Sunday, February 11, 2018

Olympics 2018

Truly, that is what my world is all about right now. Cleaning? Cooking? Well, they need to be scheduled around the Olympics....lol  I just love them. We hung our lights and watched the opening ceremony and marveled at the fireworks, the drumming and the dancing. And I always feel such pride when our team enters the stadium and I hope they behave themselves. I loved their outfits including the much maligned leather gloves (must be the Montanan in me) and thought it so clever they included heated jackets. Now that is some smart thinking. What a spectacular evening it was.

I spent yesterday curled up on the couch and enjoyed watching Red Gerard win the USA's first gold medal of the game. He is only 17 and was so thrilled and I loved seeing his whole family just revel in his victory. Now I know nothing about Slopestyle Snowboarding, but that didn't matter, it was still an awesome event to watch. How do they learn that stuff? Way to go Red!

Took in a little Curling, and some ice skating. I love the Ice Dancing the most. I am from the Torvill and Dean era and love the quickness and style of it. I must say some of the other skating is just a bit ponderous for me. And what is with some of their music choices? Yawn. I did love one particular skater from Korea, in the woman's short program. A lovely young lady who skated to, Papa Can you Hear Me (from Yentl) and it was truly a beautiful performance. I was ready to hang the medal around her neck right then and there. 

So, for the next 2 weeks, I will be watching, and clapping and crying. And I hope you will be too. It only comes every 4 years. Give up your regular shows, because this truly is the best reality show ever! :) Always, Kit


Pom Pom said...

I was amazed at the snowboard feats! Wow! I like the speed skating, too.
You're a good fan, Kit!

Angie said...

It is a truly tremendous event that for two weeks (hopefully) brings together the whole world with the singular focus to celebrate athleticism free from politics or cultural divides! Enjoy! (And I love your Olympic rings!)

Diane said...

I really wish I had watched the snowboard champion - 17! And the ice skaters. They said the one girl was the first American to do the triple axel. Was Tanya Harding Canadian? Because she was the first. Enjoy the Olympics, Kit. Diane

Diane said...

Or maybe it wasn't this competition that Tanya did that.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I'm with you, watching from Indiana. We are rooting for USA, but then South Korea because my husband was stationed there at the DMZ when he was in the army...when North Korea took the Pueblo. I love the winter games better than summer and watch as much as I can. BTW, I LOVE you lights. When we moved in our house back in "76 we found a box of those electric pole what-a-ma-call its in the attic. Someone wanted to me to make bird feeders out of them, but I kept them to use as you do. Wonderful vignette.
xx, Carol

Bev said...

Watching the Olympics from Nebraska. How is it possible that the 2018 Winter Olympics are almost over? I especially enjoy the ice skating. They make it look so easy!