Monday, August 11, 2008

Monday morning and taking it easy all day.
Last week and this weekend was probably the busiest stretch we have had in a long time.  Dinner guests every night, doctors visits, Target runs, etc. on minimal sleep.   So here are todays duties: feed, change, do laundry, read my book.

I am keeping up with the summer Olympics.  I love watching swimming!  It was really really exciting and was pretty monumental to watch Phelps and swim team USA win the medley with such an outstanding finish.  The men's basketball team won against China, another exciting game.  The female gymnastics team need our support as they have been reduced from a team of 6 to a team of 4 due to injuries suffered during the preliminaries.  The games have me thinking... I pretty much always expect to win.  Is is the optimist in me or is it because I am an American?  I can't tell.  What I mean is I can remember playing volleyball in high school and winning more times than we lost.  The same went for football... if we played at home I just had the attitude that of course we would win.  Then came freshman year at Bama, Dubose's last coaching season and unfortunately Bama's most recent "good season."  I went to all of those home games at Bryant Denny and stood there watching sure we would win.  I can't wait for that feeling to return in regards to the Tide -( to commentors, if you can't say something nice don't talk to me).  When I watch the Olympics I also expect to win.  It is weird to watch Hoff get second and to think that our gymnasts may not even place.  It's just that I literally expect greatness and nothing less than gold.  So am I cocky, arrogant, naive?  There is a little voice inside of me that says, "You are pretty darn lucky to not know what it feels like to lose or go un-noticed."  Of course, I am not talking about ME personally... I am talking about being anything American.  Is this a good thing?  Do you know what I mean?  

 

6 comments:

Mary Tyler S. said...

I know what you mean. I think we as Americans work extremely hard to be on top in most sports, which allow us to expect a win.

But then there are a few who ruin it for the rest by doping......

The Reeds said...

You are so funny! I agree with you and hope our Alabama football team meets our expectations this year:)

Liz said...

Its funny the things Americans work so hard to be the top in. Sports. Money. War. What about education? Peace? Eco-responsibilty? Rifelry? (sorry, had to throw that one in there - India just won their first gold medal ever...in Rifelry. I didnt even know that existed!)

LMilky said...

liz that is exactly what I was thinking and trying to say but couldn't. EXACTLY

Meribeth and Tab Blackwell said...

I love the new blog page it is cute as a button.. I love to read your blogs there are very inspiring... Hope the girls are doing well.. I started back to work so do not have much time to walk, but I promise we will get together one of these days...

Liz said...

Glad to know we are on the same page. Also, I dont know how long you've had the new page up (I'm a Google-reader) but I LOVE it! Beautiful!!