"No, Sweetie, not yet."
"Are you going to?"
"After breakfast, I promise."
Why was she so interested in what I had to say about this weekend, you ask?
We spent all day Saturday at the Hampton Sports Festival, where she was participating in her first competition as a body builder ... in the bikini class. Yes, I spent the day in the company of folks like this:
and this. These were the winners of the men's age classes, in a pose off to determine the overall winner ... left to right, 60+, 50+, and 40+. I was totally slack-jawed at the 60+ guy. Wow!
"Wow, Grandmother," said Caleb. "Those guys have big muscles!"
The festival had a lot more than just body building. We saw boxing, mixed martial arts, gymnastics, strength competitions, cross fit, and arm wrestling.
We were so nervous when it came time for our daughter to take the stage for her portion of the competition. There was no need to worry, though, because she looked amazing ... not that we're biased or anything, you understand.
That's her on the far left, competing against other women in the Tall class.
Guess what? She won!!! Her first competition, and she won! She worked SO hard for this, with a special diet and 10 weeks of training, and all of us are really, really proud of her.
The spray-on tan is a necessary part of the process, but it sure looks odd when she isn't under the stage lights.
Sunday. After spending all day, and into the night, on Saturday at the sports festival (which was two hours from home), it was right back on the road for me and Daniel on Sunday ... we were invited to attend the Virginia Foxtrotters Presidential Puppy Prance canine musical freestyle event, along with Kim and TJ ... thank goodness it was only about 15 minutes up the road from here.
TJ is such a happy boy! Nineteen months cancer free ... woo hoo!!!
We saw wonderful dog dancing routines ... TJ and Daniel enjoyed meeting all the other dogs and their humans. (Kim and I always love spending the day talking about dogs with other dog lovers.)
We hung out with Sammy the greyhound, and his human, Joyce. A crew from ABC's 20/20 was at this event, and here is Joyce being interviewed, and Sammy doing what greyhounds do best. (The show is scheduled to air on March 2 ... mark your calendars.)
This morning, we woke up to a sunny day and a world covered with a light coating of snow ... and no place scheduled that I HAVE to go.
Temperatures are warming up and the snow won't be here for long ... thank goodness.
What did you do this weekend?