This week has been a busy week, and I keep feeling like I haven’t had a chance to sit down. Of course, I know that’s not true as I’ve gotten multiple posts written, and watched a couple TV shows (which are really an obvious excuse to get some snuggles and use no brain power).
I was lucky enough to get invited to go with the boy to the Guthrie to watch the Crucible. We were going with some of his lab group, but decided to split from them for dinner and got some sushi. Probably not either of our favorite sushi places, but it was all about location. I love the Guthrie. The stage we got to see the show on was the “non-traditional” Wurtle Thrust stage. I really enjoy shows on this stage because you feel like you are a part of the play much more than the standard type. Not my favorite show, but probably just because it’s a bit of a depressing play, not because it was poorly performed.
Thursday we were off to spring league curling. It is so exciting to see my newbies improving so much. It seems like everyone is having fun. I’m probably the worst because I sometimes just don’t have the patience for when people have no idea what’s going on. Alas, I knew that would happen when we signed up for this league, so I’m trying really hard to keep my happy girl pants on.
Friday was mostly taken up with chores. I’ve been working on being better at that whole cleaning thing. I wouldn’t say it’s been going all that well, but some is better than none. Other than that, we ordered some Thai from my favorite Thai restaurant. Some well needed rest.
Saturday I was off for a nice coffee and walk (my favorite kind of friend date) with Katie. Nothing too fancy but we always like to keep in touch and there’s not much better than a little exercise to go with the “coffee” we get. I often end up with a Mocha, which is more chocolate and milk than coffee, but a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do sometimes.
Off to Target. Does anyone else have the problem where every time you go to target it’s a minimum $50? Well, that’s my life. And the worst part is that I forgot multiple things that were on my to-buy list. So I guess I’ll be heading back again this week. Stopped at Joann Fabrics to pick up some fabric to use for the back of a quilt for my friend that is having her first baby (a little girl!).
This was followed by some practice time for curling. My old teammate came into town and we headed up for our ice time.
Sunday is the exciting day here. Today I had my try out for the National Curling Team. The USCA calls it a combine, which makes some sense because you run through a wide variety of drills. Not quite like the NFL combine though, no reporters there letting the world know how you’re doing! In fact, there’s been very little press about this at all. It turns out that there were 7 people trying out for the Women’s teams. We have no idea how many people will make it. Everyone is just trying to do their best.
I’ve been prepping for this try out for the last month or so, and so the next week will be tough. The upside is there is no longer anything I can do about it. So good, bad or indifferent, there’s nothing more I can do to make my case. I did my fitness tests. I did my curling tests. I did my logic tests (which I didn’t expect). I completed my interview. I demonstrated how horrible I am at functional movements (google functional movement test). Now the coaches take all the data from all those tests and figure out who they want. The hope is that we will hear back before the week is over.