Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I'M RIGHT HERE.......



Hello my friends.......I received an e-mail today asking where have I been. I have been home watching the Olympics and loving every moment of it.

I love watching these young people compete. You all know I am Canadian and yes I am cheering for Canadians but I am also cheering for everyone of these competitors. They are all inspirational......to think they have practiced thousands of hours to perfect their skills. Their parents and siblings have sacrificed their time, money and themselves so their talented child could find their true potential. Their discipline and hard work can be wiped out in sixty seconds yet they will risk everything to be the best they can be. I am in awe as I watch them, their hair blowing in the wind and cheeks flushed with excitement. I love them and cheer for them all. Nationality doesn't matter to me, nor does the language they speak. I do not need to know their language to understand everything they are thinking and saying as they perform. It is all on their faces, their actions and re-actions says it all.

I guess you can tell I love the Olympics, always have. I am so thankful that I have the opportunity to watch these games in a warm home with good food and treats as close as my kitchen. For a few hours a day I get to live vicariously through these athletes and live their stories. I so believe in them and wish them their best performances ever. This is their time to excel and my time to enjoy.

Good Night my friends, God Bless........and many, many hugs....:-)


77 comments:

Denise said...

You are such a sweetie. Bless you bunches.

Bernie said...

Denise, thank you.....I am enjoying these games so very much. Many blessings to you my friend always......:-) Hugs

Eternally Distracted said...

Sounds like you are having an ace time... i am smiling thinking about you on your sofa, all cosy in your slippers, shouting at the TV with your chocolate and tea close at hand!!

I have a vivid imagination!! ;) Have fun Bernie.

Bernie said...

ED, Hi sweetie, you are so accurate it's almost scary...I am havig so much fun....laughing, cheering, clapping my hands and even at times shedding tears of joy. I wish all these kids could win a medal....if they were passing out gold medals for the best couch cheerleader wearing soft comfy sweats and eating chocolate I'd be a winner.
Luv ya.......:-) Hugs

Karin said...

I'm visiting our daughter and family in southern AB and we've really enjoyed watching the Olympics as part of the stuff we're doing together! Not everyone can win the gold, but each one deserves the highest praise and accolades for even having the discipline and endurance to be a part of the Olympics!

Bernie said...

Karin, I do hope you are enjoying your daughter and her family in southern AB....and I hope you are receiving the same beautiful weather as we are.
These games are so much fun to watch Karin and I would love for all these kids to get a medal just for the very things you say.
Be safe on your trip home my friend.....:-) Hugs

Liz said...

I haven't managed to watch any of it yet. Samuel and I love to watch the Bob sleigh. It seems that Vancouver hasn't got enough real snow so maybe you could give them some of yours!! x

Valerie said...

I might have known you were closeted in your comfortable room watching sports. Good for you. At least I now know you are well and happy. Hugs for you.

Brian Miller said...

thanks for the update...popped through yesterday just to make sure reader did not drop you. my boys are really getting into the olympics. we have been watching the vids on the nbc site. that has been fun. enjoy.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sweet Bernie...
I too so love the Olympics. I feel that whoever wins, its just wonderful, they are all winners, that is why they are there competing. What an honor to be so close to all the excitement.

Have you gone to any of the festivities? I would love to have seen the torch ran by. So patriotic you know?

I stay up as late as I can. When I can't stand it any more, as I get up at 3:30am for work, then I go to sleep. I so look forward to days off and weekends so that I can stay up and watch.

Have a beautiful day sweetie. Country hugs and much love...Sherry

Rebecca said...

You are SO right, Bernie! I'm not watching so very much, but last night watched some of the men's figure skating and the night before the mogul (is that how you spell it?). I couldn't understand how their knees could hold up under that kind of pressure.

GrandmaK said...

I'm enjoying the Olympics, too. Come visit I have something for you! CAthy

Gaurav Kant Goel said...

Enjoy the games!!Have fun... :)

Diana said...

Oh Bernie it's just like me watching "Grey's Anatomy" or "All My Children".
I just can't pull myself away! Of coarse the Olympics do have much more substance!LOL! Just enjoy!
Love Di

Wanda said...

I am so aware of how much you like sporting events, especially curling. But I never asked...were you sports minded as a child, Bernie? Were you at all athletic? I loved bad minton, played a little basketball and baseball, but mostly just rode a bike! Enjoy the Games, Bernie...I'll be thinking of you and the fun you're having!

glnroz said...

Your attitude sure is refreshing. But, it always is. It is amazing to watch them youngster go at it, aint it?

wendyytb said...

Oh Bernie...Weren't the opening ceremonies well done?

Abbey said...

Sweet Bernie, I pray that you will have a beautiful time of renewal during this Lenten Season!

Bernie said...

