Sunday, March 09, 2008

The Return

You may not have noticed, but for the sake of myself esteem, let me pretend you all have been wondering for weeks where I vanished.

The story is I didn’t vanish. I’ve been here, but the last two weeks have been the regular work and school mixed with a new job opportunity (more on that if it actually happens) and way too much soccer playing.

Here are some pictures from two weeks ago, just a few bruises on the sides of my right knee. I have no idea how they got there:

I’ve been searching for a new team to supplement my other two. Yes, I know I joined the second to supplement the first, but that was not enough because I see even more flaws in my performance. So, I’ve been literally playing the field. Unfortunately every team I have played for has been short a few players, so I don’t just play a few quarters like a normal “looker”, I play the entire game. This last weekend I played everyday, Saturday to Wednesday. My deepest apologies to the Wednesday team, because it only took 5 minutes into the game for me to become exhausted.

The upshot to all this should be better skills and a firmer body, but I’m pretty much doing whatever I can to prevent the latter by oinking out the days I’m not playing. In fact I went to sleep last night with a very upset stomach after devouring my entire fish and chip dinner, then getting ice cream later. But fish is healthy and ice cream has calcium right, so never mind, it’s all good.

Another benefit of the marathon-type playing is that I’ve gotten a taste of my 70’s with the inability to get out of bed in the morning because of aching joints. Figuring this is not normal for a woman of only a few decades, I saw the orthopedist. Besides the torn ligament in my left ankle (which apparently has been torn for 10 years), my joints are fine, just a little too used. But because I am a young, non-professional athlete I still shouldn’t have so many problems, so he recommended physical therapy. To be fair the doctor didn’t really say that when he prescribed PT, but it sure made me feel old.

All of this has inspired me to bring back my phone character, Grandma Applebee, annoying/entertaining the young co-eds of BYU from 98-99 (and I must admit, made a few appearances in Fresno and Seattle). So if I can manage making a legal recording of her, she shall make her appearance on the Torch Carrying Mob.

Still to appear…”Chino Farmers: the Equal Opportunity Cow Slaughterers”


Sariah said...

Ummmm, I noticed that you were MIA!! You know I check you blog everyday. I've just accepted the fact that you are not a frequent blogger and aren't obsessed and addicted the way I am!!

Sounds to me that your OCD has been manifest in your soccer now! THREE teams?!?! Mylanta! Oh, and nice leg!

Hope your job opportunity works out for you! I'm thinking of entering the workforce again. I was gonna wait until Caden was in school, but that is still at least 2 years (pre-school) away! I actually really want a job, but I promised Christopher to stay home until our babies were all in school. I know you don't want to give us the deets just yet, but what do you want to do? More of the same stuff you are doing? Or broadening your horizon?

Tell Will I said "Howdy" and take care of that knee Care-dawg!!

Carrie said...

You da best, S-dawg. Thanks for the support.

I don't want to say much, lest I don't get the job, but it's a lot different from my current work. It involves programming, organizing, and soccer {Carrie salivates}. I'll be in OCD heaven if I get it.

Carrie said...

So I was just over at your blog, Sariah, and saw nowhere appropriate to ask, what kind of work are you interested in?

Anonymous said...

hey, you have to tell me about that job! I might get it instead :) we should discuss it with a beer...

Sariah said...

Sorry, Carrie! I check your blog everyday for updates (which are lacking my friend) but haven't checked on the comments until now! I'm looking for anything that I can do from the home or in the evenings. But, it can't be more than 20 hrs a week either. Probably some accounting or something. I dont' know. Really anything. I would like something to stimulate my brain, but not take me away from my family too much. Any ideas?

Sariah said...

Oh, and did you get the job?!?!?