The Red Sox keep winning. Before last night's game all the sports reporters kept talking about the Rockies offense and how it would show up last night. They also talked about the Red Sox not being used to playing in the higher altitudes may affect their play. They also talked about not having a designated hitter would hurt the Red Sox.
Well, the Rockies offense did show up. But it still wasn't enough for the Red Sox who apparently weren't affected by the higher altitude. Even Dice-K, the pitcher, got a 2 run hit - the first Japanese pitcher to every do that. A 10-5 win for the Sox means they only have to win one more game to win the World Series.
That means this afternoon and evening will be a big sports time in our house. The Patriots play at 4:15, then about an hour after that game is over, the Red Sox/Rockies game will be on. What a great way to end the weekend.
I haven't spent my entire weekend watching sports. Friday night DH and I got to babysit our youngest nephew and niece. Our nephew is 3 years old and quite the talker. Anyone who comes over to his house has to spend the first 15 minutes being shown his Thomas the Train set up in his bedroom. Our niece is just a little over a year old and she is in the "I'm going to be wherever you are" stage. At the dinner table our nephew started playing a color game. "Let's talk about blue" he would say and then we would have to look around the dining room and kitchen to find blue objects. From blue we went to just about every other color he would see. It was a lot of fun.
Yesterday I spent the day working on the mystery quilt I'm testing. I can't show photos of it, but so far it is an easy and fun quilt to make. Today (before the sports bedlam start) I'm going to work on the mystery quilt some more until DIL comes over and we will work on the Wicked Easy quilts we cut out last week until the Patriots game.
I did have an interesting mail day yesterday. Last weekend I ordered Judy Laquidara's Nine-Patch Extravaganza book. I've done a cursory reading of it and like what I seen so far, especially her borders. I've been want to make borders that aren't simply strips and she has some great borders in her book. In July, Paula the Quilter , showed an adorable wall hanging she made - You've Stolen My Heart - from the book Applique 12 Easy Ways by Elly Sienkiewicz. Since then I've been checking Amazon.com for the book and last week a seller had it for $1.89 plus shipping. Needless I ordered it right away. Not a bad deal for about $5. The current issue of Fons and Porter's magazine also came yesterday.
But the biggest surprise in my mailbox was a jury summons. Yup, it's my turn for jury duty. I have report the three weeks after Thanksgiving. Every Monday morning I have to show up and see if I get picked for that week. I know I've been wanting time off from work, but somehow jury duty is not what I had in mind. I think I need some big thick quilt book to keep me occupied, or maybe I'll just bring my design pad and design away. Any other suggestions for jury duty?
This is my 199th post. I'm hoping my 200th post will be celebrating the Red Sox winning the World Series. Remember, if you leave a comment you'll be entered into a drawing for a goodie package. In the meantime - GO SOX and GO PATS!