Saturday, November 7, 2009

"Nice Work If You Can Get It"

This was a really good week in an understated kind of way.  There wasn't anything either overwhelmingly good or bad, for which I am always grateful!  There were just a series of events that I really enjoyed and was glad I was able to participate in.

**  Monday night M-t-G's softball team played the first of two tournament/playoff games.  It was the best game her team ever played!  It looked like they were finally getting it together as a team.  The crowd was on their feet cheering a lot.  The final score was 14-9 and although M-t-G's team lost the game, it was fun to watch anyway

**  Tuesday was lunch with Ratchlet!  I always enjoy the time she and I spend together, but we don't get many chances to do the lunch thing.  Ratchlet's regular daily schedule would totally wear me out.  I don't know how she does it.  But every so often we can sneak in a lunch for just the two of us. Its great.

**  Wednesday I began receiving donations for the Austin Milestones Cure Search, Walk to Conquer Childood Cancer.  This charity is near and dear to my heart because of the connection to M-t-G.  (Someday soon I'll tell you the story.)

** Thursday I had a massage from a therapist friend.  Oh my goodness!!  It was one of the best massages I ever had.  It was soooo relaxing.  It felt like my bones had melted....ahhhh!

**  Friday night was tournament game #2 for M-t-G's team.  Well, what can I say?  It was a sad little game for our team.  The final score was 13/0, and you know who's team was the one with the 0. That made it the final game this team would play.  Nevertheless losing didn't seem to faze the girls at all!  After the game and the presentation of team trophies, the Coach was standing in the midst of the whole team, all cuddled up for a team hug.  The Coach asked, "So how many of you are going to play in the Spring League?  Every girl's hand went up!  They've got lots of heart!  And I guess winning doesn't matter much to them, (which so far, is a good thing!)    Well, there's always next year!

** Saturday was a "twofer" day!  First, when I checked my email this morning I found that I was the WINNER of the Day 6 contest on 7 Days 7 Answers website that I told you about yesterday.  How cool is that?  I never win contests, ever.  Check out the site (its on the sidebar to the right) to see the winning entry.  Whoo Hoo!

Secondly, this afternoon I spent two hours telling Maddie's story to a woman who is writing her Doctoral Dissertation on "The Lived Experiences of Grandmothers When A Granchild is Diagnosed with Cancer."  She is interviewing a number of grandmothers for the study and she wants to include our family's experiences.  Cool! 

[I promise I will post the story in the next few days.]

So there is my good week.  It is so great that after a work career that required most of my waking hours to be spent working in some office for somebody else, I now have the time and freedom to do the things that are important to me!  So, yeah, this retirement thing is  definitely "nice work if you can get it!"  I should have tried it years ago!

1 comment:

  1. First of all, AMEN to your last paragraph!!! What the heck were we thinking putting up with all the stress and corporate BS all those years. Oh, well, it was a paycheck.

    My grandkids aren't in any sports yet, which is surprising since their parents were on one team or another from the age of 6. I think it's time issues. But I remember when the kids were playing soccer and softball. Winning was just a momentary thing. Most of the time, after the game, the kids would ask "What was the score? Did we win?" The thing they liked the most was playing. Too bad we adults can't develop that philosophy.


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