With the sun shining and a gentle breeze lifting my papers from my lap, we enjoyed a high school baseball game and fellowship with family. While I didn’t watch as much of the game as my husband, I did look up often to watch the foul balls and the direction in which their descent would be. Thankfully none of them landed a top my head.
I brought my book with me, at one point I was so involved with my thought process and writing ~ my daughter had to shake me out of it to watch another ball above our heads. I accomplished a lot of writing and she…drew a picture of me! I wore a hat to the game to keep the sun out of my eyes, but not your typical “baseball hat”. Instead I wore a beach style hat with a floppy bring encircling my head with the light air creating an urge to be digging my toes into warm sand, not the moist grass at the ball field on a colder than normal May day. Wearing the hat warmed my thoughts with days to come.
Throughout the game I would look up to see who was batting, pitching or why our family was laughing behind us but mostly, I worked. With my daughter snuggled closely we smiled at each other often and then went back to our own thing. She asked if I had extra paper, to which I said “What size and color?” She laughed while making her selection, then chose the Tigger pen (from my Secret Pal at school) and went to work. She started to doodle instantly but wouldn’t show me it until she was done. When she showed me, I was ever so touched ~ a beautifully drawn portrait of her daughter. I reached into the pocket of my laptop bag, retrieved my camera and snapped a couple photographs. A day of American traditions…baseball and family ~ I’m blessed with both.
I could have accomplished more with my writing if the temperature hadn’t dropped in unison with the increased wind. Brr…My daughter and I retreated to the car, turned on the heat and visited while we waited for my husband and his brother to join us. Following the game we ventured home to warm showers, jammies and a good book before bed. We are looking forward to warmer days and time outside, aren’t you?
Have a great Wednesday!
Note: This coming Sunday, May 22nd – time TBA. John, the manager of the Sun Up #7 (formerly D & W where Heidi was kidnapped from) will be working on the “Heidi Garden” located at the intersection of State Route 104 and 104B in the town of New Haven. All are invited to join in the fun of restoring the star garden created by our beloved New Haven community. If you have anything you would like to bring to help with the restoration and planting, it is welcome and appreciated. Due to a budget cut at the Sun Up #7, John’s resources are limited this year so he is hoping the community would like to join him with this project. Once a time is established ~ I’ll post it. Thanks everyone!
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323