Friday, August 15, 2008

Olympic Gold

Nastia Liukin has won the gold for the US and her performance was so strong. Shawn Johnson from Iowa won the silver and her performance was very strong, too. Of special significance to me is that Nastia lives in Parker, Tx. Right down the road from us. Shawn a little farther away. However, we have a good friend from Iowa.

We are surrounded by greatness these days! Joshua from SYTYCD was on the early morning show and will make an appearance at a high school just down the road from where we live on Saturday morning. I'm pretty old, but I just might have to go down there.

This is the day we are taking our grandson to the movies. Fortunately Star Wars-The Clone Wars starts tomorrow and we will get in somewhere to see it. He was so tickled about going to see that. Actually we went to see The Mummy-3 on Wednesday and I was sort of relieved we didn't take him. It was a little more violent than he should see at this tender age of just turning 7. Nine or ten, yes, but we don't think he is ready to see it yet and especially not on the really big screen. So, I'll return to posting in a day or so, or maybe tomorrow night.

Oh yes...while waiting for the medals to me awarded I found a place to get knitting lessons. It isn't too far and they have one on one lessons. Click here to see it, but be prepared to go crazy about the yarn they have. They even have lessons about knitting socks. I don't think I'm going there. I had, well, my husband the TCU alumni got a magazine about continuing education in the mail yesterday. They have classes for $75 for four sessions and the intermediates make a shawl.
My daughter and I wouldn't be in the same I don't know. I do know learning to knit better is a goal I'd like to attain. Not gold medal knitting, but just better.

See ya laterz alligators. I'm off to a galaxy far far away. And HALLELUJAH it rained this evening and it is supposed to rain for the next five days. Thank You, God! It may finally stay under 100 degrees for a while.


  1. Okay, today I promise to start my Harry Potter Scarf. I know I have been saying this for a couple of weeks, but now is the time! After dinner while I'm watching the TV. I finished my book and now I have no excuses.

  2. I have sO many things in line that I need to do or get done - and all I've done all week is PLAY! And here I STILL am - playing on the computer! Goooood grief! Well... I am sO glad that you know when something is too violent for a 7 year old! Amanda & Hector are sO concerned about everything they turn on for Luz ... but worry NOTHING about what she catches THEM watching! They so - oh that's not her show - she pays no attention! RUBBISH! Drives me nuts!

    I finally tried to watch the Olympics last night! Wanted to see the ladies gymnastics... I saw ONE men's swim meet and the first match of ladies beach volleyball ... and then I fell asleep! It does me no good to try to watch tv! I just can't do it! Even when I WANT to!

    Have fun today!

  3. I've not turned on the Olympics. In fact, it's been a month since I last turned on the TV.

    I didn't realize your grandson was so young or I wouldn't have recommended The Mummy! Those abominable snowmen were pretty scary and even I flinched a couple of times from the violence. I don't know why I thought your grandson was a "tween".

    The knitting lessons might be fun even if you and your daughter aren't in the same class. You can teach each other what you learned that day -- twice as much bang for your bucks and more knitting practice, too!

  4. How fun to visit Jennings Street Yarns again. I used to go there when I lived in Ft. Worth. Thanks for the memories.

  5. Enjoy your trip to that faraway galaxy and we will be waiting for you to return! I wish you would send some rain here. I need it bad.

  6. We got some rain this morning, but it has not cooled down one bit...have a good weekend