In Like a Lion & Some Thoughts on Winter
Winter weather has been especially on my mind these last two days.
My family and friends in Illinois, i.e. many of my favorite people in the world, live in the heart of this supposed-to-be-historical snow storm that is to hit a third of our country (oh, pardon my Weather Channel vernacular; been watching all day).
Yesterday, my husband struggled to get home from Aspen, where his team won the Silver Medal in Snocross at the Winter X-Games! *(fist pumps)* Due to a closed airport, mechanical problems and more than three hours of sitting on the runway, a missed connecting flight, and then a hotel room in Chicago, he finally caught an early flight home today. Frustraaa-tion...
So, let’s bring back the happy.
I’d like to show you my ice skating outfit.
My Mom made this for my sister and I to play dress-up, back in the very early-80s. Isn't it so fun? Look at the Bedazzled silver studded bow around the neckline. What a magnificent invention – the original Bedazzler! It came with all kinds of jewels and studs, but we never used the sparkliest ones because we wanted to save them (I still
Growing up, we loved watching the Olympic figure skaters on TV, mostly because of their glittery outfits, make-up and their hair-dos (note: I'm talking about the ladies here). I remember being fascinated by Katarina Witt, wishing I could be as pretty as her, and as graceful. My sister and I rocked Dorothy Hamill haircuts.
Hey! Gimme back my prop!
*(she performs a Flying Spin Combination)*