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Northern Indiana, United States
I am, among many other things, wife to Gil Jr., mom to Samuel-9 and Evelyn-6. Homeschooler. Also an avid reader, music enthusiast, and wanna be green thumb.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Baseball Season: Take 2

Here we are two weeks into baseball season and we have played one, yes count 'em, one game and had three or so practices.  This is not a good thing.  Somehow every year the season is supposed to start in late April and carry over into mid June.  I don't think Mother Nature got the memo.  We struggle to get ourselves ready by selecting our players, calling the parent's to touch base, getting practices together, handing out uniforms, and buying numerous necessities.  Hopefully all this leads us to start the season relaxed and prepared to have fun, this is NEVER the case.  After we have cancelled numerous practices, and rescheduled the first half of our season, we usually just end up wishing it was all over and done with.  Seems to kind of defeat the whole purpose of playing sports for fun you would guess, and you would be right!  I love to watch my son play ball, and when the conditions are right, it is pretty fun.  Most of the time, until about half way through May, we end up sitting with umbrellas in hand, waiting for the coaches to decide whether to give the game a shot, or to pack it up and head home.  Today started out a bit shaky, but the weather seems to be improving as I write this.  Miracle of miracles, the sun is actually shining right now.  We may finally get to play a game tonight- all the way to the end.  This brings about my other problem.  I thought it was going to rain, so I didn't get the team snack.  Now I will be going out with both kids after school to pick up something for 11 boys and girls to share after their (hopefully) first VICTORY.....Play Ball!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Take It Easy on Me, I'm New To This

How to begin?  Well, I am new to all this blogging business.  I signed up for Twitter in 2009, then proceeded to avoid it until, on a whim, I picked it up to keep in touch with a great friend from afar @mommyto3blessings.  It was intimidating at first, and at times, still is.  Everyone seems so educated, so beautiful, so talented, and so well....unlike me.  Don't get me wrong, I'm no simpleton, I just feel a bit naive compared to the rest of you ladies.  This being my first foray into this confusing world of the blogger, it took me almost 2 hours to use the simple template format to build this "generic" blog.  Simple, I beg to differ!  So many choices, so many gadgets and doodads.  A girl can't decipher it all.  Having said all this, I am so EXCITED to get started!  I have always loved writing, and I use that term loosely, so this seems a natural fit for me.  I enjoy the anonymity, the one in a million-ness;) of it mostly because it helps it not seem SO daunting.  However, technology, namely computers and I, haven't always been the best of friends.  We will see how this goes.  I don't know how all the moms/dads, full-time working, part-time working, etc, people have the time to write as much as you do.  I pray that I can keep up.  From here on out, I wish to vent, ramble, scream, cry, live my life day to day, and share each and every morsel of it with you all, whom I have come to think of as friends.  So here goes......