It's officially been five weeks since my husband and I moved to Virginia Beach. Already the weather is cooler, and still...we have several boxes which remain unpacked. I really don't understand how we could have accumulated this much stuff together and I firmly believe that if I haven't even thought about whatever is packed away, than I probably don't need it. It's tough to resist the urge to just donate a box unopened. Wouldn't it be great, though? Talk about de-cluttering.
|My nephew and his uncle (my husband)|
I had no idea that they grouped thirteen- and sixteen-year-old kids together on the team, and as I watched him head out to the field surrounded by much bigger boys, I started to tear up. My goodness, I remember when he was born thirteen years ago. And here I was, moments away from full on blubbering. I managed to keep it all in when my husband looked at me and said, "You don't want him to have to tell people that the lady crying in the stands is his aunt." Hmm. Good point.
Since it had been two years since he played baseball, we were nervous that he might not swing for the ball when up at bat. My nephew is extremely athletic and is known for his base running, but for some reason he is a bit restrained at the plate. Granted it was two years ago that he was like that, but we weren't sure. Imagine the thrill and cheers when he went up to hit against a pretty big pitcher and with a crack of the bat, he knocked a solid single over the shortstop's head! Consequently, we had to edit out my video so that the cheering from us and the other people in the bleachers is toned down so you don't only hear our shrieks of happiness. But, man oh man, did he hit it! I couldn't have been prouder of my nephew at that moment. It was the boost he needed. What a great way to start the fall season and I cannot wait for more games!
And in other news here at Coffee and a Book Chick... I'm still pouting about Instagram's shoddy 2.0 "upgrade" that came out recently, but thank goodness for the Interwebz as I was able to find a way to revert back to the original photo filter app for the iPhone.
Oh, books? Oh, yeah. I'll be posting a review on Monday of Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist, a freaky horror novel that did the job. Wednesday will feature a review of Me Again, by Keith Cronin, which is part of the TLC Book Tours. I just started it yesterday and it's quickly paced and pretty humorous for its subject matter. Can't wait to see how it all turns out.
What about you? How was your week?