Thursday, February 19, 2009


I feel blah today. I'm sleepy, hormonal and just plain tired. Got the girls off to school this morning and am sitting here drinking coffee. We have to shoot tonight, so I think I'll just veg out here for a while. I might go out later and get tournament snacks for Andrew and the girls for their trip this weekend. Cora's shooting the TFAA Indoor State Championships in Temple, TX. It'll be a good practice for Nationals next weekend. I don't get to go since I have to work. Nice.

I want to get Sarah something fun to do while she's at the tournament. Poor kid has to endure two weekends in a row of boring tournaments. She has to amuse herself while we're all shooting. I might buy her High School Musical 3 and a few cool coloring books. She's such a trooper. She deserves some fun stuff to play with.

Speaking of archery: I shot a personal best yesterday. It's been a while since I've done that. Seems like I'm finally in a groove. Hopefully I can keep it up through Nationals. Practice arrows are totally different than tournament arrows, so as long as I keep my brain out of the way and let my body do what it's been trained to do, I'll be fine. I'm excited.

I love this photo. Sarah took it a few weeks ago. I'm a bit out of focus, but she did a great job.


I need more photos of me with my girls. I think maybe we'll have a session soon.

I was telling Andrew last night how utterly gorgeous our girls are. It's amazing how easily people fall in love with them. Not only are they beautiful, but they have wonderful personalities. It's fun to watch them interact with people. Most of the time people forget they're only 9 and 7. A lady at the club said the other day that talking to Cora was like talking to a little adult.

We bought Cora a new riser. It's a new 21 inch riser from Hoyt, and we're hoping it gets here soon. We ordered it two months ago, but since it's a pretty uncommon length (they're usually 23 or 25) it's taken them a bit to make it. We're told it got mailed to the distributor and our dealer should have it soon. Where's our riser, Craig??? :)

Cora's will be black. We still have to get limbs for it, but those won't take long to get in. She's outgrowing her old bow and needs a new one to keep up with her. Poor kid needs a new quiver, too, but that's another story. I can't express how incredibly proud I am of Cora. For her to be so composed and mature while she's training for a long-term goal (Olympics) is amazing. She has road bumps, fights us tooth and nail about practicing. At the end of the day, she decides to make the effort and put the work in. When/if she decides she's done for good, we'll support her. I think she loves the thrill of competition and the satisfaction of mastering something. I want to be like her when I grow up.


Andrea* said...

WHat an interesting hobby Angela! We'll be seeing you at the next Olympics, maybe! Cool picture too!

Stephanie Vetne said...

How neat that all of you are involved!!

*Paula* said...

How interesting to get some insight into such a different hobby! Congrats on beating your personal best!

Kirsten said...

Such a fun hobby. Great photos.

Kelly said...

Good luck at Nationals!

gabs said...

such a great hobby! and I love this pic!