Monday, October 28, 2013

The Weekend

I love the weekend.  I get a couple full days with my husband.  Usually we'll run a few errands on Saturday or do some work outside.   We go to church on Sunday morning and, during this time of year, watch football Sunday afternoon and evening.  This past weekend was especially fun.  We did some work around the house on Saturday morning and then went to Perfect Peace and Hobby Lobby on Saturday afternoon.  I was looking for some nice stationary at Perfect Peace (which I did not find) and the hubby wanted to see if he could find a puzzle at Hobby Lobby.  He got a pretty neat puzzle, we got a cross made from large nails or spikes to hang on the wall above the stairs, and we got Josiah a kids nativity (Mary, Joseph, Jesus, and a sheep).  After shopping, we stopped at Brahms to get some ice cream and then went over to Sedgwick County Park to walk for a little while.  It was a gorgeous afternoon.  The leaves are starting to turn and fall from the trees.  It was sunny and about 70 degrees.  Josiah was sleeping so we just put him in the stroller and enjoyed some time together, talking and walking. 

The sermon on Sunday morning was about being a learner.  As Christians, we're supposed to always be humbly learning from the Bible and from others.  No matter how long we've lived or how long we've been a Christian or how much we've studied, there's always more to learn.  It was a good sermon and I was able to pay attention since Josiah is now in the nursery.  We had lunch with the hubby's family and then came home to do a few chores and watch some football.  Most of the wins and losses weren't surprising.  The three teams who I care about won - Chiefs, Broncos, and Packers.  The Packers and Broncos games were nail biters in the beginning but both teams have good quarterbacks and receivers and beat the other teams handily.

I was especially impressed with my Packers.  We've had terrible injuries this season and Aaron Rodgers was down to one veteran receiver.  The others were rookies who started in the last couple weeks.  However, if you have a good quarterback (which we do), he'll put the ball right into the hands of the receivers.  He was a little more careful with the new guys and didn't give them any risky throws.  But his one veteran receiver, Jordy Nelson (a K-Stater), can catch anything and when Rodgers couldn't find an open receiver, the ball went to Jordy.  One reason I really like Rodgers is because he does include the younger, less experienced receivers.  You look at other teams and the QB always seems to have a favorite receiver.  Tom Brady has Gronkowski (when he's not injured), Christian Ponder has Adrian Peterson, Peyton Manning has Wes Welker and Demaryius Thomas, etc.  But part of having a good team is bringing rookies on board and letting them get some confidence and experience on the field.  And it seems to be working for us. 

The one surprise/not surprise was the Chiefs.  They're the only undefeated team in the league (every time an announcer says that, it's always coupled with a "I just can't believe it!").  Last year, they were the worst team in the league.  I think all fans and people who are interested in the Chiefs are holding their breath and waiting for the other shoe to fall.  It just seems too good to be true.  They do have a new QB and I think they have a new coach but still... it's almost impossible to revamp a team in one year.  You have to have a good foundation and build on that and when you're the worst team in the league, you don't have a good foundation and you don't build that in a year.  Some of their wins have been easy and some have been hard fought, but the teams they've beaten all have more loses than wins right now (except the Cowboys who are 4-4).  I just don't think they can stack up against the really good teams - Patriots, Bengals, Colts, Broncos, Saints, Seahawks, 49ers, even the Packers or Lions.  But, only time will tell.  The rest of the season should prove to be exciting.

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