I received my first blog awards this week. This one is from Fairy Alchemy .
Its the Friendship Around The World Award.
This award was originally written in Spanish but it translates to highlight blogs that are interesting or special in some way, and also to extend the hand of friendship around the world. The rules say to pass it on to 8 people I think deserve the award I'll have to think who I'll pass it along to...
I also received the Brillante Weblog Award from Daisy Soap Girl. I have to pass this one along to five blogs.
I've never done this before so bear with me if I mess it up.
Thanks to everyone who keeps dropping in to read. I've been really crazy busy this last week but it has helped the time fly by.
Mom & I had an argument about the amount of time I spend on the computer lately, so I cut back a bit but wasn't too happy about it. Then last Fri. morning I went away with my hockey team & got to get my anger out on the ice...I scored a couple, had a few assists & sent a few guys to get a closer look at the ice....ahh...sports...a great outlet. LOL
We had a good time , the weather was great & we stayed till Sunday afternoon. We even met a few nice local girls.
When I got home I felt a bit better & mom & I talked. Later she gave me a little wool guy she had bought on Etsy. She said his description kinda reminded her of me.
After reading it I don't know how. I'm not short...LOL
I've been in a mood the last few days...life is creeping up quickly now & I need to steer mine more now...the days of just wandering are becoming fewer & fewer...I have to have a direction to steer in I guess and while I've always felt it would be law I'm not so sure anymore. Now I'm looking at business & marketing too, but I still haven't given up on my dream...I've always wanted to be a baseball player for a living. Ever since I could swing the bat I said " I'm going to play in the MLB". I know every kid has crazy ideas like that...but I've continued mine.
Last year was a TSN ( LOL) turning point in my ball so far...I decided not to play for a better known but further away team and instead play local one more year at a supposedly 'higher' level. The team was poorly managed however & we hardly played & since I was the strongest catcher I didn't get to pitch. The whole season was a downer for me.
Then school ball started & I was chosen for my pitching ability as well as to catching. I had a 2.57 pitching average, with usually 10-12 K's per game. My fastball is averaging 75 MPH. At provincials the umps commented on my abilities to the coaches & said I should be playing more serious ball. One went so far as to call a coach of a 'bigger' team and last Sat. I got a chance to show them my stuff in the freezing cold. I won't know anything for a few more days but it was good to try, to be seen at least. Update >I did not make the Canada Games team but am OK with it. Most of the guys who did are 19/20 and great players. I don't feel bad being cut from talent like that. I also received some great feedback & positive comments about my talent and was told my time will come.
It started me thinking though of the future and should I try & find a team somewhere in Canada or the US that needs a catcher/pitcher??? Perhaps look into scholarships?? Follow my dream or shake my head & look towards the real world of books & work.
If you reading this & just happen to know a ball coach looking for a 17 yr old player with the desire to learn & continue in ball... please... share my email. LOL
When I was little my great grandfather used to love playing with me...my mom was his 'wee one' even as an adult. I became his 'little lad' and he often told everyone as I was growing that he wanted to live long enough to see me in school. Well he did... I started school Sept 6th that year and he died Sept 24th.
My great gran is still in my life , she's 86, but has started to slow down and recently has been unwell. She now says she'd like to see me graduate so she can tell g.grampa all about it.
I kept thinking about how quickly time flies by while your not looking...one day I'm starting school, then click, its almost over. I miss my g.grampa and his playing and his pet names for me like 'footermiskite' . He had a warm Irish accent and every now & then I'll hear one that is close & reminds me of him.
Though I'd post a couple of new feedbacks from my Etsy site.
These were left by the lovely & talented GoodKarma
The first is for a 'ruff lumber chunk' and the second is for a 'button soap':
First of all, this is a huge bar of soap. i mean, REALLY huge. it's going to last forever, which is awesome, because i don't think i could ever get sick of it. and, sure, it's all big and tough and manly looking. but, ladies, don't let appearances fool you. this is one of the most wonderfully creamy bars i've ever used. i am now hopelessly addicted.
This bar was so much bigger than i was expecting! and it's got a lovely comforting scent. I'm pretty sure i couldn't gotten better service anywhere else. Soapy is a dream. and since getting my package of his soap, showering is the best part of my day. :) soap with balls rocks my world.
Poured a few spa bars in the seashell & starfish molds. Added more course dead sea salt to the starfish shapes & the crab etc., before pouring, I like the way it gives the bars an uneven rough look. It looks like the crab has been digging in the sand around him.
I saw SoapWithBalls in a forum post a few weeks ago and was so intrigued with the fabulous shop name and even more intrigued that the avatar for a soap shop was of a young man, I just had to click! After reading the shop announcement written by his mom I really wanted to give this shop it's first sale. My family (my hard working carpenter husband, a sweaty skate boarding teenage son, and a stinky little league catcher) love handmade soap and purchase all of our soap on Etsy. When I saw the manly soap in super large sizes, I thought, this is perfect.
After my purchase, he promptly sent me a thank you convo and shipping information. The communication and customer service I received was wonderful and refreshing. After receiving my Cut Lumber 10oz. bar of soap, I proudly presented it to my dear husband and he immediately took it with him into the shower. I'll tell ya, I've never seen a cleaner man in my life! I wish you the best of luck with your shop, and I will be back when our Cut Lumber starts thinning out :)