Thursday, February 18, 2010
The Skew: A Round Table MeMe Discussion The Olympics
The Olympic games, absolutely my favorite. But, I am a sports fan. Here's an example, I am supposed to have knee surgery and am no longer advised to run even after surgery. This puts a larger damper on my plans to run half marathons! So, instead I focus on skiing, since it is ski season and remind myself that at 70 I want to be skiing. So, this past weekend I injure my thumb. It is a wreck! And I am going to my orthopedic surgeon so he can make it so I can ski next weekend for what could be my last trip of the year and before surgery. As I sit and watch the Olympics last night I realize that if they can ski and compete with major injuries and be somewhat close in age to myself, than I should be able to also. But, seriously my oldest is sitting and watching last night's recorded games and I am telling him which parts to watch. "Watch this because there is a big ski wreck." "Watch this I love Lindsey Vonn." "Watch this our snowboarders are amazing." It is all so exciting. I can't watch luge anymore which used to interest me. And I could take or leave speed skating. But, I am a winter gal and love all the winter sports. I can remember watching the Olympics as a kid and loving every minute and I have to say the same is still true. We even plan a regional themed meal for the opening ceremonies. However, no one like the lamb casserole that graced our table a few nights ago. It was nasty! And that's my skew!