Good Monday evening from Goodyear, Arizona, site of the 2015 Cincinnati Reds Fantasy Baseball Camp. The camp is a week-long event that enables 144 Reds fans (divided into 12 teams) to come out to Goodyear and play baseball among some of the biggest names in Reds baseball history.
Last year for his 50th birthday, I treated Paul to his first fantasy camp. He drove out on Saturday and I joined him mid-week and stayed until the last day and rode home with him. This year Paul asked me to come out to camp for the full week. I checked my calendar and nothing going on, so here I am.
And here we are as we headed out from El Paso.
Today was Day 2 of this year’s camp and we are back at the hotel after a busy day of baseball. Paul played two games which means I cheered through two games. He played first base and pitched and caught. I cheered. And cheered. Paul’s team won one and lost one.
Both mornings (so far), I have really enjoyed having some time to myself. I have gone with Paul over to the training facility for breakfast, then left him to get ready for his game while I have come back to the hotel for a little me-time.
First, I worked out in the hotel fitness center. Yay, me. Then, back in the room, I enjoyed a few minutes devotional time. Somehow, it feels so much easier to be able to focus on my devotion away from the distractions of home. I checked emails and did a little blog planning. And it was nice. No pressure to do laundry, or clean the litter box, answer the phone or plan dinner. Nice.
The rest of the day was about cheering on my sweet, baseball-loving, Reds-worshiping husband. The weather was glorious…uppers 70s, bright sunshine. I felt so blessed to be here, to be able to experience my husband doing something he loves to do, to be able to be a part of that with him. This week is really about Paul and the Reds and baseball but along the way, I am finding my own happiness by just being along for this great ride.
Hugs and kisses,