It's been quite a weekend around here. I think I have pretty thoroughly covered the girls swimming and now am ready to start thinking toward boys swimming sectionals which are Thursday night for prelims and Saturday for finals. I happen to have a boy swimmer in the sectionals, so that seems a fair way to get my mind thinking now. His shoulders seem to be holding their own, so we are hopeful that the swims will be good this week.
Unfortunately, the sectionals and state fall during Guerin's second trimester finals prep/finals time and there is more than just swimming for Matt to stay focused on...we shall see.
We celebrated Valentine's Day yesterday rather than Saturday as we knew we could have the entire day together. Yellow roses...I have never gotten yellow roses before, so that was different, lovely, and nice...they look so cheerful sitting on the kitchen counter. I really love flowers...you can say anything you want with flowers and never need to go a step further...Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday, I think, as I always get flowers...what a treat!
Yesterday in Hooville was wonderful. We had a lovely drive down and back, always nice to get to chat and have actual conversations with your spouse without the daily interruptions, oh, and kids.... Lennies for lunch was great...can't go wrong with their French Onion Soup and a crab cake...we arrived just as they were opening and by the time we left, it was packed with every single person wearing cream and crimson IU attire.
I have mentioned before that Mark has a brother, who shall not remain nameless...Al...who attended Purdue and works for Purdue, as does his wife, Susan. A little while back I mentioned that there was no better place to be a fan than at IU and he begged to differ, of course, those Boilermakers being what they are and all about their feelings about IU (and vice versa, of course), so I am going to present it to all of you and let you decide.
Yesterday's game was a complete sell-out, rafter to rafter at Assembly Hall. There were no seats unsold. They may even have worked in a few seats that aren't normally there...it was that SOLD OUT! How many teams do you know that can SELL OUT their stadiums in a year with a brand new coach, the youngest team ever assembled, only one conference win to date, only six wins on the year, and for a game they KNOW they probably do NOT have even a prayer of winning? Like I said, there is no better place to be a basketball fan than at IU!
While the first half was a little (okay, a lot) shaky, the second half was riveting! On your feet, leave your seat, action! While our win column is a little lacking this year, our GIVE THEM A RUN FOR THEIR MONEY column is outstanding! Just wait. Just. Wait.
And, speaking of those Boilermakers, who were, incidentally in Hawkeye land this weekend, the Hawks gave them a run for their money also. Get this: Hawks were playing without their three best players, one of their "count-it three-point shooters" could not buy a basket in that game, Jake while good, wasn't his stellar self...all that coupled with the young team, the coach only in second year, and those HAWKS had those Boilers running and sweating and scared until the very end. I'm just saying...just wait!
I enjoyed the movie very much, and we had a lovely dinner at Claddaugh (I know, French Onion Soup twice in one day...now that's a celebration in itself!). Hope you all had a great Valentine's Weekend and are enjoying this fine sunny day.
When Matt finishes swim practice this morning, we are just going to spend the day enjoying going from here to there on whatever whim inspires us as he has no school today. Happy President's Day!