So, yes, the baseball game scheduled for this evening was cancelled by the other team. Despite the crappy weather we have been having, the field is surprisingly dry so I'm not sure what the reasoning was in cancelling unless the coach from the other team also coaches the High School baseball team and the team is in the play-offs (is that a baseball term? I have no idea) for the State championships and must therefore travel over the mountain for the games, as, incidentally, is the case with our team but, hey! Hugh was willing to go it alone and I have a hard time believing that the other team couldn't find at least one dad willing to pinch-hit (ha! BASEBALL term!!) for the coach. Also, run on, sentence, run on!
Anyhoodle, instead of freezing my ass off in the concession stand tonight I will be lounging on the couch watching movies on Netflix. That might sound like a really lazy way to spend a Friday evening but I look at it more as a peremptory strike (BASEBALL term! Or, Legal term, your call) against exhaustion by charging of my personal batteries prior to a hella-busy weekend of shopping, gardening, flower-planting, porch decorating, housecleaning, laundry, and the organizing of my family's enormous amount of crap for an eventual yard sale. Good times.
On the bright side, the shopping I will be doing will take place in Neighboring City and will include the purchase of bridal shower and wedding gifts for Brandon's sister (Brandon, you may recall was The Teenager's best friend until his untimely death four years ago). I'm so touched by how close The Teenager and Brandon's family have remained and we are really looking forward to attending the wedding and the parties leading up to it.
Also, while in Neighboring City, I will hit Sam's Club which is always fun this time of year since the summer merchandise is starting to arrive. Plus, you know, samples (the only bribe necessary to convince the Man-Cub to accompany me on a shopping trip)!
With any luck, I will find the perfect flowers for my porch planters which is something that I have been unable to do thus far, locally and; with stops at Old Navy, Pier One, Great Deals and Tuesday Mornings, I should be able to knock everything off my Must Have list.
You know, so I can bring it all home to compete for space with the clutter currently awaiting my yard sale (head-wall, head-wall).
Anyway, it's going to be a busy weekend with or without a baseball game thrown in. 'Tis the season, I suppose.