Good morning chums. I had a birthday dinner last night with my daughter and after we saw a movie. Then I stayed up to midnight watching the recap of all the Champions League matches and writing my By the Numbers piece for Arseblog News. Today, I have a long, 13 hour, day ahead with work followed by a 4 hour class on Lean Six Sigma, then it will be off to bed with me and up again to do it all over.
When I picked my daughter up from after school care yesterday she smiled at me and said that I couldn’t look in her backpack, she had a surprise. I asked her what it was and typical to my genes she struggled to keep the secret slowly letting out bits of information.. “I’m going to make you something.” Yeah? “It takes about one and a half hours.” Really? “I need boiling water.” You’re going to boil something for one and a half hours? Now I’m confused, so I just ask, what is it a cake or something? “No! It’s jello! Star Wars jello. See, it has BB-8 on it. I wanted to make you a dessert for your birthday.”
We like to cook together and so it was a touching moment. A little girl wanting to make her father a dessert and picking something that she knows she could do on her own. These moments don’t come that often and like 6-0 wins in football they should be savored.
Arsenal are clicking right now and it’s great to see. It’s great to be in this moment. There will be tough games ahead but last night’s match, with Özil’s first ever hat trick, and a sublime chip from Alexis to get the scoring going was something that we won’t get to see very often. We should just enjoy it for the moment.