Monday, December 20, 2010

three down, one me

yep, there were several falls at the arena today, including me in the first 10 yards. 
umph! both knees have just come out of their first icings. a packet of frozen corn for my right, frozen flowers for the left. half of my freezer is dedicated to flowers, pulp, roots for papermaking and dyeing. the other half has food.
satisfied.
in a little bit of pain. only five students showed, three didn't come because they can't skate. two had conflicts and couldn't. one never showed.
we ask our students to take risks. it's interesting which students took the risk to come and skate. three pro staff took risks (all over 50). one paraprofessional didn't. we went to a restaurant for lunch and ordered off the menu, using budgeting skills they're learning in math. it was a good day. one more day and then break and hopefully (please to all the powers that be) we will be back in our school building.
update: knees are working fairly well this morning. icing helped.

6 comments:

aimee said...

yay for risks on ice!! if i was there, i'd try skating, since i finally have health insurance!

you're almost done!! hooray!!

onesmallstitch said...

I've just come across this quote by Hunter S. Thompson "Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting Holy s--- what a ride." It doesn't say anything about being on your knees!

Velma said...

aimee, i don't want to use that insurance!!!

since i went from knees to belly, sliding, maybe i was on thompson's wave length!

kaite said...

my own philosophy has always been "waltzing on thin ice", it's a joke on my surname, an Aussie joke.
how are your knees now? good to know that some were prepared to risk it...k.

neki desu said...

love the gate photo.ice skating!!

Velma said...

the ice was not too thin, and very hard!

neki, it's my barn's back door. i've opened it thousands of times.