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Loud & Clear

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While {I} am quiet
Take comfort in
Knowing
{My} storytelling continues
In captured moments
Simple
Instances of {my} thought and
Of bliss and of reflection
Silent
Without a word
{I} can be heard
Loudly

 

 

Weeds

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I learn more about God
From weeds than from roses;
Resilience springing
Through the smallest chink of hope
In the absolute of concrete….
~Phillip Pulfrey

Zumba for a Cure in Dawsonville, GA

Zumba BabesWhen I first joined my gym the two group classes that were the deciding factor for me were Bodyflow (Yoga/Tai Chi/Pilates) and Zumba.
I remember my first Zumba class.   I stood in the back.  It’s not that I thought I wouldn’t be able to do it.  It’s that I’m a perfectionist (stop snickering Michael) and I wanted to know most of the steps before I unleashed Crazy Dancing Mishi.
Weeks passed and I moved up a row.  More weeks, more rows.  Now-a-days I’m only comfortable on the side right side of the room (where most of my Zumba-Babes break it down) and towards the front row.
Last week, Kristy (my OG instructor) was sick and she sent a CD to one of our Zumba [Babes] in Instructor Training, Amanda.   A bunch of us that know the songs helped keep the class going, and it was so awesome.   It made me think that someday I’d like to do the Zumba Instructor Training?  For now I’m having fun just dancing in class.  Burning calories is purely coincidental.
There’s a group of us that have bonded.   We’ve gone to Zumba After Dark, Applebees to sing our Karaoke hearts out, dancing at the Ridge, we’ve sat in a wet sauna together, had breakfast in honor of a birthday, and we’ve also started to do Girls Nights In (our first one was at Stephanie’s — a Kinect Just Dance Night complete with Funtinis, Chocolate Vin and scrumptious tummy-yummies!)   I’ve even had the honor of being trusted to do a ‘Heads or Tails Photo Session‘ for Maggie, our gym’s Thursday morning Zumba Instructor, whom I totally miss shaking-it with in our Tuesday/Wednesday night class, but am so happy that she is following her dream of instructing!
What I’m trying to say here is that I don’t just go into class, sweat my ass off, wipe it off, and leave.  No way.  We stay and talk afterward, make plans, and support each other in all of our endeavors.
The latest one is in support of Lucy and Lisa.  They are doing the Atlanta 2 Day Walk for Breast Cancer, and we are fully supporting them.   A fundraiser Zumba night was developed!   If you are in the Dawsonville area (or close enough) please consider coming!  I guarantee it will be OMGWTFBBQAWESOMESAUCESWEATYCRAZYCOOLFUN!
WHERE? Veterans Memorial Park
Directions to Veteran’s Memorial Park:
-Hwy 400 N to Hwy 136
-Left on Hwy 136
-Left on Hwy 9
-Veteran’s Memorial Park on Right
WHEN?  April 27th, 2012 from 6-8:30pm
HOW MUCH?  $10.00 per person
*All proceeds benefit the Atlanta 2 Day Walk for Breast Cancer
WHOFeaturing local Zumba instructors Kristy Thornton Howard, Margaret Phiri, other guest instructors & YOU!!!
WHAT ELSE?
*Drinks & snacks will be for sale
*Raffle items including a Membership to Bodyplex Gym (and a session with a *cough*cough* local photographer!)
*Come spend the evening with us just having a great time while raising money for a great cause!

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Summer Lovin’

We are in the water nearly every day of the week.  Appropriately so, as it’s so hot outside.   On the first day of summer I feel like it’s the twenty-third, because that’s how many days we’ve dipped into a pool.

We’re already tanned (except for the boy that got his Papa’s skin-tone), and it’s not even July yet.   More’s coming, and it’s coming with a trip to Buffalo for my father’s 60th birthday on the Fourth of July along with the Macedonian Festival at our church.

I vowed not to complain about the heat after the long, cold winter we had.  So, I won’t.  Instead, I will welcome every day filled with splish-splashes, butter cookies, cold water, the smell of chlorine, and bathing suits hanging to dry outside.

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[Images captured on my Droid Eris with FxCamera and Retro Camera]



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