Friday, January 23, 2009


Okay I have to admit, since my pay raise I feel a tad bit guilty blogging while at work. I hope I overcome that soon, because quite frankly I really have the time!

Yesterday was Rosie's first basketball game. Her team definitely showed drastic need for improvement. They are one of the younger teams, meaning practically the team only has Beehives on it. (For my non-LDS readers, that means girls 12 and 13 yrs old.) The other teams seem to have a fairly good spread of ages. The younger girls seemed to duck when the ball was thrown at them. I was thinking maybe we'd be better off playing dodge ball! The did manage to get two baskets, one being a three pointer, bringing their final score 5-65. Yep, the other team got some baskets. Oh well, she had fun, and that is all that counts.

Watching her play, I realized that I missed playing basketball in Young Womens. I was talking to some other cheer leaders on the side line and was informed that there is basketball for ladies later in the evening. I came back for that and learned a few things:

1. I am old.

2. I am out of shape.

3. There is a reason why basketball players don't have fake nails on.

4. I am quitting smoking today!

Number four is an obvious given, but it took running back and for on the court for me to realize that it is now a must. I love to get competitive, however I can't play and smoke at the same time. This is the last of really bad habits I must let go of, and I am doing it. Be fore warned....I may retaliate with random postings of venting thoughts.

Number three is in result of breaking a nail. Yes, it hurts! Tonight, you'd think I'd go and get them taken off, right? Wrong! I love my nails. I am going to get them cut a little shorter and get the nail put back on the broke. I'll learn to suffer through the pain, grinning and bearing it all.


Kristina P. said...

Good luck with the smoking. My resolution to smoke crack is still going strong.

Arrika said...

Wonderful step in the right direction! I can still see you in your martial arts uniform when we would meet up after your lessons wayyy back when. Grab a bottle of water. carry it everywhere. Drink everytime you want a cigarette and text me that you skipped a smoke so i can congratulate you :)
Remember EVERYTIME you avoid lighting up a cigarette is a success. dont quit quitting.

I say keep the nails on while you quit smoking (I have mere tips clinging on for dear life since having them put on on new years eve so i can claim I haven't bitten my nails this year.

Heidi Ashworth said...

Keep the nails. You can chew on one when you want a smoke stick.

Myrna said...

I disagree with only one thing: you are NOT old. Because if you are old, then what am I? The Ancient of Days? Old is like 80. You have a ways to go.