Thursday, June 21, 2007

Yay for Me!

A lot has been going on in my life…or has it? I found out that my left ankle is destroyed. Not the ouch I sprained my ankle destroyed but the operate on it because the ligaments are shot to pieces, your heel isn’t vertical so cut a wedge out of it to straighten it, bone spurs the size of peanuts, in permanent state of partial dislocation, you have arthritis forming destroyed sort of way. So on July 11th I go in to get it fixed. I am being told that I won’t be putting my full weight on it for 9 weeks. There goes the summer! YAY! Not that summer in Phoenix is anything to brag about…it was 111 degrees today. I am happy to finally be getting it fixed. If I waited much longer the doctor said they would have had to fuse my ankle. I don’t roll like that. Hopefully the end result will be an ankle that will last me another 28 years or more.

Work is great. I can’t complain. I have a lot going on and I am staying super busy. With this busyness comes a pay raise that I am negotiating at the moment. That makes me happy.

Despite my ankle problems I am playing softball on Monday nights and soccer on Wednesday nights. I’m pretty much hard core and still dominate; despite my ankle. I scored a goal a couple weeks ago and have 2 assists. When my team goes up by a few goals I make them put me in the field so I can run around and get some exercise. It just so happens that I can do a little something now and again out in the field. As for softball, I’m awesome. So much for humility. Sometimes I make plays where I impress myself. I’ve never been a fast person but I can react quickly and I have an arm that makes up for anything else. I am trying to get it all in before I have to stop for what will be 2-3 months.

I hope to recover quickly because my roommate is planning on starting a baseball team; that’s right, BASEBALL. The games start in August so I will probably miss most of the season. But if the opportunity presents itself and I am ok’d by the doctor then you can bet I’ll be playing. I figure I’ll play catcher and pitch when needed. No one else has the guts to play catcher but I ain’t scared. I relish the chances I’ll have to throw out people trying to steal on me.
I’m tired and I have a headache but I thought I’d take the chance to catch you up on a few things. Enjoy!