My Winter Olympics


Icy days and Mondays can really bring you down.


In the spirit of the 2014 Winter Olympics, I would like to suggest a few events.

I mean, if you’ve seen one flying, 3/4 triple, half-pike, haven’t you seen them all?

My moves on the ice, if copied by the ice-dancers, would definitely add a new element of entertainment value.

Let’s also combine elements (get it?  elements?) of Winter and Summer Olympics.

Let’s add an ice-coated balance beam event to the Winter Olympics …

similar to crossing ice-coated, pipe gates, with a bucket in one hand and hay in the other. 


And then there is curling.

What the heck is it?

No one seems to really understand it.

I decided it must be similar to herding goats.

I really tried to get an adorable picture of the kids this morning.

But, they now look at me as their obstacle course; their personal playground.

This was the best picture out of about 25…


The laughs they gave me scored a perfect 10.

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14 Responses to My Winter Olympics

  1. debweeks says:

    Even the top of their little heads are A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!! I want my own goats!!!!!!

    Enjoy your day of winter Olympics in Iceland and be careful.

  2. Linda Burkhart says:

    Good morning to you. Don’t like that ice but love the kids. I know what you mean about taking their picture, always right in your face or jumping on top, or having a bit of a nibble. By the way curling is quite fun. Probably more fun to do than to watch. Have a great Monday!

  3. Judy says:

    Hope you have ice cleats for your boots. Makes chores in the ice doable. Although the iced chains and locks on the gates are another challange. The kids are growimng so fast, so adorable. Usually when I try to get a photo of our horses, I end up with a big nostril shot.

  4. My husband used to curl too – and wanted me to join as well. I told him that I do enough sweeping at home, thanks very much.

    Cute kid, even with its head down. Children and animals never can be counted on to do as you want when you are taking photos.

  5. Hope you got all gold medals! Be careful!

  6. pattisj says:

    This reminds me of children running toward the camera. How great to be loved, right?

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