Saturday, July 31, 2010
We are finishing up our last Pacific Southwest Regional Baseball Tournament this week-end, so I won't be quite as busy. I did manage to read a few blogs to see how productive everyone has been. I am very proud of all of you! Stash Manicure is having her end of July giveaway, check it our, www.stashmanicure.blogpot.com. Kim is sharing her adorable completed embroidery, a vintage redwork Christmas pattern, which is available at BP&HH. www.kimsbigquilitingadventure.blogspot.com I have one also, of a little girl in the rain, which I hope to start soon. She has also completed her apron from her apron class that Gran's daughter in heart taught at BP, and I hear she will be publishing the pattern soon, and that also will be available at BP. Jenny Reynolds has posted her 2nd block in Daisy-Do, www.elefantz.blogspot.com. I am sure there are more out there, but this is all I got to this morning. We have four games today, and the championship game tomorrow, plus I am playing at BP&HH today, just 12-4, but that should be enough time for me to get into trouble! I hope everyone has a wonderful week-end! Hugs!!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Yesterday was a very good day for me! I had to stop at Target for a few things, TP, laundry detergent, tissues, The Zac Brown Band CD-( I REALLY needed it!!), and school supplies were out and on sale. I signed up for Gran's class at BP&HH, Grown Women Coloring, in August, and I needed a box of crayons, the 64 count, so I picked up my box since they were on sale. The first thing I did, was open them up to smell them! I know, I must be weird, but I love the smell of a new box of crayons, ever since I was a little girl. It reminds me of Fall, Apple Hill, cooler nights, and the leaves changing! It has been hot here in the Sacramento Valley, so I really needed that thought! I am sure people were looking at me strangely, but I am also sure there were a few smiles. I know lots of people who do the same thing! I have 2 1/2-3 months for things to cool down here, so I will keep smelling my box every day! I can't wait to take Gran's class. Check it out at www.bearpawsandhollyhocks.com. Have an awesome day!
Monday, July 19, 2010
Tonight was Knot-y Ladies at BP&HH, and as usual, A LOT of catching up with everyone and such. Poor Gran was running a little late, one of her sons was flying in from BYU for a visit, and had plane trouble and had to stop in Las Vegas. (That's the story she is sticking too!! :-) ) We had some new ladies joining our group tonight, and they fit in just perfectly with us. We started explaining certain things that has happened over the last year in class, and had to explain it to the newbies, like last Christmas, when Colleen wrapped up her Christmas ornament for the exchange and forgot to put the ornament in the box she wrapped, and how red she was with embarrassment, and how we will never let her forget about it! (Love ya BFF!!!!) Or how Gran has a paddle like the nuns in parochial school, (or as Gran says, in the old country!) and uses it on us if we don't complete our assignments, like Gran gives us assignments! Or how Gran makes us exercise in class, embroidery yoga, we break such a sweat with that one! However, I do feel for Gran, because she has great class plans, but our class just does not give her a chance to share them with us. I am sorry, Gran, for not allowing you to conduct the class tonight the way you wanted. I do want to learn what you can teach us, so I promise, next class, I will bring duct tape. What color of duct tape would look good on Kim??!! Tootles!!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I finally made it home, and it feels good. Now, to tackle the laundry! How can 1 person have so much dirty laundry! Napa was WONDERFUL!!!! I actually started looking and reading the real estate papers, if I could afford it, I would move! Life is so much laid back and easy going, but the people there DO work hard and they PLAY hard! I was named the Princess after the 1st day at the tournament, don't know why, but I was so spoiled by the guys over there. A great group, and they did a fantastic job. I go back Sunday for the championship game, and my son is umpiring that game, so it should be a blast. Afterwards, we are off to dinner somewhere, not sure yet, but I am told I will really enjoy it. I worked today, yuck, it was so hard coming back to this hot weather! I was blessed with high 70's and a constant breeze over in Napa. I get to play at BP&HH on Saturday, it seems like years since I have been there or seen/talked to anyone from there! On the bad news side, not much stitching was done by me, I was constantly going between the 3 ball fields making sure things were going smoothly and handling rowdy parents, but mostly grandparents! I have missed all of my friends locally and in blog world, I hope each and everyone of you are doing well. Take care and stay cool! Hugs!
Sunday, July 4, 2010
I want to wish each and everyone one of you a wonderful and safe Independence Day! I hope you are enjoying good friends and family, good food and good times!! As for me, hubby and I are in the start of Baseball Tournament Season. It started July 3rd and normally runs for 2 weeks, however this year we were awarded the 9 year old and 10 year old Pacific Southwest Regional, so we will not be done until July 31st! It is a lot of time and work, but we sure enjoy it, we have been doing this for 17 years! We have made a lot of wonderful friends along the way and enjoy watching the kids play. There is nothing like the smile of their face after a base hit or fly ball catch, or scoring a run! My favorite is the player who is just your basic player but tries so-o-o hard, and when they get that hit, you cannot wipe the smile off of their face for a week! Of course there are tears when they lose, however, they forget about the loss the next day, and start all over again! I am doing a little stitchery at the games, so that is very good for my soul! I also want to wish all of my Canadian friends a Happy Canada Day! I am very grateful for my family and friends and most importantly, my freedom and Independence!