Oh what a weekend!
In case you didn’t know, I’m a big NFL football fan. And if you further didn’t know, I’m a diehard Packer-backer. Green Bay is a really amazing town to live in football-wise because everyone backs the Pack and there’s this huge sense of community and pride. On Saturday 80% of the Green Bay population was donned in green and gold and ready to watch some playoff football action!
It started with an amazing showdown between Denver and Baltimore. The game went into the second overtime quarter and it was a nailbiter from start to finish. I was so proud of both teams – they did their fans well! The best part was that I knew I’d be happy with either outcome. My brother Alex is a HUGE Manning fan, so a Denver win would have been great and I really like Ray Lewis – so a Baltimore win would have worked too.
But in the end, Baltimore for the win!
We were pumped up and ready for the next game – featuring the Packers!!
Ben had his beverage of choice (Wisconsin brewed!) and we had football food: pizza!
And oh Packers… you weren’t just bad. The defense was non-existant!
It would have been one thing to lose a great game – like the Denver/Baltimore game – but this was just sad. Both punt returners were tragic, the defense seemed to be all over the place, and more than a couple “missed” opportunities where the QB and WRs weren’t on the same page.
Ben’s mood went from happy to this:
I guess there’s always next year, right? Now I guess I’ll root for an Atlanta / Baltimore SuperBowl match-up. Really, anyone is OK as long as it’s not the Patriots!
We got a LOT of stuff accomplished this weekend too. Since school starts again this week (already!?) we took some time to get organized. All the Christmas decorations came down (boo hoo hoo) and things are slowly going back to normal.
Ben swept up the needles from the Christmas wreath.
We had a couple days of 40 degree temps, which is beyond crazy and wonderfully awesome. A lot of the snow melted away and the backyard has more grass than snow now! But today the high is only 18 so we’re officially back in normal temps once more.
I’m happy to report that, at LONG last, I think the worst of this January bug is past me. I’ve had it for over a week and while I still have a stuffy nose and the occasional cough, it’s not every 5 minutes anymore. Definitely something to celebrate!
Classes are Wed and Thurs for this semester – so I have just a couple more days before the craziness ensues! Have a wonderful Monday everyone!
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