I’ve had a rough couple of days, while dealing with some issues related to my Lyme Disease. Issues that I’m praying are strictly related to what is called Lyme die-off, and not a resurgence of the disease. Since my two tests (CD57 and the Ca4) came back no where even in the ballpark of someone who is out of the woods, my protocol changed, and so my hope is that I’m experiencing a Herx Effect.
Some of those symptoms include joint pain, pain when walking, tired, and pretty much feeling like someone is sitting on me.
Which sometimes they are. Like today when two of my children realized I wasn’t feeling well, and they came and sat on me. A touching moment. Painful. But touching.
Since all of this kind of comes and goes, I really feel like it’s the Lyme Disease fighting back, but I still have the upper hand.
All this to say I’ve been cutting myself a good deal of slack by sitting on the couch. Catching up with my friend the TV, watching some of my favorite shows.
I have allowed myself to follow the American Idol experience more closely this year. Especially since I have grown very fond of the judging trio. This is a nurturing group that genuinely seems to want these kids to succeed. In years past, I’ve avoided the early shows because of all the mean spiritedness. From the guy in the white t-shirt. Who I must admit, I miss from time to time.
Not enough to watch his new show. But still.
Tonight I watched the judges whittle the contestants down to the top 24. Since this is only the first night of the whittling, only 13 have been selected thus far. And I am absolutely tickled for the early front runners.
There is one guy that Fiddledaddy and I are particularly rooting for. That would be the Asian singer, Heejun Han. He has been the nervous Nellie who shakes his arms when on edge, but delivers amazing vocals. I’ve fallen in love not only with his voice, but with his personality. AND he works with disabled kids. He could honestly go into standup if the whole singing thing doesn’t work out. His banter with the Cowboy during group week was priceless. And let me just say that I hope the screen door didn’t hit Cowboy on the backside of his Wranglers on the way out.
That’s the snarkiest thing I’m going to say all season. Pinky swear.
I can’t wait to see how Heejun grows in the next weeks or months. Also, another frontrunner that I see going an awfully long way is little Jessica Sanchez. She’s only 16 and has such a mature presence onstage. Her last solo blew me away. She’s Disney princess material.
That’s the only early predictions I’m up for so far. In years past I have been reluctant to declare an early winner because when judging any type of singing, I AM CLEARLY OUT OF MY ELEMENT.
As my husband will attest as he stands next to me during worship in church, “Just pick a key, ANY key.”
So, are you watching this season? Who stands out for you this early in the game?