Liz, I feel so bad for them as they are having trouble with no snow....we are having beautiful weather here as well right now. Have a great day....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Val, I am having so much fun watching this year, I am enjoying the little vignettes of all the athletes and their famililes as and the commercials almost as much as the games.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Brian, so glad your boys are enjoying the games, they are wonderful to see......thanks for stopping by and checking on me, I like that......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Sherry, you do get up very early. I am so not a morning person, I don't know how you do it.
Enjoy the games on the weekend, they have been so good....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Rebecca, I wondered the same thing when I watched them, oh to be young again but I am afraid they may have problems as they get older. Have a great day...:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Cathy, aren't they fun to watch, I think the fans are even special. I will be over soon.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Gaurav, I am totally enjoying the games....do you get to see them there.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Diana, I love Grey's Anatomy as well but these past few days have been so much fun for me....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Wanda, I played every sport as a child....basketball was my speciality....even taught biddie basketball to the young kids as a part time job for the city, also worked for the city as a playground supervisor every summer, so yes I think it is in my blood.....I also think that is why I have arthritis so bad.....have a great day my friend......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

glnnroz....thank you. It is wonderful to see these young people who have worked so hard at their craft, so love them.....Hugs

Bernie said...

wendytrb, I thought the opening cermonies were wonderfully done but the media did what they always do and only saw what they wanted. Not all press was good, I feel so sorry for the press....they seem to have to find things to complain about before to be able to write. I thought the Opening was absolutely awesome.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Abbey, am off for ashes at four this afternoon, it is the time of year for reflection isn't it. Wishing you the same my friend, many blessings......:- Hugs

Kay said...

it is these times that i wish i had television...i have been fortunate to catch glimpses here and there though and i could not agree with you more on the talent, dedication and pure determination that is all so admirable in each of them. Hope you continue to enjoy the winter olympics 2010

Bernie said...

Kay I hope you have a chance to view more of the Olympics, even the athletes stories and the commercials are quite good...Have a great day........:-) Hugs

Just Be Real said...

I have been watching some. I get too nervous watching the figure skating because I do not want anyone to make a mistake. Thanks for sharing dear one and continue to enjoy them like you have! Blessings.

Bernie said...

JBR, I use to be that way, now I tell myself it is up to each competitor and I just enjoy them. I hope for all of them to do their best. Hope you had a good day today my young friend.....:-) Hugs

The Retired One said...

I so agree! Apollo Ono has been to our nearby town many times and a lot of people have made friends with him,so I was glued to the TV when he raced and was so happy he got the silver!! They all have such interesting stories when the news talks about the challenges each one has faced to get where they are....and that figure skating is so beautiful it almost makes me cry...
Enjoy them Bernie...
luv to you!
And Vancouver is so gorgeous, it has been added to my bucket list to visit someday!

Mary333 said...

Bernie,
My husband and I have the Olympics on right now. Even Michaela likes watching it, especially the figure skaters. Randy took her skating for the first time a few weeks ago and she loved it:) Sending hugs your way!

Bernie said...

Apollo is a great skater, Joan I am so enjoying these games. These kids are fantastic.
Vancouver is a beautiful city, BC is a must see province, it is totally amazing and you would be in heaven with all the photos you could take. It has everything, the Rockies, the Pacific Ocean and unbeliveable parks and green space.
It is a must see for sure....Hugs

Bernie said...

Mary thanks for the hugs, right back at you sweetie.
So glad you and your family are enjoying the Olympics, I think they are great.....:-) Hugs

huntedtreasures said...

Bernie,

I am glad you are watching the Olympics, I loved the ceremonies and all the people. But don't be a strange and keep us posted.

Hugs,

Maria & Ruth

Donna said...

Bernie,
I wish you lived near me! We would be great friends... you are the sweetest! I love the Olympics too!
Blessings,
Donna

Bernie said...

Hunted Treasures, the Olympics are wonderful aren't they...I cannot think of anything I would rather be doing right now except be there in person but then I wouldn't be able to make all the venues so I will enjoy them from home. Take care my favorite sisters...:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Donna, I feel we are great friends anyway but it would be so nice to live close by so we could enjoy a cup of tea and share these young people's great performances.
........:-) Hugs

Karen said...

The Olympics are definitely and inspiration. Good for knitting in front of as well!

Bernie said...

Karen, yes if you enjoy knitting I would think it would be great.
I am so into them, I don't even like talking on the phone while I am watching.....:-) Hugs

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I love to watch the Olympics also. Winter my favorite. Of course, always wanted to be Peggy Fleming. Or have the guts to be a downhill racer - just once. Although I certainly think I've felt like that skiing down a hill before.

Bernie said...

Julie, Lindsay Vohn has been great and Shaun White was amazing. I couldn't believe how high he jumped in the air last night.
I loved Peggy Fleming.....Wish I could open your blog more often sweetie, sometime I can but I promise you I keep trying.
........:-) Hugs

Ann Marie said...

alas! only when the olympics come do i wish i had a tv...i so wish i could see what is going on1

Bernie said...

Ann Marie, I am sorry you are unable to see the Olympics they are wonderful this year and so much fun to watch.....:-) Hugs

cinner said...

