Thursday, October 28, 2010

In Which I Have Derby Tryouts And Sneeze A Lot

So I spent most of today extremely nervous, because roller derby tryouts were tonight.  I'm not a big fan of being the center of attention and/or performance tests, so this sort of stuff really freaks me out.  I'd much rather blend into a nice group, where I can happily be a team player and let somebody else be the superstar.  That doesn't work too well for tryouts, though. 

To make up for my less-than-star-quality skill level, I wore pink knee socks with mustaches on them.  Because everybody knows that socks with mustaches on them are awesome, right?

Um, anyway I think I did okay, but it's difficult to know with these things!  All of the girls were fantastic and everybody did a great job, so I'm sure that the derby coaches have some tough decisions to make.  But it was really fun to go through this whole thing whether or not I made it, and to be honest I'm kind of proud of myself for sticking with it and trying out even though I haven't been skating for very long!

In other news, I'm pretty positive I'm coming down with a cold.  The back of my throat is all itchy so I keep coughing, and I've been sneezing up a storm!  I don't get sick very often and usually aren't too miserable when it happens-- though I probably just condemned myself to some sort of horrific illness by saying that.  My main concern is keeping Connor from getting sick, though having any ability to prevent that may be wishful thinking on my part.  He's already had a bad time of it this year though, and I'm worried that from now on getting a cold or any sort of fever may put him back in the hospital.  So I'll be doing as much hand washing as I can and trying not to sneeze too much around him.

I can't protect him from all the germs in the world, but I'm going to do my very best to protect him from mine!



jwg said...

Did you know that thanks to Senastor Lindsay Graham there's a bill attached to the proposed defense budget that would add 5 million for meeting the educational needs of special ed kids from military families. It would be a voucher system for up to $7500/year. Thought you might be interested.

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Sorry to hear that you are sick. I am anxious to hear what happens with the tryouts. I bet you did a great job. I, for one, am quite impressed that you did it. You are very brave!

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