This season certainly had it's ups and down! Several of our games and practices were played in cold, rainy and sleety weather. That was tough-especially for the boys who had to bear thru it with frozen hands and sopping wet cleats. But the worst day was when I got the call...the call that my son took a fly ball to the nose/cheek. NOT ever a call a parent wants to get. It was at practice, the one in which I had just dropped him off at, and had just driven by the field thinking to myself, "Hmm, things look OK so I will just dash to the CVS to get a couple things..." . My son was in the outfield when a fly ball was heading toward him and it just clipped his glove and landed smack into his nose and cheek. I guess he gushed blood for a long time and they had trouble getting it to stop. Once I arrived I found my blood-soaked, face-packed with gauze injured son. I quickly dashed our boy to the Urgent care to get X-rays to see if he had fractured or broken his nose. Praise the Lord, he had not. If that was upsetting enough, the doctor said they were more worried about a concussion. So we had to watch him for several days to be sure he didn't have one. From what my mom radar picked up-I think he did have a slight one. So of course I was freaking out about him getting back on the field when he was cleared to do so but he totally wasn't bothered by it at all. Proud of my boy, but inside I was nervous the rest of the season. Apparently, receiving a secondary concussion is much more dangerous so I was always thinking of that every time he got up to bat (and I had good reason to, as some of the boys were dangerous pitchers, throwing very fast balls because they knew my son can really hit the ball out into the outfield. They were not well aimed and a few times they came way tooooo close to his face again!). I cannot tell you how many prayers I sent up at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of each game for his safety and well-being. It was kind of exhausting. These contact sports are nerve wreckers for us dear moms!
[I will not post a pic of the bloody face,
but I did take a couple for scrapbooking purposes.
Hey, once a scrapper always a scrapper
and such events are scrap-worthy.]
After the final playoffs fervor wore off, we contemplated joining the fall league. I frankly was/am tired of the constant running and having most the weekends gone to BBall related stuff-but I also know how much my son loves the game so.....we left it up to him. Guess what he he chose to do-oh yeah...join. So looks like August thru October we'll be back at weekend games and such. Thankfully, this league is a more laid back and not so regimented. But it also is where the serious players go to keep their skills sharp for the next season. That means our boy will be with the die hard dudes, so schedule wise it may be less intense but I am thinking the players themselves will be ramping it up! Since we have not yet done this league-it will be interesting to compare the two. I guess betwixt now and the start of it I will rest as much as I can and try to get the majority of my "to do" list done.
Frankly, I don't see much of the rest of the year slacking off in activity either. So far we have had two graduates in our family (a niece and nephew) to celebrate; and we will also be attending two weddings within 4 weeks of each other this fall (our oldest niece, and the best friend of our [oldest] son. Our boy is going to be his Best Man so we definitely want to see that), SO Whoa! Busy for sure!
Let's see, what else? I am also heading up north with my pal, Michelle to do a 3 day scrapping weekend at the end of July, the kids and I plan to tag-along with dad on one of his work trips this summer, I still need to plan for and order the new school year's books/materials and oh yeah-finish organizing the classroom. Mind you-I literally started that prior to the BBall season. I have most of it done, yet have to label my storage boxes, finish the decluttering of the room and organizing the stuff I shoved in said boxes. I won't even get into the upstairs spare room that now houses the books/materials I didn't want in the classroom but didn't want to sell/get rid of. That is a whole 'nother project for another time. Oh and yes-finish the Montessori Geography box I started last summer. Good gracious!
So posts here will probably be slim due to the high volume of activity but thought I would catch you up on our goings on. I am quite sure my readers can attest to being busy with similar activities, so I am sure you would understand when I say..I just need a week or two of non-kid activity, non-school, non-house/organizing or the usual 'to do' related activities to just veg, read a good book or just sit and stare off into space so I can recharge these batteries that are draining rather quickly. Yeah-well I can dream. I will keep you posted on how that goes.
And since the Not-Back-to-School Blog hop will be coming up in August so I better get that room finished. I truly want to share the new look and organizing I have been working on. Maybe a deadline will encourage me to push thru the pain and wrap it up. LOL
So until next time-have a great summer!