Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Saturday, April 05, 2008

a Glorious Spring Saturday!

What a nice day today.

Jennifer is out of town with Meg at the La Leche League of Michigan Conference and they are on their way back as I type.

Last night the boys participated in their Karate club's demonstration night. Sam helped a black belt with his formal testing, Andrew introduced a section, and William and another boy led a group of little kids in an exercise routine. 4 kids were awarded their black belts last night, and my boys were invited to the afterparty. 11pm is really late for 11, 10 and 7 year olds, even if they are hyped up on sugar!

Today was a gorgeous weather day. The boys had their baseball team photos taken (Sam and Drew in the AM, William in the afternoon). It was nice to see other players and parents from last year, and see who is playing on which team and with whom. Both teams also had practices today, and for first practices things went pretty well. I am helping to coach both Sam and Andrew's Triple A team, and William's Single A team.

In between pictures and practices I re-wired with grounded plugs all the sockets in the basement, and gave the house a thorough weekend cleaning (vacuum, mop, wipe down counters/appliances - I finished the last bathroom about and hour ago). The boys played outside most of the day - catch, wave-board, bikes, etc. I also did the meals and yes, we had vegetables!

The boys put their heads on the pillow at 9:15 and were all asleep by 9:30.

I can tell I am going to need an advil - lots of stretching and bending for both housework and baseball.

But a glorious day all the way around!