I have a confession to make . . .

 . . . I didn’t watch the Olympics.

Olympic Games 2016
Olympic Games 2016 — See what I mean!

At all.

Oh, well, one night while we enjoyed fajitas at the local restaurant, their T.V. was on and we saw a couple of guys dive.
They were good.

But . . .

. . . I felt my blood pressure rising and just decided to be cool. Why spoil a wonderfully fresh meal with nearly naked guys getting wet for fun and/or profit,
albeit very skillfully?

They say everybody who was anybody was watching. I don’t know.

WordPress says those who were not watching are rare.

I am one of the rare ones.

I was busy.

I was enjoying really good food with a really handsome guy.

Other times, I was mowing, blogging, counseling, bathing, cleaning house, sleeping, washing clothes, baking, wrapping gifts,  ironing, helping my grown son move.


I already have a life.

I already have something to do.

I also did not blog about the Olympics.

Really, some kids competed and somebody won?


Rumors that it was rigged?

Nothing new.


Happens all the time.

When they killed a bunch in Germany during the Olympics, that was news.

I really never wanted to watch much, after that.


To care.

To dare.

To admit I wasn’t there.

I don’t do football, either.

Nor baseball, unless my grandson asks.

The only sport that really interests me, anymore, is volleyball.

If I get to play.

Your serve.


photo credit: hops_76

Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

17 thoughts on “I have a confession to make . . .

  1. But…but…baseball is the bestest! 🙂
    Truly, we enjoy it when you have the chance to watch this grandson play. He also enjoys having specific “fans” in the audience, too.

    I agree about the Olympics, though. Been there, seen that, nothing new under the sun. Hey, the original Olympics were rumored to have been in the buff; maybe we’re coming full circle…?

  2. We haven’t watched, either. My kids love gymnastics, but they do it several times a week. They see people flipping and flying around rather impressively all the time 🙂 From what I’ve heard of the Olympics and their impact on the local economy and some of the other not-so-nice-things, I have no interest. More corporate nonsense benefiting additional corporate nonsense = no thanks.

  3. Very honest, very frank. I think we all feel this way when such an event is given sooooo much hype and shoved in our faces in oh-so many ways…. :/ Great post!

    1. Thanks so much for this kind comment, Janice, and Welcome to Home’s Cool! I hope you enjoyed your stay. 🙂
      I do sometimes watch a bit of it, if I am bored or too tired for other things. We just do not schedule time for much TV and prefer it that way. I suppose it was a great money-maker for everyone, though. Who knows?

    1. Has TV ever been the “great” it advertised itself to be? I’m not sure. I keep trying to remember, but I think I’ve developed amnesia from watching too much of it in the past. 🙂
      Glad I really did not miss much. 😐
      Thanks for the visit, Russel! 🙂

  4. I only watched the open and closing ceremony of it. I wasn’t bothered too much since the event is not genuine for sporting anymore.

    So I’m much like you. 🙂

  5. I didn’t watch either, but that was because we were on vacation. Spending time with people we know and love. And with whom we may not have much time left. Olympics don’t seem to matter as much.

    We love watching them with our kids every time they come on, but this year. It just. didn’t. matter to me. For reasons.

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