9:35 PM Sunday, September 24, 2023
First of Jackson’s soccer game with his actual coach. And I am looking forward to this year. Really like this guy. Really looking forward to what he can teach the team this year. And hoping we get to keep him. But he put some players in different spots than they’ve been used to playing, trying them out. He’s got them holding shape, and bending a little based on where the ball is in play. He’s got the back line pushing up, a lot, to keep the pressure on. And very active coaching in game. Putting them in the right places. Seriously awesome. Absolutely fun to watch. Very much looking forward to this year. I did make the poor choice of chow mein instead of chow fun for our Joy Yee’s order. Next time. We’ve got 2 more games down there this fall. Otherwise, got another nap in after we got home.
10:40 PM Saturday, September 23, 2023
Definitely weird going back to places I played ultimate more than 2 decades ago, but this time as a soccer dad. The UIC fields and surrounding areas is so much nicer than when it was brand new and we started using it. It’s turf too. And today Jackson guested with Premier 3 out at Schiller Woods. Seriously, trip down memory lane going back there. But mostly how I remembered it. Although I did just go down Irving Park, so I’m not sure what it was like up Cumberland, which is how I usually went there 2 decades ago. Anyway, time passes. I finished up watching the John Wick series. Watched the 3rd season of The Witcher. Started watching Star Trek: Picard. Saw season 1, but never saw season 2, so starting there although it’s been a while, and I was slightly lost. Still not back 100%, but getting closer.
1:29 AM Friday, September 22, 2023
So feeling better, but still figure I should take it easy, so not exercising, and instead I took a walk and got Dunkin for breakfast this morning. And instead of the usual 2 donuts, I got 3. Then, for dinner got Epic Burger and Buffalo Wild Wings. So yeah, not smart. Traffic is more annoying on Thursdays, and driving both ways for Lucy’s practice is pretty annoying. Next time I have to I’ll just work at the Starbucks down there instead. Or Dom’s, since they’re also open that late. Just have to see what parking is like down there around those times. And now, staying up late, doing some work, but more so just trying to relax a little after a frustrating evening of driving.
9:34 PM Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Yeah, think it was just a 24 hour flu. Feeling much better today, still not 100%, but better. Did a walk to do some returns, so got some air and exercise. I’ve started trying the hair wash every other day, to not dry out my long luscious locks. I went 2 days and it got too oily, so every other is the limit. Working my way through the John Wick series, just started up Chapter 4. It is crazy to think that the first 3 at least has been a week or two. I’m guessing the 4th there’s some sort of time jump, so he could heal. At least I hope so.