I am watching dance moms on the lifetime channel. It is entertaining to me because of the reminders of what life was like when I practically lived at a dance studio. I danced for years, ages 16 to 23. When I started I was a junior in high school and it was after my surgery for scoliosis. I have 2 rods in my back. They are fused with bone to the spine. I also grew 1 1/2 inches after my surgery. I was upset because they said I would grow 2 inches and I only grew 1 1/2 inches. Hey, when you are 5 feet and 1/2 inch, that extra 1/2 inch means a lot. Anyways, the dance competition is called Star Power and I so remember that one. We attended it every year for about 3 years or so. When I became a teacher and no longer competed, I took my classes to that competition. I also sang at a lot of these competitions. I am thankful for the experience although I do not miss the stage mothers. The first time my mom came to a dance competition, I was really nervous because she had never seen me compete before. Yes, she had seen me perform at recitals and things like that but never in a competition. I sang at that one too. I sang a song from Phantom of the Opera. Mom was very excited for me. She was so excited that she sent in my entry to the Nationals a few days later. Mom told me as she was leaving for work. We had to go to Pigeon Forge for the Nationals. I worked really hard to really nail my music. I won first in my division and 4th for overall solos. I was so excited about that. It is the only trophy I actually have left. Somehow the others were accidentally donated. Thankfully, I have one left. That was the last time I competed. I concentrated on teaching after that one instead of competitions. Some of the girls I danced with now own their dance studios. It is quiet awesome. I ran into one of them in Dearborn a few years ago when I was at the Music Competition. It was quite neat. I don't miss a lot of things about life at the dance studio but I do miss dancing. I wish I were healthy enough to dance again. At least I can dance in my dreams!
Today was the initial visit with the occupational therapist. She was really nice. I have to fill out some paperwork for next week. It is an easy questionnaire. I will do it this week so I will have for her next week. Lori, the therapist, was happy that I have made some adjustments when I was and dry clothes since I have a hard time getting the clothes out of the washer and into the dryer. She suggested I get one of those reach thingys. So I am going to. I think they have them in Walmart or Target. I will check it out tomorrow. I also can get the movie Mirror Mirror! I am rather excited about it. I am hoping to watch it with the Hubels. I don't think there is anything objectionable in there that would prevent Rachel to watch, but I would rather they check it out to make sure that way I will know that all of us can watch us.
Rizzoli and Isles is on right now. I really like this show. I like Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander. Sasha I first saw in NCIS and Angie was on Law and Order. Both actresses are really good.
Tomorrow I think I have my 3 little ones for their lessons. They are such cuties. They really are. All three play so well especially since they started after Christmas. All three have finished 2 books and are on their 3rd book, all in 6 months. Yes, 6 months. It is so hard to believe how they are taking to piano. I may have a new online student in the next few weeks. I sure hope so.
I have a bit of a bad headache tonight. I sure hope it goes away soon. I won't be able to sleep if it doesn't.