Wednesday, February 18, 2015

6.52 My furballs

Anyone who knows me, knows I love cats. A lot.  In fact, I'd be okay with coming back as a cat in my next life. Ha!  I currently have 2 furballs.  We adopted them this past July when they were about 3 months old.  They came as Simon and Garfunkel.  While pretty cute as a pair, Garfunkel as a name on it's own is kind of a mouthful.  On that first night, he jumped up into bed, snuggled right up into me as close as he could get and presented me with his new name - Spooner. That's him below in the photo. He is so full of personality and is the snuggliest cat I've ever known. Simon kept his name as it seemed to fit him (and the kids wouldn't agree to anything else I suggested).  I'll be sure he makes an appearance in this project too.  The kitties also seem to understand that coming to live with us meant photos would be taken of in, almost every day.  My munchkins could not possibly love the fur boys any more if they tried.  

So thankful for my kitties!  They bring so much joy and love into our home!

Monday, February 16, 2015

A touch of tap

My little guy just finished up his first professional theater gig in the production of The Who's Tommy at the Paramount Theatre!  Forty shows later and it's over.  It went by so fast, so so fast.  An amazing experience all around.  He was surrounded by some unbelievably talented people, one of whom has mad tapping skills! Laura Savage was the lead in 42nd Street a few years back at this same theater and I remember being blown away by her dancing. Fast forward 2 years, now my son is in a show with her. How cool is that?!  Once they knew they were both tappers, a plan was made to tap together before the end of the run.  So, just in the nick of time, they met up in-between a two show day and tapped for about a half an hour.  I was lucky enough to get permission to hang out with them for a bit and capture some of the moments with my camera!

Thanks for adding yet another super cool experience into this whole Tommy ride!  Here's to hoping you are in another show together in the future.  
Best of luck on your next adventure, Laura, wherever it takes you.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

5.52 Straight

When I was little, my hair was straight and blond.  That's clearly not the case anymore. At the age of twelve, I was up in Canada spending a couple of weeks with my grandparents. My grandma took me to get a haircut. I remember telling the stylist I wanted it cut in a bob and then permed.  She got through the haircut part and then refused to perm my hair.  When we asked why, she spun me around in the chair, handed me a mirror and showed me the back of my head which was now full of curls.  What a surprise! We had no idea.

When it comes to hair, so many people want what they don't have.  I'll admit for a long time, I did wish my hair was straight. But, that was because there was one particular style I wanted to try and it would never have worked with my hair type.  Oh well. I got over it, moved on and grew to love my curls.  At this point, thank goodness I have curls as my skills in styling hair are severely lacking.  Most days, it takes me about 3 minutes to get my hair done.

When I was in my early 20's, I ended up finding a hair stylist who showed me how to straighten my hair with just a dryer and a roll brush.  It was awesome! Suddenly, I had the best of both worlds.  And while I don't do it very often anymore, it is fun to straighten my hair every once in awhile just for fun and for a different look.

I also wish my hair was red, but that's a whole different blog post!  :)