I am glad you are enjoying it, we watched the hockey game last night that went into overtime. that was good. off to have lunch with friends this am...have a great weekend Bernie, the sun is shining so bright in my house right now, I think another beautiful day is ahead for us.Take care.

Bernie said...

cinner, it is absolutely outside, I love our weather these past few days.
Enjoy your lunch and your weekend sweetie, and yes it was a good game, I really held my breathe during the shoot out....:-) Hugs

Victor S E Moubarak said...

I hope you enjoy the games.

God bless.

Bernie said...

Victor, thank and I am enjoying the games so very much....Have a blessed and peaceful weekend my friend......:-) Hugs

Eddie Bluelights said...

Hi Bernie. I really should start watching the Winter Olympics now I am home from hospital. Are you far from the games?
I must discipline myself to watch some tomorrow.
Of course I love track and field.
Hugs ~ Eddie

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Hi Bernie,

I want to thank for taking the time to post comments on my blog.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
God bless you and your family.

Mr. and Mrs. Geezer

Bernie said...

Eddie, I am about 1500 miles from Vancouver....my niece is there as a volunteer and she says the atmosphere is electric....I would of loved to have seen the curling and hockey but am pleased to watch it on TV.
Glad you are doing better, hope you and Maria have a nice weekend, say hi to Maggie.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Ron, thank you my friend. I enjoy your blog and all of the comments.
Wishing you and your wife a wonderful weekend.....:-) Hugs

Anita said...

I haven't watched much because of it being a hectic week for me, so I'm glad that I've just read your post. It really motivated me to plan to watch tonight. :)
You're right...these young people are to be honored for their hard work and dedication.

Bernie said...

Anita, so sorry you had such a hectic week but I know you will enjoy the games on TV. All of them are just wonderful.....:-) Hugs

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

yes Bernie...you are glued to the tele watching olympics...my favourite to watch are gymnastics..i'm just amazed with the incredible accomplishments of young people!

thanks for coming by..you are right, once a mother, always a mother, however, I think the actually business of mothering should be restrained to a point after the kids are gone? non? otherwise relationship tension could develop, just a thought!.....

i hope you have a wonderfully blessed weekend!
ciao bella!
carmelina

the wild raspberry said...

have a wonderful weekend dear friend!
hugs~
chasity

Bernie said...

Chasity thank you, wishing you and your family a great weekend...Hugs

Bernie said...

Carment, trust me if they get sick at 30 or 40 they want their mother....no I'm a real believer once a mother the mothering never stops. Have a great weekend my friend......:-) Hugs

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

I always thought the ice skating was so pretty! Especially the pairs and the ice dancing!

Bernie said...

Holly, I love the skating, USA is doing fantastic.......enjoy your weekend my friend.....:-) Hugs

Alleluiabelle said...

Sweet Friend,

Just stopped in to say hi and I love you. Thank you for all of your comments and prayer support for my family. You are such a sweetheart.

My husband has been watching the Olympics pretty faithfully every day. I have watched some, but not like he has.

Big Hugs,
Alleluiabelle

Bernie said...

Alle, thank you. The Olympics have been so good to watch...love them.
Enjoy your weekend my friend..Hugs

Tranquility Speaks said...

If I could I'd give you a bear hug for this. The world could seriously do with a few more souls like you :)

Bernie said...

Stillness, where have you been, so happy to hear from you....Hugs

Cheryl said...

The Olympics are such an inspiration to us all, and what a wonderful incentive for our young people to follow, to work hard and follow their dreams. Oh the hard work that these young people have done to be there, how joyful and full of pride we all are!

Bernie said...

Cheryl the games are great to watch, and the young people are amazing.....I admire them so much and their families....:-) hugs

Margie said...

Hi Bernie
Lots of wonderful athletes in the winter olympics.
I know you are enoying watching them all.
I have had not had much time to watch as being away in San Fran but hope to watch tonight as I'm back home again.

Take care!

Margie:)
x

Bachelor said...

Bernie,
Thanks for visiting my blog. We have a mutual friend in QMM. Yes, the Olympics are very good this year and full of excitement. Looking forward to the ladies skating this coming week. Have a good one! :) The Bach

Bernie said...

Margie, hope you had a great time on vacation. How did your pets make out.
I am absolutely enjoying the Olympics...such fun....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Bach....thank you for stopping by. Yes I know we have QMM and Anvilcloud as friends....real blessings aren't they. Love how you raised two beautiful Asian children....awesome....:-) Hugs

Teacher's Pet said...

Somebody here has been missing somebody there soooo much, but I am glad that you are having a great time watching the Olympics. I'm always happy when you are happy, Bernie. You know that I think the world of you. You are a sweetheart. Continue to stay warm and enjoy the games!!!!
Love you much,
Jackie

Bernie said...

Ahhhh Jackie I am as close as the keys on your computer. I miss you as well my friend...take care and big hugs to you.....:-)

Karen said...

It's amazing how many friends we find and can touch online! Such a gift!