Here are a bunch of photos of my boy, Ethan from our California visit.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
We went to the Denver Zoo in March and when making plans recently I realized I'm going to visit quite a few zoos this year. I declared this year of the zoo! Yesterday we went to the San Diego Zoo with Ethan, Tiffany, and Robert. We were there a long time, but didn't get to see the whole zoo! I got some great photos and we got to see animals we'd never seen before--like a porcupine!
The porcupine ran into his cave and we thought we wouldn't see him anymore, but he ran back out. Yes, ran. And he put on quite a show.
Ross is getting better with the camera. He took this great photo of a big cat that we could barely see in the back of his enclosure.
Green tree snake.
Kolala and baby. Lots of the animals were napping.
The peacock also put on quite a show.
My favorite animal was the tiger. I got a few great shots of the tigers.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Yesterday I was reaching for the spoon out of my cabinet at work and my knife slipped off the shelf and hit my TLR mug really hard. A big chip flew out of the mug, and I noticed a through and through hairline crack that wept when I put hot water in the mug. So, today I brought in a new mug for work and laid my favorite TLR mug to rest. I may eventually have to give up my pieces of the TLR, but a piece of me will always remain with the TLR, in the TLR, in hundreds of copies in law libraries across the country.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
I was joining a livejournal community so that I could post a comment, and turns out I already had a livejournal account, and a journal! I guess it was my first blog. I had all but forgotten about it. If you want to see what I was doing 10+ years ago....check it out. I was always obsessing--more than I do now. The last entry mentions a "freak out" that I remember as the beginning of my tailspin into madness. I guess that's one of the reasons I stopped posting. I was too busy "freaking out."
Sunday, May 13, 2012
This morning we headed down to the Navy Ship Yards in D.C. to take our third trapeze class. Today's class was outdoors. Ross and I both really like the outdoor rig. It was such a nice day to be outside. Of course I applied my sunscreen before leaving the house, and took it with me---and shared with my classmates.
We got there really, really early, so we walked around the park by the water and did some stretches. Then we got belted up to start flying. I practiced the heels off on all my turns. Ross practiced his knee hang and back flip dismount, then heels off. By the time we got to try and catch I was really comfortable with my trick. I had a successful catch on both my catch attempts! So did Ross! Yeah!
The bruises are already showing on the back of my right heel. Because I didn't practice the knee hang I shouldn't have any bruises on my calves this time, but I think I have one on me knee from climbing the ladder.
We had a really great time today. After class we got some lunch at Potbelly and ate it in the park. Then we ran a couple of errands on our way home. I think our next class will be while my parents are here. We are going to register for an indoor class so that my parents don't have to sit out in the sun/heat and the class has no chance of being cancelled (due to weather).
Enjoy the videos
Saturday, May 12, 2012
The Luster girls have both recently had birthdays and we got to celebrate with them both. Julia is now 4 and Evelyn is now 8. They both got great presents, and great cake that they each helped make.
Julia with her new scooter.
Julia's castle cake--Valerie decorated it all herself!
Julia had had enough of the photo taking.
Evelyn was excited to open every single present.
Evelyn blowing out the candles.
Super awesome rainbow cake!
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The classes will culminate in a show on August 24th. I'll be sure to keep you posted on how I progress.
I spend a good deal of April in Sweepsland. I won 7 different prizes. The best thing I won was a free bag of cat food for Bailey. I also won some CDs and DVDs--which I will attempt to sell on eBay. I got pretty obsessive about trying to enter every contest. I'm tired of all the time and effort it takes. I didn't win any great prizes. I have other things I should be doing, so I'm going to step away from Sweepsland for a while. A bunch of the giveaways I entered don't end until later this month, so I might still win some prizes this month.