Remembering Sydney 2000 Olympics

To some, it doesn’t seem like 20 years ago. To me, it seems like 100 years ago! Both Sasha and I were so much fitter in those days! I remember I had both hips replaced that year, first in April and then in November. Sasha was so busy with the Olympics, being Technical Manager for Handball (European Handball) which he introduced to Australia in 1983, that he had hardly had any time for me. But I had a good time at Greenwich Hospital rehab, where in addition to regular exercises I demonstrated my belly dancing skills as well.

Aleksandar Sasha Dimitric


That was then.

Yesterday, we each survived a silly fall. I was the first to go for a sixer in the evening, landing on my face after tripping over an electrical cord. That feeling of helplessness and looming disaster when you’re flying and can’t stop it! And what a relief when you realise you didn’t break any bones and all your teeth are still keeping strong in your mouth! My upper lip is a bit bruised, that’s all. Ok, my back hurts a bit, but other than that I’m as fit as a fiddle, an old fiddle, mind you.

Sasha’s fall was stupid too. Despite my warnings, he regularly fails to lock his walker. So, last night when he reached for it, it rolled away from him!!! He found himself on the ground with the walker on top of him! His left calf is badly bruised, but nothing broken, hallelujah! Miracle!

This reminder might help. 🙂

Miracles do happen! We are two miracles. Two old fools too. Let’s just hope we’ve learned our lessons.

Sasha at the dentist recently. 🙂


This morning he said to me: “You know, your fall last night makes me feel so much better about myself.” And we both cracked up laughing.

We are counting our blessings today! ❤ ❤ 


Hope all is well with all of you bloggers! Take care and stay safe! ❤ 

© Copyright 2020 Irina Dimitric

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Kookaburra sweet, you neither chirp nor tweet. Your laughter is much like mine, my cackle is much like thine. We are two sister souls, one clad in feathers, the other in clothes. ~ Irina ~ I’m a budding blogger. Poetry and photography are my newest passions, living in perfect harmony inspiring each other. I like both free verse and form poetry and am quite proud to let you know that I am the creator of a new form named ‘tercetonine’. Blog Name: Irina's Poetry Corner Blog URL:
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12 Responses to Remembering Sydney 2000 Olympics

  1. ivor20 says:

    Yes best you stop your foolish falls…. !! ..I remember the Sydney Olympics only too well… September 20th was when I had my first stroke, and spent the Olympic’s watching them from my hospital bed… ☺🙂😮

  2. gamche says:

    Aleksandar Dimitrić Zvezdina rukometna legenda???

  3. Count your blessings, indeed! So glad you both are doing well.

  4. gamche says:

    Sjajno!!! Još se pamti ta 1955. godina kada je Zvezda prvi put osvojila titulu prvaka Jugoslavije. 🙂

  5. lolaWi says:

    so glad to know that you’re both well. take care. 🙂

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