Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
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It's Superbowl Sunday! Did everyone watch the big game? Spoiler alert... don't read the rest of my post if you don't want to know who won the game.
Alright, so if you're still reading, then I'm guessing you either watched the game, don't care about the game, or already had the outcome spoiled somewhere else. So congratulations to the Denver Broncos! More importantly, congratulations to Peyton Manning! Since my family roots for the Giants (well, except for my dad, who loves the Miami Dolphins), we always root for Eli Manning's brother if we're out for the season. If our quarterback can't take it home, then we hope that his brother can. There have also been rumors flying that Peyton Manning is set to retire, and if that's true, then at least he's going out on a huge win. It's nice to end your career on a high like that.
My sisters and I all pitched in to make finger foods for the game tonight. The twins helped my sister roll hot dogs in crescent rolls to make pigs in a blanket, and I made one of our favorite kinds of chicken tenders. Unfortunately, Twin A, my brother, and my sister all decided to watch other thing during dinner, but Twin B sat with my mom and I as we watched the beginning of the game.
Did you see Lady Gaga singing the National Anthem? Wow, she always blows me away. I still remember when I first started listening to her music back in high school, and the twins were babies. They had to be one or two years old, and they would sing the chorus of "Bad Romance" and request to watch the music video. It was hilarious! We used to say that they were 'Baby Gagas' and though they're not babies anymore, they still ask to watch the video once in a while.
I had also been looking forward to watching Marlee Matlin perform the National Anthem in sign language. I love her as an actress and as a person anyway, but I thought it would be great to see what I knew would be a beautiful performance in ASL. Unfortunately, however, whoever runs the television network apparently doesn't care about ASL as much, because you saw about two signs before the screen cut away from the interpretation. I was so bummed out! I mean, especially with someone as famous as Marlee Matlin signing, there should be one of those little bubbles on the bottom of the screen so you can see the ASL even when you're being shown other things on screen as well. I remember my mom saying that one other year as well; what's the point of having someone interpret if you can't even see them?
The halftime show is always something that I look forward to as well. Coldplay, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars were fantastic together. I loved the throwback videos to old halftime performances. There was such high energy throughout the show and I thought that it was well done all around.
I hope everyone had a great Superbowl Sunday, whether you went out and partied or stayed home with the family. We may not do much to celebrate the game, but I always enjoy eating finger foods in front of the television and watching the game with my family.
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.