Saturday, March 23, 2013

Kicking off from center field and tulips

 At 7:30 am, I was doing this:

I was watching him:

At 10:00 am, I bought these as a sort of reward and incentive to get through the rest of the day:

At noon, I was doing this:

(disclosure: the photo is taken from another game earlier in the season, but you get the gist)

Some of you might remember when I described my Italian grandmother, in her very old age, walking around the house in her black dress muttering Pray that I die, Pray that I die. Well, I'm going to confess that the prospect of another basketball game contingent upon that one, provoked a similar response in me. Pray that they lose. Pray that they lose. If anyone is reading this who happens to be on our team, please forgive me. My prayer was answered, and they lost. Basketball season is officially over.

At 2:20 pm, I was watching him:

Henry broke a long batting slump, so bad that he had been plunged into the depths of despondency and failure just two days ago. He hit a DOUBLE and a TRIPLE. I screamed myself hoarse.

At 4:00 pm I'm watching this:

I just remarked on Facebook that the trouble with Facebook is that superlatives have become cliche, and there's just no way to properly describe Van Morrison in this video without using one.


  1. Oh, god Elizabeth. I am laid up after surgery and there is no way I would trade places with you. I hate sports and watching them is a sort of hell. I am convinced that if I die and go to hell it will consist of having to do my taxes and watching sports forever.
    Make sure you have a large glass of wine tonight. You deserve it.

  2. I swear to you- I can relate to the MOLECULE of every bit of this post.
    Bless you and your heart. I'm glad you got those tulips. I am glad that Van is singing for you and for all of us.

  3. I was one of those bad moms who dropped her daughter off for games and came back later to pick her up. Bad mommy, bad mommy.

    You, on the other hand, are an exceedingly good mommy. :-)

  4. Wow, you get some kind of endurance award, for sure.

    I have NEVER heard that Van Morrison song. In fact, I'm not sure I've ever seen video of him singing. Great stuff!

  5. i love you, eee. you make me laugh.

  6. I can completely understand the praying for your child's team to lose. Been there a time or two on a soggy lacrosse field freezing my arse off. (Sorry, Lola).

    I did, however, revel in the shots of tulips and sunshine and am glad you rewarded yourself with Van Morrison. I hope those boys worship you appropriately.

  7. You're such a good mom.

    I've always said that a good Van Morrison song (and they're all good) is like going to church.

    Thanks for a little church in my day.


  8. Yay for losing basketball (I totally get it) and yay for Henry beating the slump. That part made me smile.

  9. What a marathon! I was so relieved when Ayla told me she didn't want to do soccer anymore.

    I'm glad there are tulips.



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