First off, we saw The Incredibles last weekend. Loved it. Best Pixar movie yet. I guess what I liked best about it is that it showed a family coming together to be something not entirely unlike normal. Stephanie and I have no idea what that's like.
We rented Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind. Loved it. Yes, it was weird, but it made total sense to me. What I got out of it is that relationships are always worth a second try even with the risk of them failing miserably. It also touches on that idea of keeping the good memories of a failed relationship despite the bad times.
Finally, we've had all of the volleyball tryouts for 12 through 16 as of today, leaving my own 17's and the 18 club team for this Wednesday. I already have a middle that played for me last year, and I'm pretty sure I'm settled on a libero that had to tryout early with the 16's today. Two down, seven to go! If I can land four strong outsides and a smart middle, I'll feel good about the potential this year. The setter is up in the air, but we had four between our two 16's teams last year, plus anyone else that shows up, so odds are I'll land someone.
My head is all about volleyball right now. I always get this way leading up to tryouts, and a little stressed. I hate that because I've been able to, for the most part, not get stressed about things things that I can't control. But at this point my brain won't take a break. Selfish as it might be, I need to prove to myself I can coach a team into nationals regardless of their ability. That's a bitch, because the Ohio Valley Region is easily one of the most competitive in the country, especially at the older levels. The Cincy/Dayton teams get national bids like clockwork, as do two of the Toledo clubs. Without a day job to distract me, maybe this is the year I figure it out.