Here's a random skipper shot for you, because I'm not sure what I'm going to write about this morning ... if it goes badly, at least you will have a pretty little insect to admire.
Why this uncertainty?
Here's the dealio cats ... September has been a bit of a whirlwind. Every weekend ... well 3 of them at least, in September are family birthdays. Mom, Junior, and this weekend, Dad. These all involve trips over to St. Augustine for a day, which means the other weekend day is for catching up on all the things you usually try to get done during the week, but leave to the weekend, and still don't get done.
It makes for a full day on that one day.
The point is, I'm not getting wild much lately.
My kayak is covered in leaves and fallen grapes from the wild vines overhead. It has not seen the water in months.My camera's memory card is waaaaaay too empty if you know what I mean. I really, really need some marshtime.
I didn't even make the last Culinary Smack down (sorry Heff).
On top of the September celebrations, I have started my Girl's Soccer Coach duties so now after the school teacher day is done. I spend a couple of hours trying to get my gaggle of girls into shape for the upcoming season. We are doing conditioning now, not real soccer practice, so I am more of a drill sergeant than soccer coach.
I'm no stranger to the teenage girl mind, having raised a few and taught a few thousand over the years, but the role of coach is a new one to me.
It's not that different from teaching (except you get a cool whistle) as far as the motivational and communication skills involved ... that part doesn't worry me so much. It's more the knowledge of the game and a lot more experience watching soccer than playing it.
I have found some excellent web sites and I bought a great book, "How To Coach A Soccer Team", so I'm doing lots of research. Plus, someday soon, Junior is going to take me out on the pitch and tutor me (whip my butt) in soccer.
Yesterday a covey of girls from the TV Productions class came to videotape an interview with the new girl's soccer team coach.
When they asked me why I became a coach, I said, "So I could get a cool whistle and skip faculty meetings."
I think that clip airs on the Friday morning show at school today, so y'all let me know if their are any teaching openings in your area.
I might need to be looking.