First, I'll show you another birthday card. Hopefully it has been delivered so I'm not spoiling a surprise. Have you wondered about the crocheted pansies? I bought a pansy-edged doily at a yard sale last year. I couldn't get the linen center clean, but the pansies were in perfect condition. I've been making good use of them.
On Friday evening, we went to an A baseball game, Visalia Rawhide vs. Lake Elsinore Storm. Lake Elsinore cleaned Visalia's clock.
I haven't been to a Visalia pro game since before the stadium was remodeled (built!) and they were the Oaks, not the Rawhide. They are a Diamondbacks feeder team.
The mascot is this bull, he goes by the name of Tipper. I kept cracking myself up as he wandered near us. We were with a group of a dozen dairy vets and a few hundred dairy owners/families. Umm, Tipper? I wouldn't turn your back so nonchalantly. You might want to be a bit more wary, wandering through this particular grandstand... I won't say any more.
My favorite part was the after game fireworks. The last time I remember seeing a fireworks show in person, Gray Davis was running for CA governor the first time. He was elected twice, then recalled, then we suffered through an eternity of Schwartzenegger. Needless to say, it's been a long, long time since I've seen a fireworks display up close. I LOVED it!
Finally, here's another Hoffman tease. I'm almost to the halfway mark. Sorry about the glare off the couch. It was the best place to lay it, without revealing the entire piece. I hope to have it finished this week. Stay tuned!
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