Because I'm located close to the Golden State Warriors home arena, and my son Evan has been a fan (like so many others), through the bad times for years and years, and years and years, this is the time to be shouting out for joy, and shooting hoops at all local playgrounds.
As I was riding my bike the other day, I looked over at a grammar school playground and briefly watched the small kids playing basketball (briefly because I was still riding the bike).
Kids learn what they watch and learn what they see. I saw small kids bouncing basketballs, as though they were mini Steph's, mini Draymond's, mini Shaun's, and mini Klay's.
They were twisting and turning, shoving the ball between their legs, and tossing it towards the hoop (and getting pretty close to scoring 2 points).
They don't have any preconceived ideas that they can't do it. They only need to watch and imitate.They just want to be just like the Warriors.
Last Sunday, Ev sent me a photo of their son Cadel, who said to him that he was wearing his Warriors shirt that morning. Really. So I wrote back "uh, how did he say it? How did you know it?" And shortly there after, here was a video.
What a smart son, grandson, and a wonderful daughter-in-law!
Live richly! marilyn
(WhatsApp is a great way to text, send photos etc).
A dear friend shared this photo with me. It's a good reminder that if I have something to say, think twice before saying it! Another friend said she and her husband (who have owned a business here in A-town) are hitting the road in a motor home! They are shutting down the biz. It's the same type of motor home, as some other friends! They will be traveling to Bryce Canyon and beyond. I started to laugh out loud as I remembered that my family (mom, dad, 3 younger brothers, and myself), piled into the station wagon and we were headed to Utah. We would be seeing Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park. Both are beautiful...but you look up to see the mountains @ Zion and you look down to see the huge valley @ Bryce. And if you're cynical, you might whine that it's just a bunch of rocks. Knowing what I know now, I would never take any kids to either place. The drive is too long, and they would get bored and blah blah blah. Shortly after that, we moved back to Newport Beach (fr
All are welcomed! We're supporting Alameda (city) Meals on Wheels! If you choose to make a donation to the Shredding party, I'll match it, and AMOW is the winner! This Saturday, April 23rd, 9am until noon!
Follow me on my Alameda Real Estate blog ! Kind of like the eclipse (it seldom happens but it's astounding when it does), in the last 12 days I had my hair cut, a mani/pedi done, my teeth cleaned, and my face cleaned up. I don't even remember when these items last happened in such a short time period. I felt like a million bucks. And then I started thinking about how often does the first of the month happen to be on a Sunday? Turns out google knows via the TimeandDate.com website (which is kinda fascinating). And it's more often than I thought. Oct 1st will be the next time a Sunday is the first of the month. And then I started thinking about the autumnal equinox. I mean, who doesn't? Maybe the question should be 'What are you talking (thinking) about, Marilyn?' This is my favorite time of year....autumn, fall, the space between summer and winter. The light outdoors is so sharp during the fall, even though there's less of it. As a very rank amat