It's official. I miss summer. You know, it's not even really summer, I miss, I think it's more, the...not cold! That's what it is. We've had pretty much a steady windchill of - 35 to -39 range for days now, and it's getting old.
According to the weatherman, we are due for a reprieve pretty soon. How long it will last? Who knows.....but we'll take it.
Apparently the Groundhog saw his shadow on Feb 2. I guess that means another 6 weeks of winter.
Only 6 more?! Awesome! Let's hope the little critter is right!
Soooo....this week brings with it the opening of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. A time when differences, whether political, religious or social, are supposed to be set aside for a while. A time when instead, we celebrate our similarities as countries. Our love for sport, camaraderie, and good old-fashioned competition.
I hope those who are tempted to use this world stage for anything other than it was intended, let it rest.
I'm not naive enough to believe that the deep seeded hatred which drives terrible acts of violence simply disappears just because someone is trying to break a record in speed skating.
I understand that political controversies, and the reasons behind them, don't vanish into thin air so someone can have their perfect moment in ski jumping.
I get it.
But, my hope is that for this small window of time, for the sake of those who have spent countless hours training for, working for, sacrificing for this one shot to put their skill on the line, for the honor of representing their countries, for this small window of time, let it rest.
There will be plenty of time for going back to hating each other when it's over, if that's what you feel you have to do.
Closer to home..............
Well, if day to day life happenings were Olympic events, this week, I might just have medalled in the following.......................................
Speed Errand Running
Uphill Multitasking Triathlon
I know I am hardly alone in these events, Medals all around! Okay, maybe we don't get medals, or our national anthems played in front of thousands of adoring fans, but kicking back with a glass of wine in a hot tub ain't half bad either.
So for the upcoming week?
Well, tomorrow will be a day of R&R. Some cocktails, some laughs, and some much needed catching up with an old friend.
Sunday is Jake's second birthday party. Man, it's hard to believe he's two, already.
The rest of the week will involve some busy days at the shop, some work on my next book, some watching of the Olympics, and hopefully a break in this freakin' cold weather.
Have a great week, everybody! Until next time, I'll leave you with this wish................
May every event in which you participate see success, if not a gold, a personal best.
May you challenge your abilities, don't hesitate to put them to the test.
May you see that without challenge our skills become lazy, become weak.
May you see the advantage of keeping them sharp, at their peak.
May your skills be ever growing, when one is mastered, take on something new.
May you see that always expanding, exploring, trying, makes you a better you.
See you next week!