did rain all day on Wednesday. We met a crowd up for tacos, happy hour and trivia for dinner. Thursday we did a round robin since our match was canceled. The girls had a dance. Matt drove in to town for the long weekend. We took it to the base at Lillians that night. Friday the kids all went back to school. I enjoyed a quiet house and went back to the gym. I went to adoration and lunch with my brother and parents. Ellie went to a high school football game (not even her own HS) while we met friends for dinner at Mellow. Saturday, Ellie and I went for a run. The other kids did a garage work out with sister trainer, Abby. Phil and Voss went fishing. The girls and I went to volunteer at the Nutcracker table at a taco fest downtown. Idalia cooled things off a bit. Marly was excited to wear the Nutcracker head, wave and take pictures with kids. We all went to 5pm mass with my parents and brother. Child #2 had a knock down drag out over "not getting to do anything". Phil and I dropped Ellie off at Cora's for a sleepover then had martinis on the back porch of TCC. It was perfect. Matt came and met us later which turned into a night of debauchery with a rooftop bar and poutine at Kickbacks. Sunday morning was a rough one. Vanessa and I played singles at high noon. I was lucky to beat her, barely. More fishing off the dock at my parent's house. Voss caught the bug and is loving it. We went to the pool via boat at TCC and the water was actually chilly. Abby went home with the Nixons for a sleepover. Voss went to Zachary's for a sleepover. Ellie and Marly came with us to watch the FSU opener game vs LSU. We began at a brewery owned by FSU alumni but it was so crowded that we went to the local hang out in time for kickoff. Chris came up with the cutest garnet & gold (grenadine & goldschlager) shot for each touchdown in the second half. Loved cheering on that win! I was happy to get a fabulous 8 hour sleep then head to the gym for a HIIT class. Abby went from a sleepover to a rock climbing Birthday party. The other girls went with the guys to shrimp for bait. We went back to TCC for Labor Day festivities while Phil took a nap after a grueling morning of tennis. Owen grilled hamburgers for dinner at my parent's. Matt caught another red right off the dock. It was a great official end of summer. Here are the pics of the week.