I will survive! Well, we've made it through the Candy Man's illness, and through "Papa" having the appendectomy on Thursday. We are even going to attempt going to church this morning! I want to sing praises to God for helping me to perservere through this week!
Now, about this whole basketball thing going on right now... I admit that I am not a big sports fan. In fact, I'm not really a sports fan at all (except when my boys play in their youth sports, and then I'm the BIGGEST fan!!). My honey frequently tries different tactics to get me involved in his first love. He was successful in getting me involved about 5 years ago - during March Madness! Normally, I wouldn't watch ANY basketball. I would be clueless when he talked about it. But he had the greatest idea; an idea that appealled to my competitive side!!
Every year, just before the 'madness' begins, we each pick our teams for the whole tournament. Then we cheer them on and keep track of who has picked the most teams! So it's a little competition between the two of us. I have beat him every year except for one! We think that is hilarious, since I come into the 'picks' with no prior knowledge of the teams! This year, we have let "Game Master" be apart as well!
This year, I sabotaged myself by picking Tennessee to go to the final four. As I chose my picks, I said, "I don't really think they will make it that far, but how can I NOT cheer them on?? I have to pick them!" I am so proud of them for doing so well this year!
Our current standings are:
1. Papa at 30 games
2. Mama at 27 games
3. Game Master at 22 games
Eight more games today! Wooo-hooo!
(I admit, any enthusiasm is only in determination to "beat" my husband and not really for the teams or the game!)