I promised I would tell you the story of the nederlands number 10 jersey and so I will.
Last friday was the game against Brazil. My daughter and I had decided to meet up in Toronto to catch the match before a date with arounna in her bookhou studio. I was a little early to pick up Rebekah so I decided to stop in at one of our favorite Toronto thrift stores to see if they had any liberty clothing. I didn't find any but I remembered that I didn't have an orange jersey to wear. I looked in mens t-shirt section and pulled out the first one I saw. It just so happened to be an official nederlands (dutch spelling of netherlands) jersey with number 10, Wesley Sneijder printed on it. It was well worth the 1.99. My daughter and I took this as a good "omen" , no pun intended. Indeed as we watched the game at a sports bar downtown, he scored both their goals and was the man of the match.
After the game we drove to the studio in a round about way traveling through little portugal where there were many Brazilian supporters. We had fun honking our horn and waving the orange jerseys out the car window. We only got sworn at in Portuguese once and were shown a few rude gestures. Most people cheered us on.
At the studio we instantly converted , arounna's adorable daughter to our beloved orange team. She already had the soccer ball and was really enjoying playing with it. Rebekah worked on a "secret" project, I played with piper and took some pictures of the ever changing, always amazing shop. If your summer plans bring you into Toronto, bookhou should definitely be on your list of must sees. Arounna and John are the nicest shop owners I know and if you are lucky you might even catch them or some one else (like us) making magic.
So today is the semi final game Netherlands vs Uruguay. I pretty excited to wear my number 10 jersey and cheer on my team. I even did a little embroidery last night on the porch to set the mood.
Hup, netherlands, hup!!!!!!