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Baseball (tournament) Father's Day weekend

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Don't catch a baseball with your jaw. I've posted a picture taken yesterday, after having caught the ball Monday evening. The bruises go down to my collar bone. emoticon

This weekend, DH and I watched our 12 yr old grandson's traveling tournament team beat four other teams. They're seeded #1 out of the 9 teams in the tournament. Due to scheduling conflicts, we aren't there right now watching the championship game. emoticon But our DD will let us know how the game turns out. We had a blast.

I'll be with my sisters this next week, so won't find out the results of my back MRI until I return. It may be a pinched nerve causing leg problems. We'll see.

God's blessings on you.

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CONTENTCHRIS 6/18/2012 2:26PM

    Hope your leg feels better and the mri is not bad. Josh for Lil Homer again! Go Josh!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 6/17/2012 9:54PM

    Yay for Josh! How exciting!
Have the most wonderful, carefree time with your sisters! emoticon emoticon

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Baseball and testing

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Still having internet access problems.....

"Equipment disputes are not protestale" Booooo!

Monday evening was the championship game for the 12 yr olds. Josh’s team was the visitors, so they batted first. In fact, Josh batted first, and hit a home run! Yea! True to ritual/habit, the ball was given to Josh, but his Dad (one of the coaches) gave it to me to hold during the game because at the bottom of the first inning, the Dodgers (Josh’s team) took the field and started throwing balls to warm up. I caught one of them with my jaw and collar bone. Nothing broken, no loosened teeth, but plenty of pain. My DH got ‘ice’ packs from the concession stand, and I held them to my jaw throughout the 6 innings of the game. : )

My face hurts, and is swollen a bit, but I’m dealing with it with Vicodin and ice packs. After I was hit, the boy who missed catching the ball stood on the field side of the fence and looked upset, so I managed to tell him I was ok. I didn’t want him to feel bad. I should have been looking.

It was an exciting game, which the Dodgers won! Whoopee!! The best vindication for the way the game went last Saturday. Made my jaw feel better, too. Haha

After the game, I gave the home run ball to Josh saying, “I missed the home run you hit the other day, but I saw this one.” He replied, “That’s why I hit this one for you.” What a grandson!

Am going to the ortho dr today to get results of last week's MRI of leg. Hoping for a miracle. I truly am being tested, with God's 'ok' - and am trying to be found faithful in His sight. Did I mention that I recently lost a car key that cost a small fortune to replace? And discovered this morning that instead of giving me a 90 days supply of meds, my pharmacy only gave me 30 but charged for 90? After my dr visit, I'll be dropping by the pharmacy and am hoping I can get the remaining 60 pills. sigh. Did I mention? I'm being tested. But praise the Lord, His strength is made evident in my weakness. God is in control, and I'd rather be where I am (in His will) than anywhere else.

I'll participate on SP later today if I can again get interet access.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 6/14/2012 11:45AM

    Congrats to Josh, what a sweetheart!
I'm so sorry you got hit with the ball and you're having the other challenges too, Nancy. I hope and pray you get some relief very soon. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CONTENTCHRIS 6/13/2012 12:08PM

    So happy your GS team won ! Good for you all!

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    I sure hope the pharmacy gives you the right amount! Yes, those things are frustrating! I'm glad you are focusing on your blessings, too, namely those awesome grandkids! emoticon

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Little League game on 6/9/12

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Ok, this morning's championship little league game is over and I'm still steaming. First, some background:

The 12 yr olds play 6 innings. There were only 4 teams in that age group, so they played each other a lot during the season. The play-offs were double elimination - you had to lose twice to be out. Josh's team had won their play-off games prior to today.

Josh's team (the Dodgers) was the home team, and today they played the Pirates, who had lost an earlier game.

In the bottom of the 5th inning, one of the Pirates' coaches claimed one of our bats was illegal. There were two outs and we had a man on base. The ump declared our batter out which took us to the 6th inning. He did not give our coaches a chance to prove that the bat (which had been used all season, even against the Pirates) was legal; but that didn't stop our coach from looking online at the rules. He stopped the game and showed the ump and the other coach that the bat IS legal. The ump said the game was going to continue. We WILL file a protest.

Yes, the Pirates won today. But when push comes to shove, that's the only game the Dodgers lost, so there should have to be another game.

Grandma is angry at the other coach. I shouldn't say more.

On a brighter note, the weather was beautiful - almost hot at that early hour (game started at 9:00 a.m.)

