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I know there is ski trip and another Karneval adventure to tell you about, but I’ve been very distracted.
Did you know there was a hockey game on tv last night? In Germany? At prime time? Well, our neighbours certainly did (because of us). We had a few people over, even two Americans, two Germans, a Brit with a Canadian exgirlfriend/American current girlfriend and even a Ghanaian. None of us woke up at preposterous hours to watch the other matches (I tried once but woke up in time to see the start of the next hockey game and to learn that Canada had lost to the U.S.) and a couple (you can guess which ones) had no idea what was going on, but we had a good stock of beer and salty snacks and cakes, so it didn’t matter much what was going on the screen.
Even with just four Canadians in the multi-culti mix, our nervousness was palpable and our elation unexcusable. Like the rest of Canada, we let go of our politeness to curse Zach Parise’s last-24-seconds goal, to cheer for Sid the Kid and celebrate our victory with the anthem.
As Stephen Harper said:
Yet, we should never cast aside our pride in a country so wonderful, in a land we are so fortunate to call home, merely because the notion has sometimes been abused. We will ask the world to forgive us this uncharacteristic outburst of patriotism, of our pride, to be part of a country that is strong, confident, and tall among the nations.
We’ll apologize for ours when the hockey hangover fades.
While the last two weeks has been a flurry of moving plans, Josh promised he can focus on the wedding now.
There are just 11 days to go before the big day, and for me, it’s all starting to feel very real. My relatives, affectionately known as “The Germans”, are all descending upon various parts of North America this week. Some are in Winnipeg, others touring the Okanagon and a few started in San Francisco and are puttering their way up the west coast for the sake of this shindig.
Things are coming together but it hasn’t eased my mind one bit. The social calendar is full of visits with people we won’t be able to see much longer and appointments with people I don’t have much longer to see.
I think it will all get done…