Wrestlemanina XXX

**SPOILER ALERT**

Yes, OK, I admit it, I am a fan

Over the years watching off and on, watching with my girls. I remember Halk Hogan and Macho Man. I remember the NWO and the Monday night wars. Since we had Foxtel again I started watching and becoming a fan again. Times have changed and there are many new faces to learn to dislike and to find that one person you really like.

As we are on a budget I waiting til today to get the event as I knew the cost, it was an anniversary and I wanted to be able to have the “Where were you when…” moment, and I have.

*First match of the night was a ladder match for the Intercontinental Championship – Daniel Bryant(who would win the match),  Bad News Barrett, Dolph Ziggler, Stardust (Cody Rhodes), Luke Harper, R Truth, Dean Ambrose. Being from Ohio I have a soft spot for Dean but I was hoping Daniel would pull out the win. After having to give up the heavy weight belt due to injury, Bryant was my pick. It was quiet a battle and when Dean got thrown onto a ladder and it split, which was the end of him. The doctors where right there talking to him as the match went on. Daniel disappeared once in a while but showed up close to the end, which I think is the way to win a match like this. Let everyone beat each other up, then got for it.

*Next on the card was Randy Orton( who would win this match) against Seth Rollins. I must admit, Seth plays a good dirt back, arse kissing pansy in my book, but it would be Randy having the final laugh and payback for the crap that Seth put him through all theses months. It was one hell of a match. Seth did everything possible to end Randy’s career once and for all but it would be Randy coming back and setting Seth up for the final fall.

*Match 3 tonight would see Sting go into battle with Triple H. It would be a dog fight and the only way to win was to pin or submit. With help from friends on both sides it would be a classic match, the NWO with Sting and the members of DX would return to support Triple H. What happened after the match was over, would be one of the best moments of the night. I wont tell you what happened but I respect for both men. (Don’t go for snacks or you will miss it)

*Match 4 would see the ladies take the stage as Paige and A.J Lee take on the Bella Twins. Since I am a bit of a misfit, I cheered for Paige and A.J. The question of the night would be can A.J and Paige put their differences aside and work as a tag team. Only time would tell but I was happy to see the Bella’s have their back sides handed to them on a silver platter.

*Match 5 was one of the battles I was waiting for, John Cena and Rusev. John would have to strike early and fast to have even a chance against him. I really did not like this story like for the lack of respect it should and all. To be honest I am glad this one is over. John looks as if he really studied the video of Rusev’s matches to find that one weakness that would help to bring the title home. Well, the rest as they say is history, Congrats goes out to …………..

*Match 6 took us to the dark side as the Under Taker returned to take on Ray Wyatt. This would be an all out classic Undertaker match. Someone was going to have to make a mistake for the other to take the advantage and win the match. Someone did ” Rest in Peace”

Main Event – Roman Reigns against Brock Lesnar, for the Heavy Weight title. I am a Roman Reigns girl to the end. He has to find a way to make him bleed, to take him down. Brock is Human and Roman needs to find a way to expose it. Just when it seemed like Roman had it, there is a twist that even I did not see this coming. This is one I am defiantly NOT going to spoil but I will tell you this much, it will leave you speechless.

 

 

 

 

 

Good bye Footy Park

20150315_134950This past Saturday Phil and I along with many mates of the Crows supporters Group we met on face book, gathered at Footy Park or Aami Stadium to cheer on the Crows against Port in the final football game of the NAB pre season but also to say good-bye to the park.

It was amazing to be there and to feel all the energy, getting to see the boys play for the first time this season. A few of them we met at the Crows Member Day a couple of weeks before. The boys were really nice and have a great sense of humor. Phil and I got to meet Coach Walsh and he was amazing to get to have a chat to.

We missed Tex kicking the first Super Goal, they boys were behind at the first break.  The second quarter, the boys were kicking at our end. It was great to watch them work and cheer them as they kicked goals.

Half time came and we had a good lead. I just took a few minutes to take it all in, the sounds and smells. How I was feeling, it would be the last time we would be there for a game. I remember my first game at Footy Park, it was against North Melbourne. It was all our war it felt like. Wayne Carey was playing for Adelaide.

It was an amazing second half and the Crows won. We stayed til the boys had gone off the field. We cheered loud as they left , a few walked over and acknowledged us and that was great, we were loud and proud.  Proud of our boys.

