Have you been watching the Olympics? I have. I wasn't too excited by the opening ceremonies, but then I never am. I think I watched maybe half an hour and then turned it to something else. But I love watching the athletes compete. The men's swimming relay today was pretty darn exciting!
I've noticed that watching the Olympics this time is a little bit different, though. Yes, I get excited when an athlete from the USA wins--that hasn't changed. But now when athletes from other countries do well, it reminds me of my blog friends in those countries--Australia, the Neatherlands, and the UK to name a few. YAY!!! to you and your country!
I had a comment to yesterday's post that was in Spanish, I believe. Have you ever used Babel Fish to translate a paragraph? Sometimes you can get some pretty funny results. I translated the comment and here's what I got:
"Today descubri your blog and I like much, I congratulate this to you very pretty but I cannot read it, I am going to have to learn idioma.pero as I like and I do patchwork, seguire watching your trabajos.te control an affectionate hug."
An affectionate hug back atcha Maria Emilia. And thanks for telling me you like my blog even if you can't read it. I totally understand because I've never been very good at languages other than English. In the spirit of an international exchange of ideas without language, I guess I'd better post a photo or two.
I took two more photos of the Christmas List blocks so far--in the daylight, so you can see them a bit better. I hope you're not tired of seeing them.
Then, just so you know I haven't sunk to the depths of Hamburger Helper as a daily nutrition source, I thought I'd wow you with a photo of the blueberry cobbler I made. And yes, I actually stopped quilting long enough today to go to the grocery store, so there are at least a few good meals in our immediate future.
Tonight I finished quilting the Thimbleberries Lakeside BOM quilt; tomorrow night I'll get the binding on and maybe sewn down, but I suspect that's a little too ambitious since I also have the Christmas List class.
Thanks for stopping by to visit, and a big thank you and "good luck" to my international friends for helping to broaden my world beyond my own country's boundaries!