Sunday, June 15, 2014

Life: It Goes On - June 15

Happy Father's Day to all of the fathers and father figures! I know from watching my own father, husband, brother, and brothers-in-law that far more men will help mold our children than just their own fathers and I thank all of those who have helped make my children the people they are today!

What a wonderful weekend we've had! The College World Series, held in Omaha for the past 65 years, opened Friday and we went down Friday night with friends to watch the opening ceremonies. Our friends are both graduates of TCU so we will help them cheer their alma mater on during the series. The atmosphere in and around the ballpark is so much fun. Today Mini-him and Miss H taking The Big Guy to a game for Father's Day. It's a win-win; he gets a day at the ballpark and I get several hours to myself!

Light was bad but you get the idea!
Last night we attended the wedding of dear friends' daughter. BG and the father of the bride have been friends since they were 14 and I have known the mother since my freshman year of college so it was wonderful to get to help them celebrate the occasion. We old folks shut down the party, just like the old days. BG even got to sit in on a song and play the congo drums!

Here's What I'm:

Listening To: The music of my college years - Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Bob Seeger. It's music that always makes me happy.

Watching: Baseball, of course, and, this morning, The Last of The Mohicans. I will watch this movie for the soundtrack alone. Although I always find it annoying that they made some changes that seem unnecessary. Such a sad movie!

Reading: I've started Chevy Stevens' latest, That Night but I'm really struggling with it. It reads much like YA with the entire story having the feel of being told from a teenager's perspective although much of it is told from the perspective of an older person. I'm not sure I'll finish it.

Making: Chocolate chip peanut butter cookies for National Peanut Butter Cookie Day.

Planning: On using this week to wrap up projects that are in the works. I've got a gallery wall to put together and work continues outside. Hoping to find time to get to a baseball game, too, this week.

TCU Horned Frogs at the parade of teams

Grateful for: Time with friends. Nothing helps me relax more than time with old friends and all of the laughter that includes.

Loving: Spending so much time on the patio this week.

Wondering: If it's possible to make outdoor slip covers? The cushions on my chairs are in need of being replaced but we can't find new ones that fit. Hate to have to buy all new furniture just because the upholstery is looking bad. Have any of you ever tried this?

Looking forward to: Junkstock - basically a giant outdoor party with music, food, and lots of vintage and funky fun stuff to buy. I've been wanting to go for a long time but there's always something else on my agenda that weekend. This year I can finally go!

What are you looking forward to this week? What are your plans for the rest of the summer?


  1. I just read some thoughts on That Night on another blog with mixed reviews. I haven't read any of his other work and haven't had it tickle my fancy yet. I hope it's a great Father's Day around your house!

  2. Let me know what you decide about the outdoor slip covers... I'm in the same boat. My sister bought some fabric and paid someone to make hers. Now it looks like she got new furniture. Not sure if I could do that professional a job.

  3. Junkstock sounds like so much fun! I'm not sure I could finish That Night either. I don't mind teenagers acting like teenagers - especially in YA but in adult fiction it can get very wearing. Have a great week!

  4. There's a National Peanut Butter Cookie Day? How did I not know that? I'm looking forward to sleeping in (until 7:30 a.m.) Summer is when I realize how truly sleep-deprived I am, since I get up at 5:00 a.m. during the school year. Sounds like you have good things planned for the week ahead!

  5. I was just thinking the same thing about our outdoor furniture cushions! They're still comfy, but looking faded and mildewy.

    I enjoyed reading for a few hours out on my deck this afternoon, but it sounds like tomorrow is going to be super hot. Glad I took the time to get outside today.

  6. Junkstock sounds fabulous!

  7. Time to yourself! A much deserved--and needed--luxury, I am sure. I hope you enjoyed it. :-)

    I really like the music from The Last of The Mohicans too. We've been listening a lot to the Frozen soundtrack lately. My daughter isn't interested in seeing the movie again, but she likes the music.

    I'm sorry to hear Chevy Steven's book isn't better. I've never read anything by him.

    I hope you have a good week! I have nothing special planned this week. Just the usual: work, family, eat, and sleep.