Saturday, February 27, 2010

The 2010 Olympics

The 2010 Olympics
Because we have a projection TV that we can project onto the wall with a picture of 5ft X 8ft. Having such a blessing I invited my dear friend of 42 years who is an avid sports fan to come and enjoy the 2010 Olympics with me. While we are not watching the games we have done several other activities. One we have been listening to mood soothing music. Chopin, Puccini, Verdi, Beethoven. One day we thumbed thru old magazines and tore out pictures and made personal collage. It was fun to see just what appealed to each of us.

On another day we were reminiscing about days that were much livelier, we made a paper-mache pig. When my daughter was in Campfire Girls I was the guardian. On one occasion we had a Lieu. For the center piece I made a pig it was a big hit. Cass still remembers the pig and thought it would be fun to re-create it. We used two balloons and a 2oz cup for the snout and toilet paper rolls for the legs to make the form, and then we covered it with glue like substance and strips of newspaper, and paper towels. Then we covered the whole form with a thin coat of Elmer’s glue and allowed it to dry. After the form was dry we painted the pig with acrylics. Now she will have a pig for her summer cookout.
We have been watching the Olympics faithfully but are disappointed at the way NBC are presenting them as we are interested in skating an they are feeding us one skater at a time until 10:00 P.M. after this old woman’s bedtime.

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