Thursday, March 31, 2011

Welcome Back, Old Friend

It's crazy how a baby makes you forget things. Normally I have marked this day on my calendar back in November. A beacon of light to get me though a long, semi cold (by California standards), monotonous winter. This year it completely slipped my mind.

Where have my manners gone? I've completely forgotten that one of my oldest friends is coming back for a 6 month visit.

Ok I'm not talking about a person. I'm talking about baseball! Yay! And today is opening day. Woo! I love opening day. It's like the beginning of a new calendar year. When anything is possible, and everyone has a clean slate. All the woes of last year have been wiped away, and the World Series seems within grasp again.

As much as I love baseball, I love even more what it means. Spring is here. As I right this now it's nice and warm out, I'm in shorts and the gardener is mowing lawns. It smells like fresh cut grass and I love it.

One of my very favorite things to do is taking a nap on Sunday, while a baseball game is going on in the background. I know it seems odd that if I love baseball that much I would choose to nap through it. But it's how I grew up. On Sundays there was always a game on in my house, and after church I'd come home and take a nap with the baseball announcers voice lulling me to sleep.

My favorite baseball snack is slices of Monterey jack cheese. Also courtesy of my parents and how I grew up. I love that cheese! And it's perfect to munch on while enjoying a lazy day and a 3 hour ball game.

I didn't make it to too many games last year, due to a bundle of joy who will remain nameless. Unfortunately I think this year may be the same situation. I'm not sure how much fun it would be to bring a 1 year old to ballgame and try to entertain them for 3 hours. But that's ok. Sometimes games are just as fun to watch at home, especially when you are in the comfort of a nice air conditioned house and not the 100 degree baking sun.

I think this season is going to be a great one, I've got a good feeling about it. Welcome back old friend, I've missed you!

1 comment:

Audrey Spence said...

Yay for baseball! I'm hoping to take Charlotte to some Bee's games this year. It was fun when Chone (chonie) Figgens was bumped down with them for a bit. Brought back good memories.