Saturday, June 28, 2014

After Friday Night Comes Saturday Morning

I am so NOT a baseball person. I am in a minority here as everyone in Missouri follows the Royals or the Cardinals. The Cardinals are favored in the southwestern corner of the state due to their minor team playing in Springfield. About once a year DH likes to attend a game, and last night was it. Fortunately, it was a 7:10 game so the sun was down and the air delightful, almost cool with a slight breeze. I don’t know of any game that goes slower than baseball though. I felt like I should get out on the field and urge those men to get with it and change positions and line up to bat with some vigor in their movements! I also didn’t like the loud music, constant blab on the loudspeakers. I had an end seat which was good, but I people-watched more than I should. I noted the same people (and a lot of them) were running up and down the steps for food, more food and then more drink.

Before we left, a nice give away box arrived from Becky over at There were oodles of brightly colored books, notes, and candle holders that shouted “summer fun”, but my very favorite was a Mary Englebright cook book! I took it in the car and read recipes all the way to the game. The book has so many things I want to try like Green Chili Rice!

Even leaving the game early, we did not get to bed until after midnight. This morning the sky is the blue gray of pigeon’s wing, and the sky drops a sprinkle every now and then like an occasional tear. Both DH and I feel groggy in the day’s weather after a late night. Hum, too old for late nights now?  Anyway, life is good that we can linger on the deck this morning with books after bacon and eggs with a pot of tea. I will admit we are doing more holding and dozing than actually reading the books today!


Elephant's Child said...

Golf and cricket are pretty damn slow too. And I am not a fan of any of them.
Love your gift box - and a lazy day sounds pretty good to me. Enjoy it.

Susan said...

Hi Bookie...I'm not a baseball (or football or any sport,really) fan at all. So I could identify with you.

Love your pigeon wing color description.

If I go to bed very late these days, unless I sleep in the next morning, I'm a basketcase. ha!

Hope your weekend goes well. Bacon and eggs on the patio sound divine. Susan p.s. Thanks for all your visits.

Sioux said...

Claudia--I loved watching softball and soccer games, along with tennis matches, when it was my kids playing.

Professional sports bore me. I too do more people-watching than game watching when I am occasionally forced to go.

I'm glad you survived. ;)

Linda O'Connell said...

Bacon and eggs on the patio reminds me of camping breakfasts when the wood smoke trails tempted taste buds. I am waiting for that first ripe tomato. Then I'll fry up the bacon.

I am with you on professional sports. BORING. I'd rather watch the fans, too.

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Marylin Warner said...

My favorite Mary Engelbreit card--and I later also got it in mug form--of of a little girl in glasses, hands on hips, staring at the reader and saying this:
"Let's put the FUN back in disFuNctional!"
It gave me permission to make the most of bad days and disappointments.
I'm not a big fan of any baseball team except my 9-year-old grandson's "Fighting Irish" baseball team, but I really enjoyed your post!

BECKY said...

Hi Claudia! I'm glad the weather was fairly nice at the game. We here in the St. Louis area had the most amazing 4th of July weekend weather...I think in the history of weather temps! :)
It wasn't even close to 90, along with low humidity, and a breeze. Heavenly! (I LOVE the Cardinals, and also almost any team in the NFL.) Thanks for mentioning the cookbook, too. I'm so glad you enjoyed looking through it and are planning on trying some recipes! Have a great week!