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Random Five Friday – June

It’s Friday! (whoo hoo) It’s Random!  Let’s go!

friday cat

1.  Tuesday I waited around all day for an appointment that got pushed back four times. By the time the two young men arrived to work on the pool, I had conceded the day.  They were overbooked, stressed yet polite, apologizing over and over and  I just didn’t have it in me to pile a layer of anger onto their day.   Hanging around, being at home yet attentive to work, made me feel a bit like this turtle.

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2. Later that night I attended our grandson’s baseball game.  I’ve been sick and so this was the first game we were able to get to — chatting with some of the moms, I could sense they were trying to figure out who I belonged to. I pointed to the tall fellow in the bullpen and said, “Well that’s my boy.”  I saw the confusion when they realized none of the wee ones on the team were mine but I was claiming the man.  Then I explained that #2 at bat was our Grandson  — ahh — funny — and a reminder that even though he’s grown, oldest one remains a boy in a Mother’s heart.

Oldest boy herding the cats at baseball

What the Father did, the son does:  oldest boy herding the cats at baseball.  An Emjayandthem(C) photo

3. Weather.   A cool front came through Monday and we’ve had the most luscious weather possible — mild, sunny, and low humidity.  Days like these feel like a reward for the endurance test of this past winter.

Amen! google images

Amen! google images

4. The Belmont Stakes race is tomorrow and a group of us are planning to watch it together.  Reading the Racing Form takes me back to my childhood, being at the track with my parents, and feeling the excitement and the grandeur of it all.  Hoping California Chrome can pull a Triple Crown win — but even if he doesn’t — what a story!

Hello ladies! Aren't I something?  Source: www.dailyrepublic.com

Hello ladies! Aren’t I something?
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5.  In a world of e-invites and virtual everything, I really love getting a hand-written thank you card.  First of all, it’s polite and second, it’s timeless.  When someone acknowledges a gesture of mine, it makes me want to repeat the gesture all over again! And I always say a silent prayer of thanks to the Mom who taught the importance of doing so.

What’s your random 5 for today?  Are you watching horse racing tomorrow?

 

 

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It’s Friday and I am THIS happy about it!

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It’s not been a difficult week just a tiring nail-biting watching baseball-oh wait I still have to go to work kind of a week.   Holy Moley I am glad that this is not my regular routine; I’d never make it.

It’s Friday and I’m off on a road trip for work this morning… yes it’s raining a bit (first rain this and we need it) but the fall colors are gorgeous, the smells are stupendous and my drive is mostly … country – yippee-skippy!!  Houses, farms, orchards and fields … here I come.

Tomorrow Hubbs can enjoy college football in his jams (Michigan: Michigan State at Noon) and later, our beloved Tigers head to Texas for game 6!!

I’m planning on cleaning and cooking … and a bit of yard work and maybe even a nap this weekend.  And a lot of baseball, hopefully.

.:.

How’s your weekend looking, now that you can nearly see it?

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I admit it

I’ve become a baseball junkie.

When I wrote of baseball season starting up this spring, what I failed to mention is that my life, my spring, summer and fall life would revolve around it.

You see, hubbs is a hound dog about baseball.  No games are missed. None.   So, by default, so was I.

I was criticized recently by someone who told me that she doesn’t believe in following a team just because her husband does.  She’s a big sports fan. Huge. Much more involved than I am. But, in a way, her comment left me reeling because she really was calling me ….  inauthentic.

If she only knew that yes, I might have started out that way, but I’ve long since graduated from just a “follower’s” role.  I might have started as the wife who was busy doing other things while he watched the games. I might have started as the wife who decided to bring her book out to the garage while he watched the games.  I might have started that way, but that’s not where it’s ending.

The shift happened a few summers ago when hubbs dashed into the house to  and he heard my shrieks coming from the garage.   He heard my cheers and when he returned, it was me who “scored” him.   The next shift came when I found myself watching even when he wasn’t home.  

Then, while waiting at the chiropractor’s office Monday, I noted happily that they had the Tigers on in the p/t room. I overheard a patient snap about how much she hates baseball. How boring she thought it was. Her disgust was apparent, even from 20 feet away.   And I felt it, a glimmer of indignation that she’d so casually disregarded the sport I had grown to love.   I didn’t say anything but wished I could say “if you only knew.”  Monday night found me glued and hubbs wasn’t home.   My whoops and hollers drew in our youngest who became transfixed in the bottom of the tenth.

Baseball … it’s like that. For me anyways.

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Baseball?  It’s just a game – as simple as a ball and a bat.  Yet, as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes.  It’s a sport, business – and sometimes even religion.  ~Ernie Harwell, “The Game for All America,” 1955

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