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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tuesday Daybook: Spring Break Slideshow April 2, 2013


Outside my window:
it's dark and early and still cold.
I am thinking:
about a Spring Break so very full of blessings:  sleeping late, fishing, cheering UVA baseball and basketball, playing air soft gun wars, watching as the children of two old friends become great friends, too, boys vs. girls board game showdowns, big kids still little enough for dyeing eggs and indulging their mommas' Easter traditions, laughing until I can't breathe, and the greatest of all:  a church filled with voices singing the Hallelujah chorus to celebrate the risen Christ.
I am thankful:
for the absolute truth of the healing and redemptive love and hope that the resurrection of Christ gives to us.  Last Easter there were many concerns weighing heavy on my heart causing me fear and despair.  As I wake up a year later, I am absolutely convinced of the power of prayer and of the grace of our God who holds all of us and those we love in His powerful grip.  So very, very thankful.
I am listening to:
the coffee pot gurgling.
I am wearing:
black and white pjs.
In the kitchen:
chocolate chip waffles.  These kids are going to be so unhappy when they have to wake up for school.  They'll need a little bribery today.
I am going:
to try to get all three of the baseball schedules into my Iphone calendar today.  It might be an all day task.
I am hoping:
to be more patient, more loving and more giving to my kids and husband.  Spring Break gave me rest and a renewed spirit.  They need better from me and they deserve it.  Spring sports can bring chaos, but this home should bring calm.  I'm going to pray really, really hard and hope God will help me out with this one.
I am reading:
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, still.  NCAA basketball got in the way of my reading time. 
I am wondering:
if you want to know what happens when you gave up sugar and then your friend from Birmingham, Alabama visits and she really wants to go to Trader Joe's because they don't have Trader Joe's in Alabama?  Well, first, Easter Sunday comes and the sugar fast is officially over.  Then, THIS HAPPENS.  And also THIS HAPPENS.  And then THIS HAPPENS.
I am pondering:
the dinner debacle that baseball season brings.  What to eat, when to eat, how much to eat before practice, how much after? 
I am looking forward to:
Spring?  Maybe, could it, perhaps, possibly, in ANY WAY, PLEASE show up sometime this week?  I'll be content if it gets here by the weekend as all three boys are playing in the same local baseball tournament.  I'll be racing between fields and some sunshine will be much appreciated.
I am praying:
prayers of thanks for my friend, Lori and her sweet family who visited from Alabama and spent Easter with us.  If two 44 year old gals can still laugh so hard that their tummies hurt over stuff they did together over 25 years ago, while their children look at them like they've lost their minds, that is some good stuff, people.  Someone better thank the good Lord for that kind of friendship and that kind of love and I do.
On my Ipod:
Redeemed by Big Daddy Weave.  Oh, how I love this song.
A verse for today:
"My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand." - John 10:29
A quote for today:
"I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22" - Taylor Swift
One of my favorite things:
Feeling 22 or 17 again or something like that.  There is possibly a video floating around of two old cheerleaders with remarkable memory performing some cheers for their children on the dock at Lake Anna.  I have no idea who they are, but rest assured, they did not attempt any stunts or jumps. 

A few plans for the week:
practices, dentist appointments and scanning the closet for a dress and heels for this wonderful event.  If you are in the area, come on, people!  I'll be racing in late from a baseball game, so if you see me, please tell me if I didn't get all the baseball dirt off of myself.
A peek into my day:
It is the birthday of my 2nd favorite baseball coach in all of the world, who also claims to be the most devoted male fan of The View from Behind Home Plate.  If you know Coach C., please wish him a happy birthday!

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Anonymous said...

Our "dinner" will be late tonight due to baseball Mrs. S., so we are headed to Kuleo's in SR at 4pm to support the Little League fundraiser. It goes from 4-9 so come on out y'all! The salted caramel pretzel is the BEST!
Mrs. C.

Jenn said...

I forgot about Kuleyo's LL night! I have to take Joe to his game, so I'll miss the Coach C. vs. Coach S. showcase showdown tonight. Bummer.