Friday, December 31, 2010


It hasn't been all eating and computer play during my holiday. I've been skating! See my technique, above? I'm pretty sure that I'm just setting up for a triple axel.

I'm actually pretty proud of myself. I haven't really skated in years because skates hurt my feet (bunions) so much! But last year I got some new, wider skates that fit with my orthotics inside. They felt great! I live right across the street from an arena -- and there is free skating on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Anyone care to join me?
(yes, that's Lauren beside me in the lower photo. Mr B and I and his son went for a skate in London and guess who else was there> Lauren and her dad and her sisters! So I got to skate around a bit holding hands with my baby! Thanks mom for coming to photograph the event!


Maija said...

You just scream elegance and grace on those skates!!

Scrappy Jessi said...

Hey Doll,
"Happy New Year!"
Have A Fabulous 2011!

Elizabeth said...

Good for you Martha!! I haven't been skating since I was a kid.!! We used to skate ont he cranberry bogs at home. So neat that you have an area right across the street with free skating!! i would definately be out there with you!!!
Happy New Year Chica!!! Now lets ee another double axle!!!!

A bird in the hand said...

I'll bet that triple axel was something!!

Me, I can barely stand up in skates. (But in my defence, I used to be a very good rollerskater...)

xoxoxo Happy New and Content Year

MarissaDW said...

What a great day to be out ice skating! I seem to be a forever beginner in skating and skiing. So this year I signed up for ice skating lessons. I figured Aidan is going to be a better skater than me soon, so I need to catch up.

Joanne Huffman said...

What fun! You are elegantly vertical and that is much more than I would accomplish on skates. Happy New Year!