Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thursday Thoughts

Um... how did it get to be Thursday? When I woke up, I'm pretty sure it was Monday. This week has whipped by me!

It's been crazy. Work didn't just demand my attention, it sucked me into some kind of scary vortex. It hasn't been negative - in fact it's been a really fun week - but it's been constant motion and constant craziness.

And then there's the Olympics. Sports crazy family here, so we're flipping between anywhere from 3 to 5 Canadian channels depending on the events. Because we have so many networks covering the Games, I haven't even flipped to see the US coverage. It's usually fun to see how commentators from different countries view the same event :)

On another note: A big thank you to the lovely Lorel Clayton over at I'm Blogging Drowning Here for presenting me the Over the Top Award. Click here to see the questions and my answers for this award.

Another big thank you to Cassandra over at Cassandra Jade in the Realm for giving me the From Me to You/Picasso Award.

These are both fabulous ladies with really interesting blogs. If they're not already on your list, check them out!

I'd like to send these awards along to a few more great bloggers! Once Again, select the award you'd like and enjoy it as you wish. These are no pressure awards :)




Medeia Sharif
Elizabeth Bradley at Elizabeth Bradley Fiction Bits & Bytes
Julie Nelson at Literary Jules
Elaine Smith at Still Writing

Okay - off to enjoy some figure skating, hockey, curling, half-pipe & skeleton  :) Have a great evening/day everyone!

54 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your blog awards! My son and I caught some of the Olympics today and watched the US Hockey team.

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  2. YAY for you....YAY for the olympics...and YAY for your recipients. This week has flown by...and TGIF tomorrow. Yeee haaww!!

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  3. Thanks Kathi - the hockey has been fun! Canada's in a tight one with the Swiss right now :)

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  4. Thanks DL - TGIF indeed! Can't wait for the weekend :)

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  5. Congrats Jemi! Your awards are rolling in just like Olympic medals :)

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  6. Wendy - that made me smile! I think I'll think of them in just that way from now on! :)

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  7. Congrats on the Awards, a nice way to round out a busy week! I'm finding the Olympics especially riveting this winter, not sure why. But I turn on the tv and am immediately hooked. Enjoy!

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  8. Congrats on your awards!

    Is it bad that I haven't watched any of the Olympics? I just don't watch TV!

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  9. Thanks Joanne!

    Me too - the tv goes on as soon as we're in the house! There are a lot of interesting and inspiring athletes with great stories to follow. So much fun and enthusiasm :)

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  10. Stephanie - thanks!

    No - it's not bad at all. We've all got such different interests - that's what makes it all so much fun!

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  11. Oops! Not sure how it happened, but we had the same week. Mine zoomed, too.

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  12. You are so right about this week flying by! Congrats on your awards, Jemi! :-)

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  13. Congratulations, and thank you. I'll post about it soon. :D

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  14. Kathy - lol :)

    It does happen - those week's crop up when you least expect it! Hope you enjoy the weekend!

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  15. Shannon - yup - it flew! So quickly. Thanks and enjoy the weekend :)

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  16. Medeia - You're so very welcome! No rush - please don't feel any pressure. It's all for fun :)

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  17. Congratulations on the awards. I'm with you in wondering where the week went (for that matter, the month already). Oh well, have fun watching the Olympics.

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  18. Thanks so much Mason!

    I will have fun! Canada's hockey team squeaked out a win & Patrick Chan skated well - fun stuff!

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  19. Oh my word, I was just thinking about how fast this week has passed. Is this a sign of age?

    Congrats on your awards, Jemi! You are most deserving.

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  20. Carol - Yikes! You're probably right - but I wish you weren't :)

    Thanks so much - you're very sweet!

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  21. Yes - it has been a great week in my life too - busy and positive - the new year (Buddhist) of the metal tiger suits some of us very well! congrats on your awards - what fun!

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  22. Hey Jemi!
    You have a Sunshine award at my blog today!

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  23. This week HAS been like that. And, whoops, I completely forgot about the Olympics. I have to get Tivo or something.

    Congrats on all the awards!

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  24. I bet it would be fun seeing how different countries treat Olympic coverage of the same event!

