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Running out of Time

Posted by on 13 August 2008

I’m really starting to feel the pressure now.  I feel like I’m running out of time.  That’s not a feeling that I experience often.  Usually when I’m overwhelmed, it passes quickly.  Not this time.

I’ve had so many appointments this week.  I still have a doctor appointment tomorrow.  When that’s done, I get to come home to eat and then go to a religious education meeting.  We have to assemble the folders for registration and start to prepare for classes to start.

School starts on Monday.  Am I ready??  Am I going to do right by my daughter??  Do I have enough to challenge her??  Religious education classes are about to start too.  Am I prepared??  Am I going to meet their needs??  Not to mention the bills.  Am I keeping up with them??  Are we really ready for this retirement??  God knows the medical bills are going to kill us.  And let’s not forget about the braces that I still have to find time and money for. 

I don’t sleep enough.  I keep getting up adding to my “to do” list.  I cross things off….I add things.  The sleep isn’t an issue.  I do this now and then.  I’ll sleep for half a day and be all caught up again.  Part of it’s being all wrapped up in the Olympics.  I’m truly enjoying them.  Besides, late at night while they’re on is quiet time.  I’m all alone with the dogs.  There’s peace in the house and it gives me time to wind down and put my feet up.  I’m even getting behind on my blog.  I’m not keeping up with comments because I post so late.  I try to catch up on what everyone else wrote on their blogs, put something down for myself and try to prepare for the next day.  I do hope that I’m not forgetting anyone.  If I am, I apologize. 

Ah yes, now on to one of my favorite topics right now, the Olympics.  The current medal count is:

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
United States 10 8 9 27
China 14 3 5 22
South Korea 5 6 1 12
Australia 4 2 6 12
Italy 4 4 2 10
Russia 2 5 3 10
France 0 7 2 9
Japan 3 1 3 7
Great Britain 2 2 3 7
North Korea 1 2 4 7
Germany 4 1 1 6
Netherlands 1 1 2 4
Azerbaijan 1 2 0 3
Romania 1 0 2 3
Zimbabwe 0 3 0 3
Brazil 0 0 3 3
Czech Republic 2 0 0 2
Slovakia 1 1 0 2
Finland 1 0 1 2
Spain 1 0 1 2
Hungary 0 2 0 2
Austria 0 1 1 2
Cuba 0 1 1 2
Kazakhstan 0 1 1 2
Armenia 0 0 2 2
Indonesia 0 0 2 2
Switzerland 0 0 2 2
Taiwan 0 0 2 2
India 1 0 0 1
Thailand 1 0 0 1
Colombia 0 1 0 1
Norway 0 1 0 1
Slovenia 0 1 0 1
Sweden 0 1 0 1
Turkey 0 1 0 1
Vietnam 0 1 0 1
Algeria 0 0 1 1
Argentina 0 0 1 1
Belarus 0 0 1 1
Croatia 0 0 1 1
Georgia 0 0 1 1
Kyrgyzstan 0 0 1 1
Mexico 0 0 1 1
Tajikistan 0 0 1 1
Togo 0 0 1 1
Ukraine 0 0 1 1
Uzbekistan 0 0 1 1


The U.S. still has a good lead in total count.  It was hard watching gymnastics tonight.  I refuse to believe that the judges are impartial.  I know basically how the scoring works.  China goes in with a lead because supposedly their routines are harder.  But I watched those little Chinese girls make mistakes….maybe small ones, but still mistakes.  Hardly anything, if any at all, was taken off.  Yet the U.S. team had several reductions for less.  Then, bless her heart, she falls off the beam.  What a shock.  Then she fell on the floor exercises.  Then there’s an over the line by the next 2.  EEK!!  But they were still awesome.  They still got silver.  You could still see the pain on the U.S. team faces and see how profoundly this hit them.  We’re still kicking butt in swimming.  Michael Phelps is on a roll, to say the least.  He added 2 golds tonight alone.  This boy (man) is amazing.  That’s all I can say.  Let’s not forget the women.  They’re there too.  Men won beach volleyball today to put us in the finals.  Women still have to play.  These are some amazing games!!

4 Responses to Running out of Time

  1. Debbie

    I hear ya on the sleepness nights. Do that myself…often. Think it’s the age? LOL

    Hey, you’ve got alot going on. Give yourself a break. Everything will eventually be taken care of.

    On the Olympic front: I thought that China was sloppy on the floor program and there is no way a single one of them is 16. So here’s what I think. I think they can’t win unless they cheat with the age deal. Bela whatever said something about a big difference in how the age differences approach the competition. The older they are, the more intense they are. It’s a shame, though, that with everyone KNOWING these girls aren’t qualified with the age, that there hands are tied about doing anything to stop it from continuing. Maybe they should kick the country out of the Olympics all together. Huh, huh?! Or at least the suspected sports teams. I was ticked off watching last night! Can you tell? LOL

  2. Elaine

    LOL I’d be willing to bet it has something to do with age!!

    I know Debbie, but I can’t help but to worry. I think what drives me nuts is the fact things go so smooth and then all of a sudden, there’s so much. I’d rather it was spread out!! LOL I need to just listen to K because she’s not worried in the least and neither is my DRE.

    I think more people need to be upset over some of these events. LOL So, you being ticked off is a good start!! I don’t like anyone cheating….I don’t care what country it is. If those girls are 16 (legally), I’ll eat dog poop. I blame the Olympic Committee for allowing this to happen. This event, it’s reflected the most in and Bela is very right about the difference in ages. Did you care at 12 the same way you did at 20?? I know I didn’t!!

  3. Heather

    From a fellow retiree wife….Keep the Tricare! It’s only $465/year for the family and you get the same coverage as when you were active duty. You don’t even have to use the military facilities if you don’t want to. There are small co-pays if you use a civi dr.

    Dental is another story. It varies based on location and for us it’s $100/month.

  4. Elaine

    We plan to keep the TriCare. It’s easy to see that’s the best thing to do. Here, we can’t go on post after we retire. There’s just not enough docs. At our briefing, they told us to start finding a doc in town NOW!!

    I can’t remember what our dental is, but it’s not bad. Considering our daughter will be in braces, we’ll have to go with it.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

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