Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Twofer Tuesday

Twofer Tuesday is where I post two short items. Think of it as a drive thru post!

This past weekend, we had to buy boy-o a new mattress and box spring. This led to the declaration that he wanted to re-arrange his bedroom which led (of course) to the inevitable sorting of the various items that populate his room. He decided that it was time to clean up, declutter and move on. The three shelf baseball shrine was packed away. Ah, the memories! His homerun ball was put in a box for the attic. The plastic helmets from ice cream at the professional games were added to that same box. His signed Nomar photo was joined by his trophy collection. I carefully placed photos from various ballparks, baseball cards, his signed Varitek and Ted Williams' items and his signed Kevin Youkilis (YOUUUUUKKKKK) baseball in another box for the attic. His collection of baseball caps from his various Little League and Fall Ball team went into a trash bag. Yes, we basically packed away his childhood. Where are the time gone?

Last night, I jumped into my trusty SUV after work and met my friends Mary Ellen and Judy for our much needed Girls' Night Out. Yes, once again, I can report a Mary Ellen visit. She is doing well. She is very busy with end of school with her two boys. We spent the evening comparing pains - labor pains (from years ago, of course), growing pains (with 6 boys between us there are plenty of those) and pains of the heart and body (we all hit the big 5-0 this year). Of course, sharing our pains with long time wonderful friends make them all seem better. I needed that and can't wait to do it again.

Here's to growing up and growing old!


  1. How sad and wonderful at the same time, that your son has decided to pack away his treasures from his childhood. Wow!
    A Mary Ellen sighting! How exciting! I'm glad to hear she is doing well. I sure miss her fun posts.
    Have a great rest of the week!

  2. There's nothing like GNO!

    I'll bet the room looks great now!

  3. Hey there. I wanted to reply to your comment, but I can't find your email...

  4. yup, every stage is a wonderful gift!

  5. I wish I had a lot of stuff that I had when I was a kid. Hang on to it, someday he will treasure it all

    Hugs, Kathleen

  6. I need to find some girls here (besides the stepdaughters) - ones who know the joys and quirks of being 50-ish.

    One negative AND positive of being a nomad all these years - friends scattered from coast to coast.