Monday, February 18, 2013

See you after the competition!

 Competition week is here!

Before I yammer on and on about that...I want to express my heartfelt appreciation for the wonderful support that many of you have given me.
When I started this blog, I never imagined that I would receive such an outpouring of love and support.  I'm teary while I'm writing this....I'm just blown away by the kind expressions I've read.

I appreciate you beyond words!  I have so much fun with this blog; and even more fun connecting with you on YOUR BLOGS.  I've "met" so many wonderful people.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

 Oh yeah, competition week is here!  I'm excited and irritated at the same time.  I'm mostly excited, but I have an injury that has impaired my ability to practice at my highest capacity.  I gave in and went to see the doctor today.  I have a high ankle/calf ligament injury and possibly a little tear.  I won't find out until after the comp and taking the meds doc prescribed.  I think I mentioned in a past post that I slipped in a store on a wet floor and turned my ankle.  I fell on my hands and knees.  I felt pain, which intensified over the week...but I related it to the increased in time spent dancing.  It was only after nearly two weeks of pain that would not go away and continued to intensify, that I had to admit that I had an INJURY and not just sore muscles.

Kind of looks like a princess dress.  Or a fairy tale dress.
I'm stubborn.  I tried to avoid the doc.  Finally, during my most recent lesson on Sunday, I had to address it.  I gave in.  
Now I'm on prednisone and an anti-inflammatory med.  
My doctor knows that I won't pull out of the comp, so he told me how to treat it....gave me the meds and not dance without wrapping it!!

 I will comply..this competition (the Indiana Challenge) is my favorite and a pretty good sized comp.  This won't be a money winning year...because of the new level...and I'm so new at it, but it will give me a good taste of dancing at the new level. you might have guessed, I will be wearing a "new" dress.

I'm actually renting this dress from a friend for this comp...with the option to buy.

It's used.  Its beautiful.  She has priced it VERY reasonably.  And would you believe that it is a dress I have been drooling over since the first time I saw it on the dressmakers web site?

I saw this very dress...I called about it and it was VERY expensive.  So far out of my price range.  The dress sold, and then it was consigned and my friend purchased it used.  
Saturday night, she brought many of her dresses to sell to the dance party at the studio. 
I was banned from nearly all, but not all dancing, but he way, by my coach and my athletic trainer/dancer friend who has been helping me tape and wrap it.
This gave me lots of fun girl time, trying on ALL of my friends beautiful dresses.
She offered me an INCREDIBLE deal on this dress.
I think I'm going to jump on it.

What do you think?  Its a once in a lifetime bargain.  I do have three other dresses...but I dance in several categories and styles now and need a couple more. 
Do you like it?

Please give me honest feedback. friends...this will be my last post until after the competition.
Then I will inundate you with dance pictures.  
If there are any good pictures of me I will post them.  Let's hope!
I will definitely share pictures of other dancers and competition excitement.

I'll do my best to do my best.

Thank you for your support, your readership, YOUR BLOGS that I enjoy so much, you kind words, love and friendship.


  1. Enjoy - and lets hope that pesky injury behaves whilst you dance. As for the dress - it's a done deal. It's yours isn't it? Xxxx Have a fab time this week beautiful lady - dance your heart out.

  2. It's a lovely dress and I guess after you compete in it you'll know if it is for you or not. It's gotta feel good moving as well as look good I assume?
    Wish you all the best of luck! I know how annoying injuries are to deal with dancing so hope you heal up quick.

    1. Thank you V.....Its been tough dancing on the leg.....but I will get through it.

  3. It's such a pretty dress and does remind me of a princess dress. Best of luck in the competition and sending wishes for a speedy recovery!

    1. It actually looks much prettier in person! Its fun to dance in!
      Thank you

  4. Hope the injury heals very quickly
    Love seeing the costume
    Good Luck

    1. Thank you, Brett....well see how the healing goes. I'm hopeful.

  5. Ooooh so pretty! Good luck!

    I would like to see the dress in better light before deciding. That yellow can be so tricky...

    1. It is a tricky color...looks really vibrant on the dance floor. Its very bright.
      Thank you!

  6. Lisa~I'm always in love with a princess dress and this looks stunning. I'm sure you will rock it! I'll be thinking of you with the competition and I know you will be fabulous~it's your passion!! xx, Heather

    1. Thanks Heather......tomorrow's my last practice before the big event!

  7. You should absolutely have the "princess dress"... you are one of the few women with actual occasions to which it can be worn! It's so preeeteeee!

    1. Thank you...its a bit more frouufy than my others...but I like it.

  8. Hi Lisa,

    I hope your injury behaves and that all goes really well for you.

    The dress is gorgeous! Don't we gals all love a little princess look.

    I know you won't forget to let us know how the comp is going - sending up good vibes, holding thumbs and if need be, I'll find a rabbits foot to stick in my pocket for you ;-)


  9. When you really love something it doesn't matter what other people say. it doesn't matter if it costs too much, and it doesn't matter if it's practical.

    If you love it, you love it.

    Good luck with the competition, and I hope you have a speedy recovery!
    Chic on the Cheap

  10. Lisa, thinking of you, and your injury, and your competition and that dress! Wishing you luck and good steps, and sending you the best vibes!

    It's been amazing watching you blossom - thank you for showing your passion for dance. If you love that dress that much, forget what anyone says and go for it. :)

  11. This dress has a meaning. Look at all the journey it had to make before it got to you. To YOU !! this is your dress !!
    With all that fabric.... i can imagine this dress moving on the dance floor...

  12. Dear Lisa, by now you maybe already have decided whether you should buy the dress or not. I am just curios about the reason why you hesitate if you like it so much, is it because of your shopping ban, is there something that you don't like with the dress, or are you just curious what we think?
    I hope you enjoy every minute of the competition!

  13. I hope the injury heals sooner rather than later. That dress looks fabulous on you, whether or not you choose to buy it shouldn't be a question. It's a simple answer- YES!
    Happy Monday!
    Understated Classics


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