February 10, 2022
My Almost Daily Journal-Valentine’s Day is Coming Don’t Procrastinate/Are You Enjoying the Olympics?
Volume 20-Tag Along With Me on My Sometimes Boring Sometimes Interesting Sometimes Humorous Journey Through Life
Welcome back. I hope you enjoy my journal entries. Maybe they are sometimes boring but hopefully you will have fun reading them. Hopefully I will inspire you to write about your journey through life. Give it a try; it’s fun.
Are you a romantic? Believe it or not Valentines Day is upon us as February is moving along quickly. Some people feel Valentine’s Day is over commercialized. Well, it probably is. However, I still enjoy buying flowers for my wife and other gifts. As men we quite often procrastinate and it comes down to the last minute for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, birthdays, etc. We never seem to learn. I’ll be the first to admit it.
I must say though, now that I’m retired, I have improved some. A little less last minute. Today I did flower and candy shopping with 4 days to spare. I’m proud of myself!
Getting back to the point of commercialism, Valentine’s Day to me is fun because it breaks up the winter. Something to look forward to. Something fun. We will probably go out for dinner also but go on Saturday, to avoid the crowds on Monday night. I still am a little leery about being around crowds just yet without a mask.
The Beijing Winter Olympics
I love the Winter Olympics. Right up my alley. As a skier I love to watch all of the snow sports. So many fun events to watch, from skiing to snowboarding to luge to bobsled to half-pipe to figure and speed skating to hockey and more . The athletes are phenomenal and fun to watch.
Then there is curling. I am addicted! Something about it. It’s fascinating to watch the strategy and the finesse of sliding 40 pound rocks 150 feet with precision. And the yelling! It’s funny to hear screaming in the background from other matches as a curler tries to…