1. This is the time of year when I wish I could just plan and conduct baseball practice, and that's all. I can't believe it's 7:30pm and I just got home and I have to still run to Staples and write a vocab test tonight.
2. We have a deep and talented team this year. Today, my star football player came back, and that gives us a really, really good team. I'm thinking City championship. I even told the team in the post-practice pep talk that, "I hope you all see things starting to come together, and see that this very well might be the makings of a team that wins the city championship."
3. For the last year or so, I have not been a man that worries about money, or at least how I used to. I now have a couple thousand in savings, something I've never had before, so the tightened throat muscles and clenched fist that I used to get when I thought about money no longer occurs. I now no longer really think about it, which probably isn't the best thing in the world, but it's what makes me happiest for now. That's why I was a little surprised today when I checked and was really broke; for the first time all year, I feel like dipping into my savings to get me through until payday. Then, I remembered why. Student Loans $280. $580 at Barnes & Noble for 120 copies of Romeo and Juliet. $80 for baseball equipment at Sports Authority. No wonder I'm broke for now. The kids will be bringing me money for R&J soon. I hope.
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