Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Sunday Salon - Any Time for Reading??

The Sunday Salon.comThe answer to that question would be a resounding NO!! Not for lack of want, but so little time this weekend. Friday was the only day this last week that I had completely off (ie, not working either job!) So, my husband and I took the kiddies to see The Dark Knight. And out to dinner. was all family time.

On Saturday, my daughter Bella had her end-of-the-season softball tournament. Now....we really only expected to play the one game. Not that we didn't have a lot of faith in our girls, but they had a lot of odds stacked against them. First of all, in a league of 7 - 9 year olds, our team was ALL 7 year olds and 1 9 year old. Let's just say, all of the other teams were LOADED with older kids. I'm not sure who divides them the way they do, but we kind of got screwed from the beginning. Now, I had actually requested the coach, because Ray coach Bella last year and really liked him. And truthfully, it's not really a competitive league anyway. The "Lassie" division is more educational, a place to learn the basics. But through the season, we really struggled against some of the other teams. And we were actually picked to finish dead-last.

But our little band of girlies pulled out a victory in the first game and took us to another game!! We played for 3rd/4th place this afternoon. And although we lost by 1 run, our girls finished 4th out of 10!! We couldn't have been prouder!

There are our girls with their trophies and medals!! Aren't they a bunch of cuties??

On the reading front, I finished Good Omens last week, and I'm almost done with both the Bryson and the du Maurier. Hope to have both completed this week. I also want to join the Japanese Reading Challenge....but I haven't taken the time to figure out what I want to read yet! Yet another "to do" on my list.

So.....I guess this is a short Salon. Happy Sunday and Happy Reading!!


Melody said...

Hope you'll catch up with your reading soon, Stephanie.

I'm glad to hear that Bella and her team had done well! I'd be proud if I were you too. :)

Debi said...

Sounds like a darn good reason for not getting more reading done if you ask me! And yep, they definitely are a bunch of cuties!

Anonymous said...

How great for your girlies. :-)

How was the Dark Knight? We haven't gone to see it yet, and might not catch it in the theater. Our small town theater has 2 screens, so we don't get a lot in, and what does come doesn't stay long.

Unknown said...

I hope you get caught up with your reading - but does anyone ever get caught up? I got to spend a lazy Sunday with a book in one hand and a glass of lemonade in the other.

tanabata said...

I haven't been reading a whole lot this week or lately either unfortunately.
Well done by the girls. :)

Unknown said...

Hi Stephanie-

This is Judy (Intergalactic Bookworm) from A Novel Challenge and I FINALLY found the "Where are you?" blog. I have the Bill Bryson book with the grizzly bear on the front cover to read for one of my numerous book groups over at Yahoo! Is this the one you are reading too?

And when I was reading your bio, I am very familiar with Peoria. I have cousins in the Hoopeston area and my late great grandparents on my mom's dad's side of the family are from Chenoa. I miss going down there. I have a lot of fond memories. Judy

Andi said...

Congrats to the girls! Yayy!

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Have a great week.

Carl V. Anderson said...

Hey, congrats to them, that is great!!! You have every reason to be proud.

The Bookworm said...

i've got the same dilema, so much to read, so little time.

woohoo! way to go girls! I'm sure you are very proud :)

Kim L said...

Congrats to Bella for winning! Softball is such a great thing for kids. I don't play anymore, but I did growing up, and even though I was never a great player, I always enjoyed it.