I am very big into family, and I have a big family as well. 5 brothers and sisters (I'm the 5th of 6). 14 nieces and nephews (R Russell Patrick II joined us 10/13/13). 5 great-nephews & 6 great-nieces (Brooklyn Grace joined us 10/2/13). And no, with that many family members, I do not keep up with birthdays very well. Not well at ALL! Even with a master list on my fridge.
I'm also married. My husband and I got married here in San Antonio at the historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel downtown. And we are the proud parents of a 12 year old Alaskan Husky named Moo and three 1 year old kittens: Wicket, Willow, and Winter.
Like all Texas moms, I made my kid pose in the bluebonnets.
Because you don't want to be out of a job and out of 34 MILLION DOLLARS!
Alex Rodriguez was suspended for 211 games for being in violation of the MLB's anti-drug policy. That amount of game time is a big chuck of his annual salary, and nothing to scoff at. I can't even imagine having $34 million, let alone losing it!
Oh Alex, Alex, Alex! A big part of me wants to grab him by the shoulders and say, "What were you thinking?" But I know what he was thinking. There's a lot of stress to perform at such a high level of professional baseball, and the guy wanted to be famous and make money. I get it. But he still shouldn't have done it. I don't know about you, but my parents would've killed me if I did something like that! My parents can be downright scary when they're mad. That right there is enough to keep me on the straight and narrow. Even now, and I'm an adult.
You can read more about the suspension and Alex's appeal on Yahoo news.