as a typical New Year's Day for the Paulsons. We watched the Rose Parade while enjoying morning coffee and beginning to take down the Christmas tree. We watched some movies, "For the Love of the Game" and "Mission Impossible III" while continuing to put away Christmas decorations. At 5:00 p.m. tradition took a nose dive as the television channel was changed to Fox for the Fiesta Bowl.
We don't normally watch football games. Nothing against them, but interest in football isn't high in this household. However, Boise State University was playing Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl and we HAD to watch. Both DH and I went to BSU back in the day and Gary's brother and wife, and Dad, are huge fans. In fact, Jim and Paula were in Glendale, Arizona for the game.
The pregame conversation made it clear that Oklahoma was expected to win pretty easily. I didn't really care if they did win, as long as BSU made a good showing for themselves and they earned some respect. Well, they surely did all that and more as they WON the game 43-42 in overtime! There was a lot of hootin' and hollerin' going on in this house - very uncharacteristic, lol! It was simply a great game, a real David vs Goliath story. I'm still excited about it and can only imagine the bedlam in the Boise Paulson household!
Today it's back to the normal life. We're getting the remainders of Christmas put away, some cleaning done, then tomorrow - school. But images of lateral passes and behind-the-back passes remain in my mind and I'm still grinning!