So, the Olympics have come to Vancouver. It's unlike anything I've ever seen before. So many people on the streets, everyone wearing their Canada-wear, and everyone in a good mood. Last night I met up with some friends to go wander the packed streets, catch Hey Rosetta and Stars at the Orpheum (yeah seats!), then catch the closing firework/laser show(What's it called? Light the Spirit? Ignite the City?) at Robson Square, AND the free Said the Whale concert after. Any other time, that would be an epic night. But considering that was only 1/100th of what was probably going on in town, it felt like we were taking it pretty easy.
One unexpected side effect of the Olympics is that since there is so much stuff going on, if you're say going about your regular life (work, errands, visiting friends), and just throwing in the occasional Olympic experience, you constantly feel like you're missing the boat. The flip side is that the people who are packing in everything they can haven't slept for a week, and are possibly going to crash and burn before all is said and done. I work like a few people like this. Olympic overdose, it ain't pretty.
Remember all my resolutions? Well some of them are still in the 'to do' category (most actually), but there is one that's I've sort of stuck with. I bought myself some running shoes and I signed up to run the Sun Run this year for the first time ever! I know that 10K for most people really isn't a big deal, but I have been wanting to do this for years. I always get excited about it in January, but then somehow lose interest, and by the time the actual Sun Run date rolls around in April I think to myself 'boy, I'm glad I don't have to run a race today'. Not this year though, this year come race day I will be at the start line and will be crossing the finish line (hopefully in a not too embarrassing amount of time ). Yup, feeling pretty good about this resolution.
So I did take better pics of my hair, but for some reason getting them uploaded and on line is proving to be too much for me to handle right now. So here's a blurry picture taken by ang while we were crafting it up the other day at the museum of Vancouver. At least it's something. Oh and that thing on my head was my 'craft'.
I live in beautiful, rainy Vancouver, and these days I'm kicking around the city with my new son and my smarty pants husband. In a previous (and future) life I am a meteorologist. I express my non-artistic self through crafts (knitting, weaving, sewing just a bit), and sometimes if the mood is right I love to cook and bake. I write about what's going on in my life and these days that's motherhood.