Tuesday, July 14, 2009
There are times when I really wish that I were a sports fan. Today would be one of those days. The All Star Baseball Game is hosted here tonight in our city. Lots of exciting things going on in St. Louis. Roads being closed, hotels being filled, movie stars, famous music artists, parties everywhere. Red carpet lining the streets. President Obama will be throwing out the first pitch. FBI security everywhere!!! I am sure there are thousands of people that are down town taking lots of photos, and really having a festive time.
And then there's me. I really dislike crowds and traffic and I just don't have it in me to be a sports minded person. I tried a few years to be a baseball fan, but after just a few short years discovered I didn't have what it took to be a "True Fan". I found myself getting a little too upset when they didn't play well. Screaming... throwing things and angry looks on my face happened all too often. I said mean things to the TV...like "An old person in a wheel chair could play better than you!" I didn't like myself this way. Real fans stick with their team no matter what...for YEARS. Like my husband and son and many other friends and family members.
Aside from all the excitement in our city, what I am doing today and yesterday is sitting around trying to stay out the way of the painters that are in our house. We are having 6 rooms worked on and I have Clifford on a leash to keep him and myself out of the way. I feel extremely blessed to have people more qualified than I am to be doing all of this work.