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I can’t remember the first game I listened to — if I was listening with my father in the car or if I tuned in myself, but listening to baseball on the air is quite possibly my favorite way to catch a baseball game…particularly when the Milwaukee Brewers are playing. I am definitely a fan, and it is sometimes hard to be a Brewers fan without cable and living in Chicago. I don’t always get to listen let along watch. The internet isn’t always forgiving either if I have to pay to watch the game.

Well, today my boyfriend and I had off, and we walked past a second hand store that just happened to have a variety of AM radios. They’re ridiculous alongside my smartphone and laptop. Plus they remind me of my grandfather’s garage — sometimes a game would be on, but it was mostly country tunes while he tinkered (his word) with the car. Funky as they are, they do work.

NOW, I know that not everyone enjoys baseball…and I challenge those that have only watched a game on T.V. Because honestly it’s not the most exciting way to enjoy it if you mildly like baseball. If you don’t like it at all, well then, I probably won’t change your mind either way about radio just being better. But, it also helps a lot that Bob Uecker is Mr. Baseball. One can’t help but get excited about what’s happening. He’s a legend in baseball and radio broadcasting. He’s also older, and I can’t help but be caught in the frenzy of his joy when an amazing play is happening; it’s because he doesn’t hold back. What kind of young whippersnapper would I be if I didn’t “Get up. Get out. GONE!” every time one of the Brewers hits a homerun?

Anyway, I’m listening to a game now, and I’m all smiles. Spring is in the air, baseball season has begun, and my Brewers are on the radio. Life is good.

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I worked a 10 hour day today at the preschool.  It most certainly warranted a glass of sweet, girly, fruity wine.  It was very good and very “necessary” 🙂

I’ve been having a fight with the CTA for the past couple of weeks with construction and me just trying to figure out how to make all my connections without arriving too early or too late. I am already gone from my house for almost 12 hours a day, so I’m not really looking to get to work SUPER early, but I don’t like being late either. Well, today, I arrived with a few minute to spare. Just enough time to take a deep breath before all chaos ensued. Today was fantastically crazy and I’m glad it’s over, but hey, I was early. That actually happened  today.

April 4

So, I was at a loss today. I mean, lots of things start with “A” and working with pre-schoolers, this should be too easy, right? Ugh, well today, all of our kids were on an extended Easter candy sugar rush, plus we had a full classroom (Twenty 3-5 y/o) with kids running all over the place. So I kind of put my personal fun on the back burner today and went into “crisis” mode often by breaking up fights, finding pink crayons that MUST be had in order to make the picture “perfect”, stopping children from stealing each other’s food, and helping others work through their time-out sessions. Needless-to-say, I just didn’t get around to the photo nor felt much inspiration to brainstorm something more clever.

Thankfully I can home to dinner already made. Nothing with “A” though. 😦  Then later,  we took a walk to get some emergency staple groceries before the weekend, so as I was walking, I was running words through my head about what would be a cool picture of something with “A”…and given last minute, I got a shot of the alley near our grocery store.

April 3

There isn’t anything fancy about this alley or any alley I suppose, but I guess what’s interesting is that taking a picture of an alley is something that I would normally do, let alone look all the way down an alley. There are some I just won’t look down because I’m afraid of what I’ll see, and other times I just don’t have time to look. They’re also nothing fancy too look at in general. But here is one, in all of it’s…glory?  Here’s to a better idea tomorrow. 🙂

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Today’s challenge was to exhibit something blue.  While today represents autism on a national scale, April also represents domestic violence awareness — especially where children are involved.  These blue ribbons are posted outside a Headstart program where I work, to spread awareness.

And, so it would seem I already forgot to post for April 1st…not really, I work with children, and had lots of pictures of “play” in action. However, I decided last minute that I didn’t want to use any of their pictures – whether I blurred them out or didn’t get their face in the shot or not. Just didn’t want to do it.

Instead, I have a picture of my nephews and I. They are still young enough to think playing with cameras while hanging out with auntie is cool. We were playing with funny faces (an all time favorite of ours). I think we look incredibly silly, and as an adult I hate seeing myself in photos, but kids seem to think it’s the coolest thing — and the sillier the better!

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A Photo A Day

Hey everyone! Again, I’ve been on another hiatus. I wish I had a good excuse, but even though I’m tired and lazy at the end of most days I’ve been finding myself without a lot to say. I’m trying new ways to stay engaged with blogging and remembering to keep up with other important goals as well. I’m starting a new blog and I’ll give a shout out when that one is ready. I don’t think it will replace this one, and instead  I think it will have a more particular focus to it. I’ll keep you posted.

In the meantime, as a way of making sure I post something everyday, I’ve decided to go with a photo challenge. This challenge (pictured below) has been surfacing around Facebook for some time, and because I do love to take pictures, this might just be what keeps me posting. I hope some of you will try it, too!

April Photo A Day

April Photo A Day

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