Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Circus is in Town

It was actually my birthday last week …

Pre-circus birthday drinks with My Girl

Pre-circus birthday drinks with My Girl

Happy 40th birthday to me! Kiwi and Lime Sponge Cake made by moi ... my icing skills need work lol

Happy 40th birthday to me! Kiwi and Lime Sponge Cake made by moi … my icing skills need work lol

 

 

 

 

 

 

The show started off with a trampoline act like I have never seen before

The show started off with a trampoline act like I have never seen before

 

 

So to celebrate I bought us circus tickets (to me, from me).  We went the night before last, and wow, were we entertained!  I refuse to go to any circus that has animal acts, but I’m quite okay with watching humans jump through hoops lol.  Last year we went to the Australian Circus Spectacular when they were on our shores and that was such an amazing experience.  It was the first circus I’d been to since I was a child and it was the first non-animal circus show I’d seen.  And the Great Moscow Circus didn’t disappoint either!  Remarkable show.  Kudos to them.

The Ringmaster and the "clown" were awesome and funny

The Ringmaster and the “clown” were awesome and funny

I loved the way the people thrive off of the audience and their enthusiasm for their performance shines through (even in the really scary acts where I had my eyes covered with my hands and was watching through my fingers lol).  I could barely watch the contortionist as I was scared it would give me nightmares!

 

 

The audience loved the show

The audience loved the show

These guys were CRAZY entertainers!  There were 2 guys that even got out and were walking and jumping and skipping on the outside of the wheel ...

These guys were CRAZY entertainers! There were 2 guys that even got out and were walking and jumping and skipping on the outside of the wheel …

I loved these skipping dudes!  So much entertaining with just a skipping rope.

I loved these skipping dudes! So much entertaining with just a skipping rope.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Very cool act of scary bikers in a scary dome

Very cool act of scary bikers in a scary dome

 

 

Me and My Girl after the show in front of the bike dome

Me and My Girl after the show in front of the bike dome

 

 

 

 

And so my forties have begun, not with a bang or a whimper, but with a circus … 😉

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2017 already

I have the best of intentions, but apparently the worst follow through … I haven’t touched this blog since the end of 2014 (can that be right???).  A lot has changed since the last post.  My child is suddenly 3 years older, tall, and growing curves in all the right places (I think I need to invest in a tower to keep her in until she’s 40 lol).  We have sadly lost 4 pets, but have gained 5.  We now have my beautiful Daisy-Boo (the only remaining from 3 years ago), 3 little kittens (turned 5 months old today), and two rescue puppies from our local SPCA (one is ± 7 months old and the other is under a year).  I will introduce them all soon.

We took our puppies for their first socialization and training this afternoon.  It was extremely hot up until then.  Suddenly the wind picked up and by the time we got home it was storming.  Only recently finished.  That’s 7.5 hours of thunder and lightning and it was very, very frightening!!!  I have an “irrational fear” of lightning, or so I’m told.  Quite frankly, I think it’s a very rational fear.  Storms are scary.  Storms can kill.  So I’ll continue shaking in my bed under the duvet in the dark whenever there’s a storm until the day that they invent a tablet to combat fear.  So after all that I don’t feel very sleepy (even though it’s technically an hour passed a new day).  Everyone else is asleep, including all the animals (phew!), so I have nobody to talk to and I get verbal diarrhea after a headache or storm disappears (I think it has something to do with the relief).  So I’m getting it out of my system here …. sorry! 😉

Anyway, I feel a coffee thirst coming on so I’m going to end it here.

I’ll be back … hopefully 😀

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From L to R: Rogers, Daisy-Boo, Marble, and Josie

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Lexi (the little dachshund cross) and Carly (her breed is Cute)