The end of an era…

July 31, 2007 at 5:48 am (Uncategorized)

Today, Bill Walsh, former coach of the San Francisco 49rs died of leukemia.  I still remember in 1981, when the 49rs began their season 1-2.  We had no idea what was in store for us.  That year, the 49rs made it to the Superbowl beating the 500 to 1 odds that Vegas had laid down on the team prior to the start of the season. 

 The most memorable games of that season for me were the Dallas games.  Prior to this season, the Cowboys had regularly made mincemeat of our team.  But during the regular season, we KILLED them 45-14.  This was the first inkling that we got that this 49r team was something special.  It was so appropriate that we met the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC championship game.  It was a battle from the very beginning.  Dallas scored first and led by halftime.  Both teams had clearly brought their best games. 

Everyone knows what happened next, but I remember that drive like it was yesterday.  The drive stalled at midfield.  Only a 5-yard offsides call against the Cowboys saved it.  Then we had a first down inside the 20.  The first 2 plays were runs.  A sweep to the left carried by Earl Cooper.  Then a run through the middle by Lenvil Elliot.  Then it was 3rd and 3 from the 6 yard line.  I swear that Joe Montana was going to get sacked.  Ed “Too Tall” Jones was right in his face.  But somehow Joe got that pass off and somehow Dwight caught it.  The rest, as they say, is history.

And Bill Walsh was the mastermind behind it all.  He will always be in our hearts as the wizard who brought glory to the bay.

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I knew this was too good to last…

July 13, 2007 at 4:16 am (Uncategorized)

So when I was on Maternity leave after Princess was born, I negotiated with my employer that if I came back, I’d get to work 1 day a week at home. So for the last 3 years, I’ve been working at least 1 day a week from home. It’s been AWESOME. I schedule special classes for the kids on that day. I also meet with various playgroups on that day. And I can get some chores (laundry, cleaning, grocery shopping) done on that day.

But I’ve been informed that I’m up for a pretty substantial promotion. This promotion is pretty high-profile and I’d be managing people who also have families that don’t have regular days that they work from home. So in order for me to get this promotion, I’ll have to give up my day at home. *sigh* I really want this promotion, so I told my employer that after Princess’s ballet class is over, I’d stop working from home. I’m so sad, but excited about this big promotion.

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My blogging dilemna

July 11, 2007 at 6:40 pm (Uncategorized)

So I think that most if not all of my readers belong to this online community that I belong to. So lately I’ve been trying to decide if I have something to say, where should I post it? At the online community or here on my blog? Such a dilemna.

I did send my blog link to my brother just in case he wanted to read, since he lives in London and has limited access to his niece and nephew. But I haven’t heard from him and he hasn’t commented. Can you see who has viewed your blog? Maybe that would help me.

Anyway, just a rambling note of what’s going on in my head, because I haven’t posted on my blog for a little while. How are you all?

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