Friday, January 10, 2014

Sometimes it's Good to Stretch

After seeing me dance around the house
over the years, and now even more so
that our sweet Bebe is taking lessons,
my Hubby decided it was time for me
to get back to the barre.
(My Christmas present: Ballet lessons!)
 
 
 
So there I was trying to find dance
clothes to fit me, when it dawned on
me, they just don't make
leotards and tights for older women
 who have had children.
 
They just don't.
 
Ballet leotards are for
the pre-teens and teenagers.
 
Size large was squeezing me in so tightly,
I now know what it feels like to be a sausage!
 
I kid.    
 
 
 
 
This is the studio where the old ballerina
in me came back to life.

Uh, kinda.
 
I may need a wheelchair but I did it!
(Can someone please hand me the Ben-Gay?)
 
Sometimes it is good
to stretch beyond your
own personal limitations.
 
Hope you enjoy your weekend!
 
We are having a nice warm up
from this past week's media
hyped "Polar Vortex."
 
Linking with Pink Saturday
at How Sweet the Sound.
 
And this week I added some
as well as the 36 items that were
marked down and moved to the
clearance category called "Flea Bella."
 
Won't you stop by for a visit?
 
 

10 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy New Year, Jillian! Your slippers are adorable and I think it's fabulous that you are taking ballet again. Good for you! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

~Michelle~ said...

As a child I did every type of ballet and dance there was for 12 years...and wished I had never gave it up. Enjoy your ballet and never stop dancing. HPS

Christina Paul said...

The slippers are delightful! How wonderful to pick up dance again - What a sweet gift!

LV said...

It is good for us to do something different for a change. However, bale was never for me. I never had the feet for it.

Marti McClure said...

How wonderful to try ballet again! Enjoy it! Happy Pink Saturday, Marti

Marie Arden said...

How true in fact I did some yoga yesterday because hip was stiff.Much better today ballet , yoga great things we can all do as we get older and BETTER! Happy New Year

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I admire you for going for it and your husband for indulging you! I am envious as I am a wannabe dancer that will never be! Have fun!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I admire you for going for it and your husband for indulging you! I am envious as I am a wannabe dancer that will never be! Have fun!

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Jillian
Good for you starting Ballet again! You will have a blast...enjoy!

Wanda

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love this!! How wonderful that your hubby gave you such a wonderful gift!! Dance away!

Carol