I found inspiring places to work on my flexibility, like the Texas State Capitol
and the Corpus Christi aquarium.
Aquariums are also great places to work on splits,
as are hotel pools,
and the beach.
Speaking of the beach, I made like a seagull there.
Dad LOVES the beach.
And I love Dad!!
I drove the harbor ferry in Corpus!
Well not really, but I toured the wheelhouse, enjoyed a cruise,
then lunched aboard a restaurant yacht.
Met a happy parrot that day too.
Back at home I met ducks
and iPhone video-chatted with my gym-mate.
LOVED the gymnastics pool party!!
I like how as the gracious hostess was taking that, Mom was catching us from behind…
The hosts’ daughter is a talented gymnast too.
Olympics, here we all come!!!
I could do it — I’ll be 18 summer of 2020.
Or I could go the college gymnastics route, where I’ll study art, design, photography, writing, and film-making.
We’ll see. My goal is to see just how far I can go with gymnastics.
What else this summer?
Hung out with E.
Got my groove on with S.
Yes, that’s a big bass and I’m very small for my age — 3rd percentile on both height and weight.
And absolutely PERFECT for me!!
Tomorrow I’ll be back in school — 7th grade.
[edit, and my mom is awesome!!!!!]
P.S. Mom is heading into her busiest 4 to 6 weeks of the year, and will be blogging even less than her already-light schedule of late.
And… she thinks YOU are awesome!!
(Yes, those are Mom’s toes in the last photo. She’s really weird, as you know.)
Gymnastics, The Pea | Posted by Jannie on 18 August 2013 @ 11:17 PM
I’m not sure if these are basic skills for Level 6 or 7, ’cause I’m kind of a gymnastics newbie, learning as I go.
Whatever level, she’s doing AWESOMELY — as you can see!! Only 18 months ago she was a Level 4.
Notice she lands her back handspring with both feet at once? She tells me that’s a “double down” landing. Cool!
At the gym she is known to stick all these on the high beam!
I can’t wait to see her new amazingness on vault, floor and bars too, and when I do… you’ll get more video, whooohoooo.
Hope you enjoyed watching and….. Vive Les Gymnastiques! [CORRECTION, thanks to Happiness Best Savored Hot ... Vive LA Gymnastique! Merci beaucoup!! And Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler.]
Enjoying our scrapbooking gymnast.
Enjoying my new desk. I kept me a Capodimonte mug!
Enjoying The Gymnast’s ’round-the-block steering lessons.
Enjoying choosing and mailing a birthday present to my sister.
Enjoying posing a Carlsbad Caverns paperweight with a sleeping KitKat.
Enjoying the Monet print Jim got at a yard sale for FOUR DOLLARS, FRAMED!!!! That’s Mah Man!!
My man on the move — always full of surprises.
What do you think those 2 by the sea are saying, Sara? Or anyone?
Enjoying our ‘keets, Sunny & Angel. Unfortunately, Chico (the blue one who replaced Timmy) shot out past my hand a few weeks ago at feeding time, executed two backyard high loop-de-loops, soared over the treetops, and I’ve not seen him since.
Hopefully he and Timmy are out there having fun together!
Enjoying friends. Tracy Funster & Mardi Funster.
And they jazz. And they blues.
Enjoying photography experimentation with mid-century glass.
Enjoying going through my old iPhone song idea clips. Could a song about buttocks be coming one day to a theater near you??! I think so!!
The chorus goes like this…
Everybody’s buttocks are beautiful,
No matter the shape or size.
Everybody’s buttocks are beautiful…
in God’s eyes!!
Enjoying seeing and hearing about The Gymnast’s improvement on the apparati.
Enjoying hearing the same about her team mates.
(I love how her pose mirrors the iron tree behind her in that pic!) I swear it was not planned.
Enjoying selling stuff on eBay.
Postie comes right up our walkway when I schedule a package pick-up, whoohooo!!
Posties Rock! Especially a certain poetic one I like.
And here’s a photo from this morning…
Track at 7:00 a.m. — part of summer gymnastics.
Team trains 35 hours a week during summer, what a rockin’ gym!!
Monday to Friday mornings we’re either at track or the gym by 7:00. (And up at 6:00.) Oy.
2 of the 35 hours are ballet, where she and her team-mates dress up all matchingly cute.
I didn’t mean to go almost a whole month without posting, but you know how it goes sometimes.
Life’s been calling.
P.S. Most of these pix are a bit fuzzy ’cause my good camera broke.
But you know what? Take pictures when inspired, no matter your camera quality! These are the moments of our love.
Now… I’m off to drink some wine!!
What’s UP with the cats adopting Kelly’s new (used) balance beam as their nap area!!??
Speaking of The Gymnast, last month she landed her back walkover / back handspring combo on the high beam!!
Here she was at age 3…
She enjoyed gymnastics from age 3 to 5, tried other stuff, then returned 4 years ago at age 7 (at Austin’s best gym, make that Texas’ and possibly the Nation’s best gym) — with the last 18 months on competitive team.
She still LOVES it!!
And last week, one I took with her “Fast Camera” iPhone ap and she captioned.
Her balance beam straddles one of our house additions Jim built with his own 2 hands years before she was born.
Yep, he did all the woodwork too, as i sat drinking wine and singing him songs.
Here’s another view of said room, taken yesterday morning…
My new eBay china shop / office corner I set up this weekend!!!
Yay, with a grown-up size chair and desk, whooohooooo.
Here’s a “before”…
Ahhhhh, much better now!! ….
My new desk is actually just a table, with Kelly’s old toy shelves arranged on top…
I assembled those shelves all by my l’il ‘ol self when she was a toddler!
Another shot I took this morning with my new office peeking around the corner…
A little messy in eBay Command Central transition mode, but I like it — and stay tuned!
Off now to take pix for 10 auctions and get those up.
And how is YOUR life??
admired it in a shop
window the spring
they eyed bosoms
and other wonders
in a city they later
concluded was just
a farm without hay.
or maybe you’ll buy it
because some hippie
chick once served you
canapes from it, then
danced you through a
summer of kisses your
heart will never forget.
Okay G-Man, I honed a 117-word ramble to those 55 for you and our fellow Flash Fiction Crusaders!!
Blessings to you all.
And enjoy whatever you’re doing, I know I am — selling on eBay, family time, driving to and from gymnastics… ballet and track, watering my flowers and preparing my songs for live shows a few months hence.
And hey — my hair totally looks like a haystack in my new farm header, don’t cha think?!! Love it!
(Majolica plates in photo I sold on eBay last year. But I get to keep the picture!!)