If We Were Having Coffee…Baseball and Country Line Dancing

Hello! Hello! I’m so glad you stopped by!

If we were having coffee on this lovely summer afternoon, I would probably offer you lemonade or mango juice as a substitute for hot coffee. I tend to drink a cup every afternoon no matter what the temperature but I know that’s not for everyone. We also have some leftover brownies that the D-man made for a party we had this week. Help yourself. They have chocolate chip cookies in the center, one of my hubbies many brownie variations. I’m pretty sure he could write a book!

How has your week been? Mine has been a blast! Monday kicked off my first full week of summer break. Yahoo!! It’s been a very full few days. Let’s see…

Monday I did some cleaning and cooking to get ready for our get together that evening. It was graduation night at the middle school where D-man works and we traditionally have the whole staff back here after the ceremony. It’s a chance for them to relax and celebrate the end of the year. He works with some really great people. It’s hard to believe that this will be his 22nd year there. Retirement is peeking around the corner!

Tuesday I had a very nice lunch date with my sister. We talked for hours and finally had to make ourselves leave the restaurant and go home! I spent the rest of the day helping my son finish up his packing since he was leaving for Greece the next day. Neither of us has ever traveled internationally so we felt the need to double check everything. He and a group of friends went over there to meet up with another friend who has been studying and playing basketball in New Castle England. He is finished now so he met them in Athens on Thursday and then today the group went to Mykonos Island for a few days. So far it looks like an amazing trip and I can’t wait to hear all about it.

Wednesday Miss Dee and I met my (step)mother-in-law Denise at a local recreation center for a County Line Dancing class. Anytime that dancing involves actual steps as well as knowing left and right has never been my thing but it’s nice to try new things, right? Denise has done country line dancing before just not for a few years and Miss Dee danced a bit in school plus she has natural grace and rhythm so they did pretty well. Me? I danced like I had two left feet tied together at the knees! It was fun to watch the rest of the class and I didn’t break anything but I don’t think I’ll go back. I think the nice lady teaching the class will be okay with that!

Thursday I taught my craft class for the ladies at the Senior Center. This week we made these cute ladybug photo holders. It’s amazing all the crafts you can do with a bag of rocks! They seemed to enjoy it and they are always so much fun to work with.

Friday, after running some errands and getting a much needed haircut, D-Man, Miss Dee and I went over to Philadelphia to watch the Phillies play. It was an extra special baseball game because they had a ceremony to officially retire my all time favorite players, Chase Utley. Even though he spent his last few seasons playing ball for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chase will always be a Phillie because of the important role he played in helping us win the 2008 World Series as well as his amazing skill and passion for the game. His wife and kids were there and he got a huge ovation as he came onto the field to give his speech. Even though the current Phillies team lost the game that followed in spectacular fashion it was still worth the trip just to see this former second basemen.

As you can see, it’s been a fun yet busy week for me! Let me refill your glass and you can tell me what has been happening with you. Don’t forget to visit our coffee share hostess, Eclectic Ali and see what she and the rest of the crowd have been up to!

Thanks for stopping by!

9 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee…Baseball and Country Line Dancing

  1. Hi Nancy. Sorry for being so late to your coffee time. It’s been one of those weeks for me too. Also, I did not realize it at the time, but I thought I was just having a bad allergy day last Saturday, but by Sunday it was clear that I was sick – most likely- with the same cold my son brought home from college. Ick, cough – gack!

    Just reading what your week was like tired me out. But it all sounds like much fun. My son is going to Europe this summer too, but as part of a his anthropology major. My wife and I have been there a couple of times but it’s always overwhelming because there is so much to see and do.

    If you’d like a quick fun read on how one of our 10th anniversary trip went, you should check out: https://garyawilsonstories.wordpress.com/an-unforgettable-10th-anniversary/

    It was very memorable and I’d go back in a heartbeat.
    Thanks for the visit. Hope you get a few moments this week to sit and breath and enjoy all the great stuff going on around you.


  2. What a fabulous week! I love the mango juice, one of my favorites 🙂 Are you on summer break all summer? Having time off in the summer is one of the things I miss the most with being a teacher at a regular school. When I worked full time as a teacher, in Sweden, we always had all holidays off, and one full month of (paid) vacation in the summer. I truly miss that. I love the work I have now, but I don’t have holidays, or vacations. I worked through them all this past year. When I did have a month off, I usually either went on long hiking treks in the mountains in northern Sweden, back packed through Europe, or took a last minute all-inclusive to Spain, or Greece. I hope your son have a fabulous time in Greece. I love the architecture there. If you’ve never traveled internationally it’s easy to be blown away by all the old buildings, and culture. I hope your weekend continues in the same wonderful way as the rest of your week 🙂

    PS. I can relate to your dancing experience..I’m the same way.

    • We are off from the end of June to the first week in September which seems long but it does go fast. Having breaks during the school year would be nice even if it meant a shorter summer. Usually we get a few days at Easter and a week at Christmas. I could totally get into the paid month off ! Our summers are funded by savings and the few days my husband works during the summer. We’ve been doing it for over twenty years years so Ive become really good at putting part of our money away all school year. Your holidays sound wonderful! Hopefully I will get to go someday. Thanks for visiting!

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