Grand Slam

The World Series starts tonight! In your own life, what would be the equivalent of a walk-off home run? (For the baseball-averse, that’s a last-minute, back-against-the-wall play that guarantees a dramatic victory.)

We are baseball fans, so when you mention baseball and walk-off home run in one breath, David Ortiz rises before my eyes. I know the Sox aren’t in it this year, but it’s been an interesting baseball season with last year’s first place Sox become this year’s solidly last place Sox. How did they do that? How do you take a winning team and become the biggest losers in just one year? Without major lineup changes or something weird happening with the owners? I don’t get it.

Go Royals.

Back to earth. At this point, my walk-off home run would be a multi-faceted project involved a magic remedy to alleviate arthritis, regenerate missing body parts and internal organs, and winning a big payout on a lottery ticket which I suppose I’d to actually buy, something I keep forgetting do. I used to buy tickets, but during the past year, I never seem to have cash when I am someplace that sells tickets.

nationals in DC baseball

These days, I’d be a happy camper if I could get a night’s sleep and wake free from pain. One day a week. To have the calcification of my spine stop getting worse, even if it won’t get better. To have enough money to buy an all-wheel drive vehicle to get me out of the driveway when it snows.

Mind you, I’m not unhappy. Despite everything, I find life engaging, entertaining, amusing, satisfying. Fun. I’ve had to find new things to enjoy, but everyone has to adapt. We change, the world changes. Unless you want to be one of the people who sits around griping about the “good old days” and how nothing is as like it used to be, we all have to find new stuff to enjoy and new ways to do it. It merely takes some determination … and creativity.

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25 replies

  1. I really wanted to watch the series this year because I like both teams, but I have no cable. Walk off for my life would be a really good show, so I suppose it’s happened once or twice.


  2. It’s interesting, at least, how our priorities change as we age. I’s settle for no arthritis in both shoulders so I had at least one side on which I could sleep. Id like the arthritic left knee to to be pain free again so that each time I get up I’m not fearful of falling on my face should it collapse on me again. Even a simple request for no constipation would simplify my life, allowing me to travel freely and not be concerned about a blowout. 🙂 TMI


  3. I’m sorry to hear about your spine! I’ve never seen a baseball game in my life! It is foreign to me! The only baseball I’ve seen is glimpses of what they show in movies!
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  4. My 39-year-old son has ankylosing spondylitis. Terrible, incurable, and deforming. His spirits are good. He has chosen, as you have, to accept his “new normal” and get on with life. It’s a choice we make.

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  5. I’m right behind you ladies with my ever growing list of aches and pains, so if you do find a way round them, please be sure and share 😉


  6. HI Marilyn, by not buying a ticket you have discovered the secret of never losing.


  7. Reblogged this on LIFE IS FUNNY.


  8. I told my husband the other day, in a very matter-of-fact fashion, “I am going to win a vehicle! I am going to win a vehicle!” I repeated it over and over and finally explained to him that I am “willing” into existence a brand new vehicle. He asked if I played some raffle. I said “No.”

    “Then how’re you gonna win?”

    “I’m going to win a vehicle, I’m going to win a vehicle…”


  9. Hmmm…I don’t know. I’m fairly happy with how things are right now. I guess I’d like the idea of enough money in my account I wouldn’t have to worry about retirement or have to work, although I’d still choose to work whether I had to or not.


    • Everyone says they would work anyway … but actually, no one does. You might blog or decide to write a novel, but show up on time every day or get yelled at by the boss — if you don’t have to? Betcha wouldn’t 🙂


  10. This must definitely be an age thing. Apart from the fact that I have little to no knowledge of baseball (live in the wrong country – we only play hornuss) the accompanying aches and pains seem to be a common denominator in our blogs.


    • Yes, definitely age related. And so annoying. I envisioned getting older as being just like I used to be, just maybe with a sprinkling of gray. The cool granny. Hah. Life is what happens while we are making other plans!!


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