Monday, November 12, 2007

Indiana High School Basketball Player

This is Whit's official basketball portrait. As of last Thursday, she was permanently put moved from the freshman roster to the JV roster. They had their first game last Saturday. I was a nervous wreck and so was she.
She's an Indiana High School Basketball Player. At a school with multiple final four appearances and a couple of state titles. A school with tradition. Maybe you have seen a little film what is called Hoosiers ? That's what I'm talkin' about. A boiling hot gym, red-faced coaches, hassling the stripes and kids leaving everything on the hardwood. Indiana High School Basketball Player. Is there a more sacred phrase? Not in Indiana there ain't.
Her soccer success was a huge deal in the soccer posse, but the rest of her universe paid no attention. She will get more notice for playing JV basketball than she did for playing varsity soccer. That burns her a little.
BTW they won Saturday. Whit had 6 points and played all but a minute four. For those of you who think that's too much detail, there is no such thing as too much detail about a basketball game.
Today for Veteran's Day, we had a lovely program at the flagpole with some darling white hairs from the American Legion. The young man from our church who had been in Iraq for 15 months is back home, safe and sound, thank the Lord. I cannot imagine the worry his mom and dad have been through.
On the daily art thing for 2008 - I have decided to do a series of small quilts, in a range of sizes from ATC to about 2' square that will be laced or buttoned or safety pinned or whatevered together to make one big quilt. Thanks, Kim, for the nudge in the right direction. I have already decided on 12 themes. It will be autobiographical in a way. Some of the quilt themes are Matisse, Frida, Bees, Amy Tan, Philippians 4:17, my granny, my girls, JR and Arrowmont. I want to do lots of different techiniques and styles. It might look the last day of a 3-day yard sale when I'm done, but I'm stoked about doing it.


Cheryl Prater said...

So glad you are amped about your 2008 dailies.

Oh, and a word to Whit, Michael Jordan? He was going to play baseball.

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!!What a BEAUTIFUL little girl. Tried to print but my computer wouldn't cooperate.