W/the second day of the Scotties well under way in the Soo, I thought I'd start the thread.
First off though...Congratulations to both Ontario Junior Teams on winning the National Junior Championships last weekend. Also wish them both the best of luck at Junior Worlds in a few weeks!!
You know...As much as I adore the coverage we get from TSN, I'm not liking it as much as usual. Why? Well, because my Parents often go up to the Soo and have taken up all of his stuff and machine for Dialysis twice in the past year. We have a place to stay at w/my Cousin Gloria. I know she'd love to go, but would never have bought the tickets for herself, she would have gone though if someone had tickets that ended up not being able to used though.
So she could have gone to the Morning Draw w/my Dad and then come back to the house, pick me up and use Dad's tickets for the Afternoon Draw while he took a nap and then the Evening Draw depending on how Dad was feeling. If he wasn't feeling like it, she could come back w/me for the Evening Draw. We were actually *talking* about doing that very thing in the Summer, but then Dad decided it would be too much hassle to have to bring up all his Dialysis stuff and machine. Not sure why, since they've done it four times last year, (twice w/the way it's done before the patients who do the type of Dialysis Dad does go on the Cycler Machine and then twice once he got the Machine) but...
Even though Mom, Gloria and I all did our best to talk him into it...Even my Cousin Lois, who has been a Dialysis Nurse at the unit in Sudbury since it first was formed, thought it was a fantastic idea and tried to convince Dad it was doable, but he didn't think so. In the end though, he's ended up developing a hernia thanks to him being a stubborn old goat ( ) and doing things he's not supposed to...Like using the Snowblower and also lifting heavy things and...
So we wouldn't have been able to go in the end, but...It still hurts a bit knowing they're so close to us and we *could* have gone. Know what I mean? It's such a fun week too. If you're a Curling fan and you haven't, you really do need to attend a Scotties or a Brier someday. Such a blast and a half!!
Anyway...Some interesting games so far. Big thing at the moment though seems to be that some teams are having a hard time figuring out the ice. It's so straight, they're overthrowing the rocks...If I understand Ray, Vic and Linda right that is.
Very entertaining game so far between the Ladies from La Belle Province and Kelly Scott and the girls from BC. Too bad the rock didn't stick for her two, but that last shot by the Skip from Quebec was still a pretty good one. Really surprised by Jeanna Schrader's numbers though.
I can't ever remember her having such a low set of percentages across the board before. I know everyone has an "off game", but she's just been *so* consistant over the years that it's a wee bit surprising.
It's also Sandra Schimler Day at the Scotties and if you can, call in and donate to what's a very worthwhile cause. W/money so tight these days and our Health Care system being what it is, our NICU's need all the help they can get to go out and buy the equipment needed to help the Preemies that come into their Units.
BTW...I *love* the new pin they're all wearing and people pledging $100 will be recieving. It's really gorgeous.
Only other thing I can think of to add is...What a shot Amber Holland made to win the car and become the 2010 Scotties Ford Hot Shot!!! She's just beaming in the shot of her in her new car honking the horn and w/that beauty she made, Amber's more than w/in her right to be beaming.