One of the major downfalls of being in the US over the winter is not being able to watch the Vancouver Canucks hockey games, the World Junior hockey games (fortunately hubby was able to get me the gold metal game!), and the Canadian athletes in the Winter Olympics.
Yes we do get some Olympic coverage but about the only time we can see the Canadians compete is when the US athletes are also competing. I have also realized that hockey games are not as important to Americans as they are to Canadians … which I fully realized when we tried to watch the Gold Metal hockey game between the Canadian Women and the US Women, we got about five minutes of hockey and then NBC would switch to something else and back and forth. So when hubby managed to get the game online and put it on the TV we were ecstatic … and then the Canadians loss 😦 We followed that game with the men’s curling game at 4:00 a.m. the next morning, again the US won and the Canadians loss 😦
So yesterday I was working on four hours sleep that I got between a depressing hockey game that ended at midnight and a depressing curling game that started at 4:00 a.m. I was pretty sure a nap would be in order but I was busy and that never happened. We were invited to our neighbours for happy hour which is always entertaining with great conversation, so I think I got a second wind 🙂
We followed happy hour last night with an evening in front of the TV watching Canada get two more metals in short track speed skating and Kelsely Serwa from our home town of Kelowna winning a gold metal in Women’s Skicross and Brittany Phelan from Canada winning the silver metal.
Our evening finished off with Women’s Figure Skating and a bronze metal for Kaetlyn Osmond, but by far our most amazing Olympic moment this year was watching Tess Critchlow of Kelowna finished in the top ten in her first Olympic Snowboard Cross last week. Why was this such a moment you may ask? Well Tess and my niece are best friends and I was fortunate to spend a girls shopping weekend with Tess five years ago. At the time Tess had her sights set on the Olympics and has worked hard, since a very young age, to get there, so we were definitely not going to miss cheering her on! We just couldn’t be more proud of how well she did and can’t wait to follow her in four years at her next Olympic run 🙂
Now I have to go put on the coffee and settle down in front of the TV to cheer on the Canadian Men’s hockey team as they play Germany … GO CANADA GO!
Until next time …