So, I went to Tennesee this weekend, just a little bit north of Knoxville. The dogsport I do was having a regional championship and I was asked to lay tracks for the event.
I was a nervous wreck, possibly, probably more so than the actual competitors, who at this level have usually done this a time or two. It was my 'rookie' event. I got a ton of support from some very important people in the sport, and in the end I kicked butt. No way I could have done it without them though, and the best part, is I can't wait to do it again. The wanting to do it again part, tells me I really did love it, the preparation for weeks before, the putting down the track, and then following the competitor back over my track and being able to find my footprints, my corners and my articles.
There was definitely a fly in the ointment, but I've wasted enough time worrying/thinking/wondering about it and I've come to the decision that enough is enough, and I'm just going to let it go. (The emphasis here is to remind me, not so much you).
Work was just awful today - for the first time in almost two years, I had a day that made me feel like a flounder - 30 feet up a tree. I keep waiting for the feeling to go away, and it's just isn't, and I have no idea what to do about it.
When you take a drink of your diet pepsi and discover it's diet cherry pepsi - grab a trashcan, you may very well vomit.
That shit is horrible. Someone tell me why Robitussin is making soft drinks now - eegad.
Today, while I was at work, someone came to my house and planted sunflowers in my backyard for me. Looking at the empty packets on my kitchen table made me cry.
Does anyone else find it really hard to let someone love you or is that just me?
Today, my brother Mark should have been celebrating his 52nd birthday. We should be sitting at the Mongolian barbecue on Van Dorn Street eating and laughing and making fun of each other.
That we aren't and that somehow I've gone four years without him seems criminal, and it just sucks.
I bought myself a GPS thingie for my car, and people, that thing is awesome. I programmed it to talk to me with an Austrailian accent, cuz that is even more awesome. I call her Karen. Added awesomeness is when you are in the middle of nowhere (or Knoxville) and you're hungry, you just push the food button and SHAZAM you get all the restaurants nearby. Best 250 bucks I've spent in a long time.
I'm working from home tomorrow, making roasted vegetable lasagna and going to dog training.
It's gotta be a good day.