Monday, April 29, 2013

Back at TSNY DC

I had a great class at TSNY DC this morning. I kinda felt like I was back at home--trapeze-wise.  I was so much more relaxed and comfortable.  I didn't have any shoulder pain at all and I feel like my take offs were better, even though I still had trouble lifting the bar (same as always).  I worked on my swing, my take offs, and then we worked on the back end gazelle.  I didn't have a successful catch--Meghan said I did a great trick, but Kirsten is a little short, so we just barely missed.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hooray Gingie!

I have been quite worried about Gingie for a while now.  Spring has Sprung here in Texas, and I was getting no love from Gingie.  All I had was a naked stick.  I was really concerned that I had killed Gingie.  Still, I've been watering him faithfully and talking to him (and shaking/thumping him a little) and telling him to wake up.

This week I noticed that the clover in Gingie's pot has really started to grow and I thought--surely clover is more fragile than a Ginkgo Biloba tree!  If the clover is okay, then Gingie must be okay too.

Well, I just went out onto the balcony and since yesterday Gingie has sprouted a few leaves!  I am so relieved!

He's alive!!

Side note: He is also covered in little specs of paint because the contractors painted the balcony and got paint on Gingie and Rosie. That is one of the reasons I was so worried.  I thought the paint might have killed him.  You can sort of see little whitish speckles of paint in the close up photo.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Newsprint Nails 2.0

Today I tried the newsprint technique again.  This time I used white nail polish and dipped the newspaper in alcohol.   I got more ink and less paper this time.I like how it turned out.