Thursday, June 26, 2014


Where have I been? 

Here, slugging along with lots going, but also watching lots and lots of World Cup soccer.  It's been fun.  The kids have played impromptu games in our backyard, taking on the names of their favorite teams and players.  I actually got to play in a tourney last weekend which was a blast.

We root for the United States and England in this house.  My father-in-law and brother-in-law were both in Brazil which made things even more exciting.  We've had lots of family over for each of the US games making it loads of fun.  The boys have been sporting their US jerseys every chance they get.

The US team just lost to Germany, but given the Portugal v Ghana result, we made it through.  If you don't know, the US was put in the "group of death" and weren't given much of a chance to make it to the final 16.  I have consistently been positive about our chances and spouting off to the kids that, "I Believe!!" the phrase coined by US goalie Tim Howard.

Lots of posts in draft.  Too negative and whiny given our mood today with the US result to post.

I believe and will be rooting for our boys come Tuesday.

Go USA!!


  1. I was sitting at a swim meet, struggling to pay attention to it, and NOT my phone, when we beat Ghana. This huge ROAR went up from the crowd gathered when we won--it was a cheer of surprise and delight and it was so amazing to be a part of that. I'm sure it's even better to be in Brazil. :o)

    I'm so glad to read things are good at this time. :o)


  2. I am so on the outside when it comes to sports in this country. It's on my radar in only the most peripheral way, like other people's vacation plans or something. I'm happy for you that you're enjoying it!