It’s just another Monday and I don’t have a whole lot to relate. I was a slug most of last week and over the weekend. Ah, well. It happens. I’m old. And sadly, I’m really starting to feel it both physically and mentally. It’s a little scary but hey, definitely beats the alternative, if you know what I mean.
Softball. There was a bunch of it! OU, as #1 in the nation, came through their regional with only one tiny scare–beating Texas A&M 3-2 in the early games. TA&M came back through the loser’s bracket and OU beat them by the biggest margin in NCAA Regional history. Ouch. TA&M is a good team. My #7 OSU Cowgirls also came through regionals without a hitch though there was a pitcher’s duel against North Texas University in the championship game. The Cowgirls won it 2-0 and move on to host Clemson at the super-regionals this coming weekend. OU hosts University of Central Florida.
In baseball news, the Cards had two totally crazy games–one against the Giants (last Sunday night) and one against the Pirates, yesterday.. In the Giants game, the Cards were so far ahead, the Gaints put in a position player to pitch. To save their own bullpen, the Cards asked for volunteers and Albert Pujols volunteered. It was historic to watch! Same thing yesterday. Cards were up 18-0 in the middle of the 9th. So, who volunteered to pitch? Yadier Molina, the All-Star and shoo-in Hall of Fame catcher, who was on the bench for this game. He gave up 2 home runs and two runs before he scored his 3rd out but he was having a ball. I got to see video. I didn’t get to watch the game because stupid MLB has decided to let YouTube, Apple TV, and Peacock have a slice of the pie. Apple is a pain because you have to sign up for the app but you get to watch the game free. YouTube is free. Peacock? NOT free. You had to sign up and pay their monthly fee. Forget that. Anyway, I got see at least one part of Cardinal and baseball history live. I’ll settle for watching Yadi in a clipped video showing his first pitch strike, followed by a home run. Ah well.
Our weather finally cooled off. Saturday was too cold to open windows but I opened them yesterday and there was just enough honeysuckle still blooming to scent my office. There are perks to living in the south.
Let’s not talk about writing, um-kay? (Refer to the first paragraph.)
I did listen to a lot of books, including the Night Prince series of 4 books by Jeaniene Frost set in her Night Huntress world. Vlad is on my Top Ten Book Boyfriend List. Just sayin’. And while I’d like to shake Laila from time to time, she adores the Prince of Vampires. You don’t have to read the Night Hundress books to get into this spin-off.
In other news, there’s nothing else going on. Lawyer Guy is probably going to stop in to visit with animal control this week to report the people down the street. Zeus (the husky) and the black pit bull have been loose off and on all week. They tore up one gate yesterday and the day before tried to tear up the other. It’s getting old. Maybe if they get fined, they’ll figure out some way to corral the two. I hate to be mean but they get into MY yard and freak out Boone and Jake. Not cool, peeps. Not cool at all. Luckily, LG got the new cat door installed in the garage so Pete and sometimes Shylock can get in. Not sure if Lucifer sneaks in or not but it’s a place where the dogs CAN’T get to them.
Stormageddon comes after school tomorrow and his last day is Wednesday. LG is picking him up at noon (half-day on the last day) and plans to take him to the grill at a nearby public golf course then they’re going to hit a bucket or two of balls at the driving range. They’ll have fun. I’m doing Wallyworld today. Not so much fun but necessary. It’s a scavenger hut to see what’s in stock and what’s not. But hey, according to TPTB*, this is all transitory and temporary. Yeah. Right. Thanks, Uncle Joe.
Okay, signing off before I climb on my soapbox. Hope y’all had a fun, productive, and/or good week and weekend and have the same this upcomiing week. More new words and revisions on my agenda. We’ll see what happens. Later, taters!
*The Powers That Be