Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's Me!

....and it's been a long time! Not because I have nothing to say, I just don't have any time to say it these days. :(
My boys are both is hockey again this year, however they are no longer in the same league which means a very chaotic, busy schedule. They are absolutley loving it, so that makes it worth the while, of coarse! Ry just had his first tournament this weekend and he thoroughly enjoyed it! They played 3 games which was exhausting for them all. The poor goalie couldn't muster enough energy to play the last game and felt horrible about leaving her team stranded. The coach tried just placing an extra player on the ice which ended up in a score-fest for the other team. So apparently she asked the players if anyone would volunteer to take net. Ry happily said yes (he has secretly always wanted to play his turn in net) so we got him dressed the the goalie gear and when he hit the ice, he was a complete natural. He managed to block 6 out of 8 shots on net!! The other parents in the stands were, of coarse, teasing me cuz if anyone knows anything about the cost of being a goalie, that in itself is enough to make a person faint. Needless to say, Ry was incredibly proud of himself and he ended up getting the player award at the end of the game! He doesn't want to continue in net, but does wish that he could switch off with the goalie now and then! Yikes!
Mas is in his second year of TimBits and he is just a restless spirit on the ice. He has improved to the point where he could join the novice team if it weren't for his age. While the coaches are working with the other children, Mas is off skating, practicing his turns and stops and shots on net. It's all very cute. He is looking super forward to playing his first game. He gets to scrimmage at the Wheat King game on Friday!
As for me, I am now working full time hours, which in this job, is about 50 hours per week with all of the paper work and after hours stuff to do. I am still loving my job but am having issues with some of the therapists and their high-and-mighty attitudes. Unfortunately not everyone shares the same philosophy and that's this: IT'S ALL ABOUT THE KIDS AND THEIR FAMILIES not the big words and the power trips that have been getting in the way. It's very difficult to do your job when there is always somebody who wants to criticize because they are threatened by your passion. That's my perception of it anyway. I don't consider myself to be a threatening person. Passionate, yes. Caring, yes. Good at what I do....YES. So I've been in a pissy mood since last week when the lastest *&$# came in on a perceived incident that wasn't at all the case. It's a bitch of thing to be misunderstood, misconstrued and percieved as somone you aren't. I have been in a funk since. It sux. If there was one thing that I could change about me it would be my inability to deeply personalize that which has been said to me. I wish that I could find the strength within me to say #&@* you, I know who I am, where I come from, and why I do what I do and it's all for the sake of the children. However, I choose (operative word, I suppose) to sit and dwell on the hurtful things and just can't seem to shake it and get past it.
So that's my rant for that.
I am sure to have a very emotional post coming, but I will save that for another day, as I choose (again, operative word) to not think about that for now. In the meantime, I leave you with this quote and thank you for taking the time to read my post/vent.

"Great spirits often meet violent opposition from mediocre minds." ~~Albert Einstein


Deborah said...

Good to see you back, it HAS been a long time!
Great quote! And just let me say, I've heard from a source who knows first hand that you are great at what you do!
Just keep going and don't let others get to you!