it may be too sad though. hehe.
as i curled up to sleep after working my 12 hour the sun was rising out my window. had to stop and enjoy it. the skies have been so pretty all week. i love that my bed faces. a view is always wonderful. nothing will compare to the views i had living on the water in ketchikan, but the chugach range is a close second!
have been enjoying the olympics. i always love the stories of how these athletes came to thier sports and how they have trained. some overcome much and sacrifice much. was a bit harsh sounding in last post i think. really not disappointed in the current athletes. just sad that in general our nation isn't as excited about cross country as i am. our cross country skiers strive for the best i can tell, but sadly they just aren't all given the tools to acheive what they are capable of. kikkan did a great job in the relay today. if she'd had a skier her equal or close to her equal she would have possibly been on podium. as it was she made up for lost time and they ended up in 6th. she is so excited each time she pushes the envelope and brings the usa closer to medals. she's placed in top 10 twice this week which for the usa is a huge accomplishment. hopefully, one day she can be there to see that happen if she can't be the one to make it happen. she is a great influence on the kids of anchorage i suspect and i really do hope cross country in the usa will improve over the years.
watched ice dancing finals tonight, which i actually enjoyed. teared up as the americans got silver and canadians gold. our mens hockey team defeated canada's team in a pre lim match...will be interesting...and womens hockey will play against canada for the gold or silver so they are doing great. nordic combined usa got it's first medal so ski, ski, ski! was able to sneak in some olympic time at work the night of the mens figure skating finals. there were some great skates, but usa's evan lycacek came away victorious. i thought his program was really deserving of the medal he got. the scoring in figure skating seems so much more fair to me now. used to seem so subjective and based more on popularity than the immediate program.