Undivided Attention

@Inlemay (17140)
South Africa
August 22, 2016 2:05am CST
Its been a while since I have been able to give anyone undivided attention because as I age, its seems more of me wants to go in different directions and nothing as a whole in any one place. I don't expect anyone to really understand, but if you do, then I believe you know my crisis. Good morning on this pleasant winter Monday morning. It promises to be a high of 16*C which is a serious drop from the week-ends 27*C but then we are in the aftermath of some turbulent winter wind coming up from the snow strewn mountain regions. Sadly there are no Olympic Games to watch in the middle of the night, so as of today my family might be getting some decent rest and resume our normal sleep patterns almost like getting babies back into a routine. The events at the Olympic games were absolutely enthralling and I loved every minute of them, some we lost and some we won by C'est la vie! Congratulations to the United States for their first positions with 46 gold/ 37 silver and 38 Bronze = 121medals. And just a nose length ahead in second place Great Britain with 27 Gold/ 23 Silver and 17 Bronze = 67 in total which is almost half of what USA got. To the China Olympians - well done too if the placings rested on the total medals then you would have been second, but they go on the Gold medal rankings. Fourth was Russia and Fifth was Germany leaving RSA in the 30th postition with a total of 10 medals. Only 78 Countries of the 206 that participated received any medals. I wonder how the criteria for participation was set for the Modern Olympic games in 1894? Did you know: "Although the ancient Games were staged in Olympia, Greece, from 776 BC through 393 AD, it took 1503 years for the Olympics to return. The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896. The man responsible for its rebirth was a Frenchman named Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who presented the idea in 1894." Its my grandsons birthday today - so in celebrating, I am baking cookies while giving you my undivided attention! photo is of Athens and the Old Olympic Arena with a true champion - my hubby!
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
22 Aug 16
It is summer here in the Northern Hemisphere and we are only 2 degrees warmer than you.
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@LadyDuck (181864)
• Switzerland
22 Aug 16
It's warm there Barry! We had 13ยบ C this morning, not really a summer temperature.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
22 Aug 16
@LadyDuck Oh dear, that is no good for the poor snakes because they prefer the warmer temperatures.
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@Inlemay (17140)
• South Africa
22 Aug 16
sorry that you are not warming up - but today is cold for us
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Aug 16
I saw statistics somewhere of how many medals per capita for different countries. This gives another slant on how successful countries are.
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@Inlemay (17140)
• South Africa
22 Aug 16
If its per capita - then less populated countries like NZ and Australia and others feature well
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@TRBRocks420 (84256)
• Banks, Oregon
22 Aug 16
Good morning and, sad to see the Olympics go, but it was a spectacular too watch. I was entertained through out, also happy birthday to your grandson cookies sound good, my nephews birthday was the 21st.
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@Inlemay (17140)
• South Africa
22 Aug 16
thank you - I am going to miss your Olympic news daily
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@ison_1 (1241)
22 Aug 16
good morning Lany :) No Olympics! I don't know what I'm going to do!!! The Olympics was amazing and GB have done ridiculously well, so many great moments. But for me Wayde Van Niekerk was the moment of the games.
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@Inlemay (17140)
• South Africa
22 Aug 16
Good Morning John - there were so fabulous moments throughout the games - I will have to ease myself into new sleep patterns - 1am wakeup reminder has been deleted from alarm -
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@ison_1 (1241)
22 Aug 16
@Inlemay hahaha, I'm glad there are other people who set their alarms for the early hours events! :)
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@Inlemay (17140)
• South Africa
22 Aug 16
@ison_1 Call us NUTTY!
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• Eugene, Oregon
23 Aug 16
We appreciate that attention with so much interesting history included.
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@Inlemay (17140)
• South Africa
23 Aug 16
you are most welcome
@LadyDuck (181864)
• Switzerland
22 Aug 16
If the countries of the so called United Europe would have participated together, they would have gained more medals than the United States, but they are united, we are not.
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@Inlemay (17140)
• South Africa
22 Aug 16
they still all were in the top 20 - so thats good
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@xFiacre (5686)
• Ireland
22 Aug 16
@inlemay Quite a few nifty little things have come out of Greece.
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@Inlemay (17140)
• South Africa
22 Aug 16
I know - so how is it they cannot fix the problem now?
@MALUSE (44590)
• Uzbekistan
22 Aug 16
I've only watched Usain Bolt run and win as he knew he would.
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@Inlemay (17140)
• South Africa
22 Aug 16
He is a mean machine for sure
• United Kingdom
22 Aug 16
The UK haven't done badly either. I have only watched a few games in between working and I have enjoyed it.
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• United States
23 Aug 16
I find myself easily distracted all the time too. Happy birthday to your grandson and I'm sure he'll enjoy the cookies...what kind are you baking?
@HazySue (23723)
• United States
22 Aug 16
@Inlemay Happy Birthday to your Grandson. What kind of cookies are you baking?
@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
22 Aug 16
It may be hard to give it, but now and then it's nice to get it. Undivided attention that is
@Tampa_girl7 (26737)
• United States
22 Aug 16
I can smell the cookies