Playoffs! Skating! Cleaning!
This was supposed to be a hell week at work for me, but it turned out not so bad. Nonetheless, I’m ready for the weekend…and what a weekend it will be.
Friday night, I’m going to get new skates. I’ve been suffering through skates that just kill my feet for the last couple of years, and I’m not going to do it anymore. We’ve got a decent public rink nearby, and we’re just a few blocks from “the world’s longest skating rink”, the Rideau Canal (hence my blog’s name), so it’ll be quite worth it to get some better skates.
The girls finally learned last year, and now they’re a bit obsessed.
Saturday, of course, is the start of the NFL playoffs, so I’ll be watching many hours of football. We dodged a bullet in the McLeod household when the Packers beat the Lions, sending the Lions to Seattle for the first round. I’m a life-long Seahawks fan (as is the 5-year-old, now) and my eldest daughter became a Packers fan a couple of years ago (whom she calls the “Gs”—it’s her first initial, so she was drawn to the logo). It would have been tense if there’d been a Packers-Seahawks game this week.1
Unfortunately, my Dad’s a life-long Giants fan, and they’re heading to Green Bay to play the Packers. Inter-generational tension persists. The daughter, becoming rather zen-like, has decided that’s okay, even good, because if our teams play each other, we can all just cheer for the winner the next week. We’ll see how this works out in practice.
There’ll be more stuff to do this weekend: we’ve got to do some cleaning around the apartment (and hopefully fix the fridge), put away the last of the Christmas decorations (does mentioning this break the No Religion! rule?)2 and try to set up a play date or two for the girls.
But mostly, his weekend will be about skating and football…just as January should be.
So…what’s on your docket?
- She became a “Gs” fan a couple of years ago during the NFC championship game against Seattle. That didn’t end well for her.
- In Jaybird’s absence, I’m going to issue a tentative ruling of “No.” — BL