When I awoke today - depending on which time it may have been, 2 a.m., 5 a.m. or almost 10 a.m. - my head was in various states of fogginess. At 2 a.m., I was still feeling pretty crappy with this lovely head cold. By 5 a.m., when I awoke again and took some more cough medicine and more cold tablets, I noticed I slight difference in that I didn't feel as much of the vice that had seemed to be pressing on my head and eyes for the past two days was there and by 10 a.m., as I took more cough medicine and the next two cold tablets, my nose was not operating like an open faucet and my vision seemed a lot clearer. Now, to just get rid of the tickling sensation in my ears and I figure I'll be just about back to normal once again.
When I got up at 10 a.m., the weather here looked very grey, almost ominous, and I was thinking oh brother, not a dreary, chilly and rainy day but within the past hour, it's amazing how even that has cleared off and now, the sun is shining brightly, a stiff breeze blowing (a bit chilly though) and things are looking up all around me.
Well, except of course for the "let's hang on for dear life" cough that no doubt will persist for the next couple of weeks. Things like that always take forever now to leave me - or so it seems.
My morning cup of coffee in hand, I settled in at the old computer to check my e-mail, read the morning's new too on the CDT and then, head on to check out my favorite bloggers to see what they have to say today.
At noon today, my Penn State Nittany Lions will kick off against the Buffalo Bulls and hopefully, will have another check mark in their win column when all is said and done with that game. So far this year, so good -they're 2 and 0. I know, it's early in the season and all kinds of things can happen but I've been a Penn State fan for many years prior to becoming an alum and like all Penn Staters, the world over, I like to see Joepa and his "boys" do well, ya know.
If I can figure out now if this game will be televised on any of the local networks or any of the sports channels on our cable, it'll make for some good Saturday afternoon viewing for me at any rate.
One of the things I found when I opened my e-mail though today was a "Weather alert" - sent to me by my good friend from high school -and also another Penn Stater -Sharon Rolley. This alert had a picture of a beautiful blue sky, with a huge white cloud and the formation of the cloud was such that it looked like it was someone's hand and it was giving one of those gestures we frequently get (and give) while driving -that good old "finger" and under the picture it said, if you see this when you leave your house today, you might want to go back in and just have another cup of coffee.
And, considering the fact that now, the weather outside seems to have reverted back to the greyish skies, winds picking up, no sun showing, I'm hoping that isn't an omen for changing tides in the game today too.
ROAR, Lions, ROAR! Go Penn State! WE ARE!
Now, cross my fingers and pray, huh?