I had a lot of uncertainty about that last post. I didn’t put it up to be self-indulgent, rather, I was hoping that by posting it you all would hold me accountable. I will have to take care of myself, because if I don’t, y’all will be all up in my grill! That’s not to say I didn’t wake Mike up at 4:30 am in a panic, wanting to delete the post. Poor Mike. Between me and Maddie, the poor dude never gets any sleep. I wrote the majority of that post last week, before I started taking medicine. Just reading back what I wrote, I remember how I felt and I realize how I am already in a better place. It will be nice to not have to put a fake smile on my face all the time – and hopefully soon it will be replaced by a real smile.
I can’t thank all of you enough for your kind emails, comments, twitters, and phone calls. I am going to get back to all of you.
And, life goes on. Last night, Mike, Maddie, my parents, and my Aunt Lynn joined me at Dodger Stadium for a game against the hated Giants. We had great seats on the second level of the stadium.
My Aunt Lynn hadn’t been to a Dodger game in YEARS. She just moved back to LA after over 30 years in Seattle, so I’m glad she could be reintroduced to Dodger Stadium with Madeline.
At first, Maddie was NOT into the game. The noise was annoying and she was over people getting all up in her face. She retreated to gramma’s shoulder, where she felt safe.
After she took a little nap, she woke up and was ready to entertain grandpa.
The Dodgers beat the Giants with a spectacular play at the plate, and everyone was happy. Everyone except Mike, that is. I have written before about our differing opinions when it comes to favorite baseball teams. We are both quite passionate, but my mom might top both of us. She grew up going to games with her sisters, my gramma driving them to games in San Diego and San Francisco. She loves to poke fun at the Giants, and she often brings Mike to the edge of tears with her biting anti-Giants comments.
With this in mind, you’d think Mike would know better than to make a bet with her. Mike bet my mom that a team would sign Barry Bonds by July 30th. My mom said there was no way that would happen. The stakes were set, and the loser had to wear the shirt of the other’s team. Mike lost, and you bet we took full advantage of him wearing a Dodgers shirt, despite the fact that he eagerly defaced the shirt with ketchup and mustard.
The lesson? Never bet against Linda B.
Looving the picture of Maddie smooshed up against Grandma’s shoulder. I’m so glad you had fun with the fam, it’s hard not to feel good after spending time with people who love you most.
I hope that you continue to feel better each and every day and that you know how strong you were in acknowledging your pain and getting help for it. AND not letting douchbaggery (**ahem, whoever is the said douchbag who left negative comments!) get in between you and healing.
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fun time with the family always brings smiles and a little joy. keep clapping.
moosh in indy. says:
Always bet on Maddie. Always. Like fo’ rillz.
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Midwest Mommy says:
I love the pics of Maddie! Too cute!
Dylan is SO excited to go to a “spaceball” game. He asks us CONSTANTLY when we’re going. And Zach is just excited to get to put the moves on Maddie.
At least Mike didn’t deface his Dodgers shirt by spilling beer on it, because THAT would just be wasteful.
Glad you had fun. And glad you left that post up.
Andrea's Sweet Life says:
I see he had Maddie’s help in strategically blocking half of the shirt. Hmmm… Is he showing her Giant’s stuff when you’re not there?
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Mary Beth says:
Glad your on the mend. Going to a baseball game is always a great pick-me-up. Can I just say, “MANNY???” How on earth did Torre come in at the last minute and snap him up? Stupid Mets could have really used him and did nothing!
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Sadly I am not a sports fanatic. Hey…you all you start a blog titlted “Spohrts Fanatics”. LOL! Not very original.
Man, dear Maddie has some seriously beautiful eyelashes and just wait until she’s 16.
One day at a time H. One day at a time. The sun will shine. I promise.
Is Maddie the happiest baby ever? You put up the most adorable pics of her HUGE smile….I love it! Always puts a smile on my face!
Like you, I have a terrible time posting serious type stuff on my blog. I’m proud as hell that you did it, and I think you’re talking about something other people SHOULD talk about.
And dude? Your daughter flays me with cuteness.
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Maddie is so precious. She looks like a cute little elf! I can’t wait to see how you dress her for Halloween!
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You’d think Mike would know this by now……I think he’s a glutton for punishment.
she is the BEST smiler!!
I’ve lurked on your site for a while and was touched by your last post about not feeling yourself. I’m sure many many people told you that you’re not alone and I guess I’m just one more telling you the same thing. I went through a depression recently and strangely my responsibility to my blog kept me going on, got me up in the morning and forced me to think positively about things. I had to look for the positives in everything just to maintain a life, you know? Things will turn up for you. You seem blessed with a wonderful husband, family and friends and especially a beautiful little girl. I look forward to lurk more on your site. Thanks for always giving me something to look up to.
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Ha! Poor Mike (nah, not really). And my god can Maddie possibly get any cuter?
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Daddy Dan says:
Maddy is the most adorable baby I have EVER seen. Truly! She’s so perfect she doesn’t even look real…..she’s a doll!
So glad you are feeling better! Baseball, while not my favorite sport, is a reliable way to spend a nice afternoon/evening. Maddie looks so cute in the pics with her Grandma and Grandpa!
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Listen, your last post really cemented your place in the bloggosphere as a complete attention ho. My kind of people. The honestly is what gets us through. Well, that and booze. But don’t drink too much with your meds. Welcome to life with chemicals. Glad you had fun at the game.
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