Friday, February 20, 2009

What was I thinking???

Have you ever done anything stupid in your numerically challenged years? Like when you are sitting in primary sharing time and the Relief Society roll is passed to you. (They like to still count you when you are trying to keep your sanity and teach 16 five year olds by yourself!) You see a flyer saying we are having a Relief Society basketball tournament and we need you to play. It kind of looked like the Uncle Sam posters during the war when they were recruiting soldiers. The arrow was pointing to me. I guess that they need me to play. I had a few years of basketball in high school. OK, I scribble my name down and think nothing of it.

A few week pass.

Yesterday I got a phone call around 3:00. Hey Mindy, How it going? BLAH BLAH BLAH HA HA BLAH. Oh, yeah before I go, I just wanted to let you know that we are playing basketball tonight at 6:30. I'll see you there! CLICK! Dang it, I had totally forgotten about signing that paper. I had the thought run thru my mind, what if I shoot and come no where near the basket. I know that this is going to happen. Of course I still have kids that I am watching, I guess that there will be no pratice for me.

Now, I should just keep my mouth quiet about these things, but oh no, I had to tell Kendall. He assures me that he will be there to cheer me on with him some of the kids. After all the kids that I watch leave at 5:30, Dyllon so kindly reserved the neighbors basketball court so I could shoot around. I could usually hit the rim and the backboard and a few even go in yeah! Now with a little pressure from Dyllon, I stink! Great!

So I make it to the church. Husband and two kids in tow. Kendall even lets me use his special basketball. I feel so lucky. It turns out that 15 women show up. Six from our ward and 9 from all the other wards. ( I guess that the other wards did not use the same flyer

Well, to make a long story short. I really stink at offense. I am pretty good at defense. (if I remember right, it was the same way in high school) Thank goodness the gym was a half gym. I really need to get out and exercise more. I think I may have asthma.

This morning I hurt everywhere! Especially my knees! Going up and down stairs is not cool! I have taken two hot baths and many advil. I still hurt. How many days is it going to take me to recover?

Oh, and lucky me, I get to do it all again on March 19th! Women are smart, they give a whole month between games. It is almost like they knew all the pain would happen.


  1. Mindy- your brave!!! I quit playing Church ball for a couple of years ago when the games left me walking like an 80 year old and feeling even older. Defense is my specialty too! =)

  2. Mindy--- Way to go. I have not played church ball for at least 3 years. I'm sure you had a blast even if it left you sore. Let us know when your next game is so we can come and watch you play.

  3. yeah right! Like your really gonna get that call!

  4. OH my gosh you crack me up!! I am sure you played great! I love reading your blog you are so funny.