Back when I bought my yoga mat in 2008 the only color choice was black. Now Manduka mats come in all sorts of different textures, thicknesses, and colors. The Manduka is made to last a lifetime, so I won't be getting a purple, pink, or any other fancy one. It doesn't matter though, I really love my extra long black Manduka, and it still looks brand new. I was thinking though (making my hair even curlier), maybe I could paint something on my mat. Hmmmm. Yet another project to ponder. I'm good at pondering the projects, not so good at completing them.
On Sunday we checked out Skyline Trapeze in Dallas. I was hoping to see Donovan, but he was out of town. We did see Daniel, one of the catchers from Austin. I really just wanted to have fun. I hadn't flown at all since May, 2013. I had high hopes of a back-end whip. The really high hopes were to get into it gracefully with straight legs. Never even came close. I kinda scrambled into it. I forgot how quickly things happen up there. I'm sort of amazed I actually got into the position and got caught.
Ross worked on his swing. He says he misses trapeze.
It was great to be on a properly set up rig. I didn't feel like I was fighting the bar or the lines. My take-offs were actually decent. Today my chest and arms are really sore. Oh, and of course my shoulders. I had a lot of fun, and the weather was beautiful--perfect for outdoor flying. We will definitely fly again when we are back in DFW.
I had so much fun this weekend there were times I thought I was going to burst with excitement. We spent about 4 hours walking around at the fair. I'm so glad we go every year. There were old favorites, new things, and changes.
A big part of the State Fair is food. Our first stop when we arrived was to buy some fried guacamole. The guac part is spiced and mixed with finely shredded cheese. The batter is spicy and crispy. I could eat two orders all by myself, but we shared one.
I wanted something sweet, but not too sweet, so we got a belgian waffle with whipped cream, strawberries, and powdered sugar. We asked them to go light on the sugar and it was perfect. The fried guac and waffle was our lunch.
We went to see the arts and crafts exhibits. Every year they have a butter sculpture made with hundreds of pounds of butter. This year the butter sculpture was horses. We didn't see the decorated shoe exhibit in the crafts area. That is usually one of my favorites. After arts and crafts we saw a milking demonstration.
The baby animal barn is my favorite part of the fair. This year I got to pet a baby zebu, a kangaroo, a zonkey, a baby buffalo, a porcupine, and even more animals.
We saw a lot of sheep in one of the barns. We even saw some tiny lambs. One was only four days old!
Ross's favorite part of the fair was the pig races. The piglets ran so fast!
I wanted to ride the ferris wheel, but the line was pretty long. I didn't have the energy or patience to stand around and wait. Next year we will have to hit it up as soon as we get there.
We rode a shuttle back to the parking area. The young girl that sat with us told us that they didn't eat anything in Dallas because of ebola. The hysteria and ignorance about ebola is insane. These people didn't have any trouble going to the fair with a bunch of strangers, but they wouldn't eat the food. Great.
Bailey got sick about two weeks ago. She stopped eating. Then she started vomiting and having diarrhea. Ross took her to the vet and she got some meds and fluids. After an ultrasound the vet diagnosed her with pancreatitis. I had to continue giving her pills and subcutaneous fluids. She's getting fluids in the photo. After about 10 days she was completely back to normal. She'll have a recheck at the vet next week. We'll see if she has to get subcutaneous fluids long term. Ross doesn't like needles and kinda wigged out when I gave Bailey fluids in front of him. Bailey doesn't seem to mind too much--especially if I heat up the water. I'm crossing my fingers that this was just an isolated thing and Bailey will be fine from now on.