2016 Summer Olympics – Rio 2016

So today’s post will have nothing to do about writing…

Anyone that knows me has figured out that I am a huge fan of the Olympics. My family was fairly athletic with each of us involved in several sports throughout the year, we always stopped to watch the Olympics. Summer or Winter games, it doesn’t matter, I will be sitting in front of the television for all seventeen days of competition.

The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad are being held in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

The Opening Ceremonies were a little simpler than they have been in the past but I enjoyed it. The parade of athletes is always enjoyable and the light of the Olympic cauldron is always interesting. The moving sculpture behind the cauldron is beautiful.

Rio Olympic flame

The Olympic Oath –

In the name of all the competitors, I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, committing ourselves to a sport without doping and without drugs, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honor of our teams.



Halloween time

I spent several hours each afternoon this week dragging boxes of Halloween decorations from the garage. The halls are almost completely decked in their Halloween glory.

This is a pic from several years ago and one of my favorites, I rescued Kit Kat when she was a tiny kitten. She was always small but she had a quiet attitude that our other cats respected. She was nearly 20 years old when she passed a few years ago.

Not Forgotten…

Today is my parents’ wedding anniversary, they would have been married 52 years. They met when both of my grandmothers were in the same hospital room. So, technically it would have been 59 years that they’d been together.

Here they are at their prom, circa 1958.


Love you Mom and Dad, we miss you both!!!