Sunday, February 26, 2006

An Olympic Finnish... How Swede it is...

My oh my,
That's about all I can muster. Tired doesn't seem to be the word to describe what I feel right now. I want to nod off and enjoy some slumber but too many things are going through my head at the moment. What a weekend! It got off to a horrible start as I walked into my father's place and that was flooded because of a water line break. My heart is still very heavy thinking about that. I know that won't be cheap. It couldn't have come at a worst time, what with the brakes on my car, the flat tire, etc... I know there are worse things going on in the world, but I could've done without the stress. No sense complaining about it because I can't change it. Like my favorite preacher Joyce Meyer says "there is no drive thru for your breakthrough. The only way out is through!" So there!
The Toledo Cherokee added some happiness to my weekend though. They beat Columbus last night 9-2 last night and 6-2 today to go from 5th place back into a tie for third. After today's win, there was a 'skate with the Cherokee', as fans got to go on the ice and skate with the players. I went down there and hung out with the players for a spell, then decided I was too cold and opted to go home. Stopped by the grocery store to get some soda and after a quick pit stop at Taco Hell for some dinner, I came home to watch the closing ceremonies of the Olympics. I was kind of torn as to who to root for in the Gold Medal Hockey game as one of my new friends Ophelia is from Finland. One of the Cherokee hockey players calls Jonkoping, Sweden home. I had fun picking on Jesper after the Swedes won the game 3-2. His country won the Olympic gold but the three goal scorers for Sweden all play here in the USA for the Detroit Red Wings, a team that Jesper despises. I had to chide him a bit about that in the locker room. "Hey Jesper! I see where the Red Wings won the gold medal..." Jesper immediately cracked a smile, and uttered an expletive which I won't repeat and continued to boast how Sweden has the best hockey team in the world. My only comment back to him was "Uh, Jess... half of your country is OVER HERE playing hockey. They only go back home for international competitions but speak better english over here than the native yanks do..." Jesper laughed and let out another expletive at me (in good fun) and we both laughed about it all.
Now I'm sitting here at the computer and wondering what does my future hold. Will I be able to get the pipes fixed in a timely manner? How will I take care of everything that's on my plate right now? Can I keep up? Maybe I need yet another job? Yikes, I'm ready to drop... I'm going to bed... g'night all...

4 comments:

Maggs said...

Babe, I'm a san jose fan all the way.

Where's my Owen Nolan?

Jackson said...

You're great at these post topics hehe I always write a post and then can never think of a decent title.

Taco Hell lol :)

Mik said...

From NHL.com: "Owen Nolan's status is currently being reviewed. As you know, he had surgery this summer for what he claimed was a hockey-related injury and the Toronto Maple Leafs disagreed with that contention. Once that dispute is cleared up, I'm sure Nolan will be back in the NHL. As to what team, it's tough to tell, but it will have to be a club that has room remaining under the salary cap. Hope that helps."

Oh and Jackson: I don't know how I come up with the titles, maybe from being a media guy... kind of!

Ophelia said...

Glad you watched the game although we didn't win. I've had hard time, me too. Sorry, I haven't visited here so frequently.