Monday, August 30, 2010

I'm Back in the Game!

Play Ball!

Those of you who've hung around here any length of time know that I'm a fan, big-time, of the hapless Washington Nationals. In fact, they've been so bad in recent years that I've taken to calling them The Gnats.

The team's standing in the lower echelon of the National League notwithstanding, I'm proud to be a Gnats Fan. We head on down to Nationals Park several times each season, and are sometimes even rewarded for our troubles...with a win, in the case of last Saturday night, or with a foul ball, in the case of a game earlier this season.

I saved this snap to use as my Back-to-School post. I'm headed off to Our Humble High School this morning. And while I'm not going to run the bases this week (my cherubs report the day after Labor Day), I'm optimistic for a winning season.

I haven't been this upbeat about a new school year in I don't know when. And I'm sure you'll hear some bitching and moaning from me before long. But for now, I'll just savor the excitement that a fresh season brings, OK?

20 comments:

quilly said...

I love the first few days of school when my room is fresh and crisp and the kids are, too. Have fun!

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Krystal said...

welcome back to a school year!

Jeanie said...

It's great to have that feeling of a new beginning. I hope you have a good year.

Cheryl said...

New year and a new outlook. Sounds like this could be fun to watch.

Nance said...

"My" Cleveland Indians are in last place, too. But I don't go back to The Rock till Weds. with kids clamoring in the day after Labor Day, too. Lots to do in the brand-new, still-under-construction (the third floor isn't on yet) building, but at least the ac is working. SO FAR!!

Here's to a great year for both of us. Oh, hell--ALL OF US.

Sarah said...

I loved new pens, notebooks and books in the beginning of a new school year. If only all students are as excited as you are...

Susie said...

Good luck on the new school year:-)

yonca said...

I wish you a wonderful school year!

LadyStyx said...

So... who's gonna start the pool as to when we'll hear the first bitching of the year? ~grinz~

blueviolet said...

I still can't believe it's back to school time!

Tara R. said...

Superior Snap! I hope you hit a home run this year with your cherubs. Good luck in the coming school season.

miss jo said...

Sorry to see summer end so soon, but I so love your Gnats metaphor that I've now started looking forward to a productive fall too ! Do your cherubs know how lucky they are to have you as their teach ?

Together We Save said...

Have a good first few days... ok I mean have a good year but you gotta atart somewhere. LOL

Jenny the Pirate said...

You sound like my husband with the Chicago Cubs! He's loved 'em for forty years and been disappointed just about as long. But you? You're going to have a GREAT year!

StarTraci said...

I'm cheering you on to a winning school year!
:-)
Traci

Lucy said...

Oh, the fun of a new year, it is always nice to start fresh again!!!

Have fun!!

carma said...

Now that's an awesome pic - and I'm hoping the school year continues to be upbeat!!!

"Queen" Vic said...

Ugh, too bad Strasburg needs surgery already!!!!

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