More snow today and consequently some wretched road conditions. Mr. G looked outside and demanded to know why there wasn't a 2-hour delay. Team Testosterone got used to the school cancellations real quickly this winter. But I had to bring the Momvan in for maintenance this morning, so they got a break from their daily hike to the bus stop. I'm not exaggerating when I tell you it took me half an hour to drive less than 7 miles this morning. The side roads are awful, the intersections worse. But it's really pretty out there with almost 2 inches of the fluff covering every surface.
Our dog has found his voice. Now he barks all the time. He barked at me when I pulled into the driveway in the loaner vehicle. He barked at the neighbor plowing out our driveway at 5:00 this morning (thankyouverymuchforwakingmeupyoustupidmutt). He's barking at me from outside the window as I type this and I've become that lady who bangs on the window and yells at the dog to shut up.
See, there's one move that's nearly impossible to execute. You stand in a kind of squat--called "horse stance"--and you're supposed to jump and spin in the air and land in the same position. I struggle with any kind of jump-spin midair-land in an upright position. To jump, spin, land in horse stance is tremendously difficult. Kung Fu Master Mr. O told me I could step around instead of jumping and spinning. It's mighty brutal on my ego to accept this modification. I've been watching videos of this form on You Tube and it seems some variations allow for a step into the jump. I might start practicing it that way. It's still a "cheat" but it's not as obvious as stepping around.
I cannot deny this brutal truth: I'm a white girl who cannot jump.