Time for me to move on to something more pleasant. emoticon

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    I completely agree with you. There needs to be another game. That was totally ridiculous! emoticon

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FROSTY99 6/9/2012 9:24PM

    Ah, the drama of little league. I don't know why parents have to spoil the game for kids. There is no fun in it anymore-anything to win. Sorry about this for your grandson.

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CONTENTCHRIS 6/9/2012 5:51PM

    I am sorry the ref sided with the other team on the bat. I hope your able to out do them next game and win it all in the end ! emoticon

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2WHEELEDSHARON 6/9/2012 11:35AM

    That downright sucks, Nancy. I hope the protest proves the point.
I hope your something more pleasant comes through for you too!

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Little League update - 6/8/12

Friday, June 08, 2012

Just a quick note: tomorrow's little league game is supposed to be for the Championship. It's a double-elimination play--off, meaning that when a team loses twice, they're out. I think Josh's (undefeated in the play-offs) team will play a team they did beat during the season, and I think that team has lost one game in the play-offs. Sounds good for Josh's team becoming the Champs. : )

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2WHEELEDSHARON 6/9/2012 10:17AM

    Have so much fun cheering him on!

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SNUGLBUNIE 6/8/2012 11:44PM

    Sure hope that Josh is the Champ :)

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Baseball, leg, and other stuff

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Just a quick, bragging note. Sunday evening Josh's little league team played a make-up game, and (because we were two minutes late) I missed his homerun! He got the ball to take home.

They played again last night (the first of the play-offs) and won. They'll be playing again tomorrow night, and the winner of that game will proceed to a game either on Friday or Saturday.

Now that school is out for the year, the boys can concentrate even more on their games. I have my fingers and toes crossed for Josh's team of 12 yr olds.

Ok, enough baseball talk. On to another (boring to you) subject. I've been in serious leg pain for six months now. First it was a torn meniscus, then this and that, and today I had another MRI so the dr can see just what's going on in there. I'm tired of the non-stop pain (approximately a 4 on a 1 - 10 scale), and while I'm struggling to rely on the Lord and praise Him for what He's allowing, I confess to having trouble sometimes, and even shed a few tears....that makes me human. emoticon

Whatever the MRI shows, I already have reservations (air and motel) to spend time with a couple of my sisters in another couple of weeks. I imagine that will be painful, but I'll get through that. But thank you for your prayers.

I'm still busy knitting and crocheting for the fall craft fair. Keeps me off the streets, I like to say. Haha. I also got a lot more of my book read today. I'm trying to finish it before I go on my trip. Really informational book about Crazy Horse and Custer (by Ambrose) - gives me a whole different perspective on Custer, the Plains Indians, and the times.

Y'all have a great Thursday.

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POETLKNG2LOSE 6/8/2012 10:25PM

    Way to go for Josh and hope you get some relief soon. Keep on reading you will get done. I know all about pain and discomfort from my back. I will be praying for you.

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CONTENTCHRIS 6/8/2012 8:10AM

    Yes GO Josh!

Sorry you missed the homer .

I drink black cherry juice(buy concentrate online) for joint pain

and muscle pain, it helps some. A week before you go to your

sister if you cut out cholesterol forming foods and try to maintain

that diet for the duration it should help with the pain as well

(cut back or remove milk,eggs,dairy, and meat products)..

Just some ideas that may help. emoticon

I also understand the pain and how it makes us easy to ,"snap"..

Hope your day goes better.


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FLEMIDG 6/7/2012 12:55AM

    Congratulations on your son getting that home run. Sorry to hear about your pain. I hope you can find out what is causing it so that something can be done to alleviate it. Keep us posted. Praying for you.


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SLENDERELLA61 6/6/2012 11:30PM

    Congrats to Josh! So good of you to encourage healthy activity. Wishing you quick and total healing with whatever medical care you need. Take care.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 6/6/2012 10:06PM

    How exciting for Josh! You absolutely get bragging rights!
I'm so sorry about your constant pain. I sure hope that MRI helps figure something out. Glad to hear you're staying off the streets, lol.
Excellent job on your ST! I've already gotten in 2 days this week and I bet I get another in before or on Saturday. Thanks for the mojo!
Do you get to see the kitties tomorrow? Have so much fun!

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SNUGLBUNIE 6/6/2012 8:10PM

    Can't wait to get news about your MRI and I hope that pain subsides soon. I will say extra prayers for you :)

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