With nights like these, day is pointless. Ugh. Nuff said. See physio doc in a few hours. Hopefully he can do something. If not? I dunno. I'll worry about it then.
Hubby's cancer doc got on his case about not sleeping enough. Hubby was, naturally, all macho and "I don't need to talk to a counselor about my anxieties or career issues!"
Right. And I'm a kumquat. *checks* Nope, definitely not a kumquat. Which,b tw, is a great word to know for Scrabble. I've only used it once in umpteen years, but wow, the score on that word? Sweet!
Today in 1788, the US Constitution went into effect after New Hampshire became the ninth state ot ratify it. Once nine of the 13 states had the ratification done? It was in effect. Delaware was the firs tof hte original 13 to ratify, and Rhode Island was the last. Vermont would join as state number 14 in 1791, btw, and up to that point was, from 1777 to 1791, its own little republic. Bore someone with that detail and have allllll the personal space you want!
In 1939, famed baseball great Lou Gehrig quit the sport due to ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Watch "Pride of the Yankees" for a sweet and heartwrenching Gary Cooper rendition of the "Iron Horse". Gehrig set so many records that it took until our modern era to break them.
Consider that Gehrig started his game in 1923... And here's his records:
Consecutive games played: 2,130 (broken by Cal Ripken Jr in 1995)
Seven consecutive times on the All-Stars
23 Grand Slams. Twenty-freaking-three. A record that stood until A-Rod broke it in *this century*
Six World Series wins
A freaking career batting average of .340. Freaking .340. Not a record, but damn! (He also had over 490 home runs, and over 1,990 runs batted in, or RBIs. Wow.)
In 1939, Gehrig was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, and became the first major league baseball player whose jersey number was retired. The Yankees fielded no number 4 after Gehrig.
And Gehrig remains the ONLY player --- and ti's been nearly a century since he started playing --- to nab 400 total bases in *five* seasons. That's 400 in each season, in *five* seasons.
You can argue Ted Williams, Stan Musial, Mickey Mantle, and Babe Ruth, but sorry, for me, Gehrig is the greatest baseballer *ever* on the stats. Ther'es barely any players who have managed more than 400 bases in a season, let alone more than one, or two. Dude was a machine.
And on that note I'm outta here to go shower and limp off to doc. It'll take me two hours to do that, alas. My stride length right now is about six inches. Baby steps, literally!
To heck with pain. Have a great day!
Good morning!Dixie's behavior was off this morning. She didn't try to boss anything. Hmm...Hubby has a nasty upper respirtatory virus. And, of course, since he has that stupid weird blood cancer disease lurking in the background... Every sniffle is a potential panic attack. Nice hot teas, homemade soups, etc., already in action. (BTW, ginger and a bit of orage juice with a scratch of orange peel...