I probably made you itch just by reading this, and I apologize.
I scrubbed the house down today. I love it when it's clean, when it's finally done! Now I don't feel bad about reading all day or doing my big project for Swan's birthday (It's a surprise!).
The kids and I watched the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. I don't know the words to describe it: fantastic, spectacular, awesome, inspiring! I wanted to be there so bad!!! We cheered for all of our countries: USA, Puerto Rico, Argentina, and the other countries where we come from (directly or indirectly) Spain, Palestine, England, all the Spanish speaking countries, even Brazil. I know, our archenemies. But what would a World Cup or Olympic competition be without them? All the fun would be gone.
I'm cheering real hard for my boys of the futbol (notice I didn't say soccer. No one else in the world calls it soccer. It's FUTBOL people!) and basketball teams. I'm recording on the DVR as many events as I can. I know I won't be able to watch a fraction of them, but I really want my kids to love the games as much as I do. I always want to be an athlete when I watch a competition. Maybe I'll live my dream through my kids ...
I get very emotional when I watch events like this. I cry at the Pioneer parade, the 4th of July Stadium of Fire, and ceremonies like this. Of course, when you know the story of the US flag bearer Lopez Lomong, you'll know why I get emotional. KSL did a preshow, and aired a story on this young man. Ever time I think about it, I cry. This is what I love about the USA, and what I tried to convey in my "Being an American" post. Where else on earth a former war refugee can go to another country, become an athlete, and go to the Olympic Games, AND be the flag bearer? I love this story. If young Lomong could alter his life story so dramatically, what can't we do? Nothing. We cannot not do nothing. We have no excuse but be amazing!
No Breaking Dawn quote of the day today, just a comment. I love the way Edward talks to Bella in this book. He always calls her "love" (hint Jeff :)
Enjoy the Games!!!!!
PS: Chubbers is sick. I better go!