Baseball has been a very big part of our lives since February. Practices and regular season games. Practices and post-season playoffs. Tournament team practices. Lots and lots of tournament team practices. Tournaments with multiple games in a single weekend. This year, baseball was more of a family affair and it was great having Copper with us to enjoy it all. Will improved as a player, made some new friends, and we all had a great time.
We played our last tournament game Sunday, suffering a loss that eliminated us from the tournament early. The boys on our team made a spectacular, and probably very rare, TRIPLE play late in the game that was a wonder to behold. It made the agony of defeat a little less crushing. Speaking of agony…..the back hatch of my car caught a high, fly ball launched by a batter on the opposing team. Ouch! Big dent!
Copper asked me Monday afternoon, “What are we going to do now that baseball is over?”. I have lists, baby, I have lists! I’m more than ready to start tackling all of the stuff that got pushed to the back burner all spring and summer. The only question is, where will I start. I’m prioritizing projects, big and small, starting today, and hope to have things hopping right along by tomorrow.
In the meantime, my husband continues to mow, and edge and weed and take care of all sorts of outside projects. Some things have needed his attention for quite some time. Other things, like mowing, are weekly jobs that seem to never end.
The mowing is something Aaron used to do every week, but he has his own full time job now. We’re very proud of him. He’s being silly in this picture and wearing his, “I don’t want to go to work.” face. He works swing shifts so we don’t see a lot of him. I miss him!
Then there’s that really BIG project looming on the horizon. God has really blessed us over the years, and never more so than in giving us the right resources at the right time to make the kitchen remodel happen this fall. Remodeling the kitchen has been something we’ve talked about for years; but because of the way the kitchen was built, it was never going to be a quick, easy or inexpensive job. So, things that were deteriorating, continued to deteriorate. I continued to find ways to cover up the burned holes in the kitchen counters left by the previous owner. We continued to trip over one another in a floor plan that didn’t include nearly enough space between work areas. I prayed that the big fluorescent light fixture, the one that looks like it’s hanging by a thread, would not fall from the ceiling.
I’ll be sharing all of the details with you as things really begin to happen. There’s the wonderful, talented designer that works for the company that will be building my new kitchen. There are the folks at the local, family-owned appliance store who found a way for me to have KitchenAid appliances when I was going to be content with Maytag. Right now, we’re working with a fabulous gal who is making things happen for us financially. Her expertise is allowing us to build our dream kitchen with only a tiny change to our monthly budget. Amazing!
So, what will I do now that baseball season is over? Plenty!