20 August 2009


Just a quickie, cause I really want to read my book, South of Broad by Pat Conroy. The Lexington Herald-Leader wrote - "Few novelists write as well, and none as beautifully...Conroy's narrative is so fluid and poetic that it's apt to seduce you into reading just one more page, just one more chapter." I am loving this book! The day is almost done and I haven't read enough.

Why they call it a butterfly bush.

The beautiful Bermuda grass field Emily will be playing on.

Emily's new school.

And guess what? Emily's teammates voted her to be the Field Hockey team captain. I'm thrilled! Can you imagine starting at a private school as a Junior (scary), and being voted team captain? What a great honor. This school is going to be so great for her. And I hope, she for them.

I did my usual driving to and from practice. I hung out at Borders in-between. We got some lunch after practice then I headed to the pool. So hot and humid today. It was the kind of day that left you soaked with sweat after just a few minutes outside. I met Karen (Happyone) for dinner, then dessert at Rita's where Emily works. It was great spending time with her. I hung out with the neighbors when I got home, then spent lots of time on the computer trying to figure out something fun for Emily and I to do this weekend. I took Saturday off and I still don't know what to do. It looks like rain. A day trip to the beach might be bad because of the riptides from the approaching hurricane. I don't know what to do if we went to NY. I'm stumped. And I wish I had spent the last few hours reading. With that thought, I'm outta here.

(If you think of anything fun for us, let me know)


happyone said...

I enjoyed our time together earlier. :-)
I'll check out a Pat Conroy book next time I go to the library.
I'm off to read now too.

ilene said...

You could drive to Augusta Georgia...

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

What a great honor for Emily. You must be both happy for her and proud.

Billy said...

When does Emily start school? The kid will finish his first full week tomorrow. I took a first day photo, thanks to you for giving me the idea. I want to be able to have good photos for when he graduates high school. We can all look back and remember when.

Rick Rockhill said...

Wow, that's a really nice school. does she like school?

Martha said...

I adore Pat Conroy's writing. I've read several of his books and would probably recommend any of them. And what exciting news for the new team captain!!

KathyA said...

I've got the book! Finished Hiaasen last night so I'll start today. Congrats to Miss Em!

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