Phil and I bid our mates a good night and started for home. We stopped at the top of the stairs and took one last look around. I just wanted to capture that moment one last time, that feeling of standing in a place that holds a lot of good times.

I hate the fact that it will be tearing down, making way for apartments. History will be gone soon but we have the pictures, stories we can share with those who were there. Phil and I can say that we were there when the last game was played. That is the real reason I wanted to go, so I could say I was there for the last game. To be a part of that history. We still had a blast, forgetting outside issues for a while, screaming my lungs out til I sounded like Kermit.

Thanks Footy Park for all the great memories, we wont forget you.

 

Feeling Raw and So Vunerable

The title is exactly how I feel right now.  I am trying to do all I can but I think I am stuck on auto pilot.

Let me fill you in on some issues, and Yes I am being Human here.  That is the one thing I am not afraid of. Feels like some people don’t want me to do that now. I feel like an outsider most of the time. Life is really lonely at times, and trying to put words to feelings does not always come together right.

How I react or what I do to mange things or what I say to some people is never good enough. It is not right or, it is the same crap on a different day, well guess what. This is my life, and it is all I have. I don’t have a real job, I write and design and create the best I can to sell my work. I may never be a famous writer or designer but I love what I do.

I feel so weighted down by frustration that I do not know how to get out from under it. I am trying to ignore how, those make me feel and how it drags me down at times but I just do not know how to let it all go. How do you try to fix something that haunts you like a ghost?

Cancer has reared its ugly head again in my family and this time its my youngest daughter with a rare form of brain cancer. She can live her whole life with this as long as it is managed. Some good news today that things are a little better, which is a positive that  I will take. I can’t go home now to be with her and help with my grand kids, I can only listen to her as she talks about stuff, her marriage and all, about treatment and other life stuff. Love you Sparky and we will do this together.

There is one thing I wish I could do, have a long chat with someone who has been supportive and has let me just write when I need to. He listens, no matter if it makes sense or not and how can I say “Thanks” to him for that.  He has given me great advice in the past and it just hit me, something that he said. It is more simple then I realize at times. Thanks, you have been a blessing and a huge support. One day I will get to meet you in person and tell you.

Here’s the question — How simple is it really to go back to the beginning and just Waffle up?

Checking In

securedownload (4)Morning

Hope everyone is well and getting settled back in a routine after the holidays.

Lots have been going on there and its kept me busy. Have hit a bit of a downer but I am on my way back up and getting a routine going again.

I published my first book and I am thrilled about that. You can find the link to my book on my website

 http://cricketfox2001.wix.com/cricketscornerof-oz

The knitting and crocheting are going well, I have really cut down on projects and even put a few on the shelf for now. Trying to keep it down to no more than 3 projects. I did make a decision to start a mystery afghan and it is interesting to say the least. I am still looking for new patterns to try to have had a few suggestions sent my way which I am looking at with great interest.

Phil and I renewed our wedding vows and I am loving my new ring he got me for my birthday. It is an infinity ring.

The weather here has been hard to handle at times but it’s getting better. We finally got a cool few days and I am hoping to get some house work caught up.

I am still taking a little time to rest up and get some other things done before baseball season starts in April

Take care

 

A Dream Come True

You know, when you have that one dream and you work what seems like your whole life to make it happen,

Well today that happened. I published my book.

https://www.createspace.com/5073455

 

It is not available on Amazon as the time of this posting. The standard they email told me would be 3 to 5 business days. A mate who self published, his book was available in roughly 24 hours.

Thank you for your love and support during this crazy time.

An Explosion of WOW

It comes in big moments or small ones. Have you watched a movie called Miracle about the 1980 US Hockey Team winning the gold against all odds. I could tell you were I was during the event, ON that Friday night when the team won against Russia and  on Sunday when they wont the gold  Norway, and how life changed in those two events BAM, the was a wow explosion. I could not contain my excitement. A line that stuck out was ” Do you believe in miracles?

The WOW told me I did.

It is now the beginning of 2015 and I have been thinking about how fast last year passed. As you moved though the year you never know what the outcome of events will be and how you will be affected. We spend time over the holidays reflecting on events of the year, paying tributes to those we have lost, events in the world that have made us stop and think. Along the way have we truly missed those little miracles that renew our belief? How we become too busy to note those small moments? The question is do we miss those little movements that make us stop and go WOW, a notion that something is still right in the world even for just a few minutes. Some events we don’t think ab out and than other we stop and reflect on. This is where I was when Steve Jobs passed away, even though it was expected I still found myself sad and grieving. It wasn’t until the days following that he full impact of just how profound an effect he had on my life without realizing it. For all of us that have used a computer or listen to music, for all of us that find our banking easier, entertainment closer and the ability to have a closer relationship with those we hold dear. Steve and his magic changed our lives.

