Saturday, August 9, 2008

Let the Games Begin . . .

I LOVE THE OLYMPICS!!! The pomp and circumstance of the opening ceremonies, watching all of the athletes in their outfits just makes me smile with glee ~~ yes it does!! And the sports ~~ get out of town!! I love ALL of them. Even the little known ones like the trampoline thing and the jousting, fencing whatever you call it thing. About the only one that really doesn't float my boat in the summer Olympics is soccer ~~ oh the horror I know. But it just has never really done it for me ~~ I get bored with it I guess. But I'll probably watch at least part of it, as I know it takes a lot of athlectism to do what they do, so I am impressed with them.

For those of you wondering which sport would be the one I would participate in (yes I know your all on pins and needles right now wondering :0) it would be the long distance running. Yep no 100M for me, I am not fast, but I can endure. When I got into running a few years ago, my first run was a 9 mile run for the MS Society. I came in 7th out of like 250 runners. Now before you get all excited for me, it wasn't competitive and not everyone ran there were a lot of walkers, but even with that, there were of course some that did run, and I never dreamed of coming in 7th. When that happened I was hooked!!

I love to run. I feel so strong when running and feel like I can take on the world. Yes I've had running incidents because on the graceful bar I'm about a 2. Bull in a china shop comes to mind :-) but I love to run anyway. I've had numerous blisters of course, toes turning black, (yep lots of runners get that), and I fell once and ended up injuring the tendon in my thumb and had to have 2 surgeries, but none of that has stopped me. Unfortunately I am not running right now. The knees have definitely halted my running days, but I have not given up hope. Maybe if they can figure out what can be done for my knees I'll be back on the track walking anyway.

And on the what can they do for my knees front we still haven't heard anything. Should hear something next week. I talked to my local doc's office last week and the nurse told me that they have like 40 doc's in the Ortho dept at Mayo and my chart was making the rounds because it was a special case. But they said it would take 2 to 3 weeks to find out anything, so hopefully we'll hear something next week. Thank you all for your continued prayers for us. This has been a difficult season.

I'd like to take a moment and say HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!! Today is my mom's 69th birthday. We went over this morning and spent some time with her and gave her this teeny tiny cake. It was probably the smallest cake I have ever seen. Now no I was not being cheap, my mom doesn't like things like a lot of cake laying around. So when Dakota picked this out for his grammy I knew it was perfect. So we had a "little" piece of cake and a really good time visiting with mom.

Yes I know. There always seems to be a pic like this when Dakota and Grammy are together.
Just thought I'd share :0) They are sooooo cute together!!

I love this pic!! Yes that is a school outfit Dakota has on, and I'd really like to show you all things school shopping right about now, but we are having a difficult time getting pics taken of his school clothes. Hopefully Monday I'll be able to post about that it was sooooooo fun!!
Me and my mom!! She is a woman of GREAT faith!!! Mom I love you Happy Birthday!!!
Well, I have lots of things to get done. Tomorrow is a very busy but great day for the little city we live in. It is the day that they will be dedicating our new high school building. I have so much to post about this as well, and hopefully will include it in Monday's post with pics!!

Okay so I'm off to study!! Have a GREAT weekend, Dawn


  1. Happy Birthday to your mom.

  2. Happy Birthday to your Mom! That's the kind of cake I like, too, because if there is cake left around ---it will be calling my name until it's gone!

    I also love The Olympics! The Opening Ceremony was incredible! Unbelievable LED light displays! My favorite events are probably Track and Field and I also love the Swimming! (Yea! Michael Phelps!)

    Have a great weekend!

  3. I so love to run, too, and am not running right now because of the migraines.
    This post and your descriptions made me miss's hoping (and praying) that we'll both be back out there soon!
    Love you girl!

  4. Girl, I feel so behind on the things that are going on with you, and I hate that! First, PTL that your mom's procedure went well. I'm praying for good results. Keep me updated! Second, those pictures of your mom are adorable! Third, I am praying for your knee. I hate that it is taking so long for them to get back to you!! Fourth, I'm impressed that you run. I never have been a runner, although I'd like to be one. Just not enough to actually run ;) And, finally, I, too, love the Olympics. I think it's funny that you mentioned fencing. George fences. Well, at least he used to. Isn't that funny? I'm praying for you, and I love you!!