Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires...courage.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Superbowl Sunday

I have to admit right up front that I'm really not much of a football fan. I do like to attend a football game...we had fun doing that when we lived in Auburn. Same thing with most any other sport, I would rather be there than listen to the commentators and sit through commercials, etc. Although, some of the Superbowl commercials can be funny. I am disappointed though at the content of many of them. I don't relish the thought of sitting through a Doritos commercial with my husband and 11 year old son while a man bites into a chip and a woman's clothes fly off to reveal her bra and panties...a bit uncomfortable and not at all appropriate for my 11 year old. The rest of it was fine, but I really wish things could be a little cleaner for the general viewing audience...don't they realize this is a family affair in most, if not all, households? I may have to have Karl record them in the future, fast forward through the commercials, then go back to watch them himself later when the kids are all in bed. I have watched a few of the plays and it's been a decent game, but again I'm not the best person to 'review' a football game!

We did have some yummy snacks, and I am qualified to review those...here is our menu:
  • Hot wings...homemade...delicious
  • Veggie plate, including celery, carrots, green onions, broccoli, and cucumbers....nutritious and tasty
  • Italian bread with Spinach dip...wonderful
  • Cheddar Popcorn...Logan's pick, but addicting to us all
  • Root Beer for the kids and Karl and Coca-Cola for me (I had only one and included it in my carbs for the day...haven't had any in a month...as a result my blood sugar did not rise any higher than it has been, so that was a great thing!)
  • Cheesecake....scrumptious....we all had some except Logan, who opted to have an entire root beer for himself and forgo dessert.

Wish we could have shared the evening and snacks with friends and family...but we had a great time with just the five of us.

Looking forward to getting back into our school groove tomorrow. We have to finish the unit we are in, work on some writing projects, and finish reading about cigarettes and respiratory health. My 2nd round of quarterly reports is due on Friday for Logan and Hailey so I have to mail those this week. I have them ready, just have to print and mail.

Today was a warmer day...up to about 41 degrees today. Even though I know we have several more weeks of cold weather and snow, I am getting excited about the arrival of spring. It will still be chilly and we will still be in jeans and long sleeves, but just to be able to go out and enjoy a day on the canal trail will be wonderful! I haven't been able to do much that is physical due to the pregnancy...no sledding, and not much walking for fear of slipping on the ice. I do get plenty of exercise doing housework, but it's just not the same. When we got home from church, and lunch, today we could hear the runoff from the melting snow in all the gutters. It was a welcome sound...it won't last I know....but it was still a reminder that warm weather and green grass is not too far away. Karl and I were both excited to hear it.

I'm sitting here, typing this now, thinking of doing more research on home school curricula. I think I may have it narrowed down to what/how we'll do it next year, but I do need to read some more. I enjoy researching anyway, so I guess that's where I'm headed next...the World Wide Web. I hope all is well with everyone. I'll be back on again soon.


twofinches said...

I had to smile at your feast menu...It sounds like you have a contented little nest indeed!

Being Canadian we are more into hockey than football, so Superbowl Sunday is just another weekend to us. Ever since the Janet Jackson incident I think Christians have been leary of the immorality on display during the ads. We need to keep our guard up. Once those images get into our boys brains especially,they will do damage in time.

This is yet another reason that we decided, as a family, to almost totally stop watching television about 4 years ago. The boys watch Arthur on PBS for half an hour a day and they watch Extreme Home Makeover on Sunday nights as I consider that to be wholesome and a ministry of sorts to those in need.

Anyway, thanks for sharing your days with us through this blog...and thanks for visiting my own jumble of ideas on my two!

StacyB said...

We never watch broadcast television, ourselves, but decided since the boys have a new, albeit modest interest in football, we would watch the superbowl. We knew ahead of time that the commericals would be dicey, so we planned to mute and/or turn off the TV during them. Well, at one point John and I both got up and went into the kitchen for something and suddenly they popped to commercial when we didn't expect it. Yup, :( My kids got to see a commercial for the movie, "Demons and Angels," before we RAN back in. Gotta love it, huh. :( But, to make light of it, I said, "So, who do you think won that one?" They were emphatic that it was the Angels.

We should have noshed together, Wendy. All we made was some buffalo chicken dip and the kids wouldn't eat it. I have a ton left. I should bring it to bowling. ;)