Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tight orange coaching shorts

That's what I'm missing. Today was my first practice with the Middle School Girls' Soccer team. Everything was in place- my roster, our season schedule, my prepared list of drills. Yet somehow, it just wasn't complete. My years on the team at Ridgeway High taught me that a real coach wears tight, ill-fitting, wide-band waisted, bright orange coach shorts. There was a part of me that hoped I at least looked slightly hilarious while running around with the drills because that seemed to be part of the job description when I was a student too. Ahh, Coach Terre, thanks for the memories.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

just checking in

Hmm, I've typed several starts to a blog about the first days of school but they've all been too boring to post. Not that school has been boring...it has been rather fast-paced. I'm still sizing up the new class and I'm hoping they haven't pegged me yet as being too nice. At least six of my eighteen kiddos could really cut loose if they see the opportunity which could make for a challenging year. So I'm trying to set firm boundaries now, for everyone's benefit! To top it all off, my Middle School soccer team start practice next week. I need Coy to come back from his month in Germany so someone can cook my dinner!

Thursday, August 02, 2007