I'm very excited for the game this evening, since my Seahawks are playing for their 2nd consecutive title! My Facebook feed has been a lot of fun for the last 2 weeks, with articles and videos meant to inspire fans. It's working!
Since I have something of an emotional investment in the game for the 2nd year in a row, it feels like I'm starting to develop some
1. Skittles. The link explains it all.
2. Wear the proper colors. I was on the worship team at church today, so I 12'd in public, with blue eyeliner and a blue infinity scarf I crocheted. Just not in Seahawks team gear (which is not easy to find in Idaho). But I did this with my nails:
|Love these Neptune Jamberry wraps! They actually remind me of summer and swimming pools!|
Game-day food gets a little more tricky because I've drastically changed my diet over the last few years. I think I told you, about 2.5 years ago I discovered I am lactose-intolerant. And I'm pretty sensitive to things I ought to be able to eat (yes, I can take enzymes to help, but my body still reacts. So I usually avoid anything made with animal milk). This combined with an effort to improve my overall health means that I am now about 80% paleo - focusing on whole foods, lean protein, fruits & veggies, limiting grains (I do still eat whole-wheat bread). And I feel gross when I go off this plan, so I'm trying to stick to it, even through the big game. I made a vegan spinach-artichoke dip that I found here (recipe is made with cashews, so if you're avoiding dairy and nuts, this may need more modification). Soooooo good and really fast to make. I may not even miss the cream cheese dip my mom makes!
4. Fiber arts in team color. So, I abandoned the socks I was knitting - I decided the yarn was cursed. Not only did the Hawks not play up to par when I worked on them, but I had fit issues, and when I pulled the whole thing apart to try a different sock the yarn started splitting. I think I'll work on some of the things I want to show you for crochet month. Which is not all in blue or green. But I'm having a good time with it, which is also important. I may also work on the blue sections of Doro Theos.
Whether you watch the game for the football or the commercials (or don't watch at all), I hope everyone has a fun and safe Super Bowl Sunday. Go Hawks!