Thursday, May 17, 2018

Life Lately...

Yay!  I'm back!  And I'm taking a couple minutes to actually *write a post*!!!
sesame street fainting GIF
  I'm usually wordy, so I'll just do a Cliffnotes edition of the last couple weeks.
My "flat-walker" for my very first live 5K!
It was on May 5 & SuperHero themed.
We walked around the Wayne State University campus in Detroit.
Random art in the area of where I picked up my race packet the night before. 
My friend Lisa talked me into doing this and since she does 5Ks like every weekend, I counted on her to be my pace car.  We finished in 1 hour, 1 minute and some odd seconds.  I was hoping to break the 1 hour mark, but oh well!
We won't talk about the huge blood blister I got on the ball of my right foot.  
But we will talk about going straight to Los Galanes restaurant in nearby MexicanTown afterwards (since it was Cinco De Mayo) and having margaritas at 1030am!!

Sunday 5/6 was our first training with the horses for the Lapeer County Sheriff's Search & Rescue. 
We started out in the ring, doing some formations at different speeds, then explored the fairgrounds.  All the horses did really well, since it was the first time they'd met each other (expect Kisses & Remmie - we tried to keep them separated since they're together all the time.) 
It was a great day to hang out with some new friends. 
Have had some crazy days at work.
Literally a case of the right hand not knowing what the left was doing.
Annual studio pictures were taken.  You can't get bad pics of Miss Angela often!  Here she is in her ballet costume...and yes - she's holding a light saber.  They're doing "Ballet Wars" and I really can't wait to see this dance!   This is the first year ever I've heard these girls are excited about ballet!

The owner of the studio graciously split up the competition team photos over 2 days since some of them had to leave early for training with the new USPBL dance crew.  If they wanted to dance on opening weekend at the ball park, they HAD to attend 3 days of training.  
Last Saturday I sold poppies for my VFW post.  I spent 2 hours at the local Kroger.  It was a crappy, rainy day but the people watching was excellent.  I got a lot of double-takes when I said Good Morning to people - I think most people think "old men" when they think of the VFW!
Saturday night we went to a bowling fundraiser for one of the girls at the studio.
She's putting herself thru dance & needs all the help she can get to go to Nationals.
We suck at bowling.  I was excited to break 100, tho!

OMG - Nationals.  NEXT MONTH!!!

Then Mother's Day.

My first Mother's Day, 1998

The roses I got from a lady at work whose husband sent them to her - knowing full well she's allergic to them!  So she had someone take them around and give them to whoever wanted some.
The carnations are from the ball game.

Flowers from Miss Angela

This was Angel's first game at the ballpark.
We couldn't have ordered a better day!  She worked opening night Friday and it was cold & miserable & got rained out after an inning.  But Sunday was mostly sunny & in the 60s.  Perfect!
It's been a long time since I've been to a ball game, since I prefer hockey (you know - ACTION!) but it was a lot of fun. 
The "Mom" dance.
They're still working out the kinks in having the Dance Crew at the ballpark.
They were supposed to be along the walkway with the guy in the blue shirt, expecting to do the YMCA, but instead here they are outside the owner's suite doing the Cotton Eye Joe.  Oops!
They have jerseys for all 4 teams.
With Claire & Miguel - who are also teachers at her studio. 
This is when I learned I will want to have seats along the first base line & not the third!
But we had great seats, if you were actually there to watch baseball. 
Conference on the mound. 

I'm loving seeing flowers bloom! 
I even like to see the wild violets & dandelions in my lawn. 
Speaking of my lawn - we almost lost Jack in the back yard!
It took me 3 1/2 hours to mow the lawn for the first time, since we let the backyard get rather hay-field-ish.

Dance Force finally posted some pics from the competition March 24.
We Found Love / senior small group tap
Girl Power / senior hiphop line
We Help the People / large group comtemporary
Joy / adult solo
Control / senior small group jazz
The 2 in the middle are Angel & Alayna - they couldn't get more identical!
Oceans / senior small group lyrical

Cool lightning storm 

So that's about all the excitement.  Randy just left a bit ago to head to Dayton for Hamvention - He was a work until 1 am and had a hard time getting motivated to get packed & then drive 4 hours.  So it was like 7pm when he finally left.   He's worked at a booth selling radios the last couple years but that guy retired, so I'm sure he's looking forward to actually being able to browse & do whatever they do at Hamvention.  

So what am I going to do this weekend?  I actually have a free weekend!!  Mow the lawn.  Mess around in my flowerbeds.  Get the planters ready for planting.  Wash the bedspread & hanging pillows outside to air.  I really should do some more training for the SARs team.  I've done exactly 1 of 6 required incident command training sessions.   FEMA, like all government agencies - IS BORING!  I just need to suck it up and do it & get it over with.  We've already been yelled at by Lt. for not having it done.   Blargh. 

Anyhooo.  Cutting out for the night - I sure hope the cats don't try to hog the bed, since I'm gonna sprawl!



  1. Ooh a Superhero 5k? That is one type I haven't done before but it looks fun! All of the flower pictures are so pretty too!

    1. Let me tell you - the people watching was amazing!!

  2. Great job on doing the 5k. I used to get blisters all the time if I tried to walk too much. Ooh Ballet Wars? That sounds fun! I'm in two adult dance classes and our recital is in a few weeks, so I'm excited but a little nervous too. haha


    1. I could do a 5K on a treadmill with no problem, so I think I've just worn out my shoes.
      Good luck on your rectial!!
      Angel's tried half-heartedly to get me to do an adult class before, but all our studio offers is tap and I don't know how I feel about that. I saw an ad on Instagram about adult ballet classes someplace nearby, so maybe I'll check into that.

  3. I’ve missed you! Great to see you back st it again. Your last line about hoping the cars don’t hog the bed bc you are planning on sprawling made me giggle :)

    You’ve been busy! I love that you did a superhero 5k and that you had some beautiful Mother’s Day flowers this year. Love all the dance pics! Hope you are enjoying the weekend :) xoxo

    1. Only one of the cats joined me, which was surprising. Rusty is usually obnoxious, with walking ON us to the window and such, but I found him snoozing on the couch the next morning!

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    1. It was fun - I'm still confused about seeing Captain Kirk running, tho LOL


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