Elsa

The Last Week

Time is passing so quickly. It is supposed to be slower at work for me now but it never seems to be any slower. I'm preparing for the fiscal year end and audit which sounds like a lot of work but really shouldn't be. Last year it was a breeze. I'll need to complete April month end next week but that really shouldn't be that bad. Can't wait till the audit is over though.

My money situation is surprisingly decent. I debated taking some funds out of my RRSPs to carry me through these next few months but I honestly think I can manage. I just need to be patient. It looks like a new home desktop computer will be affordable and forthcoming in July and that will be not a moment too soon as the old one is on its very last legs.

What's new? Well Juventus and Fiorentina are coming here on May 25th and I have FRONT ROW tickets. OK so granted all the really good players will be with their national teams which means the majority of Juve players :( but I'm at least hoping to see Juan Vargas. Who knows with Amauri?

Inter shocked the heck out of me in their defeat of Barcelona last week. I only hope they can play half as well in Barcelona this week and make it through to the Finals. Suffice to say, if they are at the Bernabeu on May 22nd I be cheering them on. If not, I can't gaurantee I'll even bother watching the final.

Juventus are still playing horrendously. I can't say as they deserve to qualify for Europea League but they probably will. Palermo have been splendid and richly deserve a Champions League spot. And then there is Real Madrid. Strange team, strange year. But that's Real Madrid. Raul is injured and out for the remainder of the season. It is possible that we will not be seeing him in a Real Madrid jersey again :( Higuain didn't score this weekend and remains two goals behind Leo Messi for the goal-scoring title. Ronaldo, well he is just annoying...period.

Rafa won Monte Carlo but I'm still quite convinced he will never regain his previous form. He can play phenomenally well when he wants/needs to but I doubt he can keep it up consistently year after year so I expect to see him only the major tournaments. If he wins the US Open, my guess is we will see even less of him as the years progress. Sad but true.

American Idol is coming closer and closer to the final. I still would like to know how is Siobhan still around and not making the bottom three? She is getting worse every week. All other series are preparing for their May sweeps and finales. I can't believe how close we are to the Lost finale. I'm loving all the Desmond we have been seeing...whenever he is on the show tends to be much better. Hopefully we'll get more Daniel before the series conclusion.

My biggest obsession of late has been the George RR Martin A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels. I'm on book three and just can't put it down. I think I have eyestrain from reading so much. Can't wait for the HBO series. I trust HBO will do a half decent job with it.  I still haven't decided if I'd be pro-Lannister or pro-Stark....really tough choice!

And in conclusion, I need a vacation.
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I just need to be patient.

I don't think I'm helping you much with this sorry :(

Well Juventus and Fiorentina are coming here on May 25th and I have FRONT ROW tickets.

I'm excited we're going but it's still too unbelievable that we got front row!!!

Inter shocked the heck out of me in their defeat of Barcelona last week.

I'm glad...this means that Jose M is going to coach Real Madrid...let's just say that players who think that just because they're a big name or were bought for a high price have their places secure had better think twice about that cuz J-Mo subscribes to the "there's no I in TEAM" philosophy!

Raul is injured and out for the remainder of the season.

I didn't know this....I know he came out of the game early but didn't know it was that serious. Then again the end of the season is only a few games away.

Higuain didn't score this weekend and remains two goals behind Leo Messi for the goal-scoring title. Ronaldo, well he is just annoying...period.

Higuain HAS to pass Messi...that little runt can't win the title!!! As for CR9 ya he so selfish and a ball hog and isn't as good as he thinks he is....most of his goals are on free kicks whereas Higuains are genuine goals!

how is Siobhan still around and not making the bottom three?

Been asking this for weeks...wish they'd just get rid of everybody except Casey, Crystal and Lee and let them 3 battle it out!!!

I can't believe how close we are to the Lost finale

I want more Daniel and I want the show to end but not to end if ya know what I mean. At least we have Fringe...

And in conclusion, I need a vacation.

I need to retire...were should we run away to?
I just really want the computer this summer. Ours is brutal and we need to replace it. So many THINGS we need. I hate that. It seems so superficial. I'd rather go on vacation but it seems like any time I can save money up for that it has to go to something else. Granted it's something that we need but still...you know what I mean. I can't wait your DMP is over. By then we should have everything we need.

Can you imagine, it may be the last time we see Raul in a Real Madrid jersey?? :(

J-Mo > every other coach (and most of the players IMO) If he ever comes here I'm giving him my resume....I want to be his PA.

I haven't quite determined who is more of a ball hog...Messi or Ronaldo? Meh to both of them.

We need to retire someplace safe, warm and quiet but close to some cool big city. I'd rather just get a great place here and travel around. More variety that way.