Let the Games begin!

Let the Games begin!-Hello I'm 50ish

The Winter Olympic games begin this weekend! It’s supposed to rain all weekend in Atlanta and I plan on watching them as much as I can! Do enjoy watching them too?

 

I love the Winter Olympics because most of the events will take place outside in the snow. I am from Minnesota and grew up in the cold weather. Does anyone remember the Miracle on Ice from the 1980 winter games? Most thrilling moment I can remember in Olympic history.  We were screaming at the top of our lungs when we beat the Russians, even though we were screaming at a television! (NOTE: This was just updated because the IOC blocked the YouTube video I had prior to this photo. Watch the YouTube video here.)

We defeated the Soviet Union led by fellow fierce Minnesotan Herb Brooks, the coach of the University of Minnesota hockey team who had 3 collegiate national titles and coached a team of top collegiate players ( a few of his players were from the U of M.) against professional Russian hockey players. Remember when it was only college level US Olympians not US professional athletes? Hockey is huge in Minnesota as well as ice skating outdoors. When I was growing up hockey was played outdoors, now everything is inside.

It will be interesting seeing South Korea’s opening ceremony and how well received North Korea’s athletes will be. I hope there will be no drama at this Olympic only wonderful competitions from the international athletes.

I will be cheering on the US athletes and hope we bring home the most medals!!

In honor of the Olympics I am wearing a new navy polka dot blouse from the Chico’s  spring collection. Remember I posted about shopping with my fierce 50 sister, Sheila on Monday? I came home with with a bag full of goodies!

Let the Games begin!-Hello I'm 50ish

Still haven’t mastered the dressing room selfie…..

Let the Games begin!-Hello I'm 50ish

I paired my polka dot blouse with my white jeans red heels, and red tote I purchased in the fall to get my patriotic mojo going.

Let the Games begin!-Hello I'm 50ish

Let the Games begin!-Hello I'm 50ish

 

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9 Comments

  1. Raquel
    February 8, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    Hello Robin🙋🏻
    I like the polka dot blouse and jeans.But when you added red heels and red tote,wow! You look lovely!
    My husband and myself enjoy cooking and Italian cuisine is one of them. A variety of seafood with fettuccine and garlic bread is one of our many favorite.
    Now I’m getting hungry😁
    Thank you,Robin for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Raquel

    • February 8, 2018 / 4:25 pm

      Raquel
      Thank you sweetie! I really love this navy ruffled top. The sleeves are fantastic!

      I should share my favorite Italian recipes on a post!
      We have pasta every weekend and my husband loves my shrimp scampi over pasta!
      Have a wonderful weekend friend!

      Hugs,
      Rob in

  2. Brenda Ray
    February 8, 2018 / 3:08 pm

    Hello Robin,
    I have been reading your blog for a few months now and felt compelled to reply. I too am from Minnesota, born and raised! It took me 55 years to finally make the move To the South. My husband and I now live in lower Alabama for the past 3 years and love it! I do rember that Olympic hockey game and knew a few of the players.Thanks for the great memory and I plan to watch the Olympics as well.

    Love,love your outfit! You always look fabulous and are a great inspiration. I have never shopped at Chico’s before and just may have to start!😃

    Have a great day!

    Brenda Ray

    • HelloIm50ish
      February 9, 2018 / 7:13 am

      Brenda,

      I am so happy to meet you here on my blog!

      Where did you grow up in Minnesota? I am from Hastings.
      Yes, a classmate of mine’s brother tried out for the 1980 hockey team (he was an outstanding goalie) but Jim Craig beat him out and the rest is history.

      We have lived in Atlanta for 5 years now but I was in Atlanta in the 80’s when I was a flight attendant.
      Love the warmer weather and the beauty of the south.

      Were you as disappointed as i was when the Vikings didn’t make it to the Super Bowl?

      Thank you for stopping by!!

      Hugs,
      Robin

  3. Robin Osborne
    February 9, 2018 / 12:53 am

    The daughter of a high school classmate of mine is on the U.S. Women’s hockey team. I don’t think I have seen her mom since we graduated, but it is still so very cool!

    • HelloIm50ish
      February 9, 2018 / 7:19 am

      Robin,

      How cool is that! You know someone on the women’s hockey team!
      I have a high profile athlete as a design client who has been to the Summer games twice and brought home the gold for the USA.
      It makes it fun to watch but I still enjoy the winter games over the summer games.

      Thank you for sharing today!

      Hugs,
      Robin

  4. February 10, 2018 / 5:12 pm

    Love this whole look on you Robin, so fab! I am looking forward to watching the Olympics too 🙂

    • HelloIm50ish
      February 11, 2018 / 8:57 am

      Thanks Nora!

      Yes I love watching the games and cheering for the USA!

      Hugs,
      Robin

  5. February 20, 2018 / 3:38 pm

    Hi Robin! I enjoy the Olympics! love watching some of the skating and the ski jump! I always am amazed at those sports. I think the feeling of flying in the air for those couple minutes would be amazing! Love your flowy top and those jeans look great on you! I have a pair of white jeans but am looking for a pair of white skinny ones for Spring.
    Have a great week!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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