TWW Taking an Olympic Break

"The Olympic Rings, the symbol of the modern Olympic Games, is composed of five interlocking rings, colored blue, yellow, black, green, and red on a white field. It was originally designed in 1912 by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games." (link)

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It's been a busy week for the Deebs.  Dee and her husband spent the week on Cape Cod visiting with relatives and planning Polly's memorial service to be held later next week.  They arrived home earlier today and are obviously exhausted.  Please continue to pray for them during this difficult time.

Deb and her husband have spent the last seven days at their country home attending to various farming activities.  They are now caught up and have returned to Raleigh to rest. 🙂

TWW is taking the day off to watch the Olympics with their respective families.  Go Team USA! 

(No offense meant to our blogging friends around the world.)

We will resume our regular posting schedule next week, with our EChurch post being published later tomorrow.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Comments

TWW Taking an Olympic Break — 34 Comments

  1. The CBMW guys must be having a major case of the vapors after watching women like Simone Biles and Simone Manuel. They’re compromising their femininity, or some such nonsense.

  2. Patriciamc wrote:

    The CBMW guys must be having a major case of the vapors after watching women like Simone Biles and Simone Manuel. They’re compromising their femininity, or some such nonsense.

    Don’t forget sharpshooting Virginia Thrasher! I think she “compromised her femininity” more so than the gymnast and the swimmer!

  3. Nancy2 wrote:

    Don’t forget sharpshooting Virginia Thrasher! I think she “compromised her femininity” more so than the gymnast and the swimmer!

    Very true! We must all flutter our hands in despair.

  4. I find the Olympics a welcome distraction from all the tragedy and turmoil in the world today.

    I hope it provides some measure of the same for the Deebs! Thanks to both of you for all you do!

  5. Deb wrote:

    @ Lea:

    I did! It was incredible. Her dad was so proud!

    Yes! And it was cute how she was competitive with her dad about getting a gold when he only got a silver. She’s my new favorite Olympian I think.

  6. Patriciamc wrote:

    Nancy2 wrote:
    Don’t forget sharpshooting Virginia Thrasher! I think she “compromised her femininity” more so than the gymnast and the swimmer!
    Very true! We must all flutter our hands in despair.

    Our daughter and son shot competitively years ago. Even competed at the Olympic Training center in Colorado. I am proud to be the mother of a daughter who still target shoots. No fluttering hands for this women.

  7. Mae wrote:

    No fluttering hands for this women.

    Well, of course not! It’s impossible to aim with fluttering hands – could even be dangerous!

  8. Recovering from surgery, the Olympics have been therapeutic. I’ll be popping pain meds and rooting for local Olympian Courtney Frerichs in the 3,000-meter steeplechase on Monday. She finished 3rd in her opening round heat to automatically advance to the final. (A refreshing retreat from Driscoll news)

  9. Bridget wrote:

    Nick Bulbeck wrote:
    Bronze!
    According to the time stamp, you’re out of the top three by a long shot. Sorry friend.

    No, no, no: pay attention, 007.

    I was the third commenter, behind Patriciamc (2 comments) and Nancy2 (1 comment). This is a field event, remember.

  10. Nick Bulbeck wrote:

    I was the third commenter, behind Patriciamc (2 comments) and Nancy2 (1 comment). This is a field event, remember.

    LOL! Bronze it is!!

  11. I love the swimming events. Katie Ledecky is one talented athlete. She is still feminine though. Michael Phelps son, Boomer, gets the Gold medal for cutest baby at the olympics and cutest outfits.

  12. Harley wrote:

    I love the swimming events.

    I wonder how the excitable announcer at the swimming events would handle commenting at a golf tournament.

  13. Bill M wrote:

    I wonder how the excitable announcer at the swimming events would handle commenting at a golf tournament.

    Somehow, the phrase “fish out of water” is coming to mind here.

  14. Patriciamc wrote:

    Nancy2 wrote:

    Don’t forget sharpshooting Virginia Thrasher! I think she “compromised her femininity” more so than the gymnast and the swimmer!

    Very true! We must all flutter our hands in despair.

    “MUSCULAR WOMEN! MUSCULAR WOMEN! MUSCULAR WOMEN!”

  15. Lea wrote:

    Did you see the girl who won shotput yesterday?

    I read the winning distance and was like "22 feet? I could do…oh, wait, that's meters. Holy cr#p!" (ed.)

  16. K.D. wrote:

    More importantly, the Premier League starts this weekend….Go Cherries!

    I’m forever blowing bubbles,
    Pretty bubbles in the air,
    They fly so high,
    Nearly reach the sky,
    Then like my dreams,
    They fade and die.
    Fortune’s always hiding,
    I’ve looked everywhere,
    I’m forever blowing bubbles,
    Pretty bubbles in the air.

  17. Dr. Fundystan, Proctologist wrote:

    K.D. wrote:
    More importantly, the Premier League starts this weekend….Go Cherries!
    I’m forever blowing bubbles,
    Pretty bubbles in the air,
    They fly so high,
    Nearly reach the sky,
    Then like my dreams,
    They fade and die.
    Fortune’s always hiding,
    I’ve looked everywhere,
    I’m forever blowing bubbles,
    Pretty bubbles in the air.

    A West Ham supporter…..what’s really sad, I know this…I may have to turn in my ” Native Texan” citizenship…

  18. @ Dr. Fundystan, Proctologist:

    ION 1): Liverpool finally beat Arsenal. Naebdy saw that one coming.

    ION 2): Small island in northern Atlantic temporarily occupies second place in Olympic medal table. Naebdy saw that one coming either.

    ION 3): Pakistan convincingly win the Fourth Test to finish the series level at 2-2. That one’s rather less suprising: the teams have been well-matched overall and Pakistan have been much the better side in this match.

    IHTIH…

  19. Bill M wrote:

    I wonder how the excitable announcer at the swimming events would handle commenting at a golf tournament.

    NBC needs to assign that guy to the golf circuit for a while to calm him down before he burns out! A job swap with the golf announcer would do both of them good.

  20. Richard wrote:

    I seem to remember that Milwall sang ‘just like West Ham they fade and die’ as the last line

    Probably true… which is ironic, isn’t it? 🙂

    My favourite UK-based fitba’ chant was heard at a World Cup qualifier between Scotland and Wales in 2012, when the Scots fans chanted at the Welsh: “We hate the English more than you…”.

    #BeatifulGame…SortOf

  21. Richard wrote:

    @ K.D.:
    Another Bournemouth fan on TWW. That was unexpected

    They play in a venue smaller than many of the 4A, 5A, 6A high school football stadiums here in Texas…you have got to pull for those guys…plus they have the economist Adam Smith and country singer Charlie Daniels playing for them…

  22. @ K.D.:
    Testament to the crazy economics of English football. With TV income of $5bn a year shared more or less equally they can at least survive in the highest level. But they couldn’t at the next level down (about 5% of the TV money and very little gate money) and in fact at the third tier (historically their natural level) they’d be one of the smaller clubs.

    The Charlie Daniels thing was funny. He kept appearing in my news feed making comments about gun control which,shall we say, wouldn’t be widely shared in the UK! Took me a long time to work out that it wasn’t our left back!