Rainy Days and Mondays

No witty quote to insert here, just a little Karen Carpenter today. Yes, it is Monday and yes, it is rainy. And yes, my LCD is kicking up. Sing it. You know you want to. “Hanging arouuuuund…nothing to do but frooooown…Rainy days and Mondays always get meee doooown.”

I find my mental health suffers greatly on days like today. Mondays alone lend themselves to living life in slow motion, but throw a little rain and chilly temperature in there, and I am all but done for!


Add in there a little leaky ceiling, thanks to the leaky shower upstairs, as well as a non-functioning garage door during this morning’s downpour whilst trying to retrieve groceries from the back of the car and you’ve got yourself a great start to the week. Oh! And let’s not forget my vacationing PC. (Apparently the “new” motherboard they gave me a couple of weeks ago was a lemon. Nice, right? Buy the extended warranty, I’m just sayin. It pays for itself.)

Double Waaaaah!!

Moving on. Cause, where does the whining get ya?? Plus, y’all don’t want to hear anymore about that stuff anyway.

We had a busy weekend around here. Well, a busy Saturday is probably more accurate, I suppose, but it feels like we lived a whole weekend crammed into one day! Softball opening ceremonies, first game, band practice, the boys went fishin’ and to a friend’s cook out, also some shopping, Emma went to a friend’s house and finally, dinner in Charleston with out of town friends. That all happened on Saturday. Really awesome day, but it pretty much took all of Sunday to recover.

Saturday kicked off softball season for us. We love softball season around here. Emma is starting her third year.

SIDEBAR: I had another blog post all drafted and about ready to publish when my computer crashed. Oh, it was filled with all the wonderful nuggets of wisdom we have gained from the world of softball. Hopefully, you will get to read that post one day, but let’s just say for the record, that the biggest thing we have learned from softball is how to lose.

Yes, Emma has spent some time in these formative softball years learning that all-important–and humbling–lesson of how to hold your head up after you lose nearly every. single. game. Last year that is what happened; they lost EVERY game. Tough season, I tell ya.

Now, we all know the old adages about how winning isn’t everything and how it is just as important to know how to be a gracious loser as it is to be a gracious winner and all that jazz. So when this year’s practices started, Emma was very excited and we talked about focusing on teamwork and becoming the best ballplayer that she can. We also mentioned that we would like to win maybe just one little game. I don’t care who you are, it feels good to win the occasional softball game!

The girls have worked hard in their practices and Emma is learning to play first base this year, and doing great! Her BFF is on the team and we are liking the coaches a lot, as well. All those things together are making it a fun season so far, but…

Drum roll puh-lease!

I am happy to say that the Carolina Crushers WON their first game 7-3! Woohoo! I told Emma that now she can relax. The black cloud of “are we going to win any games this year” has lifted and now they can just play hard and have fun!

I would be lying if I said that mama wasn’t secretly hoping they win a lot more!!

Is that so wrong? 😉

*whispers Go Crushers*


Filed under Day to Day, Emma, Lessons

4 responses to “Rainy Days and Mondays

  1. Yay! Feels good to win. I am stressing just a little bit over our 1st year team and how they will do come game-time.

  2. Okay, true story… When I was a sophomore at New Bern High School, we played Northeastern HS from Elizabeth City. Dude, they kicked us 37-1. I kid you not! I think the coach had a small stroke in the dugout because she threw a batting helmet against the wall and broke it. That must’ve been the result of a stroke, right? Three hour drive back to New Bern, homegirl would not let us say a SINGLE WORD. Ah, memories. 🙂

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