May 31st, 2004

little review

Poem for Monday

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A last pair of nature photos from Pennsylvania this weekend:


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Drizzle. This means the baseball practice and picnic for this afternoon could be on or could be off. Do we assume the latter and take the kids to Shrek 2? Or do we wait and see if it clears before the forecast thunderstorms move in?

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little review

Put Me In Coach

In spite of the rain that fell on and off all day, they had the baseball practice. This is the third time this season my son has been hit, hard, by a pitch -- this time in the hip. He sat for much of the practice and was quite unhappy throughout the barbecue, refusing even to eat at first, though he finally had a brownie and a hot dog (in that order). Stupidly I did not stop to think that of course it would be all beef burgers and dogs, so I could only eat potato salad, a deviled egg and dessert...there's a Lebanese boy on the team whose mother made wonderful rice pudding.

Otherwise the highlight of my day was stopping in Michaels to get my younger son paints and finding some silver bead clasps and sets of decorative buttons. I got cats and nautical-themed shapes like anchors and wheels. Now I just need something to sew them on.

Darnestown has a park with a Civil War trail sign -- the Confederate Army came through -- and a big open field surrounded by trees. Because of the trees, there are cicadas, despite all the new construction up past Gaithersburg and the surrounding farmland.


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Once again late: Happy birthday ruedifference, belenajake, chalcedony and syredronning!