Weekend Recap

Ohhhh, you guys.  I did it.  I broke down and became an official Zumba instructor this on Saturday.  Don’t get too excited.  It’s not like I am in any way prepared to do my own class yet.  In fact, I really just want to sub every once in a while.  It’s going to take me a good month or more to memorize a bunch of songs and then create some choreography.

This is SO out of the box for me.  It’s good to do that to yourself every once in a while.  Shock your system a bit with something new.

I love taking Zumba classes and always wondered how each instructor was able to make the experience so fun.  Now I know.  After 8 hours of straight dancing I know the secrets of Zumbafied Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and Reggaeton…  And our instructor was simply amazing.  I have never seen a 50-something woman move like that.  Seriously, a-mazing.

My plan is to learn enough stuff really well to sub for a class in the future.  At this point, I cannot imagine doing my own regular class…  Besides, I hear that there is crazy competition among the Zumba instructors in our area.  I certainly don’t need that kind of drama in my life.

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In other news, we hosted a family birthday party for my mom and Dude at our house on Sunday evening.  We had tons of appetizers and Pampered Chef’s Decadent Chocolate Raspberry Torte.  I was a total bum about my appetizers.  I purchased them all.  I didn’t make a single one…  If I was going to spend a couple of hours making the cake there was no way I was going to make appetizers too.

All of the food was great.  But the cake was the highlight.  YUM!  My mother-in-law made it for Christmas and my mom has been craving it ever since.  I broke down and made one for her knowing that the assembly would be a pain in the butt.  It turned out pretty well.  It’s not as perfect looking as my mother-in-law’s was but I think it looked pretty good.  It tasted exactly the same as hers and that’s all that really counts!  That little torte has 20 servings for a reason.  It’s sooooo rich!

I ended up getting my mom a whole bunch of odds and ends for her birthday: two spring green casserole dishes, 5 green dish towels, a bamboo spoon, fun plaid flip flops, a beaded necklace with matching earrings and a gift certificate to her favorite pedicure place.  Aileen’s Gabby purse suggestion was awesome but I’d already bought her presents by the time I’d read her comment 🙂  Maybe I’ll save the purse idea for Christmas or something.

All in all, it was a great weekend.  Very fun!  Very busy!  I’m not looking forward to cleaning my dirty house and doing my piles of laundry this week th0ugh…

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. onescrappygal
    Feb 25, 2009 @ 18:36:06

    Get TWO Gabby purses!! *whistling*

    I’m glad your mom had a good time and that cake looks divine!!

    Happy belated birthday Dona Adventures of four!

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