With all of the getting ready to come back up to the cabin to retreat with friends this week, I forgot to mention the Winston Salem Open tennis tourney!
I’ve had a couple of emails and comments saying “Waiting to hear!” “How’d it go”"?” “Did you take hexies?!”
No, I decided to be a good “normal” spectator and spend my time with eyes honestly on the court instead of in my lap.
But by hour 3.5 I was wishing I had relented and brought them!
It was fun. It was festive. It was good to participate in something local that not everyone gets to see.
It was also hot. It was stifling. There was no breeze. And let me tell you when your shins are dripping sweat and you are just sitting there, then you know what humidity is! I kept praying for a breeze!
There was music as you entered the stadium area!
I got to hug a yellow fuzzy ball!
And yes, that is my $6.00 pepsi. Sheesh. Water was $4.00 and I just won’t pay for water like that, so at least the pepsi had SOMETHING worth paying for. Next time I’ll carry a bigger purse and carry contraband!
Our seats. Nearly center court!
Janowicz has a mean 138 mph serve!
Little kids loved the tennis ball guy during break!
The stadium as the sun went down giving us a crazy show of light
((And still no breeze!))
And Janowicz takes the match!
I understand he lost last night in the finals, such a pity, he was a fun player to watch….mean fast serve and you never could anticipate where he was going to hit the ball.
So that was my foray into the world of professional tennis. Would I go again? YES! I would dress cooler, carry a big purse with my own bevvies, have a paper fan to create my own breeze, and maybe smuggle in those hexies after all….there was a lot of down time in between sets and in between the singles match, followed by the doubles match.
All in all it was a fun evening out and I’m glad I had a chance to go.
Last night’s pile of Carolina Chain blocks!
My rule for myself this week is Mystery Quilt before dinner, but after dinner I can sew on whatever I want. These Carolina Chain blocks were quickly assembled while talking with Tonya as she did more shirt deboning! And today we get to do it all again!
Our day ---so far!
It’s cloudy, misty and and ominous out there. Sadie and I took a short “necessary” walk this morning through the mist, hurrying and hoping that the sky wouldn’t just open up on us and drench us before returning home. I think this makes it a great day to stay in and sew, don’t you?
Have a super Sunday, everyone!