Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Kitty Love

The first pic is of our newest addition, Lucy. She's adorable, but hasn't quite gotten to lounging with her big brother and sister. I love our little fuzzy family!!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Tuesday February 12 - Fat Tuesday

Mardi Gras was on Tuesday...

For some, it was a day of celebration. For others, it passed quietly without a second thought.  For me... it was a day of last minute munchies before giving up junk food for Lent. 

Now, before you jump to any conclusions... no I am not Catholic, nor overly religious.  BUT... I like the idea of having a defined period of time in which it give up something.  Especially something that I could probably do without. Like junkfood.

Junkfood? What exactly defines junkfood?  For me it is a lot of things.... chips, cookies, candy, fries, cake, brownies, ice cream...etc.  Which is a lot to try to give up.  40 days.  It will either feel like an eternity, or I will start feeling fantastic without the added junk in my diet.  I have a feeling it will be a little bit of both. 

I want to keep this blog updated as to my progress, partially to keep myself on track but also to be accountable. Or something... :) Fingers crossed.

Winter Feis

Winterfeis. Its been a few weeks and I have been horrible about updating everything....

So, Winterfeis was interesting.  First off, it was the very first time our little &over Adult 4 hand competed. I whipped together the capes and belts for our team, and we did pretty well.  It started a bit rough, but we got our lines right and kept the smiles on our faces!

As for solo competition... we started the day off by getting to the feis 2 hours early. Mostly because I had misread the schedule. Ooops! Luckily, the outlets were only a few minutes down the road so we were all able to head over and spend a little time shopping. Once solos actually got started... it was a MAD DASH!  I barely made it on stage for Reels.  They started early... which is shocking since feisanna almost never run on time. Much less early. Also... they had us competing 3 at a time. Which is rough since we don't compete on the largest of stages and most of us are over 5'5... so it was a bit of a cluster. Grrr....

But... I did feel pretty good about my steps. Especially my hornpipe! I have been struggling with these lately... not because I don't dance them well... but I COULD NOT PLACE THEM OUT OF NOVICE.  But... my awesome buddy Julie (also a teacher and champ at our school) gave me the best advice ever. "Just dance it like you dance in class".  Um... ok. So I did.
And I placed my HPs! Woot! Out of 14 people... I kicked some butt. Which was awesome. The rest of the feis was good... now to work on placing things out of prizewinner!