Friday, June 01, 2012
Well, last night’s ballgame was perhaps the most exciting one yet – and Josh has been playing for years. “We” were the visiting team. The home team scored 2 runs in the bottom of the first inning. We finally scored a run in the top of the second inning, and the score stayed that way for another few innings. Then, in the top of the 6th inning (they only play 6), we scored 7 runs!
But in the bottom of the 6th, the home team scored 6 more runs, due in large part to one of our players getting the ball in the outfield and HOLDING IT instead of throwing it in. I have no idea why he did that – someone said he looked like a deer caught in the headlights – but it allowed a home run (with 2 other players on base). UGH!
So, last night the boys played a 7th inning. One of our players hit a grand slam home run, and we scored 2 more runs for a total of 14 runs. Then, the home team was out 1, 2, 3 in the bottom of the 7th. Whew! Our guys salvaged what could have been disastrous (for us).
Yes, Grandma Nancy gets excited during Josh’s games.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
As I've mentioned before, DH and I are attending our grandson's baseball travel tournaments. The one over Mother's Day weekend was in the Allentown, PA area, so we spend the night. Unfortunately, the boys lost all 3 games they played. None-the-less, we enjoyed watching them play, and cheering them on. I almost lost my voice - Grandma is NOT quiet! : )
This weekend's games were held in Lancaster, PA - close enough to home to not have to spend last night away. The boys lost their first game, but won the second (it was back-to-back) yesterday. They lost today's game, so it's over for them. This weekend's weather was almost blistering, but we found some shade under trees and managed to enjoy ourselves as we watched and cheered.
Before yesterday's first game, the boys and coaches were throwing balls back and forth, practicing. One of the coaches turn his head for a moment, and when he turned back, the ball hit him smack in the face. He fell to his knees (pain), and bled all over the place. Finally, they helped him up and his wife drove to an urgent care place where he was diagnosed as having a broken nose (and a cut on his face). No stitches were necessary, and they returned at the start of the second game. Needless to say, that coach was veeeeeery careful after that. Although I'm not certain, I think it was his son that threw the ball......not that that made it hurt less.
I'm continuing with knitting and crocheting for the fall craft fair. And I haven't finished the book I'm reading....must make time for that.
But never a dull moment around here!
Tomorrow afternoon at 3:00, please pause in what you're doing an take a moment to remember those in the military who have died to keep us free.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
DH and I recently told the 6th grade teachers that we feel we aren't really helping them - that it doesn't fit their schedule well for us to come in at a set time on a set day, so we won't be going to help out in that classroom the rest of this school year. I believe they understand where we were coming from.
Today was the 6th gr track day, and even though it looked like it might rain, we went and watched Josh on the high jump (he was about #3, which was slightly better than last year); and throwing a softball for distance. (I don't know why they don't use a baseball, but hey, they didn't ask me). The kids are given 3 tries and the best of the 3 is recorded. Josh's best was 45 yards. (oops! that's me busting my buttons in pride).
We missed his last event (baton relay race - his team came in second, just barely missing 1st place) because we went to the elementary school where the 2nd graders were having a "Fancy Nancy" literature day. Chairs were set in small groups in the gym and kids from various classes were in each group. They took turns reading their original literature on specified subjects. They showed us the pictures they drew to go along with each story. One story and pics was made into a pop-up book. Very clever.
After the end of things, Tyler's 2nd grade teacher said they won't be having 'centers' any more this year, so she doesn't need us. I wanted to cry. We've had so much fun in that class. Mrs. Leonard gave us a large pot of petunas with sticks in it. Some of the kids had written thanks and drawn pics on 3 x 3" papers that were attached to the sticks. My heart is still in my throat when I think of it. I just love those kids.
Of course, when you get right down to it, there's only about two more weeks of school.
I've been busily knitting and crocheting items for a craft sale this fall. When I get a few more things done, I'll take a pic and post it, because some people have asked that I do.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Ok, I learned what tready yarn is.....in the skein, it looks like it's about 1/2 inch wide, but you pull the width open to find numerous 'holes' into which you knit (and maybe crochet??)
I learned how to use that yarn and knit a 'ruffle-y' scarf. So I bought a skein and will work on it after I've made enough stuff for the fall craft sale. I won't be posting any trendy yarn projects any time soon, but eventually I will.
Meanwhile, I'm about ready to take a photo of stuff I'm doing for the craft sale. There is a cute toddler hat I want to make first, and hope to start it tomorrow.
I dearly love cats, but am allergic. So I take an antihistamine before going to the shelter for a few hours, then come home and shower thoroughly - otherwise I wouldn't be able to do it.
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Thursday, May 17, 2012
Busy day at the shelter. Oh, yes, there was the usual cleaning of the kitten room, but I also took extra time with Socks and Cindy. They both have adoptions pending, and hopefully, won't be there when I go back next week. I'll miss them, but whoever is getting them will be thrilled with how friendly and playful they are. Of course, they'll also have to keep the trash can covered. LOL
Also, I got four new babies - I'm not sure how old they are, but they are tiny (weened, but tiny). Right now they're confined to a cage because there are too many others in the room who are quite a bit bigger. The bigger ones will be moved elsewhere, and the babies will be allowed out of the cage. I also learned that there are three more tiny ones in the receiving room in the basement, so I expect I'll be getting them after the bigger ones are moved.
What fun at the shelter! I love the Spring, when we get new babies.
I exercised self discipline when I came home and swept and mopped the kitchen, breakfast and powder rooms. Now all my housework is done for the week, and it smells slightly of Pine Sol.....I love that stuff.
So that leaves me free to go to the LYS (local yarn store) tonight with friends where we'll learn how to use 'trendy yarns'. No, I don't know just what that means, but I'm looking forward to the evening.
I continue to be busy knitting and crocheting for the craft fair/sale this fall. I'm trying a few new-to-me things, and am eager to see how they turn out.
I hope everyone is having a great Thursday.
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