Monday, May 24, 2010


Baseball season has been going great. My son's team hasn't been winning very many games, but every practice is an excellent learning experience, every game is a new chance, and my son's skills are maturing. He has been loving it.

And then Saturday happened. Saturday, when my son was pitching, and took a line drive right in his face. I saw the whole thing happen, and it still makes me sick to see it play in my mind.

We spent the afternoon in the ER. He has two fractures in his cheek bone, and one heck of a shiner. Saturday was miserable. Now he looks worse than he feels, and let me promise you, he looks much worse in person than the photo shows. All the nuances of the bruises and swelling aren't captured in the photo. (Proceed to the photo at your own risk, it's very gruesome.)

He was fortunate to avoid worst case scenarios. His eyes, nose, and teeth are fine. If he had to get hit in the face, he got hit in the right place. He returns to the doctor next week. Until then, no playing his saxophone, no blowing his nose, no running, and no baseball. I'm guessing the no baseball thing will extend well past next week.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


I took this photo on April 25. I haven't taken a photo since then! I think my participation in YIP 2010 is now officially considered a failure.

I haven't had enthusiasm for much of anything lately. I'm not depressed, so I don't know what this is, exactly. I have been doing what needs to get done (and there's alway so much that needs to get done), but not much else. I haven't been stitching or experimenting in the kitchen or taking photos. I'm in an ebb. I am pretty sure my life has always been filled with ebbs and flows, but since I started a blog with the intent to blog the flow times, I notice the ebbs more, because the ebbs mean I have nothing to say here!

It will pass. The flow will come again.

It has been very rainy and chilly here this week. The photo above is a fair representation of the current weather, but not the state of the garden. The bursts of color are gone, so it's mostly just green out there right now, a very pretty, fresh green.

I bought all the seeds for my vegetable garden, but haven't planted yet. Even though we had a very early, warm, dry spring, I know all about the Cold Sophie, so I wait until mid-May has passed, and then I know it's safe to start my garden. And sure enough, even though we had all that lovely warm, dry weather, the Cold Sophie has indeed descended on us this week, pretty much right on schedule. Now I just hope she remembers to leave.