They're heeeere! The 2010 Winter Olympics!
I couldn't help but get wrapped up in the spirit last night as my FH and I watched the opening ceremonies on TV. Magical. Very impressed by how Canada came through in regards to the showmanship of the night.(Not at all like our lame half time shows at Grey Cup games!)
One of the most touching moments of course, was when Georgia entered. A group of Olympians that small, and close knit to lose a young member before the games even begin. Incredibly sad. The pain that they must all be feeling....and his family! The pride in sending your son to the Olympics and then such a life altering loss. It's heart wrenching. I do cheer for Georgia and wish them every success in the spirit of their lost teammate.
Yes, most "normal" Canadians will be focusing on hockey, Go Canada Go, and curling, Go Team Martin, and all the other winter sports that are truly Canada's games. Not me. What gets me fired up? Maesha.
I'm in love. Please don't tell my husband. I love him too. But oh my goodness, Measha Brueggergosman! A-mazing!! Wasn't she stunning?! Her voice is incredible and yes I'm partial to sopranos, but oh my goodness! And the hair and gown and all of it. As soon as my FH saw her, he said, "Now there's some M hair!" Until the last couple of years I had a penchant for big hair and let me tell you I want her hair! Her voice! I covet it all. What a Canadian gem our country has in Miss Measha. I heart her. I am so looking forward to adding her CD to my repertoire.
W, R and I have been discussing the Olympics and will find a way to add it in to our daily lives. Maybe a homemade flag? Maybe some of our own Olympic games and medals to be won. How fun!
And then there's the Olympic knitting! Did you know it's an event? T'is true. People start and finish a project throughout the Olympics. A fellow knitter at the Wed group I attend creates a sweater through the games. A local yarn shop held a potluck last night and viewing of the opening ceremonies. Me? I will finish the project I am working on, a shruggigan and started a quilt of sorts (upcycled from a Sesame Street sheet that was my favorite husband's when he was 5yrs.)for Bup last night. That will be my Olympic event. A "quilt" for R within two weeks.
Let the games begin!