Monday, February 04, 2008

An Update in the Form of an Aimless Ramble

I'm good at rambling. It's how my mind works.

I haven't posted here in a a few days, and I honestly haven't cared, though I do love blogging.

Same old broken record; back pain.

This weekend was quite horrific, and that's no exaggeration. It's not a play for sympathy, or an excuse, it just is the truth.

Yesterday, Sunday, was as bad a single day I've had with my back in a while, and that's saying something.

Despite my post a couple of weeks ago about football, I ended up watching the Superbowl with Lovely Wife.

I couldn't sleep, I couldn't sit still, I moved from place to place, got up and walked around, and even my pain medicine barely helped.

I finally got to sleep last night, and lo and behold, though I was hurting this morning, it was more of my normal pain than the misery of the past few days.

I'll take my breaks where I can get them.

So, with nothing better to do, I watched the New York Giants pull off an amazing performance against the incredible New England Patriots.

When I've seen the Patriots play this year, they looked like an impressive, juggernaut of a machine. They've had some close calls, but they always won.

The Giants defense took it to them, and when I saw Tom Brady screaming in anger at his receivers, I knew he was rattled. Something you rarely see with Tom Brady.

Anyway, though I'm not really a fan of either team, I kinda wanted to see Eli Manning win a Superbowl the year after his brother did. Now, no matter what the future holds for them, the Manning brothers have a Superbowl ring each, and that pleases me.

Though I honestly think that Tom Brady will end up having smashed so many all-time quarterback records it won't be funny. If he were to quit today, he'd still be a sure-fire inductee in the hall of fame. Not bad for someone who is only 30 or so.

Plus, I like seeing all the talking head sports guys on TV turn out to have been so wrong about the game. That's fun for me.

And today, I'm so happy to not be hurting so bad as this past weekend that I don't know what to say.

It's like the weekend was a massive migraine and today is only a garden variety sinus headache. It still hurts, but less.

I have to admit, that I was teetering on the edge of complete despair yesterday evening. Today is a whole new outlook.

I sure hope that the bad days are behind me for a while.

I so enjoy getting a few photos ready and posting them here on Sundays, but that wasn't even a consideration this past weekend, and with today's clearer mind, I hate to have missed my Sunday Picture Post, but I can't change that.

Take care folks, I'll post when I can.

6 comments:

Babystepper said...

I didn't really care about either team, but I was kind of hoping the patriots would win because I could tell my kids someday that they saw the game that gave the Patriots an undefeated season back in '08.

The Manning thing is cool too, though.

photowannabe said...

So happy to hear you are feeling better. It helps the whole outlook on life. Hang in there and maybe the blog will be theraputic for you.

Norma said...

I'm glad you were able to get some relief. I've had back problems over the years, but nothing like you've described.

Sharon Lynne said...

I decided to stop over to see if you had any colorful comments about the election.

My back is out too. A muscle spasm that comes a few times a year. But it's bad this time, and the Advil is doing very little. I'll just have to wait it out.

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~**Dawn**~ said...

I am inexcusably behind on my blog-reading, so forgive the very late comment.

As for Tom Terrific uncharacteristically screaming at his receivers? I am thinking at least half of that was misplaced fury. I don't think he was used to spending that much time staring up at the sky (or the inside of the dome, as the case may be) and his offensive line was probably hiding from him at that point.

Good game, from a football standpoint. I did not so much enjoy the outcome, but that's the way it goes.