Share Your World – January 22, 2018
List 2 things you have to be happy about?
It was a pleasure watching Tom Terrific and the Patriots win the division and head for the Super Bowl. Again. Garry often reminds me — we have been privileged to watch this great team develop from its beginning to today. I can remember when Tom Brady came to play as the backup quarterback to Drew Bledsoe when Bledsoe was injured.
That was Tom Brady’s first year of full-time play, but he was good. Not as good as he would become, but good enough that he replaced Bledsoe who was good, too. But Tom was better. Tom Brady became Tom Terrific and thus he has stayed ever since.
I know a lot of people hate the Patriots, probably the way we hated the Yankees for all those years when they were a force of nature — the team you had to beat and usually didn’t. The Yankees were and still are, a great team that other teams love to hate.
Today, in football, we’ve had 18 years of an incredible winning team. I remember when the Patriots never won anything and no one expected them to win. It was amazing last night, watching them win in those final few minutes of the fourth quarter. Especially recognizing that Tom Terrific is close to the end of his career and these glory days will end.
As for that second thing? Turns out paying extra money to skip the insurance deductible was really worth it. Two little accidents — one our fault, the other one of those whodunnit parking accidents — would have buried us in debt, otherwise! It’s so much more expensive to fix a broken car these days. So much of the car is plastic. You can’t bang out the dent. You have to remove the part and replace it. I suppose you save something because fewer hours are used in making the repair, but overall, it really does cost more.
Have you ever owned a rock, pet rock, or gem that is not jewelry?
I have a jar of rocks, all semi-precious. There’s some rose quartz, a piece of turquoise and amethyst, mica and a few other items. I like them. They are pretty and each has a meaning.
Are you a hugger or a non-hugger?
I’m a hugger for people I hug, but I don’t hug everyone and I don’t hug anyone all the time.
What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?
The rains came and cleared the snow from our roof. We’ve been lucky with the weather this year. It has snowed, but the snows haven’t been continuous.
After each event, the temperature has warmed up and the snow has been cleared away before the next arrives. I know it’s only January and there’s plenty of winter to go, but so far, so good!