I can always hope

16 Jan

This has been a whirlwind couple of weeks, to say the least. I’ve worked a ton of hours the last few days, in addition to helping take care of Jill and Maisa. Thank goodness for Gramma and Grampa staying with us.

I’m hoping and praying for a quiet, stress-free weekend. I’m off Saturday and Sunday, and I just can’t wait to spend some quality time with my wife and daughter.


A lot of interesting news in the L.A. Times sports section today.

  • UCLA men roll past Arizona — despite the game getting tight late in the second half. Saturday’s game vs. Arizona State is on CBS, and I’m hoping to catch some of it.
  • USC quarterback Mark Sanchez decides to go pro — a decision that coach Pete Carroll sharply criticizes. The Trojans will have an interesting battle for the QB position next season.
  • The Dodgers are considering a long-term contract for Russell Martin. Lock him up, I say. James Loney, too, while you’re at it.
  • The Lakers are trying to rebound from Wednesday’s loss at San Antonio. The Lake Show plays host to a very strong Orlando team tonight at Staples. Game is on ESPN.


Who do you like in the NFL conference title games this weekend?

I’d like to see an Arizona-Pittsburgh Super Bowl. My brother Tom lives in Scottsdale, so a Cardinals Super Bowl would be exciting for him and his friends/neighbors, I’m sure. My good friend Kevin loves the Steelers, so I’ll root for them.


Jill has an appointment with her orthopedist this morning. Clarence and I are watching Maisa here at the house, and Karen brought Jill to the doctor. Jill won’t be able to drive for a while.

I saw a big smile on Jill’s face last night for the first time in a long time. It was when I walked in the nursery after I got home from work. I can’t tell you how nice it was to see her smile like that. I know she still has a lot of pain and nausea, but for that moment in time, she was perfectly happy and content feeding Maisa and seeing her husband.

I’ll pray for many more of those moments in the days to come.

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