Thursday, September 24, 2009

Theme Thursday - WILD


I couldn't write anything about WILD except for the 2004 Boston Red Sox being the Wild Card Team! Their regular season record was 98 wings and 64 losses - the best record in baseball that year. As a die-hard, long time Red Sox fan - heck, back when I was in my teens I would write down every game, every pitch, every out in notebooks - it was tough to BELIEVE that 2004 was THE year for us fans.

The Red Sox came back from a 3-0 deficit against the New York Yankees to win 4 in a row and win the American League Championship series. Then, the streak continued with 4 straight wins against the St. Louis Cardinals to win the 2004 World Series. Not only did they come out with 8 straight post season wins, but if you look at the team from then you'd see Curt Schilling and his bloody sock after having the team doctor stitch together his ankle so he could'd also see Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz with their clutch homeruns. It was a magical time and then after winning the 2007 World Series, I think we in Red Sox Nation got a little cocky...we've won twice now in the 21st century and the Yankees haven't.

I'm okay with being a little cocky - it's better than the "better luck next year" motto we had for 86 years!

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Saturday, September 19, 2009



I have chosen to distance myself from most of my family. From the mother who never felt I was good enough, even though she never said so in so many words, her actions spoke volumes. From the older sister who moved far away in more than just miles. From the brothers who have serious paranoia issues and no sense of commitment to anyone or anything. From the younger sister who does enough in her day with no time for anyone else, or herself for that matter. Do I regret that I have distanced myself at this time in my life? No, I have not.

You know what I do regret? I regret that when someone I love, be it family or friend, becomes sick or different due to their age, I retreat. I am basically, selfishly, afraid. I do not want to see the person that I love become someone else. As in most cases of age or illness, people are wont to change - whether they like it or not. I don't want it to seem like I shut these people out of my life, I don't. I keep in contact via telephone or cards meant to cheer them up, but I do not go to see them.

My favorite Uncle passed away a year ago April. Prior to that he was in a "rest" home for 2 years. I never saw him in that place. To me, he was not Uncle John any longer. He was not the man that saw me through my own father's death, supported me through becoming a single mother, supported me through the death of a fiance. He was simply a sick, old man. And I failed him. I believe he knew that I loved him and I hope he knows why I did not come to visit him. I think he did - he and I were very similar. I choose to believe that he understood because that makes me feel less guilty.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Theme Thursday - Over the Hill

Over the hill

I am 44. For the better part of 25 years, I've considered this particular age to be "the end." You see, my father died at the young age of 44. My older brother and sister have both gone beyond "the end" and I now have minimal doubts that I will as well (especially since my birthday is in 3 months). Once I hit my next birthday I'll feel more comfortable with the prospect of future birthdays. Would I even consider myself "over the hill"? Nope - not yet! I have a lot of life left in me - I'm going to go with considering 80 to maybe be over the hill...and 100 to be running down the other side!

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Understatement of the week!

Jessica Simpson's dog was snatched by coyote's...this was on

The first stage of grief is denial - but, this is ridiculous!

Jessica Simpson cannot admit that her missing dog Daisy is gone, considering she was last seen in the mouth of a coyote!

The singer has been in touch with, a dog-finding service that calls all of Jessica's closest neighbors to alert them of her "situation."

And although the "odds are against" her, a source claims that Jess is still praying for the Malti-Poo's safe return, especially because Daisy runs fast!


We love dogs and wish that her pooch was okay, but unless kills wild coyotes, it's looking grim!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Yet another understatement!!!

The killing of Yale student Annie Le was not random and could only have been committed by one of a small number of people with access to the building where her body was found, authorities said.

"Only Yalies had access to that basement, and that seems to point to someone in our community being involved in this," the editor said.

Seems to??? YA THINK????

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Understatement of the week!

Mom Says Leaving Baby Alone While Shoplifting...

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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sara - my absolute favorite blogger (next to my husband!)

Please please please check out her blog. She is a fabulous writer and I know you will enjoy her take on life. Thanks!

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

From the Beginning

So many beginnings - and in the end, I chose to share these lyrics
from an Emerson, Lake and Palmer Song, "From the Beginning."

There might have been things I missed
But don't be unkind
It don't mean I'm blind
Perhaps there's a thing or two

I think of lying in bed
I shouldn't have said
But there it is

You see it's all clear
You were meant to be here
From the beginning

Maybe I might have changed
And not been so cruel
Not been such a fool
Whatever was done is done
I just can't recall
It doesnt matter at all

You see it's all clear
You were meant to be here
From the beginning.

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