Saturday, October 17, 2015
Well, kind of... So my lovelies, did you miss me? Whether you did or not, I have returned from the depths of unemployment. What can I say about being out of work for 14 month? It stinks. As a result of my unemployment, I sunk into a pretty deep depression, put on 5 pounds instead of losing 45 and ended up cleaning toilets. I don't recommend any of them. The good news is I have a new job and it pays much better than my old one. I also have 100 times as much work and usually end up working a 11 hour day. That's the bad news. The good news is, I have a brand new pair of skates!!! If I can ever figure out how to export photos from my phone to my computer (insert cry for help here)I would post a picture. The boots are Jackson 4200 and they are beautiful. Uncomfortable at the moment, but beautiful. The blades are my old Pattern 99s, recently sharpened, really sharpened. I skated on dull kitchen knives for years; I need to get used to these babies. So, I have a brand new attitude to go with my new skates. I just need to find sessions I can get to. I also need to leave work at 5:00 when I get in daily at 8:00. And to those of you on the Northern State/Grand Central Parkway, if you see a navy blue Ford Focus with a few dents in it, please either speed up or slow down or just move; I'm trying to get to the rink. It won't be on Sunday morning at City Ice. Wow! That place was crowded! I considered that the most expensive public session, disguising itself as a freestyle, I have ever experienced. Madhouse is the only word I can use. And I couldn't really stop yet, so... Another session later and a lesson and I can finally can stop!!! I was able to do some of my MIF before having to get off the ice, remove my skates and massage my feet back to life. Ouch!! My feet are not happy, but I am. New skates are the best!!! As I continue to feel my feet, I will be able to do more and therefore post more interesting things. For now, allow me to say, I AM BACK!!!! (Wanted to quote a song from the new musical "Hamilton", which I recently saw, but I can't find the lyrics written anywhere...yet.