Sun 21 Jan 2007
Finally after a long wait, we get snow. They said there would be a storm on Saturday on the news. Well, this is not the first time this winter that there are warnings without any results. But yesterday it finally came at night.
I actually went to play tennis a MATCH. My first match in two years, I brought Annika with me since it was scheduled at a difficult time, I had a Nanny watching her while I played. It was an important match since the result decided if we went up a division or stayed where we are. I said I couldn't play singles since I haven't played in a year an a half, and my first court time was just last week. Even though I wasn't specially sore I thought it would be best not to push it. But I did offer myself to play doubles with Maria. Maria is a Swedish/Spaniard girl from my generation who played at a similar level as I did. So for us, when we get on the court its like old times. I must say that its not easy to find a good doubles partner, but 2 years ago we played together a match and I felt great on the court with her. She is a very good doubles player and its like we speak the same "unspoken" language. I know that if we had met before, when we were both just playing tennis we would have been among the best in the world. And I'm not exaggerating, we are both very stubborn and we move well. Jajaja, Anyway, "WOULD HAVE, COULD HAVE…." the time that doesn't exist, but now in the present we will pick it up after a couple of kids and enjoy ourselves on the court. I hope my children can watch me enjoy tennis and learn that sports are meant to be "PLAYED" "ENJOYED" in the PRESENT MOMENT. Just like the game of LIFE.
You would think that after this feeling on the court we won easy… but the truth is that we LOST!! IN 2 F… SETS! And I can say that yesterday the girls we played were better. Hopefully we will meet them again once I can play a bit more and make those key points over the net and change the result to a win. It was actually a very close match. And sometimes luck is a good ally, but this time Luck was on the other side. But I still came out with a smile on my face.
However the last 10 minutes of the match I heard Annika and her lovely hysteric scream from across the hall…. It was her time to go to bed. I still played my best but we lost. I noticed that my eyes were not so great with the artificial light. they start crying and I have to blink at key moments, like when I'm about to hit a volley. I need to get used to that again. But anyway, it was still fun. Annika kept screaming and Rita (my nanny) was not able to go outside because the storm had started.
I hate driving with a Snow Storm, cause I'm not so used to it, but sometimes you just do what needs to be done. Plus the fact that (and this is a secret) "I DON'T HAVE A F… LICENSE", not Mexican, or Swedish. since I lost my wallet last year I haven't been to Mexico to replace my license, and getting a license here is a big project. But I'm already beginning with this tedious project.
It was a real storm and Daniel my other son came out with his snow racer as soon as it looked liked a snow might come over. yes, I am sure that Hakan and Daniel were the first ones out in the slope, when there was still no snow to go down to. And when I got home, they were still out. It was so difficult to get Daniel back inside, he just wanted to play in the snow. We had to promise that first thing in the morning he would be out with Daddy. And sure enough at 7am he was ready to go OUTSIDE!!! they made it out around 9am which is still amazing. And now I'm quitting cause I want to get out there too… did I mention that I am just a kid inside as well????? I can't wait to get on the Snow Racer with Danny.