My relationship to the Olympics

I grew up without a tv.  

Now don't go feeling too sorry for me. I had lots of time to read and learn to crochet and cross stitch (on those blue lines) when I was about 12 probably because I didn't have much else to do once I was done helping with the mowing and the garden.

We got to watch tv whenever we stayed in a motel (that's what they called them when I was a kid) and when we visited my granny in FL a couple of summers.  I don't remember ever seeing the Olympics when I was really little because of that. My parents weren't big into sports anyway - my mom more so than my dad.

But when I was a teenager, I began to be aware of things like the Olympics and I borrowed a tv from someone - one with rabbit ears - just so we could watch them.  I don't remember much from that Olympics, though, but I do remember I liked being able to watch them.

Now that I can, I try to watch as much as I want of the Olympics.  Usually I'm growing pretty tired of it all by the second week, though. 

But this year I'm even more aware of what's going on with skiing as it's very big in Europe - and ski jumping is HUGE in Poland - with a great group of guys.  I subscribed to Eurosport Player about a year ago so I could watch skiing (especially) through the internet - really any sports - but it's all European based, obviously. They don't cover US sports like baseball or the NBA or NFL or college football obviously.  We actually do have a tv now, but haven't bought a digital receiver that is necessary to actually get any channels. We use it as a big screen for viewing the internet.

As a result, I do have access to the Olympics this year!

 photo from google - these are drones forming the rings.  Over 1,200 of them!  Part of the opening ceremony which we were able to watch live because it was going on at noon - 2 pm our time.

photo from google - these are drones forming the rings.  Over 1,200 of them!  Part of the opening ceremony which we were able to watch live because it was going on at noon - 2 pm our time.

But even if I couldn't watch it on Eurosport player, there is a website with a lot of information and a tv channel

I signed up so I can see even more what's going on.

And it makes for perfect "binding" company.  I'm doing a lot of that right now.

 This the current state of my white board that I am keeping track on. 

This the current state of my white board that I am keeping track on. 

My husband and son got my a monitor with Chromecast and it's in my sewing room. So we can "broadcast" from my tablet to the monitor and I can actually see the sports now - it was pretty small before! -   I'm going to enjoy this Olympics!

I hope you can take some time to enjoy them as well!

And if you hate sports, well, then, I'm sure you can always just go sew and leave off the Olympics!

Have a great day!

Oh yes...we are 8 hours behind Korea, so if I were so inclined, I could stay up all night and start watching their morning things  - which start about midnight our time. 

I think I'll pass. 



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