Monday, December 29, 2014

Steelers, Skype, Headaches, & Heat

Dear John,
 
Another day didn't go as planned. I woke up at 3 AM with a beast of a headache. I ended up taking Benadryl, and it was almost 5:00 before I could go back to sleep. The next thing I knew it was 10:30 and I still had the headache.
 
So I didn't get to church or do much of anything today. I did get out the sinus-rinse stuff so I'm less congested. I've been able to stay on top of it with aspirin. I'm dreading lying down - last night I felt much better when I was sitting up. I'll rinse my sinuses again tonight at bedtime and see if that helps.
 
My primary therapeutic measure has been football. Lots and lots of football. I watched the Colts and Packers win, and am finishing my day with the Steelers. They are up by 10 with a little over a minute to go, so the good guys should win this one, too. And it's been a good thing the windows are closed! I'm proud of them. About half the team has the flu, but you'd never know it by watching. Troy is out for the second week with a knee injury. I miss seeing him on the field.
 
I can watch football without you now and enjoy it, but I'm always aware that it would be more fun with you. I'm okay with basketball, too, but I'm still not up to baseball. I've watched football and basketball all my life - I grew up where SEC and ACC overlap, so it was inevitable. But I didn't get interested in baseball until after we were married, and it was you that taught me about it. We went to Wrigley together so many times and I went to so many games that you umpired. From you I learned to watch the work of the officials as well as the players, and I still do that. And I'm not up to it yet. I really don't know if I'll ever get back into baseball again. Time will tell. And I'll give myself all the time I need. I won't force it.
 
But the important thing is that I can enjoy football and basketball now, and I'm thankful for that. And it's been easy watching this weekend when all of my teams have won. If you were here, I'd have needed my unlimited texting to keep you up on the games while you were at work. Try to get the Steelers game on replay - it's well worth watching. And please keep working on getting Skype. I'm all set up for it; all that's missing is you. But I suppose that can be said of everything in my life, can't it?
 
It's almost midnight and the rest of the street was asleep long ago. I would have been, too, if I didn't have tomorrow off. Jethro wants out and Maggie is trilling and yowling, poor little thing. I hope to get her neutered before she has a third round of this. Be glad you're in Heaven tonight! Between my head and a kitten in heat, it's likely that there won't be a lot of sleep here. But you can sleep in peace, far away from such earthly trials and tribulations. Pray for your little family that is still here, and come visit my dreams tonight!
 
Love you so, so much,
Joan.

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