Always on My Mind
School is under way. Every student in Senorita Dyer’s classroom has seen plenty of blue… and I’m not just talking about the blue of the Grain Valley Eagles’ school colors, but also the POWDER blue of my Royals! The first couple of days I spent some time getting to know the students, as well as letting them get to know me a little better. I couldn’t help but smile and get pretty excited each hour when a student asked me where I worked this summer. I think I’ve inspired all 182 of my students to want to be future K Crew members one day!
Tomorrow Homestand #10 continues with the Giant Banner Flag giveaway to the first 20,000 fans presented by Fox Sports Net Kansas City. I’m thinking that will have a place in my classroom right next to all my other Royals excitement! Today in class, I was fingerspelling words in American Sign Language for my students to recite to me. The first word I fingerspelled was R-O-Y-A-L-S, which they all got correctly pretty quickly. I’m not for sure if it’s because my students are just that intelligent OR because they know me that well already to know that of course I’d be talking about the Royals!
I meant to include these pictures from the golf tournament in last week’s blog, but I forgot. However, I think it’s important enough to go ahead and put up a week late, because it needs to be known how important the “helpers” are for the Hot Dog Derby! Emily is so kindly helping me here in this picture get my shoes all strapped in before the big race. Each time we do the Hot Dog Derby, different K Crew members are assigned the role of “helpers.” This role may sound not that important, but really it’s actually super important, because it is a little more difficult to successfully get in those suits than one might think! It takes some hard working K Crew members to help get the racers all ready to go… because if those straps aren’t tight or the suit’s not on quite right, victory might be just one fall away for ol’ Ketchup, Mustard or Relish! This second shot also includes Amy who was also very helpful in getting us all ready to go that morning. You girls are great! Thanks for LETTING me run!
A couple of weeks ago, I received a phone call from Community Blood Center thanking me for being a regular blood donor with them and asking me if I wanted to come in and give during “Royals Week.” I love giving blood, so I said I’d definitely come in, and when I got there I was pretty excited to see what “Royals Week” entailed… Not only did I get a fun Royals T-shirt, but also two free tickets! I told the lady taking my health information about K Crew and my own involvement with the Royals, and she asked me if I had my uniform with me to take a picture. I just happened to have my powder blue in the car, and I agreed as long as she promised to be nice with the needle! She was, and I was able to save three lives while wearing my favorite uniform!
Even when I’m not at the stadium, from my classroom to blood drives, the Royals are always on my mind!
It’s a GREAT day to be a Royals fan…