Monday, December 8, 2008

Hey Its Monday!

How did it get to be Monday already?   I had a most wonderful weekend.  Friday night Illini ice hockey with J, then White Christmas with my guy on Saturday.  Now he had never seen White Christmas and it was marvelous on the big screen.  That being said, we missed the big brawl at the ice arena with 1:48 seconds left of the game that night!   

I have never seen our goalie get into a fight at center ice, but it appears that indeed it did happen. Looks like he will be sitting the next game out, after a game disqualification. In all eight players were ejected and 3 Illini were disqualified for fighting!  It seemed to start with a nasty slashing to Brad Hoelzer, an excellent player,  how dare they try to hurt his hand, just because we were up 10-1!  Anyway head over the the web site for details.

Sunday was a great day,  J and I went to mass, then went home and ate breakfast,  I did some Christmas cards(but I am not finished yet!) then S picked me up and we went to a junior league ice hockey game in Danville.  S is housing one of the players.   It was so much fun,  then we headed over to the old fashioned Christmas in an historic house museum in Danville.   That was fun!  Then up to see S's mom and back to my place for dinner.   Now I know I have found the perfect man for me,  I mean we went from Ice Hockey to a museum!   He is exceptional in every way.

So it was a delightful weekend that I was not ready for it to end.  It was really icy when I came to work and I want to get through the day and go home and finish those Christmas cards.  And I get to pick R up at the airport this evening.  I will be glad when she is home!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Hockey Night in Urbana

”Hockey is like a disease, you can't really shake it.” - Goaltender Ken Wregget

Yes indeed, the Fighting Illini are home for two games this weekend.   They will be taking on the Eagles from Eastern Michigan University. I will be there on Friday night, cheering them on to victory!

White Christmas

"I'm dreaming of a white Christmas."   
Headed to the Virginia Theater on Saturday night to watch it on the big screen!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


"Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch  his woods fill up with snow."  Robert Frost

The first snow of the season came on Sunday November 30th! Just in time for us to fell our Christmas tree. Okay, so we don't really cut one down anymore, but we brave the long drive over to Prairie Gardens and get a great Fir tree.  

I was quite surprised by the snow.  I have been quite out of touch with the world; no news, no weather, no blogging!  I have been living in a splendid world of my own.  The Thanksgiving break was much needed and while I exhausted myself cooking a fabulous meal, I had three more days to just kick back and relax.  

R, R, J and I put up the seasonal outside lights on Saturday.  Then we put up some indoor decorations.  On Sunday, Steve came in with the truck to help us pack our tree home.  We spent some lovely time with the girls picking out the tree and their yearly ornaments.

I am hearing that more snow is on the way this night.   I am loving it all and hope that we have some lovely snow for Christmas!