Weather complimented weekend real well

Published 10:33 am Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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Did anyone get a chance to go outside last weekend?

Man, I sure did and I’m thankful that I had the opportunity to do so.

Last Saturday, I awoke begrudgingly to the sound of my alarm. In truth, I usually use Saturdays to catch up on any missed sleep I experience during the week.

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This particular day, I went through my normal routine — brush teeth, shower and get dressed — and headed out the door with coffee in hand.

The moment I stepped foot outside, my mood changed.

Going from brooding to a cheerful disposition was instantaneous because of the clear blue skies, cool temperature and the opportunity to be outside.

During that Saturday morning, a ribbon cutting was held for Atmore Soccer Inc., which kicked off its spring league season.

Those participating in the opening games, along with city and chamber officials, gathered for the ribbon cutting.

Click, click and click. The photo of the cutting was complete, and all scattered to their respective fields for the first whistle.

As I made my way around the fields taking pictures of excited kids and smiling faces on parents, I thought about my childhood days playing rec soccer in Fairhope. Those days were similar to this, where the sun would be out and I’d be playing this sport with my close friends.

As I was on Saturday, I was thankful for that opportunity then.

Later in the day, I ventured to Fairhope to celebrate my best friend’s announcement that he was going to have children later this year. We met at his parents’ river house and partook in many a crawfish, chicken wings, fruit and some libation.

It was a picture-perfect day, and I was thankful.

Once my parents and I got back home, we chilled out a bit and slowly — especially for me — went to bed, thinking about the forthcoming day.

Easter then arrived and I had the task of making sure the rib roast was cooking before I went to church.

I got up, followed the instructions left by my mom and went to celebrate at church with my parents. The service was well done with a small orchestra, choir and a stellar message from the Rev. Ed Glaize.

We got back from church and had lunch a while later. The lunch was pretty good, and one I’ll never forget.

Like the weather over the weekend, the rib roast was beautiful.