Archive for February 12th, 2010

Things I Learned This Week

*Even when only one symptom is present, it is a good idea to have a strep test done.

My youngest son began complaining of a sore throat earlier this week. He didn’t have any other symptoms, such as fever or swollen lymph nodes. With the sore throat not getting better, I decided it was time to take him to the doctor and have it checked. I really didn’t think it was going to be a positive test for strep, nor did the nurse. The doctor examined him and they did a strep test, which turned out to be positive. He is on meds and back in school today after missing one day.

*The warmest Winter Olympics on record open tonight.

Yes, the warm weather appears to be the big story in this year’s games. The average January temperature in the host city of Vancouver was 45 degrees, which made it the warmest on record. While most venues are fine with snow cover, nearby Cypress Mountain was in dire need of the white stuff. Helicopters and trucks were used to bring in load after load of snow in an effort to get the venue ready for snowboarding and freestyle skiing. I am sure the residents of the east coast of the United States would be more than happy to “export” some or all of their supply to help out the effort. Come to think of it, so would I, come and get it, Vancouver! Rumor has it, “El Nino” may light the Olympic caldron tonight!

*Due to two massive snow storms, the U.S. Capitol has been shut down all week.

I’m thinking…maybe that’s a good thing!

*The Sports Illustrated cover jinx is real!

If you don’t think so, just ask U.S.A. skier, Lindsey Vonn!

Happy Weekend!