Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Marbled Chocolate Meringues

Just yesterday, me and my cousin made some amazing 'Marbled Chocolate Meringues'. They only required 3 ingredients: melted chocolate, 4 egg whites, and 1 cup of sugar. I know this is not a cooking/baking blog, but I'm very proud of them.
This is how they were supposed to look:
 And this is how they ended up looking. Even though they didn't look like the picture, they still tasted amazing! Crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Family and skating

Once again I had a wonderful practice session at the rink. Today was the first time it was actually busy there since its summer. Earlier this week has been really nice, there were only a couple skaters here and there, but today was crowded.
 Also on the subject of summer, my mom is watching my two cousins (14 & 16). They come over at 8:15 or 9:30 the morning and leave once their mom gets off work at around 4:30 or so. My cousins are very funny and are fun to be around.
My mom's cousin and his wife and daughter along with his mom (my great-aunt) were visiting yesterday from Sacramento area. Their daughter, I'll call her Kayla for her privacy, is 3 years old and a fun ball of energy. I happily spent some of my day watching the adorable toddler yesterday. Kayla had a blast shooting my brothers pistol Nerf guns, she was very good at aiming for a 3 year old.
This weeks weather has been very overcast and warm, kind of unusual for late spring. Maybe tomorrow will be beautiful and sunny for Fathers Day.

Monday, June 11, 2012

A Fantastic Practice Session

       How was everybodys weekend? Mine was quite uneventful. Today's practice session was fantastic, I did my program a couple times and successfully landed many axels and 3 double salchows. I finally got up the courage to try some sit spins(I fell on my head during a sit spin) and I did much better then I had expected. During my lesson, my coach and I worked hard on the arm movements for program ( I am skating to I Do Believe In Fairies from Peter Pan). The whole program is choreographed except the for the arms. I will post a video of it as soon as my program is decent enough to show you. We are dumbing it down for my preliminary test in July. You need to have a program with a flip,(no, not the kind were you turn upside-down, sorry) a sit spin, a forward scratch spin to a backward scratch spin, a single jump-single jump combo. I have, of course, all those, an Axel and my single jump-single jump combo is a flip-toe loop. Tomorrow is my second lesson with my stroking coach and I'm quite excited.  :)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

What a Beautiful Day!

Today is such a beautiful day. I woke up to birds chirping and the sun streaming through my window. Seeing I was awake, Lilly jumped up on my bed, begging to be pet.
Skating pratice yesterday was awesome! I landed many axels, and completed some really nice camel spins. I even went through my program three times! My program has 2 axels, 1 camel spin, and a long step squecence. Of course there are some other jumps, but those are simple single jumps. I can't wait to tell my coach tommorrow at my lesson, she will be so pleased.
The rest of my day is busy with a chiropracter appiontment in 45mins, and a babysitting job from 10:30-3:10. So, I'd better get going!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Great Practice Session

Here are some videos of today's practice session. I finally got up the courage to try a camel spin, a double salchow, and an Axel. I landed the first couple Salchows, then the ones we got on video were just OK. The Camel spin is definitely not perfect, but hey, its a start. The Axel, I'm especially proud of, and I hope you will be too. My headaches have been great most of the day, I did feel like my head was going to throw up after 10 Camel spins but they went away quickly. I also had my first lesson with a stroking coach and I had a blast. He works me very hard and I'm proud to say did my best. Tomorrow is another early morning practice at the rink and I'm so looking forward to it. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Bad Dog!!

How did you wake up this morning? Did you wake up to birds chirping and the sun streaming through the window? I did not. I woke up to a gloomy morning and the neighboring dog howling for what seemed like hours. The darn dog howled for at least an hour I think, and it was not a small dog howl that was short and piercing, it was a big, long, husky howl that seemed to echo through the neighborhood. Anyway, I have a chiropractic appointment in 25 min. Apparently, the acupuncture wasn't helping enough so we decided to try this tactic. He ( the chiropractor) said that there were lumps, I guess, in my brain muscle so he stretched the muscle out and yesterday, it never hurt! One of my first headache free days!! I'd better go get ready, Bye!