Well, you guys, it’s getting down to the wire for me. I have boxes everywhere, and I still need to drive into town and get rid of an entire carload of books and clothes that I no longer need or want (or can wear).
I have an entire apple box full of nothing but baseball books. Those I’m keeping. What, you think I’m going to sell off something like that? Ha! Where else am I going to get all of these Braves-centric books that are out of print? Goodwill? eBay? Oh honey. No.
Do you have a favorite baseball book? I have too many to count. A go-to is “Living On The Black”, featuring my grumpy fave and my Moose-y fave. I love a book called “Tomahawked!” which is about the early 90s Braves before Maddux got there. Awesome book. I’m also very much in love with “The Teammates” – it’s a short read, but a very good one. Tell me what baseball books you love reading or think I should read! I want to know!
Moving across the country is an adventure, to be sure. I haven’t had to do it in almost 16 years. What does the future hold? I don’t know. Happiness, I hope. A chance to be with friends, maybe find someone special. Whatever comes, I’m going to welcome it and experience it.
There’s a song I really love, the lyrics have really been speaking to me lately:
I am the one thing in life I can control
(Wait for it)
I am inimitable, I am an original
I’m not falling behind or running late
I’m not standing still, I am lying in wait […]
Life doesn’t discriminate between the sinners and the saints
It takes and it takes, and it takes
And we keep living anyway
We rise and we fall, and we break
And we make our mistakes
I am the the one thing in life I can control. Sometimes life seems to toss me around to its whim, but I will change what I can change, and work with what I can’t. Because it’s true – life does not discriminate. We have ups and downs and bad days and good ones, too. But I’m going to find my place. I hope to find things that I have been yearning for, but you know what? I can wait. I can wait for the right thing, the right time, the right person. Sometimes it’s all you can do.
Anyway, leave me your baseball books down in the comments. Have a great weekend!