Spring time is for me, a waiting season. I am desperate for beautiful sunny days which are at times successive and as is often the case, elusive. I found the spring to be largely cool and rainy but on every warm dry day that we have I make sure that both of the girls are outdoors and that I get a good walk-in. This past week I was not terribly successful with work and weather constraints however the previous two weeks I was able to walk 21 and 25 miles over the course of the week respectively. This time being outdoors brings me great joy!
I often read when I walk unless I’m hiking in the woods and I just finished a book, Inside the O’Briens: A Novel, by Lisa Genova. I enjoyed this book and it is the third by this author I have read. It discussed a families struggle with Huntington’s disease, and the ethics behind finding out if you are a carrier of a terminal disease if you are given the choice. The family in the book had different viewpoints based on each person’s personality and how they like to live. The author writes the book with the intent of the reader questioning what would they do in the same predicament. Thankfully this does not run in my family so it is not an issue for me but I felt strongly that I would want to know as how I live my life would likely be very different.
This last week brought an end to softball season for Middle School although the playoffs are still yet to go. Shannon had an excellent time with her team and it was a lot of girls that she had been on a team with in the past so it was a bit of a reunion. Her batting was excellent and she spent quite a bit of time at second base and even did some pitching. Her travel team, East Coast Firecrackers, is on its second tournament this weekend. They have had some good games but some significant struggles as well.
The bowling and ice cream images are activities that we have done after games that were unsuccessful to bring smiles.
I am off now, game 1 of the softball tournament has started for the day!