The first day

The first day was officially a bust, really. I got the William off to school – he finishes today, Thursday, 6/9 and I got outside before it got too hot to finish some yard work. Beth came out soon after Olivia went off to school and we worked together in the yard. I did not come in until just after noon. I have to say we got quite a bit done and where we worked, it looks great. But, there is more to do.

I came inside with grand plans to wash up and start working inside, but I lay down on the couch to read and took a power nap. I can add to my accomplishments that I did indeed finish Ark Angel by Anthony Horowitz. I started another book, but put it down and fell asleep at 9:30. That, sadly, ends my list of accomplishments for Day 1.

Olivia had a softball game and all of us watched. The coach needed help and I volunteered to help and ended up pitching. My pitching was substandard and the opposing coach asked about a seven pitch limit, I think it was a questionable call, but when grownups (some) get involved in their child’s sports it becomes more about the coach than the kid. Olivia’s coaches have been great – she has had the same coaches the past two years and I have been impressed with their encouragement and support of the kids. As a result, the kids play very well together and often get three outs before the inning ends as a result of the five-run rule. Anyway, the team we were playing had a reputation as being one of the better teams; it wasn’t so last night as the Dolphins, her team’s name, played well and ended three of the six innings with three outs! Just desserts! It was a good night and we celebrated with a trip to the DQ and dip cone for Olivia, Beth, and Blizzards for William and me.

Right now, it is thundering as storms blow through the area, they started in the middle of the night and brought us over an inch of rain. It means an end to the blistering heat and I won’t get to work in the yard outside. Darn! I do have other things I can work on and I’ll be busy. Tomorrow we head to Versailles, Beth’s hometown, for Poultry Days, a nephew’s graduation celebration, and a visit with the grandma and grandpa. It will be a good time and I am looking forward to it. Until then, today is gonna be a great day, so I had better jump up, jump in, and seize the day. Making the Days Count, one day at a time.

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