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Baseball and NFR (non-fitness related) surprise

Monday, August 02, 2010

Last Wednesday, DH and I went to San Diego for the USTSA Baseball World Series. My nephew plays for the Rawling Rebels in the 13U age group. My sister’s family came down from Washington state for the tournament. By Saturday, we were wondering if he was ever going to get to play. We didn’t know whether they would play Sunday or not, but they did because they won enough of their games, and knocked out the fifth-seeded Arizona team. Tension was high on Friday and Saturday. Parents were fighting with the umps, coaches were getting thrown out of the park, and my sister was practically in tears because it broke her heart to see her son warming up the bench. But the Rebels were playing with heart and soul. Finally, coach put my nephew in to start the championship game. He is a pitcher. At one point, the bases were loaded and my sister was nervous. The team huddled around the pitcher and gave him a pep talk. Then it was 1-2-3 strikes in a row and the inning was over. Whew!!! He pitched the whole game...they won 8-1, and he was the HERO. It had a very happy ending.

All of the kids got rings…we didn’t know they would get rings…and won the silver. It was a great week of baseball. I loved getting to know the kids and the parents (from the outside). We had a great time!!! We even got to go to The Padres games Friday night.

This morning, I walked outside and out of the corner of my eye I could see something moving…I looked and came eye-to-eye with the mother…CAT…and three adorable, playful kittens. I love cats and who doesn’t think kittens are the cutest thing ever??????? My DH is highly allergic. And they were on "his" side of the yard...LOL. I knew we had some feral cats out here…I’ve seen one black-and-white one…but what is it about our yard? Mothers choose our yard to have their young. Rabbits, birds, lizards…LOL. My oldest sister called our yard a bird aviary. My DH called it a bird sanctuary. I just call it Wild Kingdom…LOL.

I grabbed my camera and turned it on…batteries needed changing…I tried four other sets of batteries…all dead. GRRRR. They had all been charged up before we left and I never used my camera on our trip. My brother-in-law is a professional photographer...so why bother?

The mother cat disappeared; I don’t know where she went. The kittens were playing fiercely. They finally noticed me and then they hid behind the BBQ. I told my DH what I had found and that we shouldn’t have a mouse problem at all…LOL. He wasn’t too happy. My first instinct was to go buy some cat food…oh, I would be in so much trouble for even THINKING such a thing.

Fitness-wise, well, we did a lot of walking…and a lot of sitting…and we split meals, but I did eat french fries…I don’t ever choose them, but I ate them because they were in front of me. I will not weigh myself until I’ve had a few good workouts…LOL. Good thing I am scheduled to teach Zumba Gold today.

Our neighbors have a place in Chula Vista that they rent out, but they keep the studio apartment upstairs for themselves…in order to get out of the heat for 3-4 days every week in the summertime. They were kind enough to let us use it. I could not get Internet there, so I have to start over on my streak of spinning the wheel. Oh, well. Now I will have to play catch-up on Spark.

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  • FLORIDASUN
    Sports are SO exciting! I'm so happy that the game went fantastic and that your little nephew is a STAR! I think animals come to your place because they absorb the good vibes that you and your sweetie throw out...animals are SMART that way...so feel blessed that they trust you enough to enter your domaine. That's a BIG compliment from them to you! And I totally understand why they feel so comfortable around you! emoticon
    3588 days ago
  • ALEXSGIRL1
    glad you all got to see your nephew play and he did well. sounds like a great weekend all around and an extra shot at happiness thrown in
    3590 days ago
  • VISUALLYRICS
    What a wonderful Hero baseball story! Thanks for sharing!!
    ...I always enjoy reading your blogs....
    It's extra special that mother animals feel safe in your yard....Neat!
    3590 days ago
  • MINIUM
    I'm glad you had such a great week-end!
    That cat and kittens sight must have been lovely!
    Congratulations for getting back on track!
    3591 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    I think it's really wonderful the way your family rallied around your nephew for his big games.And it's wonderful that he won that game and they did so well. Congrats to you nephew!!

    My son is horribly allergic to cats too but the 3 of us love them and wish we could have one.

    Every once in a while I cheat and have some fries. Some experts consider them better than having a baked potato. LOL. But I try to seldom have them either.

    I have a friend that lives in Chula Vista.
    3591 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/2/2010 3:07:04 PM
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