Thursday, September 2, 2010


I can't believe it's September already???
Part of me is astounded and part of me is glad that we made it through the summer.
I've been working on registration for the studio this past couple of weeks. Understandably we are starting a bit later than other studios, and that is partly by design.
It became apparent to me over the last couple of months that the studio was now completly under my direction. That reality hit home one day when I was at the studio listening to messages, when I heard this one.
"Hello, this is "Ms. Blah Blah Blah" from the City, calling in regards to your studio's grant. We understand that Mrs. CJ has recently died. We would like to express our condolences, and we are wondering who the new director will be?"
Oh! I think that is me?
For the past 17 years, I have happily flown under the masthead of dance teacher. In particularly as we have grown, tap teacher.(period) And I liked it.
Mama was able to run the studio any old way she wanted too, and I let her. I was the tap teacher.
I was happy with my title, and I enjoyed my role. It especially helped with the parade of dance teachers that my mother employed over the years who instantly took a disliking to me because I was Ms. CJ's daughter, and therefore couldn't really have to much talent. After all if my mother wasn't the owner I wouldn't be teaching, right.
Well three PLATINUM Level dance trophies to your Gold Level trophies and a full scholarship from Curtain Call Costumes and the Dance Council...B*&^%!", quickly put all of that noise to rest.
But I digress. I was the tap teacher, but now I am the director. And what does that mean? I'm still trying to figure that one out.
For now it means planning a scaled down schedule. And I think it will mean starting from scratch, which actually feels kinda good. Because as a few families have already realized, the studio under my direction is going be a whole lot different. By now a few students will have gone to other studios, while others have gotten involved in school activities. So I'm thinking of it more as starting anew as opposed to taking over.

And now in knitting news. RACE ON!!
Two years ago I entered the "DishRag Tag" and came in dead last! I took it in stride though. I was so excited to finally get the box, that I immediatly sat down on the couch ripped it open and started knitting. I think that I finished it around 11 or so. And at the time, I had a really zen like attitude about the whole thing. How I was connecting with all of the other knitters who had knit this same pattern before me. And how I was the last stitch in the thread, blah, blah, blah. I even took an early lunch break and ran to the post office to get it mailed off.
I then emailed Emily, the organizer, to let her know that my team was not the last place team in '08, but the First place team in '09. She blogged about my winning attitude and then her husband lit a firecracker off the top of my teams box.
Well to all you "Revenge of Dishrag Tag(ers)" out there, I just want you to know that this year I am back and darn it my team is in it to win it!

1 comment:

Gnat said...

We are doing great!! We are happy to have you on our team too!

You are next!! Good luck!!!