Andrew (#5) played in his first baseball game last night. He looks a little dubious about the whole thing. My daughter said he got two good hits and had several meltdowns.
Apparently an evening ball game for a four year old is not such a great idea when his bedtime is infringed upon. He just turned four last month.
Heavens, any time after four p.m. is too late for me to be out and about. I haven’t been out after five in years.
His pants are off to the side, as though they were hurriedly put on. And for some reason his shoes look huge. But then maybe he will have his father’s large feet.
I’ve been seeing more mourning doves on the patio of late. They like to bob-bob along the cement in and out of container plants.
This photo is through my patio glass, so not the best. Every time I clean the glass on both sides it rains. It’s raining now in fact. It’s that time of year when spring showers are frequent.
The sparrows in the shrubs under my front window are so loud these days it’s hard to hear the TV when it’s on. I can’t recall it being this loud last spring, but then I’ve probably forgotten.
Yesterday I got a new camera, another Canon EOS Rebel. I’ve been buying Rebels way before digital cameras. I headed out to Best Buy because I saw they had them on sale. I didn’t get the newest version. I got the one next down I think. The t6. But it was quite a bit cheaper and it came with a zoom lens and camera bag, etc. Good deal on that.
Then I ended up getting something I had not really planned on. I’ve been looking at tablets online for quite awhile. I’ve never had one. But I go through laptops fairly rapidly. I wear one out inside of two years usually. Literally use them up and wear them out.
The young lady helping me with the camera and I were chatting about this, and she showed me the Mac. Well, I’ve never ventured into Apple territory. Big price tags and all.
But when I stop to tally up what I end up spending on laptops in about four years time, I spend close to what I’d spend on one. She promises they last longer. Well, I’m not ready to do that yet.
But I thought I’d try the iPad Pro, much cheaper than the laptop, and see how I like the Apple products. I got the keypad and pencil so I can use it to blog as well. Eighteen months with 0% financing made the purchases more palatable.
Last night I played with it a bit and am impressed so far. Not accustomed to something talking to me. Caught me off guard. But I love lying in bed and doing a bit of reading and catching up on news before I open a book.
Some publishers want to send me digital copies of books and this is just about the size of a hardback book, so I might download some books to it. I like my Kindle, though lately I’ve been wanting to read the actual book and then hand it down to my daughter to read.
I haven’t purchased an item of clothing or shoes in over two years. But the good thing about these two purchases is that I can deduct them, which helps on my yearly tax bill.
But I can’t sign off without telling you what a mess I got into yesterday afternoon. Lordy Pete.
I got home and realized that I didn’t have Abi’s heart pills I’d picked up from the vet earlier. I wondered if I’d accidentally picked them up and thrown them away with the Chick Filet sandwich bag.
I’d stopped at Lowes to pick up a mop before I went to the nearby Best Buy at Tulsa Hills. And I remembered throwing away that bag before I went into Lowes.
So I called them and asked if they’d send someone out to look in their trash can just outside the door. They did find the pills, and I grabbed Abi because she was pitching a wall-eyed fit and took her with me. I mollified Charlie by giving him food. Together they’re pretty heavy to carry.
On the way the traffic was beyond hideous. I don’t know what was going on. But the road beyond Riverside was almost at a stand still on the other side. So once we picked up the pills, I went an alternate route. A way I was not at all familiar.
That was the mistake of course. I ended up driving roads that seemed to end up being dead ends. Then I got on an actual highway and went about a mile and it closed so I had to exit.
I drove around some more and found another highway. I’m not good with highways. Finally I found the way home. It might have been cheaper to just buy the pills again from the vet.
I was so weary of it all by the time we got home that I was just about cross-eyed.
I’m meeting my daughter for lunch. I want to hear all about the ball game of course and give her another book to read that I just finished. It’s “I’ll Be Your Blue Sky” and a fantastic read.