Ahhhhhh…..home sweet home. You know the feeling, right? As much as I love being in Disney, it’s kind of nice to be back home. While I didn’t miss this extremely cold and snowy weather, it’s nice to see our pets and home again. We had absolutely perfect weather while in Disney. Every day was in the 70’s and even the mid 80’s with a nice breeze. Just perfect. It only rained once for 15 minutes so that was nice. We had a great time. I think the inlaws had a great time too! We went pretty hard in the parks and they seemed to keep up just fine! We ate so much food….I’m actually dreading Monday when I have to put a leotard on. Sigh.
I mentioned a while back that I was going to be doing a “project” while in Disney involving my pointe shoes. Well, I did what I wanted to do, it just didn’t go as planned. I took some “ballet” pictures while in Epcot one afternoon for this blog. I’m hoping to be able to use some of them. I didn’t take my pointe shoes into the park, I’m actually barefoot for most pictures. I tried some pictures with my pointe shoes on at the resort, but they didn’t turn out good at all. I was really bummed. Hopefully I can use some of the ones I did get in Epcot. I will be posting them soon!!
Speaking of pointe shoes….the ones I ordered before I left arrived while I was gone. I also ordered some new canvas ballet slippers to try. The canvas slippers appear to be the correct size, so I’m hoping these will work better for me than those other Bloch ones I tried. The new ones are called Bloch Pro Elastic. I also ordered a new pair of Gaynor Mindens. I was determined in my mind that I needed a softer shank for my bum ankle. I tried them on both feet and to my surprise they feel good. At least for now! I got the Supple shank which is actually two shanks down from the one I have now (hard). After this last pair not fitting properly at all after I sewed everything on, I’m really unsure about these. I can’t make another $100 mistake. The ones I’m selling on eBay have still not sold. I’m not sure what to do. It’s so frustrating. These new ones feel surprisingly good on both feet. After being told I wore through the hard shank much faster than I should I’m worried about putting my left foot in a Supple shank. I’m afraid it won’t be strong enough. But it feels good?! I dunno. Dilemmas, dilemmas.
Anyway…I’m excited to return back to ballet classes this week. I’ve missed it!! I’m expecting to be a little off, so I’m just going to try my best. That’s all I can do!! Here are a few more Disney pictures!! Enjoy the sunshine through them! I know I am 🙂