Posts Tagged ‘#Olympics2016’

If we were having coffee, you would find me frustrated and complaining because I want to watch the Olympics and I can’t. I don’t have a TV provider. I use one of those military grade digital antennas that is supposed to grab the signal and bring it to your TV. It does fine with some stations but I cannot get NBC so I can’t watch. And all of the streaming options I have found require you to sign in with your TV provider info, which I don’t have.

I remember growing up and watching every time the Olympics rolled around. I loved the Opening Ceremonies with all of their background information on the sports, the athletes, the venue, etc. I enjoyed watching events like gymnastics, wrestling, boxing, swimming, equestrian, basketball, and on and on. I did get to watch the Opening Ceremonies at my daughter’s house last night. She uses the same kind of antenna that I do but she has reception at her house (about 1/4 mile from me). I don’t necessarily want to camp out over there, besides, the kids use the TV for their videos and games so I would have to wrestle them to get to watch “my stuff.”

In other news, I took a fall at Anderson’s new school yesterday. We are switching schools because the online academy wasn’t working for us. He will be starting at a Charter School. We will still be doing the bulk of the academic work here at my house but twice a week he will go to the school for enrichment classes which he can choose, like art, music, Lego, etc. So we went to pick out the text books we want ordered for him and someone had left a tennis ball on the rug (which was a yellow print) and I didn’t see it so I stepped on it and went flying across the room, trying to catch myself and break the fall but actually probably making it worse. So I’m very sore today. I mostly fell on my knees, which is not good with my past knee injuries. I also twisted my right wrist and left ankle and I must have hit something on the way down because my tail bone really hurts. But, I am glad Tina didn’t fall. She was right behind me so if she had been ahead of me as she was for most of the tour, she might have been the one to step on that ball and fall and that would not be good as she is in her first trimester of pregnancy number three. So at least I take a bit of relief in the thought that I might have prevented her and the baby from being hurt.

During our tour yesterday, I asked about the possibility of teaching one of the enrichment classes because their website mentioned that they welcomed parents offering such things. Well, I was thinking maybe a creative writing class every couple of weeks. I came out with a binder from Institute For Excellence In Writing which is a whole one year curriculum that they want taught and the woman who did it previously can no longer do it. So I guess I bit off more than I can chew but I will be talking to them next week and letting them know I will be using a combination of my method (National Writing Project) and theirs. And we can iron out the details about frequency and length of lessons. If we can’t then maybe I won’t do it. We’ll see. I want it to be fun. My favorite thing to teach is Creative Writing. I love getting people excited about writing. The curriculum they want taught is mostly academic writing.

I have spent a lot of time trying to do something with my Jamberry business. I have a lot of ideas but they take time to set up and offer on my website and all of my time has been spent helping my daughter with the boys. She is having A LOT of morning sickness and spends most of the day in bed so I watch the boys over at her house and can’t do my stuff! This week, Chris worked from home a couple of days so I stayed home and tried to concentrate on Jamberry until the afternoon when I was called to help with something or other. We’ll see how this week goes. Keeping my fingers crossed. On Thursday, I will be doing the closing shift at the Jamberry booth at the Clark County Fair in Washington. It’s from 7 to 10 but I will need to leave early because of drive time traffic which can double the normally 30 minute drive for me. It’s a little step in helping out my business. Hopefully it helps to keep me afloat for a little bit longer.

All that translates to no reading or writing time. I hope to fix that soon.

What has your week been like? Are you watching the Olympics? What are your favorite events to watch? Are you rooting for any particular athlete?

That’s about it for now. I need to change positions and maybe take something for pain. See you next time! Leaving you with a selfie that I put through Prisma. I kinda like this one.


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