Saturday, July 10, 2010


Just wanted to share some updates of my life......

Alex is doing much better. A cast on each arm has not slowed him down much. ......Oh to have the energy of a 6 year old again. (sigh)

Angie is having a much harder time because her injuries are more severe. It is estimated that she will have a year of therapy to help her recover. Her spirits are very good.

Thank you again for all your continuing prayers and positive thoughts.

Tonight is our last softball game. Our team is in the finals of the local softball tournament. I thought I was going to be able to sit on the sidelines and cheer my daughter and my husband on during this summer ball season.

Nope, I have been the "Dug Out Mom". A military background has helped. Some of my responsibilities have been.....

  1. Keeper and administrator of the first aide kit and ice packs.

  2. Stylist for the catchers. I can switch out catcher's gear and adjust all the straps at a speed of a Nascar Pit boss.

  3. Monitor of all ponytails/braids and shoe laces. I keep a pocket full of ponytail holders and extra shoe laces.

  4. Keeper of the sunscreen/ bug spray / wasp spray/and Benadryl cream.

  5. Monitor of the ice water and marker of cups/bottles/and equipment.

  6. Gate Keeper of the Dug Out, keeping players in and everyone else out (one puppy can result in total loss of focus). Potty monitor goes along with this responsibility. Determining how fast can a player get to the bathroom and back before she is up to bat is important.
  7. Watcher of the weather and lightning forecast.

  8. Keeper of the lineup card.

  9. Dryer of tears.

  10. and biggest cheerleader!

Next week I will have a week off before we start into basketball camp then the start of School softball. Just the thought of being able to sit and smock/sew is exciting!


  1. Your post cracked me up!! I am a dugout mom too! My husband coaches both of the boys' baseball teams. You don't get much time off during the summer! I'm sure when you get a chance to finally sit down and smock, you will have all this pent-up creative energy, that it will be fantastic! :)

  2. I was wondering about your family last night. I'm glad they are on the mend.
    I'm sure with all of your responsiblities at the dugout, you are also having a lot of fun.