Sunday, August 21, 2011

What do you mean, tommorow is Monday!?

Happy Sunday guys! What's up? How is everyone? I wanted to begin by thanking you again, for your continued prayers and well wishes, and emails I've received in the past few days, regarding my nephew.  Mere words are not enough to say how grateful I am to all of you for that.  Ethan is doing better.  Although, he is still in quite a bit of pain and discomfort. Remember, he's a five year old little boy who standing still for even a minute is sheer torture!  Imagine how he feels knowing he can't do much else but lay in bed all day.  He's got his toys and his books and his cartoons and movies, and his puppy.  But nothing beats being able to jump and run around.  So yeah, he's miserable in that respect.  His recovery is proving to be both challenging and stressful -for everyone.  Nevertheless, we're all (my family) keeping strong in our faith and in each other.

My weekend was full and fast and a little chaotic, but a good one, all the same. 

My friend Jason Kristopher published his first book earlier this summer, and Saturday was his first book signing event.  In case you missed my earlier post about his book, you can learn more about it here:  I couldn't be more proud and excited for him!!!

Last night I went to my first ever soccer match. The Houston Dynamo were playing in town and my boss, a season ticket holder, let me have his tickets.  He was unable to attend and didn't want them to go to waste.  Trust me, they didn't.  I'm not a die-hard soccer fan by any means.  I'll watch it and am familiar with the rules and such.  But I'm not a "gotta get home to watch the game" kind of gal.  Not for soccer anyway.  The game last night was intense, emotional, draining and super-exciting! We won at the last minute of the match! I had a really, really good time.  And I also learned a bit about this game and the fans of Futbol. 

Things such as:
1.  Soccer fans don't mess around.  They are hard-core fans and will get in your face to prove it.
2.  Every goal made, makes the crowd cheer as if the team has just won the World Cup.
3.  Soccer players are hot.  And I'm not talking about the weather either. (that comes later)
4.  Watching a soccer match can make your blood pressure go crazy.  One minute you're euphoric and the next, downright ballistic.

Good times.  I can't wait to go to my next game!

Speaking of good games, the stars must have all been aligned last night, and worlds were surely colliding somewhere, because the unimaginable happened.   Dun, dun, dun, the Texans won, the Dynamo won, and the ASTROS WON!!!  Perfect trifecta.  And that, was a GREAT night.

Mother Nature teased us a bit today.  The skies grew grey and darkish and there was even rumblings of thunder heard, my heart started beating faster and I became giddy like a school girl who just saw her "crush" walk down the hall.  Could it be that rain was finally going to grace us with it's presence?  Um, NO, it wasn't.  That witch!  It just teased us and got us all excited and then, nothing!  Kind of like my love life.  But I digress.  So yeah, rain was a big fail and it's still Africa hot here.

In other news, school officially begins tomorrow.  God, please help me remember to slow down again in school zones.  And  to all my teacher friends (you know who you are) have an awesome school year!

And that kids, is all I have tonight.  You know the drill.  Make it a great week! 


Belle said...

I'm glad Ethan is doing better but sorry he is still in some pain and has to stay in bed. :( I pray he will mend soon.
I'm glad you enjoyed the soccer game. I love live games of almost any sport. It is so exciting when the fans are yelling and we are all drinking beer! It is like one big happy family.
Good for the Texas teams! I hope you get rain soon.

Random Girl said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend. And yes, I could really care less about Soccer but I do care intensely about watching those boys who play soccer. Umm, yeah.

Glad that your nephew is recovering well and that your family is staying strong through the ordeal.


That's crazy that you have never been to a soccer game. Soccer was religion as a kid. My dad played professionally in Mexico. Goooooooooooooooooooooooool.

Yvonne said...

Belle- Thanks Belle! That all the Texas teams won Saturday night is nothing short of a miracle!

RG- Thank you! Oooooh yeah! Soccer men the highlight of any game for me!

Israel- Perdon! Perdon! lol Yeah well, baseball was the religion of choice in my household. My dad and my two brothers would not have it any other way. :) said...

You live life to the fullest, and that's a good thing.
I'll keep Ethan in my prayers. It's so unfair when kids can't just be kids!
Be well.

The Frisky Virgin said...

Your little nephew will come through this and feel like a million-trillion bucks in no time! I know it! He's in my prayers every single night. :)

The Cowboys lost. :( It's preseason, though, so I don't go into the depths of despair. ;)

Yvonne said...

Robyn- Thank you!

FV- Thank you so much sweetie! I appreciate that!!! Sorry your boys lost, but like you said, "preseason"!!! :)