“Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.”

We have been blessed with perfect days and nights. The sun is warm during the day and the nights are cool for sleeping. The other night even got downright cold so I put an afghan on my bed. Fern slept on my hip which I hate, but as I’m asleep, I don’t notice. Gracie pawed the afghan to her side of the bed, turned several times counter-clockwise then curled up and slept on the afghan. I was cold.

Today I have a few errands then tonight it is the US versus Portugal. All of a sudden I am a soccer fan even though I don’t really know all that much about soccer, but I can surely cheer loudly when the US scores and groan just as loudly when their opponent do. Go USA!!

Growing up near Boston meant cheering for the Red Sox, whom you didn’t expect to win, and for the Celtics who always won. I don’t remember watching the Sox on TV, but I either watched or listened to the Celtics’ games. The CYO often sponsored trips to the Garden but not to Fenway. I went there by bus and the T, the subway system. Tickets were cheap and easy to come by day of game. The stands were never filled. I sat near the dugout several times. I knew the whole team by name and position. Even back then I was a baseball fan for a team that didn’t win a whole lot, but it was my team and that made all the difference. I don’t go to many games any more, once a year if I’m lucky. The seats are far too expensive, even the bleachers aren’t cheap, and when I add food, a Fenway frank is a must, we’re talking really big bucks; instead, I watch the Sox in the comfort of my house with the bathroom close and food of all sorts in the kitchen for the taking. It’s not as exciting as sitting in the ballpark, but it is a whole lot cheaper.

Every Sunday I call my sister in Colorado. I took a break here and went on the deck to talk to her. I was in the sun first as the shade was chilly. All too soon the sun shifted, and the deck got too hot for my feet so I moved to the shade. It was a sort of summer musical chairs.

I loved the deck this morning. The flowers in the clay pots on the rail are beautiful, and the birds were in and out at the feeders. The herbs in the boxes smell great and I rubbed my hand up the rosemary plant as that has the best smell of all. I can’t think of anything in summer not to like, even the rain.


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  1. olof1 Says:

    Windy all day here and mostly sunny but I would lie if I said it was warm for even a second. Well the flies kept calm so I won’t complain too much.

    Sports events were always cheap back in the days before the players started to earn more than bank presidents. I’ve always wondered how they can make that much money, when did it all go wrong? After all, if the disaster comes who do You want close, a well payed athlete or a doctor or nurse 🙂 🙂 🙂

    I think Your team won’t have any bigger problems winning against Portugal, they aren’t what they used to be. Too late for me to watch, the match starts at 11 tonight and I’ll work tomorrow. Vacation won’t start until week 28 🙂

    Have a great day!

    • katry Says:

      It was so wonderful today: cool in the shade and warm in the sun. This is the second perfect day in a row.

      I am blown away by how much athletes earn, some get 14 million a year just to play a game. That is ridiculous. It is so expensive to see a game so all the pampered athletes can get their millions.

      I’ll be ready with pizza and snacks to watch.

      Enjoy your evening!

  2. olof1 Says:

    paid player, nothing else 🙂

  3. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Red Sox on the radio was my way to “watch”. I prefer it to TV because radio announcers have to tell you what is happening while TV announcers only have to comment upon it. When I could, I would have the game on the radio and the TV but the sound on the TV would be off.
    Celtics on the radio, too because of Johnny Most. Other than that I didn’t care about basketball.
    I used to go to the Whalers games when they first started up and and also to American Hockey League games as well. They were all I could get tickets to at that time. The only Bruins game I ever saw was in Montreal. Hockey rinks seem to have an atmosphere about them that positively glows blue and red. I don’t know what it is, probably the lights, but it’s magical. Almost as magical as a baseball field.
    I guess we are all out enjoying the day. The dogs and I have had two walks so far today. They chased each other around the house for a couple of hours in between walks. We just came back inside after basking in the sun on the front steps and they are both relaxing. If I move, they will too.
    Enjoy this perfect day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I too always did that with the Celtics. Johnny Most on the radio made every game exciting.

      I am not a hockey fan. Even Stanley Cup games didn’t get me interested. I haven’t ever seen a Bruins game live at the Garden.

      The cars are filling the road. I have never seen so many people at the dump. There were lines just to get in. I had to wait for a spot to park my car. Summer has indeed arrived.

