Tuesday, December 25, 2007

The Bears Season is Over

The Chicago Bears season ended last Sunday on a hugely high note. I know there is one more game next week. We play the Saints. But, my team is not going to the playoffs and we beat our main rivals last weekend: the Packers. We destroyed them. We embarrassed them. The score was 35 - 7. It was glorious. The Chicago papers have had articles recently saying that the rivalry isn't as intense. It claimed those fans that think a 2 - 14 record is OK, as long as the two are the Packers, are remnants of the past. I disagree. Those articles were either 1) written before the game to reduce the pain of the assumed loss, or 2) written by people new to the Chicago area.

Of course, now that the Bears have swept the Packers, I can move on. I will be rooting for the Packers the rest of the way. I always root for the NFC North teams when they are in the playoffs, as long as they're not playing the Bears. Go Pack!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

More Typical Winter in Batavia

Here's are typical shot of winter in Batavia, IL The gray sky is dull, depressing. I long for sunshine, even if it means bitter cold (which it often does in winter) after a long spell of gray days.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Winter in Illinois

We're back in Batavia. Things didn't work out in New Hampshire as planned. Rain's job didn't work out. Our house in Batavia never sold. So, we moved back.

Winter here has been cloudy - the Chicago Tribune said we've had the cloudiest December in years. but today is the kind of day I love. It's cold (around 15 degrees), but we have a brilliant blue sky. The white snow, green evergreen (in my neighbor's backyard, and blue sky form the very best color combination.

Beautiful Fall Day

It's a beautiful fall day here in Illinois. Seen on the Fox River Trail