Mason Plumlee has decided to return for his senior year at Duke, which all Duke fans are happy about.  He was projected to go late in the first round of the NBA draft and might have slipped to the second and next year appears to be weaker, so with a decent to good year he could improve his draft status (and make a lot more money).  Had Mason left, there would be a big question mark in the center position.  Hopefully the team will work on getting him a lot more touches next season.  There were a number of games where you really, I mean really wondered why Mason didn’t get the ball more.  For example, when Duke lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament this year (ugh) Mason shot 9-9.  There were a few games they lost where I’d want to yell at the players through my TV screen to get the ball to Mason more.

Anyway, the only drama left for me in the offseason now is to see which recruits sign where.

I had a meeting this afternoon.  Amanda dropped me off for it while she and Milly met the full Warkentien crew at the park.  My meeting didn’t take as long as expected, so Nick picked me up and took me to the park.  I had one work emergency, but I was able to handle it all on my phone.

Karen had brought Milly a cupcake with a bunny ring on it yesterday, so we told Milly that if she was good on the ride home and ate her diner she could have it.  We had macaroni and cheese, sausage and green beans and Milly actually ate every last bit on her plate, which we were happy to see.  Afterwards we went for a walk to the “little park”, which is a grassy area in the cul-de-sac at the end of our road.  Milly picked a few flowers then we practiced balancing on the asphalt ridge that borders it.  Milly learned how to put one foot directly in front of the other, instead of keeping her left foot on the ridge and hopping with her right, which is how she attempted to walk along it at first.

After Milly went to to bed we watched How I Met Your Mother and House then played a couple games of Ticket to Ride.

Zach Dotsey