Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Eye Gaze Report of the Weekend


we did yoga today
Jill had me on the floor
with Jackie and Bridget's help
on the floor
on my yoga mat
I was happy

Jill worked out
my legs and arms
it felt great
I might be sore tomorrow
but it will be OK

it felt so good to be on the floor
we even did sevasana
it was a miracle
the ladies were able
to lift me up
off the floor
onto my chair


we woke up to snow today
I almost didn't go
to the football game
we won the game
two weeks in a row
blowouts 42-6, 55-6
Howie returned
the opening kickoff
for a touchdown
first time in
Big Horn, 8-man history


today Klaudia came over
to play the piano
last week she played
classical music
including Chopin
today she played from
"The Greatest Songs Ever" book
show tunes, elvis presley
and the theme to the Godfather
Margy was here both times
it was awesome
I got to eat today
some chocolate mousse
just the right consistency
it was deliciousness
made by Curly

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Amazing and Awesome

we ran into Beth at the Corral Bar
we were there with others
thinking about
Devon White
the co-owner of the Corral
at home and failing
another life cut short by cancer

Beth's son, Gus was there too
he got kicked in the throat
by his horse the day before Soulshine
he ended up with a trach
he got it removed two days ago
and here he was

I kept wanting to cry
but Beth wouldn't let me
She kept saying no
how amazing and awesome we were
every time I started to cry
she would repeat
how amazing and awesome we were
she would also say how
amazing and awesome
our kids are

she was relentless
kept telling me
how proud we need to be
of our own accomplishments
including our kids

we met Beth on July 4th, 1993
we were at the Corral for dinner
Beth was our waitress
we didn't know her
when our food came
she picked up Andrew
and carried him around
to her other tables
so we could eat

we went back the next night
'cause we liked the service and
wanted to see Beth again
a few years later
we were neighbors
in the Grey Wolf condos
Beth, another New Yorker
who became family

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Football and Feeling Better

everybody is worried about me
I've been sick
still am
a few nights ago I coughed all night long
today is a better day

two weeks ago
we went to a friend's house on the river
to celebrate our anniversary
I surprised Jackie
with a pair of earrings
to match her new ring

we saw the eclipse in Yellowstone Park
on the way to Salt Lake City
it took us thirteen hours to get there
due to extreme totality traffic
we even rode the shoulder for a while

our visit to Salt Lake
was somewhat successful
we were able to get an upgrade
to my eye gaze computer system
ALS clinic on Wednesday was intense
Dr. Bromberg told us some hard stuff

on Friday we went to Howie's
football game in Harlowton
a two and half hour drive away
just before the game
the team ran up the hill to me
one by one touched me
dedicated the game to me
then Howie on a forty yard pass
scored the first touchdown for the team
and spiked the ball
(not allowed-15 yard penalty but teammate
made the extra point kick so all good)

Howie's team won the game
it was close most of the game
but we went ahead in the second half
and never looked back

The Big Horns played another game yesterday
it was the most exciting game in Lone Peak history
with one minute left in the game
the other team was punting the ball
we blocked the punt
and took over the ball first and goal

on the first down we fumbled the snap
but recovered the ball
the second down we didn't get anywhere
then we called a time out
nineteen seconds left on the clock

Frankie handed the ball to Rhett
who barreled his way into the end zone
for a touchdown and the lead
with fifteen seconds left

one completed pass followed by
two hail mary's we won the game
howie knocked down the last hail Mary
he also ended the game with three touchdowns
and lots of completions
what an amazing game

August 19, 2017