Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Thanks to Annette Funicello...

(Emi in my last recital as a blackbird)

There are a million things I should be doing instead of blogging, but I just have to say something. I have been SOOO tired the last 2 mornings when I woke up. I dragged through getting kids ready for school, piano practices, and carpool. But I have found a great source of energy....my morning pre-ballet classes. Strange? They are often exhausting to keep them all happy and interested..but not the last 2 days. I did my color lesson plan, based on "My Many Colored Days" by Dr. Suess. I actually felt colorful and fun. Who knew that in my mid-thirties, sliding across the floor with a red scarf or doing the hula warm-up to "Pineapple Princess" (by Annette Funicello) would make me feel better. I'm extremely lucky to have a mini-career doing my favorite thing. It's a huge blessing in my life. Oh yeah, I've been doing cheer stuff with my older jazz classes....how many of you out there get to jump around with gold pom-poms and get paid for it? 
Oh yes...there are down-sides: my constantly aching back, 12 year old girls with attitudes, and the fact that I have to spend my afternoon looking a dance costume catalogs full of Jon-Benet Ramsey style costumes. All in a day's work.

6 comments:

Bill said...

I wish I could get paid for doing what I love! I need to find a job as a tester at a mattress or showerhead factory. Sleeping and standing in the shower are some of my best skills, y'know. U are Lucky. Keep Dancin'!

brooke said...

I bet you are such an awesome teacher. I would like to switch Sammie over to your studio after her recital in June. I think she would love it.

kj said...

Liz -- you are an inspiration! You are so lucky to 'do what you love' and 'love what you do'! You truly have it all!!

Loved imagining you hula hooping to "pineapple princess" -- TOO FUN!! (this post made me happy!)

kj said...

I think you said HULA, not HULA-HOOP . . . oh well, hula-ing, or hula-hooping . . . either one, still a fun image!! (hee hee)

Marrdy said...

I agree you are lucky! Loving your job is a huge deal these days. Even when parts of it drive you crazy. You could borrow my hubby and he could rub icy/hot on your back like he does mine....never mind. I'm keeping him all to myself!

the Pan-lings said...

Don't you love those simple things that bring you the best joy!! You are huge example of that!