July 3, 2015


Last night, C-man had his last appearance as an A at the league's All-Star game. He proudly played short, second, and caught. It's a complete exhibition game, and meaningless, but he had a fantastic time in the dugout with his good friends. It didn't hurt that his side won, either.

I asked him how it felt to be done as an A, and he just shrugged. "I'm moving on, Mom. 38 days until football." At least he has his priorities...

July 1, 2015


I haven't been feeling well at all this week. Sore throat, headache, and just overall super tired. If I didn't already have mono in my life, I'd blame it, I've been so tired. Which is why it's spectacular that I have tomorrow and Friday off for the long weekend. I can't wait to do some sleeping and planting and more sleeping. Ahhh...

June 30, 2015

Extra time

Today is LEAP SECOND day. Don't ever say I didn't give you anything.

June 29, 2015

And now it's Summer

With baseball officially over, and the Fourth of July around the corner, I feel like our Summer can officially begin. While I don't want it to now get all over-scheduled, I also don't want to waste it. So here's my remainder of Summer bucket list:

  • Spend an entire day at the beach
  • Take C-man fishing
  • Geocache
  • Go see some Chinooks games
  • Eat some more s'mores in the back yard
  • Take some non-baseball photos (I've taken enough!)
  • Organize my house
  • Enjoy it

June 28, 2015

Extra innings

Over here in the land of tournament baseball, the A's played their last game of the season. They were up against the undefeated number 1 seeded team, and stayed alive into extra innings. It was another day of almost every team in the league standing around in disbelief, watching this little Cinderella team do something nobody thought they could. (And rooting heartily for them, because it would mean big things for the other top teams!)

C-man was unusually cold at the plate, which kind of sucked. But since he was pitched out (much to my happiness), he caught for all 7 innings in the heat. Hardly a ball passed by him, which was one of the big reasons the game stayed as surprisingly close as it did.

This team was by no means as talented as others he's been on. And having Beerman as head coach about killed me. (We're never doing that again!) But it was really great to see C-man have the opportunity to stand up as a leader on this team. He got to (deservedly) be the #4 hitter all season, and play the key positions on the field. Another season of character building. But the tears were smiles and giggles by the time they'd left the fields. Ahhh, to be 10 again.

And now, it's time to tend the gardens and enjoy the beer gardens and hang out with friends in the back yard. You know, until football season starts...

June 27, 2015

This week in baseball

It's tournament week over here in baseball land. The A's pulled out a dramatic one today. And by dramatic, this thing had everything - ahead, behind, controversial calls, a coach thrown out of the game (not ours), tears, cheers, a pickle (my fricking kid - he ended up being safe, thank goodness), and finally, a win on a passed ball steal home. C-man hit well, pitched decent enough, and helped his team make it happen.

And now, it's time to enjoy s'mores and a fire. Because tomorrow, they play the best team in the league. At least C-man is pitched out, so he will only catch or play short tomorrow. Man, that pitching takes a lot out of me...