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Monday Musings About the Olympics…

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I admit I get very excited about the Olympics, especially the winter ones.  I have no idea why.  I don’t love the cold and I’m not big into playing winter sports.  Not outside anyway.  I think I’m a closet adrenaline junkie!

I ice skated some as a child at a local outdoor area that the town fire department froze over when it was cold enough.  Wobbly ankles and fear of falling made my experience more like taking little mincing steps around the ice rather than gliding.  We went sledding with friends, but I only slid down sensible hills — you know, a gentle slope and gliding to a stop with no fear of hurting yourself.

Skiing was expensive and I only went a few times.  And in my area, there are no mountains, only little, probably manmade, hills.  Since I never really learned how to stop I would be apologizing the whole way after putting on the skis because invariably I’d run into someone or over their skis.  Then after reaching the bunny hill,  I’d just point the skis forward and usually stop by hitting the fence at the bottom, grabbing on to steady myself.

I’m obviously way more suited to wearing the cute clothes while having a drink in front of the fire!

But the idea of politics being put aside for a few weeks and countries coming together in the spirit of the Games (Vice President Pence, are you listening?) while the world enjoys watching the best of the best graceful, tenacious and talented young athletes in the world still thrills me!

Sorry about the meme from Facebook, but I find it funny in a scary sort of way…  Like clowns…

Song a Day (3)…

My friend Dr. Meg at Meg Sorick, Writer, tagged me for ‘a song a day’ challenge.  Meg writes and draws and bakes.  And she’s a chiropractor — can you say overachiever??   But seriously, you need to check out her blog if you don’t follow already.  It’s wonderful.

The rules are to post the lyrics of a favorite song five days in a row, explain what they mean to you (if you like) and add the video if available.  Even my kids tell me I have the musical taste of a preteen girl, so sorry about that 😀  You are then supposed to nominate two other bloggers who can participate if they wish and my choices are:

Jessica from Unmeasured Journeys

Steph at Bold Blind Beauty

My third song choice is One Moment in Time by Whitney Houston.  It was the theme for the 1988 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Seoul, Korea.   Really, words for all of us to live by.  And hearing Whitney’s glorious voice is always a joy!

Each day I live
I want to be
A day to give
The best of me
I’m only one
But not alone
My finest day
Is yet unknown

I broke my heart
Fought every gain
To taste the sweet
I face the pain
I rise and fall
Yet through it all
This much remains

I want one moment in time
When I’m more than I thought I could be
When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away
And the answers are all up to me
Give me one moment in time
When I’m racing with destiny
Then in that one moment of time
I will feel
I will feel eternity

I’ve lived to be
The very best
I want it all
No time for less
I’ve laid the plans
Now lay the chance
Here in my hands

Give me one moment in time
When I’m more than I thought I could be
When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away
And the answers are all up to me
Give me one moment in time
When I’m racing with destiny
Then in that one moment of time
I will feel
I will feel eternity

You’re a winner for a lifetime
If you seize that one moment in time
Make it shine

Give me one moment in time
When I’m more than I thought I could be
When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away
And the answers are all up to me
Give me one moment in time
When I’m racing with destiny
Then in that one moment of time
I will be
I will be
I will be free
I will be
I will be free

Songwriters: ALBERT HAMMOND, JOHN BETTIS

How About Some Olympic Equality…

Since I’m stuck not doing anything too strenuous for a few days, I’ve been watching the Olympic Games a LOT and this morning was men’s beach volleyball.  Now these guys are fun to watch no matter what country they’re from, but what’s the deal with the American uniforms?  Casey Patterson and Jake Gibbs had on leggings under board shorts and tank tops.  And they lost to Spain…  People are saying it’s just too much material…

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Photo Credit:  Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune

 

Then this is what Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross wear…If the women are okay with it, I don’t mind, but how about some equal opportunity viewing for us ladies?  At least the guys should be shirtless, right?

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Photo credit:  NBCSports