Wednesday, February 17, 2010

E is for ...

E is for ……

Empty …. As in my mind is somewhat empty on this topic … and somewhat uncomfortable … almost as if there is an elephant in the room … only the room is my mind …

Elegant … something I always wanted to be but have never managed to achieve … My Great Aunt Millicent was a very elegant woman… always dressed to perfection … a fashionista in her day … and she was so tall … with long legs that were lovely even into her last days … for some reason I associate elegance as something only the long and lean can achieve … not meant for the short & round like myself!

Eloquence … something else I dream of … the ability to speak with fluidity with clarity, wit, charm, humour … with an appropriate tone … the ability to move others …

Excellence … again, I try … I think I came real close in grade 2 when I wrote my Mr. Brown Goes to Town poem … then again there was that whole medal & certificate thing

Exposed … is how I feel at this moment … putting this out for a whole lot of people to read …

Excited … watching the Olympics, visiting the venues and soaking up the whole party vibe of the city …

Exit … stage left … leaving you with a few snaps of the dd & me in the city!!!


DD with some crazy fun tourists!


DD and me by art gallery!


This store had the most delicious shoes!!! and great spirit too!!


Banners are eveywhere!


Gotta love a flag wrapped building!


And for those of you that missed it, my DD is somewhere in this crowd of thousands ... Dancing in the Streets! (I was totally Excited for her)


make sure you check out Jenny Matlock's blog for more "E" posts!

37 comments:

Prim2Pink said...

You & your daughter look a lot alike!
It also looks as if you both had a lot of fun in the city!
Judy

Riet said...

What a lot of fun you two had.

jaydubblah said...

Hi, I have family in Canada and one of my cousins took the torch on its way! Good post

My name is PJ. said...

Great job with the letter E!

It looks like you and DD have a great time together.

5thsister said...

E is for an excellent post! Enjoy the rest of the Olympics!

Jacque said...

Good Morning!! Your pictures are "excellent". Looks like you and your DD are having a great time! Thanks for sharing those pics of the Olympics!

Have a great week!

Julie Schuler said...

Your daughter looks like an angel! And you do make an elegant pair! Smiling makes everyone elegant.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Very good selection of E words. You're in Vancouver! Looks like lots of fun.

Carol said...

How FUN! Looks like a wonderful time! How exciting it must be to go to the Olympics!

Viki said...

What a cute way to do the E word. It was great. Thanks for the personal pictures of the Olympics. I'm so into it.

Sarah said...

Jo, I think you are most Eloquent! This is a lovely post, beautifully written. I think this is Excellent!
Fun to see the photos. The valentine book and card are both so pretty. I hope you share what you do with this sweet little book.

mrs. c said...

I too am so excited about the Olympics, I could not go to sleep till after 12 becuase my son and I had to saty up and watch Shawn White snowboard! Thanks for sahring your thoughts and feelings, it's tough sometimes to put it out there for strangers to read!

Laurie said...

Wonderful post. Loved ALL your E's

Jackie said...

empty is a lot like my e word. because it takes a lot of effort to just come up with a word but yours are excellent!

Amy said...

I love your post! I've also longed for elegance too...but I'm more blue jeans, unpainted nails, short legs and paper plates. It works for me too! :)

mbkatc230 said...

How fun! Looks like you are having a great time. Love your E post. Elegance is definitely not my forte. I would love to look (or at least be able to dress) like Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffanys. But I guess that wouldn't be practical working in a vet's office! Kathy

laterg8r said...

excellent post jo, so glad you are getting out to enjoy some of the olympic events :D

Jenny said...

No way Jo! You look perfectly E legant to me! And I loved your E ntertaining post!

A+

Go Olympics!

lissa said...

I like all the E's - I think it's hard to come up with a word that you can build on so having more than one E words are good

thanks for your visit to my alphabe-thursday

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

It's hard to believe the Winter Olymics in a city with no snow!! It must be very exciting being there with all the people and goings on. Thanks for visiting my Shabby Cottage today. Warm hugs, Esther

Brenda said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing the pics and thanks for stopping by!

Melinda Cornish said...

For starting out "empty" you sure filled it right up....It looks like you and your daughter were having a blast...great smiles!

easternsparkle said...

Sounds like you're Enjoying yourself as well!!

Amanda said...

enjoyed your post-- loved the pictures!

Anna said...

I think this was an excellent and exciting post, eloquently executed!
Looks like you had fun too!
Best wishes
Anna
(E is for Earrings)

Together We Save said...

Great job on the letter E!!

MrsJenB said...

I completely understand you on the 'long and lean' - I've got the long part down, but not so much with the lean. C'est la vie, I suppose!

Mumsy said...

This is a wonderful E post! Fun pictures and Go (my neighbor) Canada Go!!!

Anna said...

Hi again Jo,
I almost forgot to thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting on my E-post!
Anna

Hayley G said...

hello way down here at Post #30...
Phew!
Love the post and the photos. You define Excellence in many ways my dear. Do not forget this.

Catherine said...

That was a very creative E post!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

E...definitely for excited...about the Olympics! What fun for all of us.

Thanks for stopping by 'My Front Porch'!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

EXCELLENT E words!!! Isn't Jenny's alphabet series fun!!! Thanks for visiting...see you Thursday!

Maggie B said...

Sounds like you had a great time in the city. The building wrapped in the flag is wonderful, so patriotic.
Thanks for visiting Normandy.
~Maggie~

Jillian said...

Hi Jo - I read your comment over at Erica's blog re: scrapbooking community - have you tried Scrapbooking Fanatics? Nice to see your pics of Vancouver's Olympic goings-on - it's such a good time, isn't it?! Cheers!

GardenofDaisies said...

Looks like you and DD are having a great time in Vancouver!!

Erica said...

Jo, no wonder your mind feels empty, although an elephant fills it up well, there ain't much room for anything else. I hope you can clear the old guy out.

As for elegance, I too picture long lean women, but I see elegance with you, so you've shattered my beliefs. and Eloquence, you have it in spades my dear.