Tuesday, March 22, 2011

It's Like Riding a Bike....Right???

1997.....that was the last time that I set foot on a pitcher's mound. Until this past weekend....and man, I have sore muscles where I did not even know there WERE muscles!! But, it was all worth it to be able to spend a few hours playing a game I grew up with with guys that I have played with and against since we all were little kids. Not sure if everyone knows, but Heath Dowsey, from Fairhope, was involved in a boat accident about a month ago. In this accident, he lost both his father and his uncle. His uncle's girlfriend and the boat captain was drowned - Heath was the lone survivor. So, as a way to show the Dowsey family some love, some old teammates put together a "tribute" game to honor Big R, Randy Dowsey. There were guys from Daphne, Fairhope, Robertsdale, and guys I played with at FSCC there; in all, close to 40 guys showed up to play. It was awesome to see all these guys, some I had not seen in 14-15 years!! But it seemed like the conversations picked up where they were left off all those years ago!!

Heath's mom, Donna, set the line-ups, and it was gametime!! Now, how us old pitchers got roped into pitching 2 innings each, I have no clue. But, it was like riding a bike!!! And now I feel like I fell OFF a bike!! After 9 innings, the "team" I pitched with ending up scoring more runs than the other team. I am not going to say "won," because everyone won on this day. And with Will Hughes cooking up some awesome BBQ, everyone left with full bellies! It was a great day, and I think it will happen again in the future.

Other highlights of the weekend included the Arts & Crafts Festival. April spent the day with my mom and Aunts Martha and Reenie. It was a beautiful day for the festival! Mackenzie and I hung out and did some geocaching along the bayshore! Then we took a walk to the end of Fairhope Municipal Pier! It was just a fantastic weekend, full of friends and family!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Another weekend in the books.  Saturday we spend a lazy day around the house.  I got in some sewing this weekend.  Finished a mug rug for my MIL, and I really hope she likes it.  We will be putting that in the mail to her this week.  Also so happy to be done with my Boutique quilt top.  Now just to get it across the street to my neighbors and pin it on her long arm!!  We got in a Geocaching Meet and Greet in Phenix City.  Always nice to put a face to some of the names you see signing the logs! 

 Mug Rug - work in progress & finished product

And Sunday we spent most of the day away from the house.  We left bright and early to go to Atlanta to visit IKEA with our neighbor.  She was able to get a new table for the sewing room.  And we spent some time as a family just wandering around at all IKEA has to offer!  Then back home for a den meeting.  And afterwards, Reba fed us dinner and in turn we put her new furniture together!!  All in all we had a good weekend!  Now on to our very busy week this week with baseball practice, gymnastics, mid term exam, and the list goes on........

She needed a nap from all the walking around!!