Then there are miracles – those little things that occur over the years that have surprised us, things that have helped us to realize some dreams and to let go of others. My daughter Alisha has given me two beautiful grand children. She had given up on the idea of becoming a Mom and I had secretly given up on being a Grandma. The Skype calls with the kids are silly and fun, Talking about cats and what I call silly Grandma dancing.

My early days were spent in exploring college, then exploring the rest of the world and producing a family with the sure knowledge that I would return to college life to take those classes that would finally allow me the degree that I have always wanted: to be come a writer. I have always carried a notebook with me and written short stories and romance, whatever bounced into the moment demanding to be told, those things that moved me, another of life’s miracles. I have taken copious notes about special times and how I was affected by them. Since the grandkids have arrived, I will write them a litter about who their grandma is and what a huge miracle and a WOW moment her life is to me.

With the New Year brings life miles stones, 14 years marriage to Phil. It has been many ups and downs but we have manged to work through them and become like mates then husband and wife. We love traveling together and sports and have done some amazing stuff together. Australia Day is special as always, it is when I got my Australian Citizenship. I had always wanted to get it on Australia Day, but I had never told anyone til it happened. Life here is so much more laid back, people are accessible and easy to talk to .  It was a simple process but I had worked hard to get my residency and it all felt like normal, like I had come home after being gone for years. I always dreamed of coming to Australia but never imagined I would live here. Dreams come true and I see and live in the same country as the Opera House and have driven across the Sydney Harbor Bridge. These are places I Have seen in pictures my whole life and could only aspire to see. Now I am honored to live on their soil.

Australia has taught me about mate ship and the game of cricket. Watched AFL football and see the players take nasty hits and not get up. but also take hits and get up like its nothing. Learned to eat a meat pie and Vegemite, learned about the ANZAC’s and how special the boys overseas really are.

The Aussies are a bunch of fun loving, bear drinking, and cricket loving, true blue mates that would do anything to help you out when you’re in a jam. Aussie know how to throw a great party, but still keep safe doing it. This Australia Day I hope you have great dreams for the new year ahead and hope that one thing that helps you still believe in that one moment to go WOW: everything with the world is really OK.

So, Here’s the Question – Do you still believe in Miracles?

 

 

Football in Australia

Thank God for Foxtel. We made the switch so I was able to record a lot of the games over the holidays.

Some of the Bowl games I wanted just the first half, some where interesting and then there was the Bahamas Bowl with Central Michigan and Western Kentucky. The second half was a “What the Hell” as Central Michigan fought their way back but they were not able to get the two point conversion to steal the win.

One of the games that I watched all the way was the New Era Pinstripe Bowl that had Penn State of the Big 10 against Boston College, with identical season records it was going to be interesting. I wanted to see how Penn State would do with everything that the program has been through. IN overtime, Boston College scored to take a 6 point lead but missed the extra point. Penn State held their nerve and got the touch down, just needing the extra point, they got it to sneak in win.

With the new playoffs for the National Championship there is what they call the Pick Six. To make it to one of these is great but you need to be in the ones that are the playoff games. Orange Bowl winner this year was Georgia Tech who looked so strong and was not going to be denied. Fiesta Bowl winner this year was Boise State, Looked amazing in the first quarter and I honestly thought would demolish Arizona but mistakes took it down to the final quarter and the Broncos were able to hold on and win.  Cotton Bowl winner was Michigan State, with a touch down in the dying minutes stole the win from Baylor. Peach Bowl winner was TCU who demolished Ole Miss. Ole Miss handled Alabama their only loss of the season. TCU will be a force to be watching next year.

Getting ready for the Rose Bowl with Florida State and Oregon, hoping that Oregon and get up over FSU. Never have been a fan, and as far as I am concerned their quarterback is not as good as he thinks he is.

Later on it will be Alabama and Ohio State, needless to say it is my Buckeyes to win. We have worked hard and with all the stuff that has been thrown at us, we have become even stronger .

Only time will tell the answer to this question

Who are the first two teams to play for the National Championship in the new era of college football?