Sunday, August 05, 2012

8 Years Come & Gone

Okay, first things first! My blog is officially 8 years old! Yes, I've been blogging since the dark ages of the Internet, pretty much before most artists had blogs! It's hard to believe it's been that long. 

To that end, I am going to have a giveaway to celebrate. I promise it's going to be something GOOD, so make sure you leave a comment to enter, especially if you are a lurker. Tell me where you are from and how you found me and I'll throw your name in the hat. I'll draw a winner on Friday, August 10th. Please make sure I have some way of reaching you if you win. I'm not saying what the prize is because we all need more good surprises in life, don'tcha think? 

Meanwhile, I am working on healing my poor eye. It's slow going, but I am hopeful that by next weekend, it should be okay again. I sure wish I knew what I was allergic to that caused such an ugly infection. Not fun! This has been a very bad year for allergies. Everyone I know has said the same thing.

The Olympics have been fantastic so far-so many amazing moments and wonderful stories. I've been cheering like mad and I've already cycled through an entire box of Kleenex. CTV's Difference Makers stories are real tearjerkers. 

I am incredibly proud of the Canadian Women's Soccer team for making it to the finals. I volunteered at the CONCACAF Women's Olympic qualifier here in Vancouver back in January to help support them and I really want to see them do well. They have a big game against the US on Monday, which I am sure is going to be a nail biter. I will be glued to the tv!

It's funny, during in 2010 those of us who were involved in the Games were living in an Olympic bubble. We didn't really know what was going on outside of the Olympics. It feels the same way watching London 2012 now. I haven't watched news in days and I'm a news hound. I can't tell you what's happening in the real world, but I can tell you just about anything that's going on in competition! Hard to believe in a week's time, we'll be watching the closing ceremonies! The Paralympics are just around the corner!



Kitten said...

Hey Lelainia...
It's Debbie here...we met in the Hannah Grey group years ago. I have your blog in my favorites list, & I love reading about what you're up to. I especially love pix of keep them coming!

g. said...

Hi L!
Just a note of congrats - YAY!!! And sendin' love and hopes that you'll be blogging for another 8+!
Heal up that eye so you are ready for your adventure in Whistler lady!

tanders said...

8 years is fair long. :D

Hope that eye gets better soon. xo

Ruth said...

Hello - We were in Mary Ann Moss's Full Tilt Boogie class at the same time, and I've been following you ever since. Best wishes for a speedy recovery and congratulations on eight years of blogging!

Silver Sisters said...

OMG 8 years! Here's to sticking to something for 8 entire years.
You and I did meet through twitter and MissViv's classes. I don't remember exactly how it happened, but I sure am thankful for the internet!