So I finally sat down and watched Orange is the New Black. It was funny and shocking and sad. I really enjoyed it and I can’t wait until season two.
Now I need to finish season 1 of House of Cards so I can move on to season 2 because it is all anyone can talk about.
I’m in my second season of singles tennis with a flex league. I signed up last season to test it out. I figured it would help me improve my doubles game. I don’t know if it’s really affected my doubles game, but I do know that I LOVE playing singles. I love being responsible for every ball that crosses the net. I love the…well, flexibility of the flex league. And the biggest surprise, I’m actually a pretty decent singles player.
That being said, I still kinda suck. I haven’t won a single match. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not motivated by winning. I’m actually motivated by the fitness of it. If at the end of a match I feel like I had a good workout, then I can walk away happy.
Last night I had a match and I really felt like I could have won. In fact, I won the first set. But then something happened. I lost my mojo. I lost the second set 0-6. By the third set I felt my game returning but my sidekick was with me and suddenly started showing out. She kept calling out for me, running on the court and just generally being a nuisance. I was pissed and I am 100% certain that it affected my game. I thought my opponent was going to call DFAC when she saw me go all crazy eyes on Regan. I lost 4-6.
Anyway, I was most pissed because in looking at the division stats, I knew my best chance for a win was against last night’s opponent. I’m not the worst player in my division, but I don’t get to play her.
I went on a long walk this morning. It was supposed to be a run, but it felt good to just walk really fast so that’s what I did. I do my best thinking, brainstorming and decision-making when I am out getting exercise. This morning I was trying to decide what to give up for Lent. The things that most people give up (meat, alcohol, bread) just aren’t a possibility for me considering the things I have going on in the next couple of months. Hey, I’m nothing if not a realist. Plus, I don’t go to church regularly, and by regularly I mean not at all, so it would seem a bit hypocritical to jump on the bandwagon just because I see everyone else doing it.
Babs is a leader!
So I decided to do something a little different for the next 40 days. I am going to recommit myself to this here blog!
I know, I know, empty promises, right? No, for realsies. I am going to commit to blogging for the next 40 days. The purpose will be two-fold. Number one, it will reignite my passion for my first love: blogland. Number two, I am hoping the dedicated writing will help get some stuff out of my head and help with the not being able to sleep thing.
So there you have it. Instead of giving up something, I am taking on something. Always going against the grain, am I.
So what are you giving up for Lent? Do you do it every year?
Regan is having a sleepover tonight. As I was preparing her breakfast this morning she was talking about it and asking me questions.
Regan: Chloe’s coming? Kendall’s coming? And Sydney’s coming?
Babs: Yes, and Ary too.
Regan: Ary’s coming too?!?
Regan: That’s cool, mommy! Thank you!
Then she threw her arms around my legs and gave me a big hug around my legs.