Today was a rainy and dark day at the Cape, but Eric and I have been excited to be down here for too long to let that get in our way! We decided to do some indoor & fun exercise: ice skating. After a bad experience attempting to skate with a pair of skates that don't fit, I got smart and invested $16.99 in a used pair of ice skates that actually fit. Today was my first day skating with them and I was so relieved to find that I did not forget how to ice skate! (I figured skated for 9 years and played hockey after that- so I better know how to skate). Eric and I were able to weave with the best of them and believe me, weaving was necessary at public skating on vacation week, oh boy!
There was a point where Eric and I started to get concerned about seriously hurting the little kids. Look how much bigger Eric is...
Once things got really crazy (as in, there was no where to even weave anymore) we decided to head out. But we will definitely be back. Hyannis has TWO gorgeous new skating rinks, so we have to take advantage. Our hometown (which is a big skating town) could only dream of such a beautiful facility.
Wedding Program Plans
On another note, I'm doing some thinking about my wedding programs (on my list of wedding related things to do this vacation). I came across this cute programs you can do that also act as fans.
(photo from Etsy store Fairy's Loving Creation)
Since my wedding will be outside in July, thoughts? The only major negative I can think of is that they won't really fit into a purse, so people may be less likely to take them home. But then again, do they just go in the trash at home anyways? I also may have slightly less space but then again, what really needs to go on a program? Would love to hear your thoughts...
Like everyone, I never have enough time to read all the books I want to. I am trying to catch up big time while I am on vacation. Today I finished Things I Want My Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble.
I had read her other book The Reading Group so when PinkFlipFlops reviewed the book on her blog, I knew I had to read it.
Next, I am going to read a book called Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky.
It is not something I would typically read for fun to be honest, but it was given to me by one of my student's mom and I want to at least give it a try. I tend to be stubborn in my book (and movie) choices and sometimes when I force myself to try something out of my comfort zone, I am happily surprised. If it doesn't go well, I am going to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.