Ok, Venezuela was the real deal--we lost 12-6 mainly because we didn't hit the ball and walked quite a few. They were very fundamentally soound on defense, and hit the ball up the middle just about every time. Their first pitcher was very good,but when they got up by a few runs, their sub pitchers weren't all that good. I think they are beatable, but not if we don't play our best game. We play the East team tomorrow; they are beatable too-- Kids are having a great time; today for dinner they had seafood newburgh, which Andrew said was awesome. They have a huge tent where the kids eat for free whenever, as long as they have their ID badges on. Tomorrow Ginger and I are going to Stephen King's house to have our pictures taken outside his gates. All the locals say it is very creepy looking. We also got some directions to some restaurants with good, but inexpensive lobster. Mimi is listening to the games on the computer in case you all didn't know you could. We play at 1:00 tomorrow.
Our trip here was very uneventful. Of course,we laughed a lot. We flew from South Bend to O'hare and had a two hour layover--while we were sitting in the airport in Chicago, after walking forever through the concourse, I was trying to put something in my pocket and realized I had my denim capris on BACKWARDS since we left Niles. We about died. Then, on our shuttle from the airport in Boston to our hotel, I sat in the back of the shuttle bus which was a huge mistake, as our driver drove like a maniac and hit every single bump. It was so painful to my poor right boob I finally just hung onto the boob with both hands to avoid bouncing around so much. A scary thing when you have cancer is you have irrational thoughts--as I bounced around in the back I kept thinking that the cancer cells were bouncing throughout my boob and into my body. Tonight I got pretty choked up watching Andrew--I am so proud of him and just don't want to miss any part of my kids' lives. Joshie and I had fun in the stands, although I embarrassed him when Ginger and I screamed "HI PAM" really loud hoping that Pam would here us through the radio broadcast. Another interesting thing about Maine is all the "Attention. Watch for Moose in Roadway." signs. Haven't seen one yet, but may go moose searching tomorrow. : )
Again, thanks for all your words of encouragement. Every day is so different--I never know how or what I will feel. And when I am not being brave, I read your posts and feel so much better. Cancer is awful, but living is so worth it. More tomorrow.