Saturday, January 14, 2006

first and second (updated...)

first basketball game of the season for our church league team later this morning. we finished third in the "warm up" fall season (no playoffs in the fall season, so i think of it as a warm up for the "real" season that is the winter/spring season). still have lingering injuries to my left knee and right ankle, but nothing severe enough to keep me off the court (i hope!). in my more rational moments, i'm thinking maybe "lingering" is just par for the course for any aches and pains at this stage of my athletics life...but i keep hope alive that with enough conditioning and time without further injuries, i'll be playing like a 22 year old again any day now. our team is hoping that we'll play better this season too, now that we've had some time to gel with the new players that joined last season.

*update* nice effort today - we won by 15 or 20, in a pretty physical contest. sure is a fun group of guys to play with, and lots of support from our families. not that any of our "fans" actually watch the game, but they sure seem to have a good time together.

second saturday outreach this afternoon. we'd been thinking about shoveling snow for driveways in need, but the snowfall looks pretty spotty, so it'll probably be bathrooms getting the love today.

*update* tacobell, kfc, citgo, arby's, and mickey d's were our targets today, and all graciously allowed us to tackle their toilets. Rich, Connor, Arnie, and David (all restroom rookies, i think) did the Master proud, serving with good humor and enthusiasm. funny, the employees at the places with the grungiest bathrooms (don't worry, we won't name names) had the biggest smiles on their faces when we were done. reminded me of Jesus' famous mission statement: "it's not the righteous who need a doctor, but the sick..."

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey! We were watching! woMEN

Anonymous said...

Elle pushed a button on that last comment and it published before I was done! :)

I was saying women can multitask, Sweetheart! I was watching your incredible shots and amazing defense...we do have a fun time visiting with each other, though...

Love you!

Anonymous said...

Gosh - I should sign my name on these posts...don't want any scandal that someone named "anonymous" is calling you "Sweetheart"!

It's me...Ronni :)

Still loving you!

Anonymous said...

Jesse:

I have to agree with your wife...we can chat, watch the game and keep an eye on the kids all at once!

Plus only one of us has to watch the game at a time. We always let the appropriate person know when her hubby is doing something important. It's tag-team cheerleading!

Amy L.

Anonymous said...

this was so confusing...i'm sitting here reading your blog and thinking....did i read this before? i had this moment of complete paranoia like i posted a comment on this blog entry that i have absolutely no recollection of seeing before- and it totally could have been me writing it. then i figured there must just be another amy l. and i am not pretending that i watch the game - in fact i asked phil later in the day if you guys had won and got "the look" - but i DID see you shoot and make 2 freethrows - woo hoo!!! (:

Anonymous said...

ha, that was funny...took me a moment to figure it all out. the first Amy L. is Jason's wife, and the second is Phil's, in case any other readers are confused.

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Anonymous said...

for some reason i can't post a comment on your most recent entry...however i think you sold me on the book! funny thing is i was reading deuteronomy right after i read your post and the very first chapter i read mentioned "gilead"....funny!

Anonymous said...

jesse, check out this discussion on Gilead by an editor at at Christian Publishing house...its great (there are several days worth of posts, look to the right)

http://faithinfiction.blogspot.com/2005/05/day-1-of-gilead.html

Anonymous said...

Hey Jesse! At school, we got laptops!! Get a new picture with Elles picture
Grace