It's pushing 80 in the Badger State and Mr. B and Mr. G started soccer last night. For the entire 8 week season their games are at the same time every Tuesday evening. Crazy. Still, it's less chaotic than Thursdays when they play baseball in any of 3 locations at 3 possible time slots, making a Logistical Nightmare for their mama. Like tomorrow night when Mr. D is coaching his high school game in another town and I have to step in to help coach Mr. B's machine pitch team on his behalf. Mr. B's team plays at 5:30 on Diamond #2, Mr. G's team plays at 6:30 at another park across town. Naturally, my staff is working on a plan to insure that Mr. G makes his game on time without leaving Mr. B's team in the lurch during the final innings.
Here it was, the first night of soccer and I wore short sleeves and jeans instead of 3 layers, long underwear, a parka, blanket, hat and mittens. So civilized and pleasant! The boys played on opposite fields, so I parked myself in the grass between and turned back and forth depending on who was rotated into their game. I left dizzy, but not frozen.
And I met with this summer's hired help to go over the contract--what shall we name him? We've had Lefty, then Slugger. I think we'll call this kid Ace, unless I see a better suggestion in the comment box.
And speaking of home-run hits....Sweet holy Moses, did you SEE Glee last night? I had goosebumps, chills, a lump in my throat, tears in my eyes and a rash on my left foot. Well, the rash has been there for a while--another unfortunate result of Stinging Nettle in the strawberry patch. But I digress. I've always been a fan of Aerosmith's "Dream On" (saw them in concert with The Black Crows at Alpine Valley back in the day...) but when Neil and Matthew sang it--WOW. Just...WOW. If you missed it, watch it on Hulu and report back. For the record, even Mr. D was impressed in a totally heterosexual kind of way. Turns out he's always been a fan of "The Safety Dance" which was news to me. Glee--it's not just solid gold entertainment, it's a relationship-builder.
Spill it, reader. Did you SEE Glee?
Oh, and Mr. T's orthodontist told us yesterday that his teeth look better since a few baby teeth got pulled and the adult teeth came in. We get to wait at least a year until we have to shell out for heavy metal in his mouth!