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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Football News and My Return to Work

Wow, lots goin' on lately. The Department of Psychiatry, my job from two jobs ago (four years ago) called two days ago and asked if I wanted to fill in for one of their secretaries who is in the military. She's been out 15 weeks out of the year, leaving them shorthanded. Because she is in the military they have to keep her job for her. They need me for all of September and I guess off and on in the future. So, starting this Tuesday I'll work M-F 8:30-2:30 so I can take Eric to school and pick him up. I wasn't even thinking of getting a job, but I'm glad to help them out, and I don't mind since it's only temporary and I can make my own hours. Oh, and I can have spending money to buy more books :)

My friend Megan from high school may be moving here from California. She's ready for a life change like I was 20 years ago when I moved here. She's already applied for jobs and looked for apartments, so when the timing is right she is ready to make her move. For me, moving here was the best thing ever. Even though the weather isn't great in the winter, there is so much to do, and I look forward to showing her around and giving her a glimpse of just how full her life can be. In a nutshell, it'll be baseball in the summer, football in the fall, and basketball in the winter. Good thing she loves sports as much as I do.

Speaking of sports, last night we went to the Brentwood football game. My dear friend Julie's son, Taylor Dee (my 2nd son), had an incredible game. He plays offense and defense and is just all over the place. I love watching him. Brentwood won 40-14. Stats from last night's game:

http://prepsports3.stltoday.com/football/09/stats/event327335.shtm

Taylor is on a lot of the leader boards for stats and probably will be for the rest of the season:

http://prepsports3.stltoday.com/football/09/stats/default.shtm

Eric said he wants to play football next year. It drives him crazy sitting in the stands; he just wants to be out there. When he played quarterback in 7th and 8th grades he had the best time. I have no idea what position he thinks he's going to play, but I'm sure it's just a passing fancy. I hope so. We've got a year for it to pass. Next year when he's grown another two inches, I'm sure he'll realize that he was cut out for basketball and basketball only. But it didn't help the other day when he and Brian threw the football around like they did when Eric was little, with Eric barking out orders as to the exact placement of the ball. "Higher." "Okay, just like that but throw it a little sooner." And then he couldn't stop until he had a perfect horizontal catch. You know, it had to be dramatic and replay-worthy. Some things never change.

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