Barack Obama won a second term as US president on November 6. Is anyone besides me glad it’s over?

Life.  It’s what happens!

Geez I’ve been busy lately!  This half-semester is rough – I’ve got two classes and I’ve been doing so much writing for class that the blog kind of got ignored yet again!  I promise though to do my best to even write short posts.

Where did I leave off?  Oh yes, the World Series.  My Tigers didn’t win.  Boo.  But I am very proud of them to at least get to the World Series.  I blame their loss on Gary Bettman.

Speaking of Mr. Bettman – where is my hockey?  Baseball season is over and traditionally that means the start of hockey season, but nooooo.  I’m not even going to get into the specifics but suffice it to say that the NHL is being incredibly greedy, demanding more concessions from the players after they gave up 24 percent of their salaries to end the last lockout, which was just eight years ago.  Many of my hockey fan friends are fed up, and so am I.  And the Winter Classic was cancelled!!  The only good thing about the lockout is I have more time for homework.  But I want my Red Wings back.  Just get it done, dammit.

And now for my FINAL foot update – I was in hospital for three days right after Labor Day.  It turns out the stress fracture in my foot was responsible for three blood clots in my leg.  I went for a Doppler test because my podiatrist didn’t like the way the cellulitis wasn’t responding to the antibiotics and they found one in my groin, one in my calf and another around my ankle.  It was basically, go directly to the ER, do not pass go, do not collect $200.  They gave me intravenous meds to dissolve the clots and now I’m on oral meds for six months to keep them from coming back.  I’m feeling good and my foot is fine, except for some swelling and discoloration that I’ve been told is normal.  It should go away gradually over the next several months.

The presidential election is over – thank God!!  I was about to kick in my TV if I saw one more political ad!  Well, not really, but I felt like it.  Didn’t you?  And the vitriol was horrible!  I’m so glad it’s over for another four years!  But I wish there was some way to stop the robocalls!  I think it’s ridiculous that they are exempt from the Do Not Call list!

Well, back to homework…


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