Thursday, March 21, 2013

Hey look! ...Snow

Yesterday was an absolutely gorgeous day.
Today... not so much. I was up before the snow this morning, and it was still pretty nice outside. About 6 a.m. there was a skiff of snow on the ground but it smelled like rain which was very refreshing.
By the time I left the arena just before 8, it definitely didn't smell like rain anymore, and there were sharp ice crystals pelting my face. Moody lil' witch that mother nature is.

Exciting weekend upcoming. I have skaters testing tomorrow (some for the first time!) and I'm sure they will all do wonderful, I can't wait.
Saturday is the Airdrie Skating Club Gala. It's going to take a lot of work tonight at dress rehearsal, but I'm sure like every year, it will all just fall magically into place the night of.

Also Saturday is the Crossfield Skating Club carnival. Bound to be a wonderful time, AND the coaches (myself included) have a little surprise number. :)

After a decent morning skating and coaching, I seem to have hurt my ribs. Don't ask me how, I couldn't tell you, I stayed (miraculously) on my feet the whole time.
I'm speculating that it could be one of those 'floating' or 'slipped' rib pains. I've never had it before, but my symptoms are pain on my right side after deep breaths, and sharp lower rib cage pain when I extend my right arm up. And a dull ache sensation. More annoying then anything. Being short as I am, to do absolutely anything chore-like around the house involves me reaching. And I'm ridiculously right-handed.
What I could do is attempt to use my left for most things today. And if I do that I'm sure I'll manage to hurt myself even more. Like attempting at grabbing something from the cupboard and dropping it on my head. Very plausible.

With this skating all winding down, I'm more than ridiculously excited to have Monday off next week! I think I will celebrate by shopping. I could use new jeans, as Jackman decided to eat mine while I was sleeping yesterday morning. Technically I could still wear them, but I'd have to wear pants underneath as these jeans now fit into the 'chaps' category.

Waking up an hour before my alarm went off, to find Jackman eating my pants, then sleeping through my alarm, really put me in a pleasant place yesterday. They day did turn out nicely though, spent a good portion of it letting my puppy run around at my parents farm while I chatted with my parents.

It's about time I start getting ready for work, so I will leave you folks with that.

I don't have any pictures but I will leave you with this nice little thought:

Happy travels all!
Just remember, if it weren't for all this snow we wouldn't be so excited for the sun to come back.



Friday, March 1, 2013

What Life is all about

Life is all about irony.
That's what I'm going with. That and Murphy's law.
The week I'm (extra) busy is the week I get sick. Stupid headcold. Making me talk funny and be whiny.
Bah Humbug.
On another note, coaching is almost coming to a break  for the season. As much as I love it, I could use two weeks off.
It's always weird not being on the ice, but patio season will be arriving sooner than we think and that is my favourite season.
Aside from fall, I also love fall. Because of the crunchy leaves, crisp air, and spectrum of bee-u-t-full colours.

Hoping to get this Saturday off, because I should get a day off, and Jason wants to go to the home and garden show.
At this rate though I'm going to end up calling in sick anyway. Haven't done that in years. It's like a vicious spiral. When I'm sick, I'm tired, when I'm tired I'm... teary. As in I just saw an Ikea Kitchen commercial and was about to start crying.
I probably shouldn't leave the house. But I will anyway because that's more entertaining, and clearly I should be sharing all this joy I have.

I don't have a lot of effort to spare in continuing to write, so I'm going to leave you that little snippet for now.

And I think my laptop is about to die to.