Strictly Ballroom…Almost

On Friday, Pepper and I attended a ballroom dance competition in downtown Springfield. Pepper is interested in DanceSport now, and we thought it would be fun to see a competition firsthand.

To get to the hotel where the competition was held, we had to walk across a sky bridge – something I’ve always wanted to do.

Sky bridges intrigue me, and this one was filled with tropical plants – a tiny oasis, really.

The competition was really a lot of fun to watch.

Competitors ranged in age from seniors to kids, and the music was great. Everyone looked beautiful. People seemed to be having such a wonderful time, and I can see how you could get caught up in the glamour and excitement of this hobby.

Like every hobby, though, it requires equipment.

That was theĀ sale rack! The full price dresses on the other racks in the hallway where the vendors had set up were in the $3,000 – $5,000 range. I was told that it’s a bit like real estate, though. No one ever keeps their first dresses. You wear them, re-sell them, and then put what money make toward your next dress.

In garden news, the first of the irises have begun blooming. I have several of these that have popped up along the driveway. I have no idea where they came from, and I’m wondering if I should replant them in a more prominent place. It seems a waste for them to be blooming in such obscurity. But, they’re nice to see as we get in and out of the car, so maybe I’ll just let them be.

From the dining room table, thinking chess would be a nice, inexpensive hobby to steer my children toward,

Mrs. Smythe


2 Comments on “Strictly Ballroom…Almost

  1. Love your iris, I noticed them yesterday, lovely. When your are ready for the lilacs, come over. It will require a strong back to dig them out. Have more bee balm also if you want it.

    • I’d love the bee balm and also the lilac. I’ll see if I can get CPT A to give me a hand with that lilac! Thank you!!