This is our first year in competition dance and it has been fun, exhausting, taxing and pretty cool at the same time. I love watching dancers do there thing and especially love watching my daughter on stage. But getting up to get ready at 5am almost every weekend is exhausting, especially when you end up being at the competition all day! I learned two things since starting dance competitions. 1) A bedazzle thing is way easier to use then a glue gun when attaching rhinestones to costumes and 2) Never ever scream so loud that it scares your poor dancer on stage and they blank out and run off the stage. I totally didn't do that, but it did happen at last weeks competition.
Every now and then there is a song that you just drawn to and can play over and over again without growing tired of it. The first time I played the Work Song by Hozier was probably one of the most taxing work days I've had in awhile and I must have played this song over and over again on my metro ride home. I started listening to Hozier after hearing the "Take me to Church" song on the radio and watching the video. I love a great music that can also send a powerful message.
According to a recent report released by the FBI, home based crime actually fell during the first half of last year (we’re still waiting on numbers from the second half). This is definitely good news. It is important to note, though, that while home invasions and other crime were down, they were not non-existent. It is still important to protect yourself and your property! Whether you just purchased a new home or have lived in your current house for years, there is no time like the present to conduct a safety audit and make some improvements to your home security system. Conduct a Security Audit Spend a day walking through your house and around your property. Look for any potential weak spots in your security systems and plans. The National Center for State Courts has a great checklist that you can download to help (more…)