November 17, 2014

An Eventful Weekend

On Thursday night I was sitting all snug on the coach when my phone rang. My husband was being rushed to the hospital from work with horrible chest pain. So I gathered up child #2 so we could go pick up child #1 from football practice and headed to the ER.  

When we arrived, things were calm but the boys were scared. They were trying to figure out what was causing the pain, since an EKG didn't show any signs of heart damage and thus, he probably did not have a heart attack (but were reminded that sometimes it doesn't show up right away on the tests.)  So we waited for blood and xray results - all clear.  By this time it was pushing 1am and we were all exhausted so the boys and I headed home. The Husband was staying the night.

The next morning came more tests and finally a diagnosis:  pericarditis.  "Pericarditis is swelling and irritation of the pericardium, the thin sac-like membrane surrounding your heart. Pericarditis often causes chest pain and sometimes other symptoms. The sharp chest pain associated with pericarditis occurs when the irritated layers of the pericardium rub against each other." The symptoms of pericarditis mimic heart attack symptoms, which is what makes this so scary.  He was released from the hospital late Friday afternoon with orders to follow up with a cardiologist for some other tests and with his general practitioner to test for various autoimmune disorders.

Saturday was spent recovering from the Thursday/Friday fun.

Sunday we watched a debacle. One live in person, and the other (gleefully) on TV.  Our football season ended yesterday with a terrible loss. There's no way to sugar coat a 49-6 loss.  But what we didn't count on was how the Eagles would lose in such spectacular fashion too!

Should I mention we a Dallas Cowboy fans?

Probably not.

Troy Aikman was rockin' that scruffy beard! Is he single?

November 13, 2014

Wrapping Up The Crazy

I might be jinxing myself but I've reached the I-don't-care-point.  This soccer season has been absolutely dismal. There is nothing good I can say about it. When your team goes from being undefeated to only two wins, 5 losses, and a tie - something is wrong. Something has changed. I can tell you what changed:  the move to a Flight 1 team (we are not a flight one team - I wish someone could tell our Coach this!) and the focus on the "club" side teams. It's ridiculous!

The Coach made the announcement about a week ago that he would not be coaching this team in the Spring or beyond. No shocking information there! He's taking his kid and focusing on the club team. Bon Voyage is what I say! We do not want to sit in the back seat behind a coach that is focusing on the side club team. 

I wish there was a national law prohibiting you from coaching ANY team when your child plays on the team.

We still have one more game scheduled for next Wednesday night. If practice is cancelled on Monday night, which it has been for the majority of this season, we will not be playing in the game. I will not subject my son to being yelled at because he's crossed into the wrong position or he didn't pass the ball well enough when it's clear that practice is not a priority. How can they be expected to play well together as a team if practice is always cancelled?

I'm done. So very done.

Football ... we've made it to Round 2 of the playoffs. Game is this Sunday ... stay tuned!

November 12, 2014


This little girl needs a miracle.

Pray for Kate

Cancer sucks. There really are no other words. She has spent more of her life fighting cancer than she has living it. 

Please pray for her and her family.