Thursday, February 25, 2010

random Olympic and knitting thoughts

Today is a totally random day...

I am so very ticked at a friend of my husband. He went to the boy's poker weekend, knowing full well he was sick. Of the 13 guys that were at this cottage for the weekend, 6 of them came home, and spent Sunday/Monday dealing with a Norwalk virus, my husband being one of them. Great. On top of that, it got passed on to my kid, who spent the better part of yesterday in the bathroom. We're both home today - he recovering, me watching him and hoping I've dodged the bullet. The instigator of the sickness is not married, has no kids, and is the most selfish person I know. His actions this past weekend just reinforced my feelings towards him, and if he's smart, he'll stay out of my way for a while.

I'm more in love with the Olympics now, than ever before (and I was always a huge fan). Our freestyle skiing team, our speed skaters, our sliders, especially our sliders! Can anyone be cuter than Jon Montgomery, gold medallist in skeleton? Was there more joy in anyone's face than his when he won? Total love for him. Then there's our women's bobsleigh teams. Gold and Silver in the Women's two-person bobsleigh! And do I even have to mention Hockey? Women playing for Gold today, Men, making a solid run in the quarterfinals! And curling semi-finals today as well - both Canadian women's and men's teams in the semis.

The most emotional thing at the Olympics so far - Joannie Rochette, in third place after the Ladies short programme in figure skating. Okay, understand that I don't hold figure skating in the highest of regards - judging scandals, the new points system that seems to clinical and rewards people for playing it safe, not to mention the whole "too much makeup and too many sequins to really make it seem like a sport" thing. But whatever - its in the Olympics, and we have a gold in Ice Dancing so far. But Joannie Rochette. The girl has every right to withdraw. I mean, her mother comes to Vancouver to watch her skate, and then suddenly passes away of a sudden heart attack before they can even get together and say hello. The fact that Joannie is skating, and skating well, for her mom - well, even a crusty, cynical person like me was brought to tears during her skate. Whatever she does tonight in the free skate - she's got the hearts of Canada behind her.

Speaking of Joannie Rochette, the Toronto Star newspaper ran an interview with her today - here's my favourite bit:

Q: What;s your hidden talent?
A: I'm a pretty good knitter. I like to knit scarves. I'd like to do socks one day or mittens. But for now, just scarves.

I love this kid even more...

For those that are wondering - my hand is much better. I'm not wearing the brace as much, and things seem to be okay. This is a recurring problem I have, and it's either tendinitis or carpal tunnel. Whatever. It doesn't stop me from doing what I have to do, although it sometimes slows me down. People at work are used to seeing me braced here and there (hand or knee at times), so we just go with the flow. (I know tendon is spelled with an "o", but tendinitis has replaced it with an "i". really - dictionaries and spell check tell me so!)

I've been all about neck knitting lately. This is continuing - posts in the future will show my obsession...

6 comments:

Brenda said...

I KNEW knitting was of Olympic calibre. way to go Joannie.

Anonymous said...

Ah the vagaries of the English language... (and figure skating!)
Nancy

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KnitTech said...

Glad to her you're feeling better.

Lucky Canuck said...

Oh, bless the Canuck women's hockey team and Joannie!!!

Carol said...

One of my pet peeves is people who don't STAY HOME WHEN THEY ARE ILL. I don't want your germs. Keep them home! (not your germs per se. general sick people germs:)