Friday, March 21, 2008

Apologies and March Madness

So sorry...but there will be no Fiction Friday this week. I'm sure you have all guessed that by now. I've been sicker than I have been in ages and it's really hit me hard. I've slacked in almost all of my motherly duties this week {though I have managed to tend to my blogging buddies and post a few minor entries of my own :0) }. I realized last night that it was going to be Friday and I had two major things I needed to tend to. The other one was more important than my story. So, you will have to wait until next week. I do apologize. :0)

Happy to say, I just finished my "other thing" after dealing with it almost all day long. {That's what I get for putting it off all week...but hey! I was sick!} I'm thrilled that I get to live stress free {almost} for the rest of the weekend.

This now brings me to what has been going on since yesterday in my house. Yes, it's March Madness time. And this means, filling out brackets. The last time I played along with Jaysen's "group" I came in second. Yes, second out of about 30 guys. Me! What is humorous, is that I don't have a clue about these teams. I guessed based on how much I liked their names or how much I liked the city itself compared to the other one. Like Gonzaga...crazy name! Gon-za-ga. Sound it out. Just a silly name to me. :0) It made me giggle. So I picked them. :0) Good theory right? Two years ago it worked. Too bad I lost out to my brother in law. He got all the money. I got zilch. Yes, second place means nothing where these brackets are concerned. This year, I have filled out two for two different groups. I am playing with Jaysen's group again. I'm not doing too shabby either, but I don't know how the Boise part of the group is doing. As far as the locals....I'm in second. :0) And beating the hubby....again. :0) The other group is with my brother. There are only five in the group and no money has been wagered. It's just for fun. I'm in second there too...and beating my brother. :0) Honestly, I don't care if I win either one {though winning $135 wouldn't hurt!}, the joy of beating my hubby and bro would be enough. :0) The power to gloat relentlessly....it's a beautiful thing. :0)
So, go basketball players! You guys on those teams that I know absolutely nothing about! You go! :0)
What about you guys? Do any of you get all riled up over these playoffs? I didn't know much about them until I met Jaysen...but since then...I've played almost every year. Just for the fun of it.

9 comments:

Momma Mary said...

Aww! Sorry you're sick! Get better soon.... AND good luck on the March Madness Brackets!

Bonnie B. said...

Darn-it! I'm sorry you're still sick. But way to beat the boys! Woohoo!

Jeff said...

I'm so bad at trying to predict that I usually get clobbered in the first round. Here's a beer to you in hoping you feel better soon!

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Motherhood for Dummies said...

oh I so hope that you start feeling better! No fun!

Sister Sassy said...

Sorry you were sick but we'll see you next week, right? Today (and last night too) My kids were going nutzo in my tiny house and I went into a long daydream about your basement. I think about your basement a lot...is that weird?

Montay said...

Ashlee if you don't get better soon I am going to start a nasty rumor that you have gone and got some sort of super plastic surgery and are in hidding until it heals :) ya big sicko get better soon so we can come and play!!!!
P.S. Happy hoppy Day

Ashlee said...

Sassy-I don't think it's wierd. I think about my basement a lot too. I wish it was done already! It's driving me crazy! :0)

Montay-I laughed so hard at your comment! :0) Had to share it with Jaysen. Maybe I should just go and get some plastic surgery so the rumors would be true! :0)

Amber M. said...

March Madness is in full swing around here, too. It doesn't help that our BIL is a college bball coach and my husband comes from a family of VERY competitive brothers and sister. There is so much smack flying around that I'm constantly ducking. Seriously.

Hope you're feeling better soon! Too bad mommies don't get sick days.

Cameron said...

Think you're smack talk will hold up after this weekend? Or even after tomorrow? We'll see...