It's really a shame how something so small can alter your mood.
Last night, my team lost.
I'm not happy about it. AND, it really bothers me that it affects me so very much.
Please bear with me the next few days as I grapple with the loss and the moodiness that it seems to have brought. The boys of the Alabama Crimson Tide fought a good fight last night and win or lose they will ALWAYS be the best team in the land!
What I have a harder time with is (and always seem to after a game like this), is the way other people want to kick fans while they are down. As if the bitter pill of loss isn't enough for a fan, the salt that is rubbed into the wound by supposed friends doesn't help. Seeking to purposely and personally hurt another's feelings when their heart is already low isn't cool, it's just cruel. I know it's a game and it may seem so silly to so many, but I put my passion in few things: my husband, my family & friends, my crafts, and Alabama football. Sigh. I've tried to figure it out for years why football is so important to me, and I think it has something to do with the men I've lost in my life. My father, my uncle, and my great-uncle were all die-hard fans who raised me. Watching the games ties me to them, gives me that connection, fills the hole that their deaths left. So when you attack Alabama football; you attack me, you attack my family, you mock my beliefs, and you disrespect the memory of those I've lost. It burns. Yes, it's just a game to you. To me, it's so much more.
With that off my chest, let's get to some I Heart Macro Sunday.
Since everyone seemed to enjoy the buttons I scored the other day, I thought I'd share some macro shots of just some of my buttons.
These first two are from the thrifted ones.
These wood buttons were a real score at $1 a package at Michael's. I can't wait to alter them!
Thank you for allowing me to rant. Sometimes I find it best to get my feelings out in writing. Here's hoping you have a beautiful Sunday. I'm hoping to find some activities to take my mind off the game and soothe my soul.