But this long weekend FLEW by.
The boy had a baseball tournament an hour away. Saturday's game was supposed to be at 9am. Which meant the boys were supposed to be there at 8am. Which meant leaving the house at 7am. Which meant I was up at 5:30am (on a Saturday!) to get myself and everything we needed, including the boy, ready to go. At 6:30am, after just waking up the boy, he checked his phone and had a message that due to the Friday night games getting rained out, the times had been shifted. Our game now didn't start until.... 3pm!!! Ugh. I had already showered, put on makeup and was ready to go. I tried to go back to bed, to no avail.
That all should have been a hint on how things would go.
The tournament was charging a $3 entry fee per person, to watch our own kids play baseball. Mind you, we've already paid an extraodinary amount of money to participate in this madness for the season, and the team has already paid their entry fee into the tournament. For this $3, we got no concessions, no officials to answer questions, no real toilets, and one honey bucket. (for three days, 12 teams, four games each)
On day two, I couldn't make it through two games without using the potty. I'd had coffee, don't judge. Against my better judgement (I couldn't find an appropriate tree or bush to squat behind), I entered the Honey Bucket only to find human feces (that'd be shit) smeared on the sliding lock. Get me outta here!
And my very last complaint would be the freezing wind that blew for two games on Sunday. I was wearing long sleeves, sweatshirt - with my hood up, jacket, double layer fleece blanket and I was freezing. I was cold enough that by the very end of the second game, my finger tips were going numb. Is it January??? I still haven't made it through a game without my trusty blanket and June 1st is tomorrow!
However, there is good, too. For all it's worth, they won two, tied one and lost one. Not terrible at all.
Monday when we got home I was really ready for a nap, but I had two flats of flowers waiting to be planted and the next four days they're predicting rain and showers. It was now or never time. I'm thrilled to say I got it done!
Wilbur the Watering Can - always helpful.
Lilacs perfuming the yard. (The dark purple ones haven't quite opened - I'm telling you, the weather has been awful!)
This was it. This was what we got for sun on Sunday and Monday.
Here's to a little sunshine in our future! And hoping this weeks' rain isn't too hard on my newly potted flowers...