I mentioned autumn was here and I’ve been enjoying it. Since it’s been cooler, my husband Christopher and I made time for juggling this past weekend.
I didn’t know what to expect
Since I have fibromyalgia now, I honestly wasn’t sure I would be able to juggle for very long. Clubs always smacked me in the hands and fingers pretty hard, and left a sting even before my sensitivity to pain. Sure enough, I couldn’t juggle for too long. I would end up shaking a bit if I kept juggling without a little break.
It’s a shame, and a little frustrating, but I’ll just have to figure out my limits and really focus on what I want to work on so I can enjoy juggling for long enough amounts of time.
It’s been a while
We keep meaning to get back to juggling regularly, but you know how it goes. There are only so many hours in the day, and we have so many hobbies and things we work on — sometimes things we love get put on hold.
Video and photos
We took plenty of video and photos, especially of Christopher. It gave me a chance to warm up gradually, and not over do it too quickly.
I’m not posting any videos of me juggling online (especially since I’m not that great even when I do practice regularly), but I have two photos of me from that day on here. I’ve also included a video of my husband juggling.
It was a lovely day!
We juggled at a park, and during one break I took some video of a duck that kept watching us, and a turtle I saw in the water nearby. I put it online for some practice. I’m still learning how to edit video. Forgive any choppiness — unfortunately my computer has trouble handling the HD quality and does that to the final version. Also, sorry about the sound being so low or muted. My husband didn’t know what I was doing and walked up talking. I didn’t want that in the video, and didn’t want to add music, so I faded the sound out to nothing by the end of the video.
And yes, I was lying on the ground shooting video while Christopher juggled over me. Got nailed in the shoulder really hard during one drop, but I trust him, and I’m used to getting hit by juggling props. *laughs*