Thank FSM today is a holiday! The last week and a half has been insane. We have been so slow for so long, and then, suddenly, there is a shitstorm in every case. I gave birth to a summary judgment response late yesterday, and by the time I finally got home I just sat on my sofa drinking wine with the cat curled up on my chest, unable to do anything else. (Isn't that really what a major brief is like--giving birth?)
But guess what else I did this week? I started fencing classes with PS and TT! The classes are at the sports complex where SS has volleyball, and I've been trying to talk TT into it for a while (mostly because I wanted to do it). Then PS heard about it and she thought fencing sounded like great fun. (She's been working on a novel for which she has recently been doing research on swords and sword fighting, and it is not bad. It needs a bit of polish, but she writes better than most adults.) And so we all went together for the introductory lesson.
PS and I quite enjoyed it, although TT thought it was rather boring. Most of the team was at a competition, so we got a lot of attention from the few who were there. And my fears about being too old to take up a new sport were quickly quelled. Our instructor had to be somewhere near 80.
The girls went back last night, while I, sadly, was still at work. I don't know if TT will stick with it, but I want her to give it a few more tries before giving up. And I am happy to find something that at least PS and I can do together. She's a bit of a renaissance woman with her robotics, and web designing and art and writing, but she needed a physical activity. I think fencing fits perfectly, and all the better if its something she can do with her mom. If TT continues, it will be a double score!