Showing posts from October 24, 2010

Zumba, Dreams, Halloween

I went to ZUMBA for the very time with my good friend Emmy this week.  It was a lot of fun.  It also was hard.  I am so out of shape.  I also felt like the most awkward woman in the room.  I like what Emmy said, "She (the instructor) makes me feel so white!"  That was spot on!  Poor white women with no rhythm.  The funny thing is we both can dance.  I can really appreciate the stars on DWTS now.  It is seriously like okay your going to do a dance you have never done before and you just follow along.  Oh and it is a mix of Latin and Belly dancing.  I do think a lot of it is muscle memory.  But the thing is, I liked it.  It was nice to be out doing something that wasn't grocery shopping, taxiing kids around, or making meals.  This was all about me.  And I like to be all about me...sometimes.
I had a very bizarre dream last night.  I am guessing my nose must have been completely blocked on one side because in this dream I had cotton balls, wads of toilet paper, and even a pl…

Frogs Frogs Frogs!

When my mom first moved to this area in October of 1994 it was a very different and small town.  There were 3 street lights.  The new McDonald's was like super big news.  It has grown from about 30 thousand to over one hundred thousand.   There is a beautiful greenbelt that winds throughout our neighborhood and we both are backed up to it at different places.  
My mom's first winter here, was an unusually wet one.  Her back yard was literally a pond.  There is a picture of her holding a ruler to show the depth of the water.  The water reached up to her patio door.  But what does that have to do with frogs?  Well, I am so glad you asked!  See this was before all those great calling plans came about, and cell phones were a precious thing.  I lived in Northern Ca, and we would send audio letters to each other.  One time, she included the sound of the frogs that had taken up residence in her backyard.  It was unbelievable.  There must have been thousands of them.  It was like you w…

DWTS Rocks the Ballroom

This week DWTS is going to rock the ballroom!  Complete with pyrotechnics.  There will also be a dance marathon.  I feel sorry for the couple who dances last!!
This week their dances are The Tango and The Paso Doble.  Interesting fit don't you think? 

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Audrina and Tony are dancing The Paso Doble this week.  This is a very aggressive dance.  Last week, Bruno told Audrina to be "fantastic" not "plastic."  So, in order to pump up some of that "rage," Tony treated her to a boxing lesson in which she was beating up on "Bruno."  Actually it was his face on a dummy.  She was ready to go!!!  Their song, I felt was all too appropriate:  Another One Bites the Dust.  Sadly, that is what happened to her aggressive attitude.  She had the face, but mostly I felt it was too nice. Len said, "To be honest you're getting on my nerves!"  He explained that while she certainly has technique the danc…

Ten Things

It is that time again!  To reflect on things that have made you smile during the past month.  Emmy who is our lovely host usually does this on the last Tuesday of the month, but since she just got back from a trip she is doing it tomorrow.  So if you still want to play you can! 
I for one, can not believe that another month has gone by, but also that the month in question is OCTOBER!  Oh and if you are familiar with NORAD tracks Santa...that is 60 days away.  Yes...60.  Two months people.  But I am not blogging about that event.  I am blogging about ten things that made this CA Girl smile in October!
1.  A birthday party for a special boy 2.  Another birthday party for another special boy! 3   Finding Costumes for all three kids for under $35! 4.  Even finding one for me for under $10! 5.  Looking for work does not make me smile...but nearly fitting into a size 12 does!! 6.   Seeing and hearing Ryan start to read.   7.   Kristin for working so hard 8.  Emily for making marked improvements 9.  …

Guess What?

I have officially gone over 100 followers!  I can't tell you how excited I am!  Well actually I can!  I am so excited about this.  So much so that I am having a giveaway.  With the help of a dear bloggy friend of mine!  Christine from Write Brained.  She is an author, a mom, and she makes some really cool jewelry!  Oh and she has some killer recipes too!

So see those cool key chains in the picture?  That is what you can get.  She will stamp anything you like into your key chain.  So how to get it?  Follow me of course, and tell me why you do.  Yeah I want some comment love.  Also it would be really nice if you would pay Christine a visit too!! 

Put on your party hat!  WOOHOO!