I haven't been a fan of football for years so I didn't watch the game, except bits of it every now and then. While I really didn't care who won, I've always liked Boston teams. At least in the past, and I'm more familiar with baseball, their teams have been extremely good sportsmen and the fans are enthusiastic but polite. I've seen Cincinnati & Boston in the World Series and you never heard booing going on, from either side. So congratulations to the Pats!
I had been asked to watch Joe's girls as they were having a few people over and wanted an adult party. I asked him to leave their car seats when he dropped the girls off at my house, and we went to Jeannie & Donald's house. The girls had a great time with Ara & Arianna, and I enjoyed doing the NY Times xword puzzle with Jeannie while Donald was cooking. We had hot chicken wings, grilled "sliders" topped with bacon, and some delicious baked potato skins with all the fixins. Various chips and dips were also on the table.
Other than driving Mike's boys on one occasion from their daycare to home, it was unusual for me to drive the kids. I felt perfectly comfortable both ways (about 7 miles each way); more traffic going over in early afternoon, but coming back in the dark with less traffic. Then I'm not familiar with Joe's new neighborhood and can't read street signs in the dark, so I got lost. What good is that darn updated GPS if I don't use it! I need to put some addresses in it so I don't have to go through this again. But I got them home and then drove myself a little out of the way when I missed a turn getting out of their subdivision, but I did get here intact.
Here are two pictures of my new shoes:
Kind of plain, nothing fancy, but the toe and heel are not closed in so I hope they are comfortable over a several hour period. I actually prefer my Birkenstocks and that's what I wear most often, but I don't think I can get away with wearing them in Milwaukee in late February, at a 50th wedding anniversary celebration. If it snows I have a problem with either pair of shoes!
After about 3 years of suffering many ailments and getting blown off by her doctor, Jeannie finally changed doctors. What a difference it is making. First of all, he listens to what she is saying and has referred her for several tests and to see specialists. I mentioned she has problems with her feet and couldn't get the other doctor to take her seriously. This one referred her to a podiatrist who has already made a difference. She is going to try a different specialty shoe store tomorrow after work and I think I'll accompany her, but oh lord I hope I don't see shoes that I like!
She has already been diagnosed by the new doctors for several other ailments, and will see an endocrinologist on Thursday. I just hope they can zero in on what is wrong with her thyroid and treat it to make it right. A person in their early 40's shouldn't have to go through what she has been going through, without at least a better explanation than what she's been getting.
I'm thinking about popping open a beer now that I'm safely home. I drank a couple of Clausthaler's (German import) non-alcoholic beer today. It tastes pretty good and if I ever had to quit drinking beer entirely that is what I would switch to.