Earlier today I watched the closing ceremonies of the Olympics. I watched mainly to see Vancouver’s Mayor Sam Sullivan accept the Olympic flag for 2010. It was so awesome to watch him wheel onto the stage with the whole world watching! What an enlightening moment for the world to see a quadriplegic man in a wheelchair as the Mayor of the host city for the next Winter Olympics. I bet that blew some minds! (more…)
February 26, 2006
My kitty Faith distracting me from writing by sitting in front of my computer screen
Writing these past few weeks has been less than fruitful. I tried to be serious about it. I even went as far as turning off my network connection to remove the temptation of checking my email while writing, and I got my large Oxford dictionary off the bookshelf and put it on my desk, so that it was at hand when needed. That helped for the occasional productive writing session. However, other times, other things got in the way; some partly because I allowed them to distract me.
February 21, 2006
I took a break from writing my book this afternoon to watch our Canadian women’s hockey team play their final period in the Olympics. My hubby and I had been watching parts of their games, usually late at night. They were amazing all through the series! They dominated the series, scoring 46 goals and only allowing 2 against them. My hubby isn’t really hockey fan, but he really enjoyed watching the women’s hockey. There seems to be more focus on playing actual hockey rather than on fighting!
It was exciting to see them to see them win and to be presented with the gold medal. Yeah, women! Way to go! And then to see our Canadian flag being raised and hearing our national anthem – that was definitely a proud moment. I can only imagine what it was like to be there for that moment. Definitely emotional! Maybe we will be there for a repeat performance in Vancouver in 2010! It would be sweet to win gold in our national sport on home turf!
Until then, maybe the professional men’s team could learn something from the girls!
And I can’t believe I’m blogging about hockey, eh! Tomorrow I’ll get back to my real writing!
February 2, 2006
After spending several late nights with Google, today I launched my new website designed to promote my autobiography I’ll Do It Myself: A Collection of Memories from a Woman Living with Cerebral Palsy. Now the journey from dream to published book has officially started! (more…)