I've been distracted from this blog by the Olympics, sciatic pain, single motherhood (Mr. Bean has had several nights he's worked in a row) and general laziness.
If you didn't catch the final program by Evan Lysacek, the American Olympic figure skater from the Chicago-land area, I highly suggest you do! There was some trash talking done by his closest competitor, a skater from Russia. In the end, Lysacek showed him by taking it to the ice and going for gold!
I'm enjoying watching our national anthem played while Americans like Shani Davis, also from Chicago-land, Shaun White, Lindsey Vonn, Hannah Kearney, Seth Wescott and now Evan Lysacek, stood proud to represent America.
(I should mention that it is 11:22 pm and String Bean just got up in time to watch Lysacek's ceremony and our anthem. She's patriotic that one.)