    Congratulations on your awards!

    Elizabeth
    Mystery Writing is Murder

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  25. Congratulations on those awards!

    Love skating, don't care if it's in a hockey rink or an ice show. :)

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  26. Jan - I'm glad it's not just me - fun but fast pretty much describes it :)

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  27. Hi Diane! Thanks so much! I'll pop on over after work :)

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  28. Anne - lol :)

    With the Olympics being in Canada - we're even more obsessed than normal! It's been a lot of fun :)

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  29. Elizabeth - it is fun - with so much of our TV coming from the US we get used to have 2 views on everything. It can be very entertaining :)

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  30. VR - thanks :)

    I agree - anything on skates is pretty! Love the control, the flow - it's awesome!

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  31. You are attracting awards like no other! (I posted one for you this morning.) Maybe there should be an Olympic event for blogging awards... You'd be a contender, Jemi. Thanks for all the great comments you leave me.

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  32. Time is funny like that. I thought of you when I saw this -
    http://tinyurl.com/yf8s6uw

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  33. I'm glued to the winter Olympics, no matter where they're held. The photos of the Vancouver area, however, are so stunning that I've added BC to the list of places I must visit. I've only been to Canada once, and that was to Montreal/Quebec City. Loved that trip, but clearly Vancouver is a whole different visual experience.

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  34. Thanks Roxy! You're such a sweetie to think of me :) I'll pop over in a bit!

    You're so welcome - I'm enjoying visiting your blog!

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  35. Carolyn - Love it!! I haven't seen the mascots wearing the mitts yet :)

    I wear mine daily - they're the best!

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  36. Patricia - I haven't been to BC yet either - we do have a buddy there who keeps asking us to visit, so one of these days, we'll save up for the airfare :)

    We're glued to the Olympics each and every time as well! Great stuff :)

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  37. Congratulations on your awards!

    Fellow Olympics lover here. Look forward to getting to know you. :)

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  38. Anissa - Thank you :)

    Yay - another fan!! Welcome aboard & thanks for dropping by.

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  39. Congratulations on the awards! I'm always astonished at how fast each day goes by, let alone the whole week.

    Helen
    Straight From Hel

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  40. Helen - thanks!

    It's been zooming - I'm sure the Olympics are helping, but it's been astonishing this week.

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  41. Felicitations, my dear. It is well deserved.
    So proud of Canada. My love to our hard working young men and women.
    You have a lovely weekend.

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  42. Simone - thank you. :)

    I agree - our kids our doing themselves (and us!) proud! So many great people working so hard. They do make me humble.

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  43. Being from Michigan, I love the Winter Olympics. I'm still trying to figure out the whole Curling thing though. But all in all a very good Winter Olympics as usual.

    Stephen Tremp

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  44. Stephen - I love the curling - I've never played, but I love the strategy involved :)

    It should be a fun-filled weekend!

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  45. Congratulations on the awards, Jemi! You totally deserve them. And look at all these comments! You rawk!

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  46. Awww - thanks, Suzette - You're so sweet!!

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  47. OMG Awards coming out your ears!!!! Fabulous. You obviously rock. Now I'm grabbing an early dinner so I can be free to watch the Olympics until I nod off. Aren't they exciting?

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  48. Thanks SonE - very sweet of you to say that!

    The Olympics are really fantastic. So many fun events! Can't even imagine going down that skeleton course the first time!!!

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  49. You're absolutely right - where did this week go? I have no idea what I did Monday, let alone Thursday.

    The Olympics has been fantastic this year, I'm so excited that we've won 4 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze so far!!! WAY TO GO TEAM CANADA! :D Wish we were in Vancouver right about now.

    Hope next week isn't so crazy for you.

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  50. Layna - time can sure take off on us!!

    I'd love to be in Vancouver for the next week - or the last week. Even if I didn't see any events - just to drink up the atmosphere, see the people, enjoy the moments. Awesome stuff :)

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  51. The Olympics have been fun and very distracting. I'll promise to do better next if you will.

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  52. Susan - you're on! With teamwork, I'm sure we can do it!

    Unless the Olympics get even better... :)

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  53. Yay! Congratulations on the awards

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