Well, here’s this week’s picture of my playoff beard. Beautiful, isn’t it? Seeing as how I field daily pleas from my wife and daughter to “shave it off” I’m guessing it’s less than beautiful. Oh well. It is working, though. The Pittsburgh Penguins have yet to lose in the playoffs, and have a two games to none lead on the New York Rangers in their best of seven series. I may be growing this beard until June!
I had a pretty good weekend. I got outside and got rid of a bunch of leaves in the yard and then mowed the lawn for the first time this year. It has rained almost constantly since. I’ll probably have to mow again soon. Argh.
We painted out kitchen yesterday, which is huge for us. We’ve lived in our house for around four years and almost all of our walls are still white. At the urging of my wife, we finally went to the home store and picked up some paint. It looks nice. My wife, the artist, will be happy to have some color in our lives.
I had another hockey game Sunday night and scored another two goals. The one was an attempted pass that hit a defenseman and went in the net, but the other one was a pretty nice play in which I beat the goalie five-hole on a backhand. My last game is Wednesday night, but I don’t want the season to end because I’m on a roll. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve ever felt this good on the ice.
Finally, I leave you with a picture my wife took of our daughter before all the rain came. This one is from the flower garden in our front yard. Most of the tulips have survived the rain, but the daffodils had all their petals knocked off. Oh well.