      Have a wonderful evening, sit outside and watch the stars.

  4. Hedley Says:

    Tick, tick tick….not Captain Hook’s Croc, but waiting for the kick off

  5. Birgit Says:

    Go USA!
    Be sure I’ll watch, even if the game starts at midnight (my time). I thought about popcorn as USA soccer snack, but I don’t have popcorn at home. We’ll have nachos instead. The dough is ready and it’s my first try, so I hope we don’t need hammer and saw to eat them. Back into the kitchen for some dips. Let’s hope for a great game.

    • Hedley Says:

      Birgit , a late night for you in Bochum. Hope it’s a good one

    • katry Says:

      I echo hopes for a great game! I bought a couple of pieces of my favorite pizza and some other snacks. I’m ready. Luckily, the game here starts at 6, not much longer!

      Enjoy the game!!

      • Hedley Says:

        Birgit , tell us what fab German beer is being consumed 🙂

      • Birgit Says:

        Hedley, no fab beer today, sorry, just cheap supermarket pilsner beer. Yesterday Hövels, my favorite beer. Back to the TV…

  6. flyboybob Says:

    Soccer enthusiasm is rising with the USA team’s success in Brazil. I don’t have the patience to sit and watch 90 minutes of running back and forth to a nil to nil tie. 🙂 I’ll wait for the highlight reel.

    Going to Fenway Park is an experience that every baseball fan should experience at least once regardless of your home team affiliation. Fenway and Wrigley Field are the only two original early 20th century baseball cathedrals.

    The high price of attending a major league sports game keeps most regular fans home glued to the TV. I would rather go to a minor league game where you can have the same amount of fun for the same money and sit close enough to the action to actually enjoy the game. Here in the Dallas Ft. worth area we have three minor league teams. The Frisco Roughriders, the Ft. Worth Cats and the Grand Prairie Warthogs. The quality of the play may not be major league but the fun is major for half the price of a Texas Rangers game.

    We arrived home yesterday to warm and humid. Today we even go some rain.

    • katry Says:

      I haven’t watched soccer before this, and I’m enjoying it, even without the scoring binge. Watching the passing and ball handling has held my attention, which I find amazing.

      I so agree about Fenway and Wrigley. I know people who have gone to Fenway for the first time and they are amazed at how close to the action they are.

      If I lived near a minor league field, I’d go often, but I do have the Cape Cod summer league, the best college league in the country. Many major league players spent summers playing here. They get a job, a family to live with and get to experience a wooden bat for the first time. It takes them a while to learn to hit with it. People bring picnics and watch the games from grass hills.

      Welcome home!!

  7. Hedley Says:

    Portugal’s national anthem is worse than a triple Lennie box set…Let’s go Clint…USA USA

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  9. Hedley Says:

    Oh the drama and that is why you watch it. Gutted

    • katry Says:

      I clapped and yelled and the cat ran. I moaned and she didn’t move.

      It is exactly why I watch!

      • Hedley Says:

        Kat, a wonderful match. Now Birgit’s Germany and the USA need to smile at each other on Thursday and get a draw.
        Just incredible drama.

      • katry Says:

        I was totally involved in that match. I saw the strategy in the passing and am learning more and more as I watch. I’ll be ready for Thursday!

  10. Jay Bird Says:

    Silly sport, that soccer… but… I must confess, the end of U.S.-Portugal was really exciting! Ack!! 15 seconds left and we give up the tying goal? I’m beginning to (maybe) understand why people like the World Cup.

    Concur on Fenway-Sox. Wonderful experience but too expensive for more than once a year. Hi-Def home TV’s and convenient food and bathrooms are ruining live baseball.

    Every Sunday I call my daughter in Chicago, as you call your sister in Colorado. I told her if it became like the “Gilmour Girls” Friday dinners with mom, I’d stop, but she insists it’s nice. Keep calling your sis!

    • katry Says:

      Jay Bird,
      I also now understand why the world goes World Cup crazy. The matches have been so exciting.

      I love bing at Fenway Park but you are right that once a year is enough. I do like the convenience of the bathroom right down the hall.

      I will keep calling her. It is our way to stay connected as we don’t see each other often.I love catching up.

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