||[Jan. 21st, 2007|06:07 pm]
The Saints' storybook season is over. |
Those of you who are regular readers of this journal know that I am a big college football fan. Fewer people know that I am also a fan of the New Orleans Saints, and have been since I was a small child. Growing up an hour from New Orleans, with a New Orleans-born mother will do that.
Now, keep in mind, I am a different kind of fan of the Saints than of the LSU Fightin' Tigers. Meaning, I generally only pay attention when the Saints are doing well. I don't think this means I am a "fair weather fan". I am a fan no matter what. However, if the Saints aren't doing well, and are out of the playoff hunt early, I simply focus my attention elsewhere. I remain a fan of the Saints through thick-and-thin. I just don't watch if it's not going well. I will tune out and pick it up again around the time of the draft.
Anyway, the Saints remarkable run is over for this year. I think this has the look of a team that is not a one-year wonder though. I think they'll be back next year, perhaps even better than this year, with a few personnel changes through free agency and the draft.
In other news, the baby inches closer and closer. We're starting to get a little anxious. We have under two months to go now, but we keep getting this feeling it's going to come soon. Yesterday we were worried because the baby had an unusually quiet several hours. Then, the baby got active again, and now we aren't worried.
Everything's going smoothly otherwise. We ordered our crib. We bouoght pretty much all the clothes we'll need for a while. We have a travel bassinet. We have a car seat. There are still baby showers in the future though.