Saturday, February 6, 2016


Ever show up to a fancy party wearing the same dress as another woman?

Well, after a time picking out unique color combinations that no one at the rink would mistake for theirs, look what happened to me today!

The Zipper from Heck.

Shortly before Thursday Group, I was trying to get my long jacket zipped up while I was talking to Gold Skater. Although the zipper looked fine,it wouldn't go up.

"Can you see what's wrong?" I asked Gold Skater.

"Okay, let me try," she says.

So in about 5 seconds, the scene went from this:

To this:
We went back and forth a couple of times until she finally got the zipper  up and I was ensconced in bright yellow fleece like a  caterpillar ready for hibernation.

"Thanks, Mom." I said jokingly, "I better go get my boots on."

Gold Skater patted my arm and teased, "Now do you need Mommy's help to tighten your boots?"

Yes, I have my very own skating mom.

I don't think she'll pay my bills though!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Skating Program Problems: How should I feel

When Trying to re-purpose an Old Costume

When Coach isn't Happy with the foot work sequence

So Coach Changes the Program at the Last Minute

When the  Music Cut for The Great Choreography is 5 seconds over

When it Finally all Comes together