I guess I was right after all. I knew going back to work would help. It always does.
It just feels so good to be able to throw myself back into playing again. And with the kids back at school and Colette back at work too, I really think things are getting better. We all just needed a little space, I think.
Anyway, it’s great seeing my teammates again – on and off the field. I mean sure, we got together a handful of times over the summer too, but it’s always nice to fall back into our old routine. I really missed those guys.
And work’s been pretty great too, so far. We won our first two games, practices have been good, and I’ve been getting along really well with all my co-workers. Lots of old familiar faces, like I said. But some new ones too. It’s always kinda fun to meet the ‘new blood’, y’know? See how they click with the rest of the staff and the team…
So far the new psychical therapist’s been doing a decent job fitting in. She’s still kinda getting the hang of how we do things around here though. But that’s probably to be expected – Anna just transferred over to us after working in Champs Les Sims for a couple years. I’m sure we do things a bit differently than what she’s used to.
Still, I’ve had a lot of fun talking to her during our sessions – she’s hysterical! And she definitely knows it too. We’ve been hitting it off pretty well, but no matter how many times I tell her not to, she still calls me ‘Mr. Rosebrook’. It’s kinda cute, actually. And I’m pretty sure that’s exactly what she’s going for. I’ve definitely caught her staring at me a few times…
And you know what? I really don’t mind. It’s kinda nice to get that kind of attention again. God knows Lettie hasn’t given it to me in a while.
If only our new assistant coach was as friendly. He’s such a hard ass. Probably why Coach hired him on in the first place… It’ll definitely take some getting used to. But I’m up for the challenge.
So all-in-all, I guess things are pretty good right now.
I just hope Lettie’s feeling better too. She’s been smiling a lot when I see her at dinner and stuff, but I guess it’s kind of hard to say for sure.
We barely talk anymore.