Wednesday, September 8, 2010

"It's The Sporting Life For Me!"

    Guess what it's doing here?!...Raining! Don't you just love weather?! It's always doing something you can talk about! And how I knew it was raining, or something, was because my bones starting talking to me about it while I was still laying down trying to get my extra poetic dream sequence finished. LOL But I got an affirmation that it was bad weather when I heard a loud thunder clap!...Okay, okay, I'm getting up now! My recipe for the best casserole in the world will have to wait til my next dream session! :-)
    It's just as well anyway, because you can see, by my header picture, what's on my mind already!! ^_^ TENNIS!!! This picture is of a local court here in Holyoke. All of the courts are kind of empty now that getting back to school is on everybody's mind. But, even so, I got hubby to take a few pictures to show that I'm not the only sports minded person around my town. (Although, I'm probably up there on the list...especially for a 50 something year old woman!)
    Before I show you the rest of my pictures though, let me just say that I know I talk about sports a lot. So much so that you probably think I'm some kind of obsessed nut! (The people who follow me on Twitter especially must think that, because I tweet while I'm watching the matches, or games, depending on what I'm watching at the time, as if they're in the room with me!!) But the truth is, I'm a nut,...but a controlled nut!
     I'm up very early in the morning, like around 2:30 or 3:00, and I do a lot of my studying in preparation for  my meetings at the Kingdom Hall (my place of worship), read, get errands done, pay bills, do my blog, etc...all so that when it's time for my tennis matches, around 11:00 or so most days, I can just sit, tweet, and holler at the T.V... without distraction! Contrary to popular belief, I have a very full life aside from sports. But sports just makes me happy! Very happy!! Come tweet with me sometime during a match and see for yourself! :-)
    Okay, let me show you some of the sports venues around our town. Of course you know we have tennis courts!! ^_^ But we also have track fields...
    ...track fields with space in the middle to play...just about anything you want!
    And baseball fields.
     You can come by here just about any time during the summer and catch a baseball, or softball, game going on. There's always a open seat waiting for you!
    The school team mascot is always right there in full display too...Scary isn't he?!..*Teehee*
    But he ain't no Rafael Nadal, Caroline Wozniacki, Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray, Venus or Serena Williams, or Andy Roddick!! And where is his racket?!!....Oh! Wrong game. :-]
     I know there's other things in life to be doing on any given day, and depending on what time of day it is I'll be doing some of those OTHER things! But if it's between 11:00 and...who knows what time!...during the 2 weeks of the U.S. Open...I'll be watching tennis! I haven't even crocheted anything substantial for at least a week and a half now!! I'll get back to it...for sure! But right now, I'm a little distracted. Good thing hubby understands my sports thing. By the way, he's been missing too! I'm sure he'll turn up around here'll probably be around the beginning of next week! Ha! Ha! Ha! I'm sure of it because even I need..


There is a need inside of us
To just connect with someone else;

To look at them and somehow know
that who they are, can help you grow;

That if you just could somehow feel
the way down deep, that makes them real,

Your words will, then, no longer hide
the 'who' you are-the you inside;

And then, if you should laugh or cry
or lean your head, and give a sigh;

And if they mimic back to you
the same reactions that you do,

Then there's a real connection made,
and all your inhibitions fade.

All the walls that you put high
will fall away-into their eye,

Where you can look and see intense
emotion-and their innocense;

And you no longer must explain
the need inside, you now must claim;

The need to be the 'who' you are.
They've taken stock-and raised the bar.

Now-if you touch, or if you don't,
or if you will, or if you won't;

It doesn't matter-not a one,
the things they think, or what they've done;

Because connection has been made-
the needed, real, foundation's laid.

Now-there's a real relationship
that you give action-not just lip!

Enjoy the rest of your day everyone!!..."LOVE!"


  1. The weather is lovely this morning! It's supposed to clear up...we'll see! I got a kick out of the school's mascot. It is the same at No. Andover where I grew up. Our's is called the Scarlet Knight! It's a very dated mascot!!!

  2. Sorry you got our rain! At least you have tennis to occupy your time! And......a new custom order!! Woo Hoo!!

  3. Miss Val, It's getting very pretty out here too! Not like it was earlier! You were right about it clearing up...And how funny about the mascot! ^_^ I guess everybody is economizing these days. Even mascots have to be shared!

    CinLynn, You're so right!! ^_^

  4. Croatia is a big sports fan, especially Tennis and Soccer! Just last weekend my home town hosted the Continental Cup!

  5. Croatian_Latina, Thanks for the link! How great!!! That stadium looks HUGE too!! I think I might like Croatia! ^_^

  6. Thanks Everybody! :-)


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