WOW! What a day! It was touch and go; the first half almost gave me a heart attack. But the boys pulled it off! Congratulations to the Indianapolis Colts! They are going to the Super Bowl! Woooo Hoooo!!!
Football, football, football. Around here it's all about the game and the fan gear. We have Viking fans, Colts fans and Cowboy fans all under one roof. Now I am not talking about part-time fans here. I am talking about die-hard, gung-ho-all-the-way, dedicated when they lose and dedicated when they win fans. Yelling and screaming, throwing things at the TV, never miss a game, live our life around the game fans. And while yes, I am a fan of the Colts myself, I gotta tell ya, I get a little tired toward the end of the season.
Take this weekend for instance. If you didn't already know this week-end is a big NFL playoff weekend. All three of our teams advanced to the playoff; the Vikings, the Cowboys and the Colts. The Vikings played the Cowboys today and unfortunately for the 'Boys, they lost. That left two die hard fans in the dumps; Trent and Austin.
The Viks and the Colts will advance to the next round and may advance to the Super Bowl. But next week, it is possible that one or both will drop out. God I pray it isn't so. Or worse, they will both advance and play each other in the Super Bowl. I can't bear to think about what that might be like. I won't go there for now.
All weekend long we've donned the colors, analyzed the stats, speculated on strategies and trashed talked the opponent, over and over and over. It's been Super Bowl this and Super Bowl that; Offensive this and Defensive that. It's been up the field and in the Red Zone; in the End Zone and on the sidelines; down the middle and off-sides; touchdown this and field goal that. On and on and on. And I gotta tell you I am SICK TO DEATH of it. I am so ready for the season to be over. I am so ready to talk about something else. Our life has got to get back to normal I tell ya.
While I love and I mean love Peyton Manning and the Colts I understand that sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. But I absolutely cringe at the thought of them possibly losing, because Wyatt will about die. I mean there will be screaming, crying and genuine, heartfelt tears if they lose and I don't know if I can take it. Last year was tough when the Colts got knocked out early. This year, if they don't make it to the Super Bowl, I am going to have to take some Valium or something just so I don't have to hear the agony of defeat.
Mick, well if the Viks lose next week, he will surely be in a bad mood for a while. He will be grouchy and irritable and throwing stuff around and then will go through a couple weeks of serious withdrawals and mild depression after the season is over, not knowing what to do with himself. And then he will be okay. But he is a grown man. Is it supposed to be this way? It's really pretty funny when you think about it, but pretty pathetic on the other hand too. I mean c'mon. It's just football after all. right? Really? Really! It is just a game. Isn't it? NOT!!!! Around here, from August to January FOOTBALL IS OUR LIFE.
Well another year has come and gone. It's funny, I don't feel 48 years old. Well except for when I throw my legs over the side of the bed at 5AM, to rise and shine. LOL Inside I still think and feel just like I did when I was in High School and then I pass by a mirror and holy cow, I see my Mother! Yikes! All kidding aside, I can't complain. I have a wonderful life. I am truly blessed with a wonderful family, awesome children, a loving husband and just about everything my heart desires. Some days are rough, but hey who doesn't have rough days. They can't all be perfect right! All in all, I love my life and I wouldn't change it for anything.
Many thanks to all of you for the warm and wonderful Birthday Wishes. They really made my day!