This past weekend off did not turn out at all how I had anticipated, (although I hadn't really anticipated much except working in the garden and catching up on house work). Saturday I spent ripping out a mountain of weeds and digging up hundreds of rocks from the front of the cottage and replacing it with a lovely garden with edible plants, (eggplant, dill, parsley, beets, etc.). A good work out and meditation at its best!
A while ago I found a perfectly shaped, yet small piece of particle board while cleaning out our storage area. I played tug o' war with the trash can over whether to keep it for something or not; then decided I must find a way to recycle it.
|Entitled, "Blame it On the Tetons" after one of my|
favorite Modest Mouse songs that really says
it all for me.
|Seeing Double? Ozzie and Jose are|
identical twins. Ozzie is #32,
Jose is #33.
Sunday I looked up the local Maui baseball teams game roster to see if they were playing since I won tickets off the radio last month. It turned out Jose Canseco and Ozzie Canseco were going to be playing against the Na Koa Ikaika Maui team with their team, the Yuma Scorpions. Well, of course I wasn't going to miss that. I was raised on baseball, watching almost all the O's games with my Grandad. I even have memories of being 4 or 5 and Grandad suiting up in all the catchers gear to play catch with my brother and I. Then Dad would always take us to the park at the top of the hill to play ball. Baseball is definitely, hand's down, one of my favorite sports. I knew seeing Jose and Ozzie play would be a blast back to my childhood; and it definitely was. I couldn't believe when we got there that we ended up sitting DIRECTLY behind Jose; I mean, literally, I was 6 feet away from him taking pictures. He kept looking at me, but I didn't want to paparazzi him, so I waited until he turned away to take his picture. I guess I could have just asked, but I didn't want to be like all the other fools who I could tell were becoming annoying coming over trying to talk story with him while he's got a game to tend to and to coach. I do have to say, all this baseball sure did make me miss my Grandad...
|Jose sharing a smile with the ball boy.|
|The hit that took him to 2nd.|
Lastly on a different note; for those of you who don't know, I have decided to give real estate a permanent rest as my final closing happened this past week... And I can honestly say, "HALLELUJAH it's over with!". Real estate is meant for a certain someone who can be rough and tough and wear the bull horns, on top of deal with an immense ton of S*@! and stress and be willing to work everyday, 24 hours a day. I decided that I definitely want to live a long, wonderful life, and real estate was not going to give me that with the #1 killer in America being stress. SO, with that being said, I miss "the team", but have moved on to do what I love by working in a fabulous animal clinic, (on top of still doing photography of course!).
I love it when one door closes and another one opens... ;)
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend as well. Feel free to share your thoughts and feelings below. I always love to hear from you!
|The view off the helmet. Can you see me taking the picture above in the white skirt and the guys sitting below?|
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