You Know Spring and Summer Has Officially Started…

…once softball season arrives!

Last night we had our first softball game of the season, and although it was a little breezy and chilly, it still felt great to be back on the field again. I hadn’t swung a bat or thrown a softball since August, so I’m feelin’ it a little bit this morning, but it’s cool.

The only mishap I ran into was the fact that my dad grabbed the wrong catcher’s mask; my usual one that I wear, as you see below, fits pretty well…

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…but the one last night was wayyyy too big for my face. You should have seen it…I was a hot mess. I was so preoccupied trying to keep the thing on that I wasn’t able to do my usual heckling. Winking smile

But I managed to get through with monster mask, got a couple hits, LOVED being around my crazy-awesome team again, and we even won the game. WOOT!

*****

Breakfast

I have my second acupuncture appointment this morning (yep, I decided to try it again!) so I kept breakfast pretty simple.

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A barely toasted bagel topped with peanut butter and banana slices which, if you take away the banana slices and add in some raspberry jam, is the same exact thing I had for dinner last night on the way to our softball game.

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Talk about variety, eh? Winking smile

Time to hit the road in this rainy mess we got goin’ on over here this morning…catch ya later!

Question for the Morning:

What “officially” marks the beginning of spring or summer for you?

Comments

  1. says

    as a teacher, summer officially begins when school’s out! when the last batch of kids walk out of our doors, all the teachers go up to the front hall, blast music, and have a huge dance party! whoever said summer break was just for kids?!

  2. says

    I think there is a smell of Spring/Summer in the air :) Sounds weird I know lol. When I am able to start my gardening I know it is finally spring :) It is almost time to plant the veggies. I agree with Hope too… when it is nice enough to bring the grill out.

  3. Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life says

    Summer officially starts for me when I am finish my last final. It’s like a huge weight is lifted off my shoulders and I can just relax and do nothing for three months. One more week until summer for me!

  4. says

    My husband just started a softball league at work and he asked me to play last week. I had a BLAST! I haven’t played since high school but I’m thinking I need to join the team!

  5. says

    We usually have a BBQ and start playing beach volleyball..that’s when I know summer is here!

    I also know it’s summer when I see lots of fro-yo trips appearing on blog! haha!

  6. says

    Our softball league just started last week and I agree that it’s definitely a sign that summer is about here! Other signs: when I hear the birds chirping outside in the morning, I smell someone’s grilling almost every evening, and, the grad reception invites start coming in the mail : )

  7. says

    For me it was usually moving back home. Now I’m staying in my apartment, though, so I have no idea what will really ring in summer for me! I have a feeling it’s going to be when the temps finally rise over 70. Chicago has been pretty chilly lately!

  8. says

    Summer officially begins when I can step outside in shorts and a tank top … and be comfortable (not chilly!). I try to push the boundaries all the time and end up wearing summer gear far too early and freezing. When I can go out the door and not freeze … summer is here :)

    • Courtney says

      It’s a Weight Watchers bagel – they’re a bit smaller than a regular bagel, but have more to it than a bagel thin. They’re sooo good!

      • Cait says

        thanks! I will have to look for those, bc I don’t like to eat too many carbs early in the morning, but bagel thins never completely fill me up!

  9. says

    Spring and Summer are my favourite time of year! But, I also say that when fall comes around at first. When I barbecue for the first time is when it officially marks spring for me!!

  10. says

    Yayyyy on the win! :) Go Courtney’s team!

    When the local ice cream stands open, it’s officially spring. When I’m finished with my last final exam, it’s officially summer.

    I see that you changed your bio photo. It looks AMAZING and so professional. Who took it?

    • Courtney says

      Thanks, Shannon!
      Cara Olsen took the photo (I’ll be blogging about that soon!). She’s absolutely amazing at what she does :)

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