Monday, May 2, 2016


 Our last competition of the year was a doozy. Look what I woke up to.

 That's not ordinarily a problem unless this is where you have to set up all your scenery. Look at that canopy. They told me on Saturday they would have a solution for the six teams that were competing on Sunday. Ha. We have a 12 foot tall gingerbread house for crying out loud.

 I worked pole duty outside while the mom's worked inside attaching all the paper decorations onto the felt background.

 We had plastic to cover some things. Other things had to be stored in the dressing rooms. It was a crowded mess. I couldn't find anything. It was tense.

 A lot of the panic came from knowing we were facing some of our toughest competition ever. We went out to Virginia to take on some high level USFSA Theater on Ice teams. What I saw made my jaw drop. They were all very professional and extremely polished next to our homemade gear. We were pretty sure we would be handed our behinds on a plate but we came home with a first place (green witch) and a second place (librarian) finish. Not too shabby. We also won the second place trophy for overall team points. Our individual skaters had a great weekend too.

 It was such a struggle to get through the day that I never got any cute candid shots. By the time we finished our events and I took care of loading the car to get everything out of the drizzle, the competition was over. They were taking down the bunting and turning off the lights. Hint, hint. Everybody go home. So I did.

 Here is the season's medal tally. We won six first places, a third and a second. Not bad for only our second year ever.

Now the question is what on earth do I do with this?

And what about him?

I know what I'm doing with this. I'll be the best dressed witch on the block come Halloween.


  1. Congratulations on all the great finishes.

    I wonder if your local preschool or elementary school would want the scenery for future plays.

    You did such a good job making it. It would be a shame to just take it all apart.

  2. Maybe a local preschool, kindergarten, or day-care center would like to have the gingerbread house.

  3. Congratulations! What a great season! Now to turn your thoughts to the MDSW! lol

  4. Congratulations! Agree with others - I would see if a pre-school or elementary school could use your scenery and props -- they look fabulous!
    And...finished just in time for MDSW. Woo-Hoo!!

  5. Wow such great news. Congrats on a wonderful skating season.

  6. Impressive! I'm glad all of the hard work paid off.

    I'm with Dee - I'd check with some local schools - or even day care centers - to see if they would like to use the scenery.

    Are you going to MDSW? I'll be there on Saturday - I can't wait (and I hope it doesn't pour rain ...)!

  7. Congratulations on another win. I don't know how you do it all!

  8. Congratulations on stiff competition and a wonderful season. Competition is tough stuff. ! I love your gingerbread house. I wonder if a school would like it for their drama dept?

  9. Congrats!
    The hungry caterpillar might make a good cat tunnel...???

  10. Congratulations! And well deserved, too. I don't know how you manage the skating stuff let alone everything else you do! I hope you can find a place for your scenery; it's too wonderful to dump, that's for sure!

  11. Wow! Congratulations! You really had an awesome season. I'm envious of the witch's my favorite thing to be on Halloween.