But as if that is not enough, it is the first day of the Olympics!! I love the Olympics. My family loves the Olympics. For as long as I can remember, when the Olympic Games come around, I am completely sucked in. I love the pageantry of the ceremonies, get emotionally invested in the stories of personal triumph, and feel a big boost of patriotism. I enjoy watching events I don't watch during the four years between the Games--just for the excitement of the Games.
Now that I live in Colorado Springs, where the USOC is based and where one of the nation's Olympic Training Centers is located (anyone watch The Biggest Loser this week??), I have more opportunities to connect with the Olympic Spirit. The training center offers free tours, and we have gone several times. One time, we spotted my Olympic crush--Apolo Anton Ohno--working out. I'm so excited he is skating again this year.
So tonight, we are having an Olympic Opening Ceremonies party with the Groupies. I would love to tell you of the awesome decorations, food and themed games I have planned--but guess what? I've got nothing! We are just going to enjoy the broadcast together. And eat (of course). If any of you bloggies have some great ideas for our party--I'll take 'em! Seriously. I'll take 'em. I'm the queen of making things happen last minute. :) Plans or not, it's just great to be with friends.
The other excitement at our house is that Pickle's best friend who moved across the country last summer is visiting for the first time since she left. We are so excited to have her with us for a few nights.
Oh yeah, and it's Valentine's Day too. I think we are keeping V-day a little low key at our house this year, but I am very thankful for my Valentine. And his kisses. I'll leave it there. :)
Now, the confession. Even with all of this excitement, and all there is to look forward to--and I'm emotionally poopy. I don't know why. I mean, yes, I am weaning off my meds as I've mentioned before. And yes, it may or may not be approaching a certain special week of the month. I hope that's all it is, cause I feel small. Fragile. A little more anxious than usual. Easily bothered. Easily hurt. Ugh, how I hate that. Anyone been there??
So, I'm praying I can shake the blahs with God's help. Holley posted a great post today--just what I needed to hear. She pointed out that emotions make great messengers and horrible bosses. I am looking to the true Boss of my heart for His reassurance. I know He is close to me. He spoke to me VERY clearly through our Beth Moore video at Bible Study yesterday (but that's another post) and He spoke clearly to me this week when I needed inspiration for something at church.
He is right here. With me. Guiding and sustaining.
And hopefully helping me get over myself enough to get do all I need and want to do today...I've got a party tonight!
Happy Friday, Company Girls!