Thursday, November 11, 2010

Style Points

Last night was my weekly soccer match. After discussing the ball-to-the-head incident with my doctors, I decided not to play soccer for now. I'm not saying that I'll never play again (I'm too stubborn and competitive for that), but for the first year after the surgeries I'm just going to try and take it easy. Since my skull, and tissues are still fusing, I figure I might as well avoid hard impact. That sounds like a no brainer (no pun intended), but prior to the diagnosis I was a go-big-or-go-home kind of girl.

Since I can't kick butt on the field, I decided to earn style points. It all started yesterday when Danny found my old high school cheerleading skirt (which actually still fits...a little snug, but it fits). I tossed on my jersey, my soccer socks, and painted black lines under my eyes. I'll do anything for a laugh.

It was our third game, and we have yet to win, but we're not that invested in the score. We'd love to win, don't get me wrong, but it's the meeting after the game, at a local pub, that we're truly after. There's nothing better than a girls night.

Here's a goofy team photo to make you smile. I'm the odd duck on the left. Hard to miss the skirt. PS You can kind of see my new hair cut which I have yet to capture photogenically. Soon, I promise.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Jessica - You're an awesome addition to the cheering team!! So happy to see your smilin' face and amazed that you'd even THINK about playing the game! Take good care always,
    Susan Barkshire

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  2. Jessica,

    I've been keeping up on your recovery and progress for awhile. While we weren't particularly close growing up on the island none the less, us island people are a type of family. It is this island bond that keeps us connected in our lives. This island connection leads to continued caring and concern for each other long after we have grown into adulthood.

    In all honesty your health, welfare, and growing relationship with Danny have been in my thoughts and prayers even though I am not particularly religious. I am not going to give you advice as you are a smart woman who knows what's best for herself. I am going to continue to give you my support and prayers for a long, successful (however you choose to define success), happy, healthy life.

    All of my best,

    Charlie Bloomfield

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