Sunday, January 24, 2010

He's not ready to talk about it


I've been doctoring Joe's broken heart today. His Vikings lost last night in the NFC Championship game. He had already planned on taking the day off today. If they won he figured on being up all night from excitement and if they lost he knew he wasn't going to feel up to going to work. Honestly, I was dreading him being home if they lost, because I figured he'd be in such a bad mood all day.
Although he is really disappointed and upset that the Vikings aren't going to the Superbowl, he has handled it great. It was a nasty fight to the finish-and I'm not going to rehash the painful details. He will definitely move on from this devastating loss, but he will never get over it. He's still not over 1998.
So, how am I doctoring my man's broken heart? With lots of rest. We both slept in and then he took a nap this afternoon. With good food. I made him pancakes after the game last night and for a late lunch I fed him a salad, pork chops on rice, cooked carrots and mashed potatoes. {Every man has a miracle food, Joe's is mashed potatoes.} Now I have a peach cobbler in the oven for our late supper. And last but not least, I'm keeping ESPN off and out of sight. We are happy, as much as we can be, that the Saints are going to the Superbowl, but he really isn't healthy enough to hear all about it just yet. Maybe later in the week year.

10 comments:

~Mom ~ said...

Such a good wife to know how to make your hubby feel better and DO IT. Glad the day is going well. I have been thinking about you. Heard about the game this morning and got mad (for Joe) Hope it helped him out. :) Love you both

Anonymous said...

Wao...all of this being so upset over a team loosing?? I guess I just don't get it. So glad my husband doesn't act like that !!!! Pray for him.

Bernadette said...

I understand what it is like to observe the unreasonable upsetness from a spouse over a football game they didn't even physically participate in. I do not understand how they become so emotionally attached to people they don't even know! LOL I was smiling so big as I read about your making pancakes and remembering the small group night you ended up making us all pancakes and eggs. I miss you guys and the wonderful fellowship we had. Praise the Lord for new friends. But I am also thankful for past ones like the Pike family!

{Kimber} said...

I'm sorry...but....
WHO DAT!!!?!
:)

Melissa said...

Smiling as I read your post. My hubby is not that extreme with his emotions over his Cowboys that didn't make it this far but of course I'm not sure I would be that 'nice' about it. You are a good wife!!!!!

Miranda said...

In regards to anonymous:
Obviously you don't get it and that's okay. Apparently it's good thing your husband isn't into sports the way mine is, because you wouldn't be very understanding.
I love Joe's passion and don't feel the need to "pray" for him in regard to his love for sports.

Miranda said...

Bernadette,
That is a really cool memory. We miss you guys too. I'm glad you all have found some great new friends.

Amanda Brady said...

We thought about Joe last night!! We were rooting for his Vikings to win that game. You are such a great wife!! I may need some pointers if Kentucky doesn't make it all the way this year in basketball.

Doll Clothes Gal Pal said...

Oh wow! Men and their sports, huh? :P

Its great that you are taking care of your hubby! Make him feel good!!! :)

Sweats, Nikes, and No Make-up said...

That was a really intense game - I was gritting my teeth toward the end hoping the Vikes would pull through. You're a good wife, Miranda! I don't think I would have the grace or patience to help my husband get over a football game loss. God knew what he was doing when he put you and Joe together! :)