Super Bowl Sunday is normally an exciting day in our household. Under normal circumstances we would be buzzing around making snacks and waiting for everyone to come over. We usually would have a houseful. Our kids, Willie's cousins and sometimes his brothers would all be there. I'd make chili or lasagna or spaghetti and meatballs. Sometimes we'd just order pizza. We have a lot to eat, yell at the TV a lot and have a great time. Football is Willie's favorite sport.
This year it is just Willie and I. It is not as busy, and poor Willie is sick. This is most disappointing to him as his beloved Steelers are playing today. Hopefully, by game time, he will feel well enough to enjoy the game. I know either way he will be down here on the couch cheering them on with all of his remaining energy. The Steelers have been his favorite team as long as I have known him. He has been with them through thick and thin. If he were to get a cut today he would bleed black and gold. They must win.
It is up to me to make this a good super bowl for Willie. We have chili in the crock pot. I have started making chili a different way. It is really good! I throw a roast in the crock pot with a bunch of other stuff and cook it all night. Throw in the beans and some corn (the corn idea I stole from my future daughter-in- law Caitlin) let it cook some more, and mmmmmmmm. I don't know if Willie will be up for it. I hope so.
The other thing I can think of to do is to try to replace his magic cookie. Yes, magic cookie. Not the last time but the time before that when the Steelers were in the super bowl, I bought a cookie decorated with the Steelers emblem to have for the game. The Steelers won that game. The cookie, mostly as a joke, went into the freezer. We kept that cookie until the next time the Steelers were in the Super Bowl. They won again. That is when the cookie gained its magical status. The cookie went back into the freezer. It was kept carefully and kept well for years. This last November, when we moved, the cookie got thrown away. The Steelers are doomed, and it is all our fault. I don't know if it will have the same magic, but I must make a new cookie. Going and buying one will not do. We must appease the football cookie god by showing him we are very sorry for the disrespect we have shown him by throwing the magic cookie away. We must beg his forgiveness and ask that he bestow his favor upon the Steelers once again. I will do this for my husband. It will be humbling, it will be exhausting but a cookie must be made! His Steelers must win! In his weakened state, a loss could kill him!
The new cookie. Only the football cookie god himself knows if this will appease him. We won't know for sure for 60 (football) minutes.
I guess my cookie was not good enough for the football cookie god. Willie is not happy, but being sick kept him from getting too mad. There is always next year. GO RAMS!!!!!!! I never said I was a Steelers fan.