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Saturday, May 16, 2015

A Sporting Saturday

Isaac has been playing lacrosse this spring.  This is his second year in this sport.  We attended a couple of matches last year, but were not able to get to any this year, until today. 

But we had a bigger responsibility than just going and watching.  Jill had "over-volunteered" and ended up double booking her day.  She was away early this morning to teach a Mountaineers rock scrambling class and we became her stand-in for carrying off the end -of-the-season picnic that she had organized. 

I have to confess I didn't watch much of the lacrosse match.  There's Isaac, #1.  I could only recognize him on the field by his orange shoes and green Seattle socks.


 I can't follow the game very well because I am not very familiar with it and it's hard to see who's who and who has the ball.

By halftime we were trying to figure out who we were supposed to be coordinating with to do our jobs for setting up the picnic.  I texted Jill, who was actually within range of cell service this time, to get a few more instructions. 

Anyway, we managed to pull it off, the kids were acknowledged by the coaches, and then everybody ate. 
We left home before 10:00 and didn't get back home until 2:30.  That was just in time to watch the running of the Preakness on TV.  I am not interested in horse racing except if there is a possibility of a triple crown winner.  

Well, American Pharaoh, the Kentucky Derby winner,  won again today, the second leg of the triple crown, so now I'll have to watch the running of the Belmont in two weeks. 

Shortly after the horse race, the Sounders were playing in Vancouver, BC, and of course we had to watch that match on TV as well.  I am happy to report that the Sounders won 2-0. 

We fed the kids pizza and salad, and then Tom took them home so he could work on a project there and the kids could get the lawn mowed.  I stayed home and went for a walk and got my exercises done. 

And that's enough sports for this weekend.  On Sunday we're going garden touring. 

15 comments:

  1. Your days are always so full! You do crowd a lot into a day and obviously have fun doing it. We'll be watching the Belmont, too. Maybe a Triple Crown winner this year....

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  2. I know nothing about lacrosse, either. You are such an accomplished person, Linda, you always amaze me with your stamina. And congratulations to the Sounders for their win! Yay! :-)

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  3. I've never been much into horse racing, but I know many are. My brother lives near Louisville, so they have lots of visitors in the Spring.

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  4. That was a sporting day. And a successful one all around!

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  5. Sounds fun though I know nothing about lacrosse.

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  6. We go to Del Mar races every summer, so I'm a big Baffert fan and very excited about American Pharaoh. But isn't the final leg run on 6/6? I think that makes it 3 weeks out? I could be wrong.

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  7. That's not only enough sports, but you did so many other things. Being able to chip in when others are busy is a tough thing to do.

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  8. I was introduced to lacrosse a few years ago when my niece dated a coach. It is a fascinating sport and the skills amazed me. Wish it were more popular.

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  9. Sounds like you had another busy but fun day! Can't wait to see the gardens you toured on Sunday!

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  10. Sounds like a great, fun day I too am a novice with lacrosse.

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  11. I thought LaCross was some variation of soccer..so you at least have something to build on. :) Love your cover photo!

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  12. I thought LaCross was some variation of soccer..so you at least have something to build on. :) Love your cover photo!

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  13. I thought LaCross was some variation of soccer..so you at least have something to build on. :) Love your cover photo!

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  14. Oh what a fun weekend you had, Linda!

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