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Swing away….

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Swing Away…

Things are….good.

Things are great….but…it’s hard.

Where are we…we are 5 souls trying to keep things together here…me and 4 babies….

It’s busy….it’s tough….

The ladies still haven’t realized the need to fold their own laundry without being told…and a 5 minute chore turns into a 10 minute battle……..

But!

They are amazing kids….Syd’s piano teacher is pretty much floored by her ability….it’s simple…she is so frigin smart she masters the pieces he gives her to learn immediately….why?  She can memorize the entire work in minutes….

I hope she sticks with it….and I hope she discovers new challenges…

Ave….baseball tryouts this week…one of only 2 girls trying out for the majors.  Most of these boys…her ‘competition’…having played for years….and this her first time swinging a bat…

My advice to her…..swing away!

She made me so proud…and she was so proud of herself…I can’t remember seeing her this happy in her life…beaming….I’m sure her face hurt from smiling as much as mine did….

Ya…she missed a few pitches…but she hit 8 out of 10…better than half the boys that came to bat….and those boys didn’t need to be taught how to hold a bat and stand in the box before their first ever swing….

But if I thought she was going to show the boys how it’s done at bat….next up was catching and throwing….

Afterwards…when she walked with me off the field…we laughed at how many boys caught balls with their faces….how many didn’t have the nerve to stand under the ball…not my Ave….she didn’t miss a pitch…and when the coach asked her to come closer to the catcher, as she was returning the ball from deeper in the field than she needed to…did she ground one in like so many of the boys…with not enough arm to return…nope…she hit the netting 20 feet above the catchers head…she could have thrown the ball from 20 yards deeper than 90% of the boys there!

Yep….I’m a braggart…so be it!

Now…this isn’t all wonderful of course….I can’t stand watching it half the time…thinking about my love…wishing she could see these girls doing their thing….standing by me…proud.

It makes me cry right now thinking about it……like almost every other day during the past 4 months….

Yes…it was just 4 months ago yesterday….it feels like so much longer……….and as good as I’m getting…I still wrack….I wrack and wrack and wrack….

But I am getting better.

the family

The luckiest man in the world….and the biggest loser.

Babe…..I’m trying…..

Today we finish the deck…and within the month the basement….things are starting to get better……….

The Quote of The Day

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.
Ashley Smith

This is what we have tried to do for years…live our dreams….and I will continue to live them as much as I can….

Thank you to my friends as always….Kevin Parker, this man is a saint….and if you are looking for life or disability insurance…this is my plug.  I can’t tell you how much I owe this friend of mine.  http://www.lifeinsuranceottawa.ca

There is certainly a good group of guys I’ve been supported by, a lucky man!  Arthur, Pesh, Beagle, the GBG…It amazes me just how many great friends I have!

Okay…may that be the last tear I shed today….it looks like a beautiful day has begun!  Get out there and enjoy it!

Babe…I love your face…I miss you every day.

Have a great day!

Hey…XO!

 

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