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Little League game recap

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.

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POETLKNG2LOSE 6/2/2012 10:54PM

    That is great that your grandson has you to cheer him on. I am glad that they won. Have a great rest of the weekend.

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CONTENTCHRIS 6/2/2012 3:22PM

    Very cool! emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 6/1/2012 6:22PM

    That's awesome that you go to those games!
The kids love having their family there.
I hope you have an awesome weekend!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 6/1/2012 12:56PM

    Fun! Congrats!
Thanks for your notes and prayers. I have to do the counting and recording now, so I'll catch up this weekend.
I appreciate you Nancy!

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SNUGLBUNIE 6/1/2012 12:22PM

    What a proud grandma, I love it :) Have a great weekend!

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Traveling baseball tournaments and Memorial Day comment

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.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 5/28/2012 1:00PM

    Yikes, that poor coach.
Yay for loud grandma's, lol!
Hope you get your reading done. I have 2 books I'm in the middle of and hope to pick back up as I'm neglecting them for other tasks. Like making fruit truffles for the Vets who go to a meal program for dinner. It won't take away their grief, but they deserve some sweet treats.
Hope you're enjoying your day, Nancy!

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LIVINGFREE19 5/28/2012 10:47AM

    That must be fun going to different places for the games, I would love that.
Poor coach, that must have been extremely painful, so sad. I am glad it was a pretty minor injury and nothing worse!

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SNUGLBUNIE 5/27/2012 10:52PM

    Sounds like you had a great time :)

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POETLKNG2LOSE 5/27/2012 8:06PM

    Glad you had a good time at your grandson's games. It is too bad that they lost so many games. Must have been hard for them. It is warm around here today 78 degrees. Hope you get your book read. i have a lot of books i haven't read yet.

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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.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 5/22/2012 9:57PM

    Yay, I'm so happy to hear it happened after all and Josh did so well! Sorry to hear about the 2nd graders, I know how much you love spending time with them. Will you get to go when the school year starts back up?
Thanks for the affirmation on my blog. I don't know why I got so wigged out, I have lots more fat than muscle to spare too, lol. From now on, I'll just plan on doing what seems right for me, working on balancing my macronutrients better, and keeping up with ST. I came home tonight and did arms and ab circuit strength training, then lower body flexibility. That felt pretty fantastic and I can still do the elliptical tomorrow.
Do you spend tomorrow with the kitties?

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SNUGLBUNIE 5/22/2012 6:42PM

    Ahhhh, that was so sweet of the kids and I'm glad that you enjoyed. Only two more weeks left of school, wow. Next year you will probably be able to start all over :)

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Trendy Yarn

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.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my previous blog

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FROSTY99 5/19/2012 8:03PM

    While we were on the beach at Fort Meyers, a lady was evidently making a scarf with yarn that you described. She was making the scarf for her granddaughter. It was really quite pretty and had so many colors in it.
I wish I had paid more attention to my aunt-she always crocheted (is that correct??) and if I wanted something I would buy the material and she would make it for me. Now she is gone and I haven't a clue on how to make anything. She made the most beautiful afghans and baby sweater sets and we got new slippers every few years for Christmas.
I am sure your crafts are lovely.

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SNUGLBUNIE 5/18/2012 8:06AM

    Ohhh, I think i saw those scarfs and they are absolutely gorgeous. Hope your allergy isn't too bad. Have a great day!

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    Oh, the knitting sounds beautiful! That is certainly a gift to be able to do things like that! I can crochet straight lines, but I don't know how in the world people make shapes and such with yarn! That is just incredible! emoticon emoticon

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2WHEELEDSHARON 5/17/2012 11:26PM

    Wow that sounds very interesting. People are so creative!
I didn't know you were allergic to cats. I'm glad you can still be with them.

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CHEROKEE1946 5/17/2012 11:15PM

    Learned something today, Thanks

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Babies and Yarn

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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SHERREMAC 5/17/2012 6:39PM

    We volunteer at a cat shelter too! We love playing in the play room! emoticon

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SNUGLBUNIE 5/17/2012 4:09PM

    Have a wonderful evening and you'll have to let me know what you learned about "trendy yarns" :)

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2WHEELEDSHARON 5/17/2012 1:40PM

    Lol "LYS"! I hope we get to see some photos of your trendy projects.
I love the stories about the kitties, thanks for sharing.

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LIVINGFREE19 5/17/2012 12:41PM

    I would totally love that job of working in a shelter, but I have allergies, and all of those animals around would make my sinuses go crazy!
We have 2 cats, so I suffer a little, but they are so worth it!

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    You seem like such a loving person! So glad those kitties had YOU! emoticon emoticon

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