The Sisterhood of the Traveling Red TuTu (as I have dubbed it) began here where it was created, and shared over here for a birthday. Beth had always wanted to dance in a red tutu and Deb made it happen. Beth then decided that the tutu needed to travel to be shared by others with a zest for life and who would dare to dance in a red tutu on a birthday. From Beth it went here. After Meri did her pirouette, the tutu traveled here. After Kim had plied, the package was once again on its way. Imagine my delight when I opened the envelope a few weeks ago and knew that I would have something very special to do on my birthday!
I tried ballet when I was a child. Not very balanced or co-ordinated and a little top heavy for something so elegant, I moved on but have continued to have a love of ballet.
So today is the day. And the weather has co-operated. Unusual for this late in November to have not only sunshine but mild weather. So off I went into the yard clad in an old t-shirt, jeans, biker boots and a red tutu. And my son, bless his heart was kind enough to come out with me and take some photos of his crazy mother...my children are used to my joie de vivre and my silly antics.
(I always was one for lifting her skirts....but how can you resist with this flouncy fluff???)
(this is pure laughter...after taking a leap off the retaining wall I nearly fell on my face and couldn't stop laughing)
Wheeee!! A much better attempt AND I landed on my feet...it's been a few years since this chick jumped in the air!!!
I leave you now with a little "ta da" plie and a curtsy...and I'm still laughing when I look at these photos...that's what birthdays are all about.
The traveling tutu will make its way forward now. I think we are meant to have a contest to determine where it goes next but I know who has a birthday coming up, who will wear this in very good health and not only leap and dance but make an event out of it.
Thanks Deb for making the tutu, Beth for coming up with the idea of passing the joy and Kim for thinking of me. What a great, red letter day!!