Friday, March 27, 2009

Rain, Rain go away....

Well, it rained but it didn't rain out practices. I started getting calls before lunch about whether or not we would practice. LOL...I have no idea what the weather is going to be like at 6 when you call at 11:30. I can remember my Dad getting those phone calls and he would drive down and walk around the fields. I can't leave and go walk the fields so I send my Mom or my brother, whoever is available. Barney Fyffe went for me. He looked at the field....only standing water on one. Okay, but he didn't walk on the squishy ground. The red clay mud was so thick it was difficult to run in...especially on the softball fields. YUCK!

But everyone was there...the park was full! I love it like this. I enjoy all the parents. I hate that I don't get to sit and watch my own kids and enjoy them playing but I am trying to help the whole and even at 7 and 6 they understand that. We took the wee babe to the park last night. Starting her young...she will soon love the smell of the grass and the chalk lines and lights glowing, the screams of the kids as they run and play! What more could make it perfect??? According to Madame Secretary...."an open concession stand!" My work is never done...LOL

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tales from the Centerfield....

It's 8:30pm on a Tuesday night I haven't seen my husband or my kids. I still haven't had supper and my cell hasn't stopped ringing. I am not some big wig executive at some high profile Fortune 500 company. I am not a world famous cardiac surgeon. I am just a everyday average "yo mama" with 3 kids and a husband, BUT I am also responsible for managing our neighborhood rec league. Sure it is fun, I have met lots of wonderful people and made some very special friendships. But it is a full time job, I mean I am on the phone all day long and into the evening. I run from the time I get home till it is time for bed trying to get it all done. It is a full time job that doesn't pay a dime but if smiles were dollars I would be a millionaire. Just seeing the kids out there having a great time is well worth it!

So when I got home tonight and in between sneaking bites of supper and washing little people's hair I was thinking about our park website. We are trying to step up and bring our little league into the 21st century. Well, there in our little bathroom it hits me..."Hey! Why not blog about all that goes into this craziness?" I thought this is a terrific opportunity for our parents and anyone else who might find it interesting to see what goes into running a sports league.

So here it is the good the bad and the ugly. This is also my way of getting it all out and not talking everyone's ear off about what is new with Continental League. Read, Laugh, Sympathize....just don't judge! LOL