I’m back! It was a very long weekend of serving at the camp in the mountains, but I had a lot of fun. We got a bunch of snow as we were driving up, and had to put on chains and stuff, but I was in falling snow for the first time in my life. I loved it. What I didn’t like as much was all the walking I had to do for the next few days on the ice and then the slush. This morning it snowed, hailed, and rained a lot. But we got out with no problems and got home around 2:30 this afternoon. It was pretty cold, but I was well bundled up. I think I am getting a cold, ’cause there was a virus going around our group. Also, we were working with a ton of people and handling a lot of food. It probably didn’t help that it was really cold outside. I am very tired, but it was a really great weekend, and I had a wonderful time.
I feel so behind on everything baseball. I will try to get to as many of all your blog entries as possible, but I think I need to go sleep soon. Anyways, evreything sounds great on the Padres side. Jake loves being a Padre and doesn’t want to leave. Heath Bell, our new closer, has lost 25 pounds by using Wii Fit. That’s great news! Greg Maddux is going to be coaching for the Padres in Spring Training. That’s really exciting. We all know how great Maddog was as a player, and he will be an incredible coach. I am so excited about baseball! It’s going to be a very fun season.
In the latest leaders, I got #29. Again, I do not know of prominent Padres player who wore #29. Hmmm…maybe I’ll have to go to the minors again.
Great to have baseball back! I am very excited to see what my Padres will do. Meanwhile, I think I will get some sleep…
Tomorrow = two words: pitchers and catchers. WHOOOHOOOO!!! We are finally back to baseball! Sure, they are basically just running and streching, but they are running and streching in preparation for baseball. It is so exciting! How many long, hard months have we been waiting for this? Too many. Way too many.
It’s going to be a tough season for me and all Padres fans. I just read a preview for the Padres and 2009 looks very bleak. It was a depressing article, actually. It seems very likely that Jake Peavy will not end the season with us. We’re not going to win that many games with the team we are planning to put on the field. And I mean, VERY depressing article. But I need to have hope that this team will play above expectations. I mean, who thought the Rockies or the Rays would get to where they went? We can win. I know that. I am dying for my team to prove that they are better than what people expect them to be. I am a Padres fan, and proud of it. We may lose a lot of games this year, we might lose our All-Star, CY Young winner and ace Jake Peavy, but I will stand by my team and I will support them through the good, the bad, and the ugly. It just won’t be easy.
But now, here is the most shocking news of all. You all know that I am super excited about tomorrow, and that the Padres’ 2009 season is finally getting started. But…I am not going to be here! *gasp*! No, I will not be in San Diego, and no, I will not be in Arizona (that would be amazing!!), but I will be up in the mountains with a group from my church. We will be serving a group of about 700 teenagers in a camp up there. We serve them all their meals, but we get some time to ourselves to have Bible studies and stuff too. It’s going to be a lot of fun, and I am really looking forward to it. There is two feet of snow up there right now from the storm last weekend, and there’s another storm coming in today. It is going to be very cold. I’m really hoping that we’ll be able to get up there before it starts snowing. It would be a big hassle to try to drive through the snow and everything. I have never been in falling snow in my life, but I have a pretty good feeling that I will be this weekend. It’s going to be very cold, but I am very thankful that we have heated cabins with bathrooms on the inside. It’s going to be an adventure, that’s for sure. So, if any of you think of it, we would really appreciate prayer as we minister to a lot of hurting teenagers, and also safety on the road with the inclement weather.
We’re leaving this afternoon, and we’ll be back on Monday afternoon. Also, if there’s any big news in the baseball world, feel free to leave me a comment so I can catch up on everything when I get back. Of course, you can also just leave a comment saying how much you miss me 🙂 I’m really going to miss blogging and reading all of your blogs! Hey, you could also post links to entries you write so I can definitely read them when I get back! OK, OK, I do want a lot of comments when I get back 🙂 See you Monday! And GO PADRES!!!
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