Wednesday, May 18, 2011
All in the Family (and some beady things too!)
As the game was winding down, the other team had the last at bat. We were already ahead by 6 or 7 runs, so there was no way we could lose the game. In our league at this level you can't score more than 5 runs in an inning to prevent anyone from getting completely crushed and dominated. So even if the other team scored all 5 of their runs, we'd still win. So Jeff, my DH and the kids' coach, decided to have some fun out there. He switched everyone's positions and told them where they were going to play. All but Sara. She asked where she was going. He said, "You're pitching!" She had a serious heart attack and you could hear her panicked scream, "Noooooo!" in the bleachers. He whispered to her, put one hand on her shoulders and one hand on her chest (which he said later her heart was racing like crazy) and gave her his vote of confidence in his calming daddy way. So she went up to the mound and gave her first warm up pitch. (Mind you, she's never ever pitched before.) It went straight down the pike!!!! Let me tell you, once those kids got up there to bat she really held her own. I think we have another pitcher in the family. With some practice I think next year she's going to be pitching and striking a whole lot of boys out. We were so proud! So much fun, let me tell you.
We also got their baseball photos on Monday. Here is Sara (9) and Matthew (11)...
On to beady things to give you an update. I worked on a new necklace for two days, thought it was a horribly ugly monstrosity and ripped it apart and resorted the beads today. Started working on another new stitch, once again inspired by Mandy over at Beads for Brains: 365. Maybe will have something new to show in a few days.
Also, I am going to formally start promoting myself as a teacher and work on getting together some small groups to teach stitches and techniques to in my home maybe once a month. Won't that be fun?! If you live in the Phoenix Metro area and want to take some very affordable classes and make your own beautiful custom jewelry, please contact me. If you haven't beaded before, don't be afraid...I'll make it very understandable and enjoyable! For those of you who have done some beading, maybe you'll learn a new thing or two and have some good company for a girl's afternoon. If you know people who live in my area, please pass along the word. I will provide a kit in their color choice to include beads, clasp, etc., a set of written instructions to take home and a link to a private youtube video showing how to finish off the clasp if they don't get to that point by the end of class. All that for a mere $25!!!! A screaming deal!!!!! So please help me out and spread the word. I would really appreciate some help in the blog world network...remember...sunny Phoenix! (Actually I'm in Scottsdale, but easy access from anywhere in the Valley.)
I hope everyone is having a very happy week! Getting kind of bored and lonely all day here by myself...drop me a line!