Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Back in the Game

I played basketball last night for the first time in YEARS!!!!!! Ever since Micha's party (months ago) at Whirlyball, I felt that competitive streak rise in me and wanted to start playing team sports again. Basketball is my favorite and there were a bunch of other girls interested in playing too. Hey, if our husbands can go play sports twice a week, we can have at least one night out!!
We finally found out about some ladies that play on Monday nights and found out that we could join them. Adina and I were the only ones who went last night mostly to check it out. We were a little nervous that they would be really good.......and we would not. Or that there would be too many people and we wouldn't be able to bring along the 10 people that were interested in it before. But it turns out that we didn't have to worry about it. Yes, they were better than us but it's a pretty casual game and we weren't that bad. :) Apparently, I make way more baskets in the game than I do when I am just shooting. Shu says it's because I don't have time to think about it. Makes sense.
So we played for an hour until I was totally exhausted!!! And SOOOOOO sore. In a good way. I can't wait to do this every week. It will be great excercise and a lot of fun too.
I really have to work on my defense. I'm just not aggresive enough, I think. And one girl got me every time.... she would get the ball, on the right side of the court (facing the basket) and hold her arm out and come around in a circle to the basket and shoot. And try as I might, I was never able to catch her. Now Shu's advice was first of all, she isn't allowed to do that, clearing the way with her arm. And second, if she is going to do that, I should stand in front of her and just not let her move. Well, it sounds easier than it is.
But back to the problem at hand - should I tell her it's not allowed? Or should we assume that because it's a girl's casual game, it is allowed???
I don't know.
Maybe I will wait until I have been there for a few more games and then say something. Or Adina and I were hoping one day to have a refereed game by our husbands and then we can really learn what we are doing wrong.
I will keep you posted.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Goldie and Sunshine?

Well, it looks like our dog plan is on hold until the spring or so but what do you think about guinea pigs??
This idea came up during a trip to PetSmart in St. Louis. Yes, we have started going to pet stores for fun. Hey, it's free entertainment. I practically have to drag Jonah out of there!!!
So we were looking at all the pets and decided that a guinea pig may be a good pet for now.
Well, Shu doesn't want any part in this but that's ok. I can handle feeding and changing the cage and playing with it. It definitly doesn't take as much work as a dog does. That I couldn't do on my own.
Anywhoo, Jonah LOVES animals of any sort (he also loves babies but............) so why not get a pet? Also, I grew up with all kinds of pets and I REALLY miss having them around.
So, I hope the possible guinea pigs won't keep any of you away........
I may go to the Tiny Paws Rescue which is a place that deals with little animals and finding them homes. Also, they have a Foster program so you can try the pet out for 30 days and return it if you don't like it.
Two of the guinea pigs they currently have are a mom and baby, Goldie and Sunshine. I think they are pretty cute. Maybe they will come home with us soon....................

And on a sort-of different topic, today was a GORGEOUS day and since I didn't have to be at work until 12, Jonah and I made a quick run to the zoo. We only had about 40 minutes but it was just enough time to spend in the butterfly and bird house. Very cool. I LOVE being zoo members!

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Tag, you're it.

I was tagged by 2R to do the 4MEME so here goes. No, I don't know what 4MEME stands for but I know I am supposed to give 4 answers to a bunch of questions. I will let you know at the end who I will tag............

Four jobs I've had:
1. Caregiver/Companion for little girl with brain tumor
2. Receptionest
3. Emergency Medical Technician
4. Customer Service Associate

Four places I've lived:
1. Chesterfield, MO
2. Squirrel Hill, PA
3. Jerusalem/Beer Sheva/Ashdod, Israel
4. Brooklyn, NY

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Mint Chocolate Chip Baskin Robbins Ice Cream
2. Pizza
3. Fettucini Alfredo
4. Dougie's fire poppers

Four books I would read over and over:
1. Jonah's Baby Book
2. A Seperate Peace
3. Goodnight Moon (almost every night)
4. Bereishis/ Genesis

Four movies I would see over and over:
1. The Rock
2. Grease
3. Princess Bride
4. Our wedding video

Four places I've been on vacation:
1. Door County, WI
2. Colorado
3. Florida
4. Israel

Four TV Shows I Love to watch:
1. ER
2. Fear Factor
3. Friends
4. Roseanne

Four places I would rather be:
1. Israel
2. Hawaii
3. California
4. Scotland

And I tag.......................... Just Shu, Random Thoughts, Dan Does Detroit, and Beloved Life.