606th Friday Blog Roundup
The Olympics start tonight. I have big plans to spend the evening in my pyjamas in front of the television. I love the parade of countries when the teams walk in, waving their flags. And the lighting of the Olympic flame. I’m just really excited about the broadcast.
Is it my imagination, or could you see many more events during the primetime hours when we were kids? I feel like almost every activity was televised in part during the evening vs. now where they show the most popular sports at night — swimming, gymnastics, track — and stick the less mainstream sports — fencing, rugby sevens, judo — on random stations during the day. Because I distinctly remember seeing things like synchronized swimming and rhythmic gymnastics when I was a kid, but sports like that aren’t hitting primetime coverage.
Am I right?
And are you watching, too?
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And now the blogs…
But first, second helpings of the posts that appeared in the open comment thread last week. In order to read the description before clicking over, please return to the open thread:
- None… sniff.
Okay, now my choices this week.
Different Shores has a post about people saying that being a mother is the best thing, usually a saying uttered by celebrities, as in, “My 55 Oscars are all meaningless next to my children. Being a mother is the best thing in the world, and I would give up acting in a heartbeat.” It’s not only an interesting post, but the comment section is jumping with conversation. Go over and give your thoughts.
Bent Not Broken has a post about her husband connecting with another childless-after-infertility man. She explains why this moment was important: “I found people I trusted and who I could share the good, the bad, and the ugly with. Hubs never found that.” It’s about those moments when you meet up with a “me, too” and it opens up something inside of you.
Lastly, a beautiful and moving post from Endlessness That You Fear about how her hands aren’t quite as full anymore after the loss of her son. She writes, “So back then, my hands were full … Yesterday morning, someone held the front door of the daycare for me and said that I had my hands full. I just gave a half smile. They should have seen me before.” Go over and give her support.
The roundup to the Roundup: Olympics starts tonight! Woohoo! Your weekly backup nudge. And lots of great posts to read. So what did you find this week? Please use a permalink to the blog post (written between July 29th and August 5th) and not the blog’s main url. Not understanding why I’m asking you what you found this week? Read the original open thread post here.