Thursday, June 03, 2010
The last two nights have been late nights due to softball. Therefore, this morning and tomorrow morning will be early mornings. It feels like I've put in a full week's worth of work and I still have two days left!
One of the other moms at the game voiced the same sentiment. This much activity during the week just feels like it should be the weekend. Tournaments should not occur until Friday and Saturday. That way, the parents can sleep in the next day! LOL!
Oh well...tournament is over and we can start to get back to normal. Oh, wait...drum lessons tomorrow night. Last day of school on Friday. What's normal again?
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
I have coached and/or managed softball for a few years. I have played softball for more than that. I have never learned how to keep the book. Tonight, at DD's softball game, coach gave me the book and said "Here. I need you to keep." "Oh, and BTW, we're home team so you are the official book."
Okay then. I had some basic knowledge about how to keep, but really not sure what to do. I did know to put the names in the book along with numbers in the order the coaches gave me. Step one! As the game progressed, I flipped back to previous games to see what other folks had done and pretty much just copied them!
At the bottom of the 2nd, the blue asked me what the score was (we were losing badly!). I told him 12 to 2. He pointed at the other team and questioned "12?" I told him Nope! You made me home book and I say we have 12. I warned you! Everyone laughed.
by the end of the game, I was feeling more comfortable with the basics. I didn't keep track of strike outs or who made what out. I kept track of strikes, balls, runs and outs. What more can you ask for? I can ask that the lady who usually keeps is at the games tomorrow! LOL!
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
I checked out the DVD Power Yoga Total Body with Rodney Yee. It is an hour long yoga workout and this is the first time I've done yoga. I really liked how well the poses were explained and demonstrated. I was familiar with maybe three of the poses, but never felt lost when pose changes happened. Very smooth transitions and explained very well.
I did discover that I am not very limber. Okay, I already knew that, but it came to light (a very bright light!) during this workout. There was no pressure to do more on bend further than I could, so I adjusted as needed. There were two poses that I could not complete as shown in the video. I could not do half-bow (or half boat?). You hold your legs up straight at about a 45' angle and your upper body is also at 45'. I can't hold my legs up like that and upper body too. I tried, but failed! Also, I could only do backward bow twice. Hurt my wrists so I stopped.
Toward the end, I started to get bored. I think yoga is supposed to be relaxing and your whole body and mind are supposed to be directed inward and focused on the breathing. That didn't work so much for me. My brain doesn't (or didn't) shut down and I kept wondering how much longer I had to keep doing this. Looks like yoga is not my next big exercise kick. I'll probably try it again, but it won't be an all the time thing for me.
Monday, May 31, 2010
One would think by looking at me and my gorgeosity (yeah, I know, not a word) that I couldn't possibly have chin hairs. And, for years and years and years, I didn't. But I swear, when I hit 40 I started getting extra hair on my chin! Not much. Just one at a time. And, because they appear one at a time, I play with them. I find myself working on the computer and flipping that one hair, back and forth, forth and back. I keep playing with it until it's long enough to pluck. Yeah, I plucked one today, just now. Thus the title and comments. And this one HURT! Not for long, but it hurt. UGH!
On to more pleasant topics. Had a pretty good day today. Went to the grocery store (by myself!!) to get breakfast supplies. DH made breakfast and the DD and I went swimsuit shopping. It was good because she was the one trying on swim suits instead of me! We ended up getting her a bikini. DH isn't real pleased, but he's getting used to it. The bikini is not too skimpy or else neither DH nor DD would have been happy!
After we got home, we went to the library and Family Dollar (walked). Then, we went to Arctic Circle for milk shakes. I realized that I would have been much happier with a sundae instead of a small shake. I was done half way through the shake. I kept eating it, of course, but I was done. Good thing to know for next time tho!
After all the running around, I sat with my book in the sun. I read for a little while until I realized that my eyes were closed! Really good book, huh? LOL! I enjoyed it either way.
Watched the movie "The Blind Side" after dinner. That was a really good movie. I didn't cry tho. DH would have made fun of me, so I couldn't do it. If I'd been by myself, tho, tears would've been flowing!
Going to Spark awhile, play Scrabble on my phone and maybe read a bit before heading to bed.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
DH and I went out to dinner last night with DS. We were seated and ordered our drinks and dinners. The waitress tried to tell us that we couldn't order a certain gluten-free item (from the gluten-free menu!!) and we had to set her straight...nicely. Then we waited for the drinks and bread to be served. And waited. And waited. And waited. Our drinks finally came and about a minute later so did our food. No one stopped at our table at all between the order and the drink delivery. The waitress stopped by our table three times. Once to get our order. Once because I flagged her down for a refill. And once to drop off the check. Poor service.
DH and I went out to dinner again tonight (I know, tough life, huh?). We were seated and ordered our drinks and dinners and an appetizer. It took almost 10 minutes for the appetizer to arrive. Food again served fairly quickly after the appetizer was served. I don't know about you, but I tend to judge (yes, I said judge!) how good the service is based on how quickly my drink is refilled...assuming it's not alcoholic. Tonight, DH's drink was refilled twice, by someone other than our waitress. In fact, when we were towards the end of the meal, the waitress dropped off the check and walked off. Didn't even offer a refill! And both my water and DH's soda were empty! Ugh!! Again, poor service!
So what's the secret? Order your drink. Then, AFTER they bring the drinks back, THEN you can order your dinner. Even if you know what you want before you ever drive into the parking lot, do not order dinner until after the drinks are on the table. If you order early, you will mess up the rhythm and your food and/or drinks will arrive late. Just a few words of wisdom from someone who's been there. You're welcome.
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