Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Extracurricular Activities

make me happy.

Three years ago my good friend The Juice, pictured above, asked me join his team that plays in a men's hockey league.

I told him that I haven't played hockey since I was a teenager and I also lost my equipment sometime in the 90's. The 90's were very blurry. Fun, but blurry.

It then dawned on me that I was making excuses to myself not to try something new. Was I was afraid of the cost? Afraid of what the other players might think of my abilities? Afraid of another night away from my soul mate? You name it, I came up a reason not to play.

But I loved playing hockey. It made no sense.

It didn't really cross my mind again until the next summer when my birthday rolled around and the most thoughtful person I ever met...Stacy, of course, honoured me with a gift certificate for a local hockey store. Best wife ever!

So I did it. I put all my demons to bed and I joined the team 3 years ago and have been looking forward to Tuesday nights ever since. Hanging with a great group of guys, getting my game legs back, seeing The Juice on a regular basis, and I still fitting in some QT with my special lady... usually.

Sometimes the games are late, and it's on those nights she's already out like a light. However she always wakes up enough to ask me if I had fun. "Yeah babe, best life ever" is the usual reply.



Kristen Gale said...

this is just so so sweet. Too much! love it! Could you guys be any cuter. answer: no!

justme said...

did the same thing with my husband too. he started playing again this week on TUESDAYS after three years. loves it.