Saturday, September 17, 2011
For some college football, that is. I'm a die hard Gator fan, as is Bob. We love our fall Saturdays, but have never seen a game in "The Swamp". Bob got permission during off-season to go inside and take some photos and they are fantastic!! But I have several small colleges I root for, too.
Mount Union in Ohio is one. When I attended my freshman year it was College, but since has become University. I still think of it as "good ol' MUC" as was in the school song. Always a Purple Raider at heart, I guess. Since I am a Kent State grad, I HAVE to cheer on the Golden Flashes!!! Then there is Ohio U, not to be confused with Ohio State. Ohio U is where my brother has spent his last 40 years teaching. How can I not cheer for the Bobcats? Besides Athens is a beautiful town and I have always enjoyed visiting there.
Now, Bob is from MN so he cheers on all of their teams, especially the Duluth team. But he's a Gopher through and through.
In the end, it isn't who we cheer for, but that we enjoy watching and find it entertaining. I remember my high school band's half time shows and the Purple Raider marching band shows. Those were such fun times - Friday nights and Saturday afternoons. They are great memories that are a deep part of who I am today and why I love the game.
And also why........ I'm ready for some football today and each fall Saturday!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
These were the first words to greet me when I was taken to my hospital room last week. To continue the sentence .... would you like a large sized gown? I have lost within a pound and a half since I started toward my goals. I know I have a long ways to go before I am considered a "healthy" weight, but I have been feeling good about myself for finally doing this the healthy way and not a fad way. I so didn't need the words she spoke. She could have said, we have several sized gowns, which would you like? Or something like that. I didn't know I was going to be admitted nor just how ill I am and this was like a bucket of cold water in my face.
As I said, I know she was right - I am not at a healthy weight, but come on, enough for these kinds of comments? Thankfully everyone else was really nice to me. Well, ok, there was a male nurse for three shifts who was so negative, I felt like kicking him in the backside and tell him to get over it!! First of all he hated my mug - it's a Hooter's mug. He wouldn't subject his wife to such a place and had never even been there! Then he didn't like what I had on the TV because he said there was not one redeemable character in it, so he didn't watch it!! He kinda reminded me of some who have negative attitudes about changing up lifestyles to become as healthy as possible. No, it won't take away an illness you already have, nor will it always prevent you from having something that is life threatening. What it will do is strengthen you for your battle. It will help you know when it's time to fight the good fight and in 99% of the time WIN!!!!
My fight is far from over, but at least I know the healthy way to eat and try to get in as much of my daily requirements that is possible without my problems of bad stomach reactions. I know from many friends here that I'm not alone. Bob has been reading your comments, prayers, love, and joys. You cannot imagine how much they have meant to me.
When I got home from the hospital last night, I was simply too worn out from the hour's drive to get on the computer. Today may possibly be the same, I'll have to wait and see.
For now I just want to thank everyone for all that they have done to lift me.
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Hi all of Ev's friends and her support system. I wish the news was better, but she still is not well. They are so concerned about the depletetion of the potassium and magnesium from her body and the damage it could do to her heart if not fixed. She is so week from vomiting and diarrhea daily. She loves to hear from everyone and wanted me to tell you how much she appreciates all of you and how she looks forward to posting again for herself.
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