Friday, February 14, 2014

Wonderful Olympics!

Goodmorning everybody!

Today is Valentine's day, so time to have some special moments with your loved one, or re-view in your mind some special moments you had with your loved one.
I always burn a little candel in front of my icaon, because this is the day my mother passed away( already 22 years ago, I cannot imagine it is so long ago). May be you think it is a sad day for me, but it isn;t really. Well, for a part yes, of course, but on the other hand it was such a good day for her to leave the earth, and a perfect day to join with her husband and all that passed away before her!

I just heard on the news that the weather in mostly the east part of the US is still terrible, so cold and with lots of snow, people are in trouble because of it. Gosh, I truly hope this kind of weather will go away and that much better weather circumstances will arrive!
Same in Great Britain, where large parts still have to cope with floods and rain and storm, and it isn;t over there yet!
Then I think we are still the lucky ones, with temperatures around 7C( around 45 F) even now and then sunshine, but also some rain showers, and a bit too much wind to my liking. But all over we should be very happy!

The last two days were again a party for us Dutchies at the Olympics. Sorry, I talk so much about it, but it's really an amazing Olympics for the skaters. And yes, I know, it's about the only sport we are really good at, although slowly we also ahev some shorttrackers, who do well, but not yet for the medals till now. And imagine, we have even bobsleigh teams that will compete LOL!
But back to the counries pride, the speed skaters. Last two days there were the competitions of the 100 mtrs. sprint for men and women. And we gathered again some great medals there.
Specially we were very happy for our gold medallist here, he had to overcome really difficult times, in sport as well in private, but he fought himself back and he won the highest prize!
Congrats to the Canadian too, and what about the 3rd place of one of our twin brothers?

And we are all happy with our ladies too! The Chinese, Zang Hong was awesome and deserved winner, but congrats too to our silver and bronze medals. It were two days of cheering and feeling proud LOL!

Also watched some figure skating, they don't give much of it on our channels, but on some other foreign channels there is more to see, so we do a lot of zapping around on tv these days, hahaha.
I even felt a bit proud for the two Russian couples who won the figure skating, can you imagine?? Well, part of my blood and heart has Russian genes, so that must be the reason, ROFL.
But you have to admit they are awesome!

I think today I will have to do a bit of shopping, not too much needed, but I like to keep up the reserves, and a couple of things are running out, as always. I should do that a bit early in the afternoon, because some rain might come later. Better try to keep it dry.!
And after I have done that, probably must do a laundry and then I might do a bit of computer time.
No speedskating today, that will be again in the weekend, but lots of other wonderful sports we like to too, like curling, icehockey, figure skating ( men's long program) etc.
So on to the freebie then.
Perhaps this kit will give you kind of a spring feeling, it's named Birdie's Song.
It was fun to make this one( always fun to make a kit, but some just a bit more LOL).
Very sweet clusters from Arlene to make a perfect layout.
You have a wonderful Valentine's day and even so wonderful weekend!
Download    HERE

Download   HERE

P.S. Almost forgot! Linda has made again two wonderful quickpages, for Valentine's day.
        You can download them on her blog ( and leave a smile when you do)


Edna B said...

Oh, I love your temperatures! Today we have more snow (what else is new?). I think there is more coming tomorrow too. Oh goodie goodie. I saw some of the games the last couple of days, and these young folks are just awesome! I have to admit that my favorite is the figure skating and couples. I wish there was more of this. Today I need to chase a few dust bunnies. Yick yick. Not my favorite thing to do. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Mat's Merry Memoirs said...

Simply lovely gift today...and please thank Arlene for her share too!
I know you must be enjoying the Olympics as much as I am...had to file taxes last evening, but I taped the Olympics and watched it this morning before I heard who won...LOL!
Have a terrific weekend. Hugs, Mat
Happy Valentine's to both you and Jan! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!

Linda said...

Hello and Thank you for these lovely downloads.
The world is indeed a strange and interesting place all at the same time...

Corrine Corbin said...

Hi Kyra, I've been absent for 2 days in the ER and unit of the hospital for observation. Horrible test for Cardiac stress but passed with flying colors and lovely pictures. None of which are visible any more to me.

But I've checked into your blog because I knew you would bring me up to speed on the skating since I didn't get to watch it. And last night went to bed at 8 Pm...too tired for anything else. Today will be a great day.

I thank you for the lovely kit and for Arlene's part also. I have been so enjoying them and pages have gone to my blog. Thank you again.