the power of bread

so i’m sitting here in Panera Bread in Lancaster macking on some free WiFi, a sourdough bread bowl of french onion soup, and some iced green tea. not much to complain about at the moment (although now that i think about it, my back is a bit sore from them stitches).

Erica took the kids to see Ratatouille with Aunt Linda this afternoon, and i decided not to go, despite hearing that it was a decent flick. I’m sure I’ll catch it on DVD a bunch before it’s all said and done.

The Red Sox have a 1-run lead over the pale hose right now, Kason Gabbard looks better and better with every start. Good to see Julio Lugo hitting again. Wily Mo…not so much. Hey Geof, do you want him and his .202 average back?

I’m starting to outline my strategy for the liveblog of Caedmon’s release week that I’m going to be doing. I think it’s going to be a blast, and something that will be great for other fans too. I hope to give them as much of a behind the scenes look at Caedmon’s as i can for the few days that I’m out with them.

Softball team is playing well. We are 9-7 with 2 games left. We haven’t officially clinched the playoffs yet, but it’s looking very good that we’ll be back in for the first time in 3 years. I’ve finally started to hit better over the last 3 or 4 games. The bases-loaded triple i hit in the last inning against the Warriors was as big of a hit as i’ve had playing softball. It started a 5-run inning that gave us a 14-13 win. Not sure where that’s been all season.

Had a nice moment with Kylie last week that i was just thinking about. I had only been home from work for an hour, had helped cook dinner, and then was getting my softball uniform on to go to my game. There wasn’t really any “quality time” in there for the kids in all the rush. But then i thought about how there was no reason i couldn’t turn the next few minutes into “quality time” and so i called her over and she jumped up on my lap. For the next 3 or 4 minutes we were just being silly with each other, mimicking each other, tickling each other, and being goofy. Even though it was only a couple minutes, it meant a lot to me…and probably to her too. And it just reminded me that every day is filled with similar opportunities like that to redeem some time for the people you love. so yeah, if that’s a kick in the butt for you like it is for me, then cool.

i bought a scary movie for Erica and i to watch tonight after we eat our sushi…can’t wait…have a great weekend…