Handstand Contest and Crockpot Love

While I was waiting for August to be ready to leave work I stumbled upon this article on Yahoo about “sports” that used to be in the Olympics.  I say “sports” because I’m not sure I could ever consider tug-of-war a sport even if it was in the Olympics.

I mean, does this really look Olympic quality to you?

I will openly admit to absolutely loving the Olympics (mostly summer but I’ll watch winter, too).  I would take all 2 weeks off work and watch it 24/7 if I thought I could get away with it, that’s how much I love it.  Growing up my 2 main sports were gymnastics and diving.  I was a gymnast for 8 years and a diver for 10.  You’ll be hard pressed to find a young gymnast (or diver) whose doesn’t dream of the Olympics.

Seeing all the articles pop up about the upcoming Olympics has me excited and I can’t wait for them to start!  My all time, hands down favorite Olympic moment…

Sadly after 8 years of gymnastics the only thing I can still do is a handstand.

But at least mine was better than August’s or Eloise’s :)



To cook up dinner for tonight we used the good old crockpot.  Man, do I ever love crock pot cooking.  Tonight we made Buffalo Ranch Chicken with sweet potato fries (from Carrots N’ Cake) and roasted broccoli.

All you do is throw a few pounds of chicken breasts (can be frozen or thawed), buffalo sauce of your choice, and ranch mix into the crockpot in the morning before leaving for work.  We cooked ours on low for ~10 hours.  When we got home all we had to do was bake the cut up sweet potatoes and broccoli.

Made for a perfect Thursday evening meal. :)

What sport did you dream of going to the Olympics for?  Can you do a handstand?  What’s your favorite crockpot meal?

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7 thoughts on “Handstand Contest and Crockpot Love

  1. Oh man, I honestly don’t know that I could do a handstand! Hahaha maybe up against the wall :)

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