I am really enjoying watching the Olympics this year with my family. We watched the opening ceremony from Buffalo Wild Wings in Eagan on July 27, and I was enthralled by all of it. I especially liked the depication of the Industrial Revolution, Kenneth Branagh and J.K. Rowling’s performances, and the skit involving the Queen and James Bond. In the evenings my mom and I will watch the highlights from that day.
I especially enjoy women’s gymnastics and have been taping that to watch later. I was watching Jordyn Wieber from my home state of Michigan, and was happy when the USA team won the gold and Gabby Douglas the all-around.
I will be sad when the Olympics are over this Sunday because they have been so fun to watch. I have also been keeping track of events from my work computer, as we can surf the Net when we’re not on a call. I am looking forward to the 2014 Winter Games and the 2016 Summer Games.
August 1 would have been Frodo’s 15th birthday and I missed him a lot this week. I didn’t celebrate his birthday when he was alive because every day with him was a gift. Someday I hope to have other cats, not to replace Frodo, but to have other companion animals to love.