We went to Davinci's for spaghetti tonight, in celebration of the fact that this was the first time in 10 years that we were not cooking spaghetti for the Odyssey Cross-County team, the night before the McQuaid Invitational! We had a delicious meal, with no preparation or clean-up! The first year we did the team spaghetti dinner there were 6 kids (including Tucker) who ate around our dining room table. Last year, the 10th annual spaghetti dinner, we served almost 70 kids, under a rented tent in our backyard! I even hosted one spaghetti dinner from my Lazy Boy chair after having my knee surgery that day. Of course, I had family and friends doing all the work! It was a fun event and I am glad we have many fond memories of the dinner, but it was nice to not cook all that spaghetti this afternoon. I do believe that the tradition continues, with another family hosting the event.
Tomorrow is a busy day. I have rowing at 7 AM and Jim will be volunteering at the McQuaid Invitational, starting at 7:30AM. After rowing, I will come home take a shower and get dressed up for a wedding at the U of R chapel at 12:30 PM. I am hoping to get to the McQuaid Invitational to see some of the Odyssey kids run before the wedding, and I may go back to the races after the wedding. Fortunately the wedding is about a half mile from the running course. The reception is not until 6:30 PM at one of the downtown hotels. A colleague of mine from school is getting married.
Not sure what we are doing on Sunday, but it is supposed to be a beautiful fall weekend here, so we may try to do something more than putter around the house.
Last night we IM'ed with Tucker and video-chatted with Corey. Both boys are doing well. Tucker has a weekend full of hiking and biking plans and a birthday party for his boss. Tucker actually called us when we were out to dinner, so hopefully he call us back again later this weekend. Corey was in a hotel near Lehigh University where his team was running today. Corey and his coaches have decided to "red shirt" him for this XC season, so that he can be eligible to run a 5th year when he is a strong 22 year old. This is a pretty common practice for freshmen on college teams. So, Corey may run a couple more races this season, but he would be running "unattached". Time will tell what he will do during Indoor and Outdoor track seasons.