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Skating on thin ice

I broke down and called the doc today and discovered that they don't work on Wednesdays! They don't work on Saturdays either. Niiiice.

So I will call them tomorrow. I've reached a level of unacceptable pain here.

So of course I went roller skating tonight.

Ok, I didn't actually skate. I watched. Ally, Ash and Steph strapped on skates and went for it. Ally and Steph did fine---Ash never made it off the carpet.


I knew it wasn't a good idea to do this but she was insistent because all her friends were going to be there. We left about fifteen minutes before the session ended, after she took her third or fourth bad fall, this time smacking her head pretty hard. She's also sporting several spectacular bruises and one gnarly rug burn on her elbow. I'll give her props for going for it and giving it her best shot.

After we got home tonight I gave her ice to put on her shoulder and we talked for a bit. She's frustrated about her inability to skate. I didn't mince words or sugar coat it for her. She's old enough to understand her limitations---and push against them to go where she wants to go.

I hope she never loses that quality.


  1. I hope you feel better soon.

    Inspirational Ashley.

  2. She had a go. She'll have another go, and so she should.

  3. Thanks Paige. She is inspirational. She just plugs along.

    Richard, she will. I'm sure she will. She's just like that.


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