This past week was the first week back to school in my district. It has been a whirl-wind of crazy since Monday, hence the silence. My apologies! I coach middle school volleyball and the season started Monday with practice and Tuesday with our first game! It has been very exciting and quick. The girls are great and improving each practice. There’s a lot of work still to be done. Tomorrow is our first fundraiser of the year, serve-a-thon. I’m always trying to get new inventive ideas for fundraising, especially with the audience that I have to work with. I was reminded when my adopted son had a free throw-a-thon for his AAU ball team, about fillintheblank-a-thons. I started thinking about how I could use it for volleyball, hence the serve-a-thon. So for those of you who are unaware of how a serve-a-thon works, the players go out with a sheet and have people pledge to give them so much per successful serve. (ie. $1/serve). After the allotted time the players come and serve the predetermined number of serves at practice. The number of successful serves is written by the person that is verifying the numbers (its-a me, the coach!) on the form. The players then go and collect their pledges. If Aunt Jeane pledged $1/serve and SuzyAnn served 20 successful serves, Aunt Jeane owes SuzyAnn $20. Its great for everyone all around. The team doesn’t have to put any seed money out to start. The players become confident by enlisting people who believe in their abilities. The parents don’t have to worry about giving out products to co-workers. The players get more practice at something that is vital to their game. I hope that we are able to get enough money raised to get team sweatshirts and a volleyball cart. If you would like to donate just let me know! 😉
So anyways, I did not take a picture of my nails from last week. They were gold with a blue glitter on top (my school’s colors), fairly simple compared to some designs for me but really unimpressive too since they started chipping day 2. This week I decided to try a color that was given to me by my 8 year old sister-in-law. It is very shiny and bright. Its not really my style, but I’ve done them 3 times in 24 hours and they will stay as they are for this week. Any recommendations for next week’s nail design?
I wanted to share some nail art I did about 6 months ago, some that I’m fairly proud of. This was something I found on pinterest and wanted to replicate. They were in honor of my best friend’s birthday. Back when I was in high school he died at 14 from a heart attack. He had an irregular heart beat and had just come out of a routine surgery. It was devastating. I was 16. At his funeral, his mother tells the story that she was just asking for a sign from God and he sent this orange Monarch butterfly that wouldn’t leave her alone. I remember being there that day and seeing the butterfly flutter aroundall the people, especially his mother. Ever since then I have always associated butterflies with his spirit. So I did my nails like that for the week of his birthday. I miss him everyday.