Friday, June 8, 2012

The Rain Disappeared!...Sam And Dave And "I Thank You!"

        Isn't that the saddest sight you've ever seen?! :-( ...Okay, I know it's not really the saddest sight you've ever seen in your life!, but if you're like me and you plan the few hours you can force yourself to sleep around the schedule for the French Open, and then you turn to the channel and see "is" the saddest sight you've ever seen...short of yourself in the mirror after days and days of no sleep! LOL
      ********** The tennis court was completely covered at Roland Garros...due to rain?!...Well, that's what was happening yesterday morning when I turned on the TV at my usual time, thinking I was about to watch 'Ladies day' semi-final tennis matches...By the way, the above photo, and the ones below, were taken from the rolandgarros(dot)com website.}
        I was not in the mood for replay matches of tennis games I watched intensely just the other day! Grrrr!...And thankfully I didn't have to worry about it that long. It was only about 45 minutes to an hour later and I was watching the first LIVE match! :-) Samantha Stosur and Sara Errani!...What a great match! Much, much better than I thought it was gonna be!
       Sara took the first set....SHOCKING! But then Samantha routed her in the second set!...I thought, "Oh Well, it was a nice run at the Open, Sara!"...But then....O_O...Sara got her fight back in the third set! 

             All 5-foot-4 of her was "in it to win it!" I think her positive "I'm-gonna-win-this-thing!" attitude took Samantha by surprise!...And then there she was in the last game of the last set, serving to win....and she did!!!!....WIN I mean!! :-) Congratulations Sara Errani!! :-)

       Then the second match started, and the sun came out....YAY!!...But unfortunately, the wind kicked up like crazy too! Petra Kvitova and Maria Sharapova had to battle each other...and the wind. The balls, their hair, and the red clay of the court kept blowing left, right, up, down...everywhere!
       What a great day for Maria's serve to behave itself! :-] She served great!...Maybe it was the knowledge that she would now be 'Number One' in the world after this tournament...or the determination to win the French Open and finally complete her career Grand Slam, making her one of only a few women that have ever won all four major tournaments! (The U.S. Open, The Australian Open, Wimbledon and The French Open) Maria has already won the other three...and she's never been a fan of the clay of Roland Garros....ever!
         Maria probably thought that after missing months and months of play due to shoulder surgery, she would never get back to where she was at one time in her career....Number One in the world...Frankly, if I could play half as good as her I wouldn't care what number they gave me! ^_^ But I'm not her. I'm a poetry-writing crocheter...This is clearly more important to her.
       Anyway, long story short, Maria was all over Petra!!! As we say in my house: "She beat her like she stole something!" LOL 

       Congratulations Maria!! :-) On to Saturday! I can't wait to see which one of these ladies, Maria Sharapova or Sara Errani, has more fight! :-) 

       Now, for today, it's gonna be 'Men's Day'! Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are gonna be battling...

     ...and also 'Baby Boy', Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer...

        It's gonna be another great day of tennis!.....if it doesn't rain, that is. O_O Has anybody seen the weather report for France today?!!! **********

      As always though, tennis is not the only thing going on in my head...despite what it may look like! :-] ...I've been listing new stuff like crazy in my Wuglyees Etsy shop...I've been crocheting rings...I even got the cuff links I ordered, and I've been working on cuff link lapel pins for men! :-) Oh, the boutonniere section of my shop is gonna be soooo full! :-)
      I've also, in the long 'awake' hours (Yes, I'm still sleeping in spurts O_O), been looking at all of the creativity of the shop owners on Etsy. Wanna see what I found?!...

       Beautiful jewelry...

     Some useful items...

        And a really cute bag! :-) ...

       Besides this, me and hubby went on an early 'Virtual Date Night' this the Boston Garden. We went to see the Boston Celtics play the Miami Heat! Woohoo!! ^_^ We 'THOUGHT' we'd be there for Boston's winning game that would take them to the finals. O_O Little did we know that we'd be there for a big Miami Heat spanking!!! LOL....O-U-C-H, Miami!!!...That's alright! We're coming to Miami on Saturday. And just so you know, Miami, we plan to take the win out of your sails...for good...then!! :-)...It was a good thing we had some ice cream in the freezer waiting for us when we got home! :-) There needed to be something good about our date that wasn't green! (Boston Celtics' colors) ^_^
        And for those of you who are curious like me and wondered what song that was that they used for the cute semi-animated intro with all of the basketball players seeming to be singing in some old school group....I found it on Youtube! ^_^ It's Sam and Dave's "I Thank You"!...

           Okay, my 'Tiggerific' friend is coming over a little later, and another nap is coming on right now! ^_^ Have a good day, Everybody! 


Life is a dance, they always say.
It has a rhythm and a rhyme,
It makes you set a pace, while it
flows in the stream of time.

And dancing has expressions
that I think are kinda neat,
like dancing eyes and dance of joy,
happy dance and dancing feet.

Whatever dance you do today,
I hope life pleases you.
It really doesn't matter how.
Just dance! I hope you do! 


  1. aahh i love your poem today ;-) Im suprised there has been any tennis for you to watch at all the weather is truely horrible here and its been raining for days again. Its very depressing. Enjoy your date night ;-) dee x

    1. Thanks, Dee! I guess you're a dancer too, huh?!:-]...About the tennis, it was off and on with the rain, but Yep! We got tennis! Nadal and Djokovic going to the final Sunday! :-) By the way, YOU have a good weekend!

  2. Those flower buttons look really pretty. I'm off to check them out.
    I hope you have a day that's full of dancing :)

    1. Those buttons were so cute that I almost ordered them myself! ^_^ Then I remembered how many buttons I have here already and I thought better of it. :-))

  3. Yeah, I'm not a fan of reruns either. We got lots of rain here and hail too. Keep us posted about the Men's Match. go Djokovic!!LOL

    1. I saw your photos of the hail....WOW!!! But at least your plants survived...And 'will do' about the men's match. I'm doing a post about it this morning! :-)


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