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Still so proud

Thanks for maybe the best sports ride ever, Badgers. You made us laugh and cheer and believe during a gloomy political climate and only slightly less gloomy weather. I’m forever grateful.





Breakfast at Wimbledon

It used to be that, too often, I would miss the Wimbledon finals because I wouldn’t get out of bed in time to catch it. This was especially true of the women’s finals (because the match is usually shorter – often significantly so). Well, goodbye to those days! This morning, I’m annoyed it’s taking so long to start! Here I am, drinking my third cup of coffee at 8:07 a.m., having been waiting patiently (or not so much) since a little after 5 a.m. Let’s get this thing started already! We’re tired of waiting…

Gracie is ready to go.

Gracie is ready to go.

Bear & Piglet, eagerly awaiting the match.

Bear & Piglet, eagerly awaiting the match.


Packer love

I just love him. If he breaks my heart like that guy whose name I don’t speak, I don’t know what I’ll do. For now, though, I swoon.

Oh, Packers!

So, there it was again: defeat clinched from the arms of victory!  Or whatever that saying is.  And once again the Packers made me think anything is possible!  [Beating the Patriots! In New England!  With our back-up quarterback!]  Except winning when we really need to still escapes us.  Oh, drat.  Apparently, though, if we win the next two games, we’ll be playoff-bound no matter what else happens.  I have high hopes that we can do that.

Moving on to Black Swan…Whoah.  That was one wacky movie.  I am pretty sure that I think that it was really amazing.  While it was incredibly stylistic, I did not find it pretensious or obnoxious.  On the contrary, I found it compelling and fascinating.  It is certainly not for the faint of heart, as I had to spend minutes on end staring at Aaron’s face so as not to look at the bloody screen.  It was surely intense and not a movie I’d want to see again (at least not anytime soon), but holy Moses was that a movie!  Great acting, amazing imagery and a brilliantly original story.  At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised or upset if it won Best Pic.  We’ll see.

I’m almost done Christmas shopping, but then I always seem to remember just one more thing I need to get.  And then another.  And then another.  The same goes for wedding weekend things.  We’re about done (how we’re going to manage to get it all to Door County, I have no idea), but then I remember — we need the sand for the luminaries, New Year hats and noisemakers, paper napkins in the colors of my choice, etc.  Just last week I finally remembered to call into the bakery and request at least two of our ordered cupcakes be gluten-free for my gluten-sensitive movie star friend.  Now I hope that my mom does not forget to pick up said cupcakes.

Happy December!