Wednesday, May 25, 2011
- fast pitch glove size 13 (wasn't able to get the brown one with pink accents, or the black with pink, or the black with lime green, but she says it is the most comfortable one of the 4, so ok)
- cleats (addidas black with stylish pink accents - oh yeahhhh - scored already!!!!)
- visor (in school colors even!)
- new hair elastics (for that perfect, perky ponytail)
- eye blacking stick (to keep that pesky sun from blinding a girl while she is trying to catch pop flies)
When we got home, she tried on all her gear (right down to the eye blacking stuff) and when she looked in the mirror, she started jumping up and down squealing! "This is so cute!"
I haven't broken the news to her that her make-up might melt out there. Or that there might be gnats. No way I'm popping her bubble! She hasn't been this excited since she was three and the Teletubbies were coming on tv.
Just to make sure she had her figures right, after graduation at the reception I asked his teacher if it was a mistake. She laughed and assured me it was true,
No matter how you add it up, King and I are quite proud of his accomplishments. I just hope I didn't disturb too many people in the church when I clambered around to pick my jaw up off the floor.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
I haven't checked the blueberry bushes, but the strawberry plant is at least growing. It isn't really producing. Wonder if it, like the blueberry, needs to have more than one to really produce well?
I cut back the broccoli because it had gotten leggy and I have heard it is a winter veggie anyway. But I think I will keep it around in spite of that fact because the little bit of it I tasted was wonderful.
I know you prolly want pics don't you? Oh simmer down... I'll get to it. I promise. It's just that this is the busiest month of them all-
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
For instance, there are friends who you just. make. you. laugh. They point out the silliness of life.
There are other friends who help you learn to take things with a grain of salt. They roll with the punches.
There are friends who bring out your creative side.
Friends who share your same idiosyncrasies.
There are friends who are always there to lend a helping hand.
There are friends who always need a helping hand... only you don't mind so much and it never feels as though they are taking advantage of you.
Then there are just some people who are just. plain. easy to be around. You can sit for hours on the front porch rockers and talk about whatever. I am lucky to have a couple of friends like this. They have a calming effect. Sort of like blood pressure lowering meds.
Thank God for great friends!
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
I could cite examples.
Lately, though, there is this thing they do in the morning. She gets dressed while he is downstairs maintaining order with all the lunchbox packing/cereal & milk pouring. When she is ready, she walks to the top of the staircase and says, "Daddyyyyy! I'm readyyyy! I'm standing at the stationnnnn!"
Then he comes upstairs and picks her up and carries her downstairs.
He does occasionally protest. On the other hand, he started the habit.
But what I think is sweet is that in a very few short years this little routine will have passed by the wayside, but what it leaves behind in each of them will be a great memory that they will probably laugh about on her wedding day.
Thank you for keeping our brave men and women in the Middle East fighting terrorism so that we may live free, and for keeping Guantanamo Bay open, despite your wanting to close up shop there. I hear from the news reports that Bin Laden has been taken down and is no longer a threat. In fact, I hear that he is fish food at this point (burial at sea). Congratulations!
I do not like many of your decisions, nor do I agree with the way you see the future of America, but I sure am thankful for this successful mission and I applaud your decision-making in this matter.