Jan 1, 2016

O - H......N - D?

How the heck is a girl from Lima, Ohio who graduated from Notre Dame supposed to watch the Fiesta Bowl today without feeling a little nuts?

My heart is still in Ohio, despite the fact that I've lived here in Hoosierville longer than I've lived anywhere in my life.  And I don't need to tell you, my dear friends who know me so well, that despite my grumps every now and then, I do bleed blue and gold for my Irish.

But my Uncle Connie and dear Cousin David went to Ohio State, and as a matter of fact, David still works for OSU.  My high school classmates (many of them, anyway) are Buckeyes, and for as long as I can remember, my family had a friendly and funny rivalry with the Stallkamp family.

But Dad and I went to Notre Dame, and I have made my life here in Indiana because I couldn't bear to be far away from the Grotto, and this house is and has always been loyal to the Fighting Irish.

So I suppose I will hope for a tie and that both teams have fun, stay safe, and give us a good show.

Happy New Year, peeps!  Let's hope this is the biggest conundrum the Spinster Stitcher will have to face this year!

P.S.  I just looked up at the TeeVee and the score is 14-0, Ohio State.

P.P.S.  Sorry, that just kind of slipped out.


  1. Well, I don't have a bone in that battle! So, I will say go Buckeyes and go Irish!

  2. I don't care about football, but I'm always happy for another SS blog post. :D

  3. I'm not a football fan, so I will just wish you a Happy New Year! :)

  4. I Don't Know who won, but being Catholic always had A soft spot for ND! So I would have been cheering for them if I was able to watch the game! One thing I do know I'm glad to see you posting and starting the New Year right! Coni I do wish you and Stewey the very best for 2016! I also hope you will always post to let us know how you are doing! You can be sure I'm always reading even when not posting a comment, as I'm sure many others are too! Take Care-Cathy

  5. :( - So sorry for your loss. Hope this is the absolute worse your year can be. Hugs, Cathryn

  6. I'm a Buckeye, through and through. You can just imagine my pain when we lived in MI for 13 years and my 3 sons who were born there were dreaded MI fans! Luckily we moved out of there...but they cheer for UTexas instead...for some minor little reason that the attended college there. Sigh.......

  7. haha "sorry that just kind of slipped out" That is why we love you. Happy New Year!