Sunday, May 10, 2009

This Mother's Day

So last week, Roy asked what I wanted to do for Mother's Day. Last year we went to the zoo and had a picnic. It was wonderful. But from the looks of things, the weather this year was bound and determined not to cooperate for a Saturday outing. "Help me clean the house on Saturday" was my response, "So I don't have to do it on Sunday."

Roy was good on his word and yesterday we finished cleaning the house (minus a few incidentals) and put fresh, clean sheets on the bed just in time to fall into them. We even started a movie (Charlie Wilson's War) at 10:00 and I didn't even fall asleep!! Living dangerously here, people!

Today was wonderful. I got up at 8:30 (!!!) and a tray of fruit, coffee, yogurt and juice was brought to me as I watched CBS Sunday Morning. Then I met Mallory and Aiden at Mayfest for a little mom's day outing. The weather was beautiful and Mayfest was wonderfully kind to mothers and kids alike.
From am's picasa

From am's picasa

From am's picasa

We went to a fondue restaurant for dinner. It was fun and yummy, but really expensive to make your own food. Dessert was easily the best part. We were there for over 3 hours and while the kids enjoyed it at first, they got a little wild by the end.
From am's picasa

From am's picasa

A couple of months ago I made the decision to leave my comfort zone and join the Library's slow pitch softball team. It may sound silly, but this was a major departure for me. My only sports memories are of being dropped off 4 miles out of town (track), sitting on the bench and being put in the game only when we were 20 points behind with no hope of winning (basketball), and being the only girl, whiny and pathetic, in church league fast pitch (softball).

It's ended up being one of the most fun things I have done in a long time. The team is made up of some of my favorite Library folks and they're all super laid back - but they REALLY want to win. So far we're undefeated and today we beat Fox 56 News 22-2. I play left field and have made 3 plays in the season's 4 games. The first two plays, I fell down. But tonight? Tonight I picked up the ball and threw it to the shortstop without slipping on the grass. Happy Mother's Day to me.
From am's picasa


Anne and Leigh said...

I think it is great that you are playing softball! Good for you!!


Anonymous said...

Wow, AM, so many things jumped out at me with good-for-you envy: watching a whole movie without falling asleep, a clean house with clean sheets, eating a late breakfast while watching CBS Sunday Morning (my favorite!), and fondue! That is a five star day in my book.

Rae said...

I love that my image of you is now hair pulled back, baseball cap, sliding into 2nd base!! Awesome! Happy mother's day, darling!