I have a 4th grade nephew who is playing football this year. My hubby is super excited because that's his thing and he's helping with carpools and attending games.
The first game was on a rainy, cold Saturday. I got up early, thinking the game was on Sunday, and baked some chocolate chip cookies just to warm up the house. (A little trick my mom taught me - it saves running the furnace and you've got goodies in the process!)
The hubby asked if the cookies were for the kids. For after the game. Well...no...but you can take them. We really don't need 4 dozen cookies just for us!
The second game was lightninged out... We took only oranges, but they never even got cut up because they were bought on the way to the game and it was cancelled before it started.
Game #3 I baked oatmeal raisin cookies and took the oranges, hoping no other mom or dad or aunt or anyone would double up. But kinda hoping they would, too, so we could start a rotation. Noone brought anything.
Game #4 I baked peanut butter cookies and again showed up with those and oranges. Noone brought anything else.
Game #5 is tomorrow.
Now, I love to bake. And I love to share it with people who appreciate it. You can't get a much better crowd than young boys. Well, boys of any age, really! So I'm not as upset as I could be. But do you know that in 4 weeks, soon to be 5, not one single mother of a football player, mother of a cheerleader (they have a group of girls the same age as the boys) or coach has said thank you? Noone has asked where their child is getting cookies and oranges. Noone has offered to help. Nothing.
I have become the team mom.
I suppose there are worse things and I don't have to drive a mini-van!
And now for something completely different...
I went to the local library book sale yesterday.
I didn't get much, but the sale was much smaller. And I'm happy with what I got. They've now been added to the big stack, but here's where the blond comes in...or just having bought too many books in July... I bought both "Icy Sparks" and "Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral" a second time! I sure hope they're as good as I thought BOTH times!
So next month, the book stack will likely be taller, but it's all good. Cold weather is fast approaching and I'm much more likely to be found curled up with a quilt, cat and book during those months. And my goal is to have that stack GONE by July of next year. I can do it!
And finally, as I was outside taking the book photo, one of my barn kitties was insisting she get her photo taken. Her, um, great uncle? (his momma is her great-grandma) was around, so they were being all lovey to each other, so I thought it would make a great picture. Eli complied, but Smokey kept rubbing on him so all I got was her backside. By the time I got this one, I think Eli was getting a bit sick of me...
And now, if you'll excuse me, I have some oranges that need slicing!