Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Back to Reality

I'm home and life is getting back to normal. (Whatever that is!) Vacation was WONDERFUL and relaxing and I am so grateful that we had the opportunity to do that this year. I really needed it.

We didn't come directly home from the beach, but instead returned to WV on Friday going straight to Barboursville to the WV State Little League Championship Tournament. We had three games to play, one each day Friday through Sunday. Perri started Friday's game as catcher and in the second inning, while attempting to tag a runner sliding into home, took a cleat to her right hand. It not only dislodged the ball and lost her the out (which appeared to be the most important aspect to her!) but it broke her pinky finger. :( Here is a pic of the action, just a second before the slide that did the damage:

(This picture was taken by a photographer for the Huntington Herald Dispatch and we purchased it online. Pretty good action shot, isnt' it?)

And this is what we ended up with:
Unfortunately, this was the end of Perri's Little League career. :( She is aging out of Little League and any future softball will be played for school or travel teams. Just a really sad way to end things. She insisted upon finishing the inning but then the swelling got to be too much. She will be seeing an orthopedist tomorrow morning because it appears the break is in the growth plate and may need some additional attention.

I have much to do around here today since I won't be home again tomorrow, and my posting may be sporadic over the next couple of weeks as well. Just so much to get done to prepare for a family reunion, a trip to watch my Yankees play, back to get my point.

Who said summers were relaxing???