feeling a little better this morning...amazing what the combination of waking up on the wrong side of the bed and not having any sort of face-to-face human contact (or even a phone conversation) until 6pm will do to you. human contact enriches life, and it's a heck of a distraction from a bad day.
mock trial went alright last night. regionals are this weekend, and i think i'm more nervous about them now as a coach than i ever was as a mocker. as a mocker, i was responsible for the fate of one team, my own. as a coach, i'm responsible for the fate of four teams--all the ones i coach. not only am i responsible for four teams, i know for a fact that two of them are going to be disappointed by the end of the weekend, since the rules only allow two squads from any given school to go to a national. if we don't get two bids (two gold bids, really...), there will be more disappointment than that. we're starting to get it together...part of me wants regionals to be done now, today, so i know how they go, but part of me is beginning to think an extra few weeks of practice would be great to iron out the little flaws that exist in all our teams' cases.