Thursday, June 19, 2014

#baseballwifelife - Whoa, we're halfway there

Whoa, livin' on a prayer.
Take my hand, we'll make it I swear.
Whoa, livin' on a prayer.

Anyone else feeling like this right about now? For us baseball wives, its been 73 days since the season began and I feel like I am livin' on a prayer, that's for damn sure.
These past 73 days have had their ups and downs.  D.J. has been settling well into the starting rotation and his arm is adjusting well to being a starter again.  I've said it before, and I will say it a thousand more times: I am so thankful that he is so close this season.  I have been able to make it down to Raleigh a good amount of the weekends they are home.  I also made the road trip to Potomac Nationals and Myrtle Beach Pelicans.  Both were such great weekends and I am excited to add more ball parks to my list!

The last few outings before the All Star Break were a little tough.  Probably one of the lowest points of the first half for us.  I think we both just needed a refresher.  We needed time together in our home, being husband and wife. I will admit though, it was a little hard having D.J. home for more than 24 hours.  Kinda put a kink in my normal routine.  Typically I go home from work, hit up the gym, eat, then listen to the baseball game.  Well since there was no game to listen to and my husband was home, those things didn't happen. I found myself reverting right back to the "off-season" thinking.  I wanted to ask D.J. to do so many things on my to-do list around the house, but I forgot that this is his break.  He has been playing baseball almost everyday for the past 73 days.  THAT'S A LOT OF BASEBALL PEOPLE! In my mind, I was thinking "Finally! My husband is home.  No more mowing the grass, taking the trash out, or fixing something when it breaks!" But that wasn't reality.  That won't happen for another 73 days! Thankfully my parents are so helpful when it comes to those things.  Both my parents help keep my yard looking good.  My dad will sometimes come mow the grass without telling me and my mom always stops by to check on my flowers.  This is part of the reason we decided to buy a house in Norfolk, so we were close to my family.  In the same breath, I am proud of myself that I am able to be independent and do things on my own.  I can proudly say I know how to change an air filter, use power tools, and shape up the bushes!

The All Star break was awesome for us.  Sunday night  Monday morning, around 2 a.m,. D.J. arrived home and came straight to bed. We said hi and then went straight to sleep.  He called me when he got in the driveway to come open the door so he wouldn't scare me or Stryker.  Monday morning I had to wake up and go to work.  Talk about Monday mornings being hard to get out of bed?! Well it's even harder when your hubby is only home for 72 hours.  After work we went over to my parents house and had a delicious buffet of crabs seasoned with Old Bay. Anyone's mouth watering thinking about that?! We watched the USA World Cup soccer game, ate ice cream, and played cards.  It was a great time with the family!
Tuesday I went to work while D.J. was off enjoying a 90 minute massage. Ugh, jealous. He came home and was an awesome husband (as always) and did some yard work then went to play with Stryker in the pool! Tuesday after work, I came home and D.J. was exhausted.  Rough day getting a massage right?? We were planning on doing dinner at home and cooking something, but ended up at Texas Roadhouse with Ansley instead! We went down to Virginia Beach after dinner to play putt putt! In typical fashion, we both ended the night falling asleep to the UVA baseball game.
Wednesday D.J. packed up all his stuff and hit the road for NC, after bringing me lunch like a great husband does of course!

The All Star Break was great and I am so excited to say we are halfway through the 2014 season!!! For all you baseball ladies out there, stay strong! WE CAN DO IT!

Now head on over to A Southernly Belle Vie to see what she's got going on!


  1. So glad he was home for a bit! Thanks for sharing your story! What position does he play?

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  2. Yay!! Love it!! You seriously give me so much ease in thinking about our married future in baseball.

  3. I wish you knew how impressed I am by your life! I know it has to be hard, but you have such a good attitude. I love that your parents are able to help with your house. That is the reason we bought a house in Tupelo, too. Chris' dad takes care of the yard during the season and my mom checks the mail. What would we do without supportive families? Hang in there, sister! We are halfway there!

  4. Don't feel too bad I would have done the same thing too. When Gary has an away stand I feel like I give him go much to do because he hasn't been around, but I forget that it's a break for him too. Way to put it in perspective for me.

  5. I love reading these! I actually HATE old bay - lived in MD for way too long and always hated crabs so it reminds me so much of them!

  6. That was quite an extensive set of adventures you've been in. Don't fret too much about the 90 minute massage, though. You'll probably get one for yourself too. After all, each and everyone needs to relax and I know you deserve it. Take care!

    Gregg Mulherin @ The Healing Station


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