Friday, June 19, 2009

Back-to-back and come-from-behind

The Cubs rallied to win two very emotionally-charged games this week. The first was vs. the White Sox, and since they dropped the first game, winning the second was imperative. The Boys in Blue did win, but it was all still up in the air until the ninth.

Today's game was against the Cleveland Indians. Usually interleague games aren't don't interest me that much, but the Indians are another story altogether. For Kerry Wood returned to Wrigley Field for the first time this year, and I still can't get over him wearing a new uniform. Mark DeRosa is an Indian now, too. At one point the Cubs were behind 7-0. That would be the time I turned it off.

Oh, Gal of little faith!

This picture shows at least part of what I missed. The Cubs went from 7-2 in the eighth to 8-7 in the 10th. I went with this photo from the Sun-Times because it shows my current favorite Cub, the yummy Ryan Theriot, being congratulated by his teammates after "hitting the game-winning single."

FTD comes through

Yesterday my oldest friend checked herself into the hospital. Her tummy trouble was so severe it frightened her. This morning they did laparoscopic surgery on her to remedy a clogged duct between her liver and her gall bladder -- at least I think that's what the nurse told me. The nurse didn't seem to think it was very serious, but then, it wasn't the nurse who was having the surgery.

I called after her surgery but my friend was still sleeping it off. Her son was there with her and said she was doing fine. I wanted her to know I'd been thinking of her so I went to and took advantage of their "same day delivery" option. Look what I was able to get her! Who wouldn't be happy to get a teddy "bear hug." I know it made it to the hospital, and maybe even to her room, before she woke up.