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Subject:so excited!
Time:02:38 pm
Current Mood:cheerfulcheerful
Since my last entry, Annie has made the beginner synchro team, and also skated in the Spring show at the rink. Her synchro team starts practice in a couple weeks, and she is really excited. She also passed her Beta class in 4 weeks. She no longer wants to do groups though, so we will just be doing one private a week.

I talked to Annie's coach today and asked her if she also coached adults. She has a few adult students, and agreed to coach me starting next week! We just have to figure out a day that would work for both of us, mainly because it has to work around my work schedule, and my husband has to be able to watch the baby. I'm so excited! Even if I do get pregnant soon, I can probably still work on dance or MIF for a while. I'm scared to see how much I've forgotten though.
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Time:02:47 pm
Current Mood:tiredtired
Our anniversary trip was fun, and I got the much needed time away from the kids. The rink at the hotel was crappy though, and they only cut the ice once a day. The ice was so scratched up it was almost impossible to skate on, so my husband and I called it quits after 10 min. Other than that, we had a good time eating, walking the beach and the boardwalk, and getting drunk at the hotel bar.

Annie is still doing her privates and group lessons every week, and she is continuing to improve. Her spirals are higher, and her back crossovers are starting to look really good. Yesterday the coach got her to lift her leg on a two foot spin, and she made it around maybe two more times. She had her Alpha test today in groups, and she passed. Her rink closes for 2 months after April, so we are going to do the Beta 4 week session, and then do privates with her coach at another rink. She's also trying out for a beginner 1 synchro team in April.
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Subject:Update
Time:09:50 am
Current Mood:cheerfulcheerful
Since I've been doing much better now, I'm seriously starting to miss skating. My daughter has been having one group lesson and one private a week, and it kills me to have to sit out with the baby and watch. I'm going to try to start getting on the ice at least once a week, at least if or until I get pregnant again. We are considering adoption now as well, just because we really want a boy, and we might not have one on our own this next time around, but don't want anymore than three kids. It would also be so nice to give an unwanted child a home.

Annie's skating has gotten SO much better just with the few private lessons that she has taken. Her forward crossovers are really nice now, and she is starting to work on back x-overs and back stroking. Her two foot spin is incredible and she got twelve revs last week. I wish I could spin like her! She also learned her lunge last week in about 10 seconds. It's crazy how fast little kids can learn.

March 12th is our 7 year anniversary, so my husband and I are dropping the kids off at my parent's house next weekend to drive up to Ocean City. Its going to be SO nice to get away, even for just the weekend. And, the hotel that we are staying in has an indoor ice rink!!!!
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Time:04:24 pm
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Subject:Thank you
Time:11:18 am
I just wanted to thank everyone that offered me kind words on my last entry. It's gotten a lot easier for me to deal with, and therapy has helped a lot.
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Time:10:57 pm
I haven't been around in a while. My little brother committed suicide almost two months ago, and I've always struggled with depression, but this has sent me over the edge. He was not only my brother, but also my best friend, and I've been having a really hard time dealing with this.
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Subject:waste of time
Time:04:17 pm
Current Mood:sicksick
I'm so mad right now because I just got back from the rink and didn't even get to have my lesson. When he told me to meet him there today at 4 pm, he wasn't aware that they were doing skating camp this week, and that all publics and freestyle sessions are cancelled. I showed up, and the front desk was closed, so I went into the rink and sat there for a few minutes thinking that maybe he would show up, or the camp would end or something, but no. I asked the man working in the pro shop, and he told me that there is nothing going on but the camp, so I packed up and went home. I was mad at the coach first, because he didn't call me and cancel, but then I realized that we never exchanged phone numbers. I've been sick all day though, and really wasn't up for a lesson anyway, but wish I wouldn't have wasted my time. I have groups tomorrow, so i'll talk to him then. I won't be able to do a private next week either though, because I'll be camping.
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Subject:Starting privates again
Time:09:47 pm
Current Mood:boredbored
Today's lesson was great! We've been having a different coach every week, and this week, the ice dance coach, that two of the other ladies in my class take lessons from, taught our group. He was awesome. In one lesson, he improved my posture, stroking, and edges. I was really leaning way to much, dropping my shoulders, and letting my arms and legs pull my off balance, but I never knew why I was getting off balance until he pointed it out to me, and showed me how to fix it. It was one of the best lessons that I've ever had. Not to mention that he was demonstrating everything in hockey skates because he was about to give a hockey lesson. I didn't even know that it was possible to skate like that on hockey skates! Anyway, after the lesson I asked him about privates, and I start on Friday! I'm going to give ice dancing a try, and also continue to work on pre-bronze MIF and freestyle. He teaches all three disciplines, but mainly ice dance. Didn't really work on too much in practice, and spent way too much time chatting. I did do some more stroking and edgework, but thats about it.

Oh yeah, I had my first on-ice collision today. I was practicing backwards edges, and next thing you know I was laying on the ice. I had collided into a little boy, and thankfully he had on full hockey gear and no one got hurt. I was shaken up for a bit, and from now on, I'm always going to make sure that I look where I'm going.
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Time:10:34 pm
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Subject:Got my toe loop back
Time:03:17 pm
Current Mood:accomplishedaccomplished
Most of today's lesson was spent just doing basic forwards and backwards edges, and three turns. I improved my BI edges a little bit more, and my three turns are looking a lot better. The coach did notice that I was scratching on my three turns because although I went into them with my knees bent, I would pop back up again during the turn. After I knew what I was doing wrong, the next ones were a lot quieter and smoother. The coach even commented on how nice my inside threes were today.

I'm starting to get a lot more comfortable on the ice, so I attempted my toe loop and salchow today. My salchow was small and pitiful, but my toe loop was ok. Not as high as I was getting before, but passable. I also worked on my waltz 8, which still needs a lot of work, forwards and backwards crossovers on the hockey circles, more edgework, and powerpulls. I don't know how it happened because I haven't been practicing them, but my powerpulls were awesome today! Much better on the right foot than the left though. I couldn't believe it. Last, I worked on a fre two foot spins from a pivot, and then tried a one foot from both a standstill and back crossovers. Every time I ended up doing two foot spins, except for one. I went into it from back crossovers, and snapped into the spin, and actually got a few revs on one foot. It was like it all clicked, and I thought I might be able to copy what I had just done, but no.

Annie worked ..s, backwards swizzles, and forwards crossovers today, and thankfully, was in a good mood for her lesson and practice. She even told me that she doesn't want to quit skating now, which I don't know if I should believe her or not since she goes back and forth so much. She also made a new friend from class today, so she messed around with her while I was practicing.

I'm going to try to get to the rink tomorrow, because I want to be able to skate at least twice a week. I want to look into starting privates again, but don't know if it's worth finding a coach at this rink if I'm going to be moving.
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