I've woken up on Thanksgiving morning and rushed into the living room to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade almost every year of my life.
And of course there were parts I loved and parts where I got up and went to the bathroom or helped in the kitchen. When was my sister screaming at me from the couch "they're on!!!!!"?
You guessed it - when the Rockettes came into view.
I've loved them the first time I saw them. So symmetrical! And shiny! And pretty!
So when I found out that I had an opportunity, thanks to Caltrate and Centrum (BlogHer sponsors) to go to Radio City Music Hall and learn some routines from The Rockettes, I jumped at the chance.
And I am so glad I did. It was a blast! The two Rockettes who taught our class were as tall and lithe and gorgeous as you would expect. They were also incredibly nice.
But the real delight was that I was kicking my legs up alongside other fabulous ladies in time to music from the Christmas Spectacular. I felt like a superstar dancer even though I was in vibrams and yoga pants.
Also, you should know that I could totally be a Rockette. I'm tall enough (between 5'6" and 5'10") AND I can kick my leg up so that my toes are as high as the top of my eye. I learned that today. So, if I had learned some sense of dance or rhythm or ability to move my body in a way that doesn't look like a cross between Gumby and a robot, I would definitely be auditioning to become a Rockette.
This is my first time posting using my iPhone, so I hope it works out!
Life at the intersection of making with your hands and feeling with your heart
Please don’t ever stop wanting to sit on my lap and be read to. 🙏
My Cajun mama called these “poor man’s beignets” when I was growing up - canned biscuits quartered and fried in oil, then topped with powdered sugar. I call them delicious. Plus, they’re the perfect melding of my childhood traditions with the *requirement* to eat fried donuts during Chanukah. #interfaith
Lighting the candles at Chanukah is one of my very favorite parts of having an #interfaith family. #chanukah
Thanks to Cheryl at @purple_sage_llc for giving me the big curly hair I love! #curlygirl