I am suffering from Olympic withdrawal. That’s right, I confess that an inordinate amount of time was spent in front of the TV during the last two weeks.
What a spectacle we were treated to in Sochi! The television broadcasts were filled with excellent stories of the athletes, their hurdles, their disappointments and accomplishments. We heard about Canadian athletes as well as those from other countries. There was so much heart in the games. I loved seeing the pride of those who reached the podium watch as their flags were raised and their anthems played. And the commercials, they were even entertaining.
And so yesterday morning, the TV remained silent and I again turned my favourite radio station on. To fill the void, many vegetables were chopped and I made an asparagus vegetable soup. Then I dug out an old recipe and made cinnamon loaves all while steel cut oatmeal was cooking in the slow cooker. The house was filled with great kitchen aromas as we were getting back to normal during this post-Olympic week.
One cannot help but be excited to notice that the daylight hours are lengthening, the sun feels warmer, and while we may have lots of winter ahead, it’s time to think about new projects. My winter afghan is completed and my hooking frame is coming out again!