Wordless Wednesday – Simply Baseball

Old School Baseball

Wrigley Field

Wordless Wednesday: Never Gets Old

Old Glory

Thankful Thursday: 3 gifts Opened Up

3 Gifts Opened Up

1. I’m thankful for these beautiful flowers that grow in my back yard.  When they are all opened up…the smell that is released into the air can be somewhat intoxicating! It’s a pure delight.

 

2. I’m thankful that my daughter has introduced the wonderful world of books and the library to my grandson.  No matter your age, when a book is opened up, a whole new world is waiting for you.  This little guy loves to go on adventures, and I know he will have a lifetime full of them, especially if he keeps this up.

 

3.  Today is the home opener for the Padres! I am very thankful for this day and I’m looking forward to the game and to when this bag of peanuts gets opened up at the ballgame!

Go Padres!

 

So many things to be thankful for…these are just a few of my favorites today. How about you? What things have “opened up” for you that you can be thankful for?

Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.
~ Eileen Caddy

From the beginning…

The Expert in anything was once a beginner

 

Wordless Wednesday: Soon!

A at the baseball game

Calmer days ahead

Once again, it’s that time of the year.  The time of year when football is finally over…at least for me anyway.

Whew! That was quite a season. Football and I, it seems as though we have a “love – hate” relationship.

Well, I’m not sure there’s a whole lot of love involved, but at times I do enjoy it. Most of the time, it just drives me crazy.  It stresses me out, and frustrates me, but for some silly reason, I keep coming back for more!

But now, it’s that glorious time of the year between football and baseball. The time for something a little less stressful, a little more relaxing.

It’s time for golf. That’s right, golf!

Everything that football is, golf is not.

Football is “GET LOUD“…golf is “Shhh…Quiet please”

Football is fast and furious…golf takes on a steady, methodical pace.

Football is rough and rowdy…golf is polite, often referred to as the “gentleman’s sport” (ladies too).

Football requires eyes on the game at all times…golf allows my eyes to close, my body to relax and drift off to a nice afternoon nap.

Yes, it is definitely time for something a little less stressful.

Something calming, something quiet.

It’s time for an afternoon nap, and some golf!

Counting the days

Yes!!

Spring training is right around the corner, and the count down is on!
baseball

P.S. It’s 74 days now! 🙂

Last game for me

Well, this is it. The last baseball game that I will be attending this season.  The 2013 season for the San Diego Padres will officially be over on Sept. 29th.

It was an interesting season.

baseball tickets

It didn’t turn out quite as I had hoped, you know, like winning the division and going on to the World Series.

But there were some good things about the season, it wasn’t all bad. In fact, for a few weeks, it seemed as though my team was going to make a run for it, and climb all the way up out of the basement, and in to first place.  (As it stands right now, we are officially out of the basement, hovering at 3rd place.)

Nope. It wasn’t meant to be. Not this year. I guess this just means that they’ve left room for improvement for next year, right?!

That’s ok, I’m still a fan.

I’ll be back next year, and once again it will be with high hopes, just like I had this year.

Official ML baseball

Go Padres! 

Thankful Thursday: 3 gifts in summer

3 gifts in summer…These are just some of the things that I am thankful for in the summer.

1. I’m thankful for time at the beach just hanging out with my best friend.

La Jolla CA

2. I’m thankful for all the great parks in the city to hang out in with our grandkids.

a park

3. Summer and baseball…they just go together, and for that, I am very thankful!

Petco Park, Opening Day

These are just a few of the many things that I am so very thankful for today.

What are you thankful for?

Will you join me in looking for these gifts and sharing them with others?

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”
― William Arthur Ward

My big brother

He’s my big brother, and my only one!

He came to visit me from Arizona – stayed for a few days, and is on his way home today.

My big bro

We enjoyed some good food, and watched a few good baseball games together.  My team actually won 2 games in a row!

Relaxed a lot, shared memories of the “good old days“, and made a few new ones together.

I will have to admit, being his little sister as an adult, is so much better than being his little sister as a kid!

Nothing bad, just the typical annoying little sister thing.  Hopefully, I don’t annoy him as much anymore – and if I do, well, he doesn’t let me know!

He’s a good big brother, and I’m glad he’s mine!