Happy Tears

I was too tired to watch the end of the Olympic coverage last night, but that doesn’t mean I don’t care.  When I watched the last women’s gymnastics performance this morning, I was choking back tears with Aly Raisman.

Go, Aly! (photo from Trendwire.com)

It was so fantastic to watch those girls succeed at something they’ve worked at for most of their lives.  I know that’s true for all of the athletes–the commitment and the struggle to get to the Olympics–but they’re our athletes, and I’m so glad they were rewarded for their mental toughness and talent.

I’ve also been trying to get a few things done in my own little world, between Olympic ping-pong and water polo and tennis and gymnastics and swimming and diving.  You get the idea.

I’ve painted a few chairs and a table that were hanging out on our patio (forgot to get a “before” picture, but I’ll share after the patio is a little bit cleaned up).  I’m hoping to transform a few more pieces of furniture in the near future.  And I’ve cooked a few good dinners.

One of the dinners was a bit like this:  Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, and Tomato Sandwich.  Only instead of a 1/2 cup of mayo, we used Greek yogurt.  It worked out really well, and I didn’t feel bad about the bacon with the omission of the mayonnaise.  Happy stomach, happy tears, much happier week than last week.

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