Friday, November 5, 2010

Zumba and Friday Links

Last night Abbie and I went to pick up Tyler from tennis lessons. As we were circling the parking lot waiting for him to come out we drove by the big room where the ladies do their exercises. For some reason it has ceiling to floor glass windows. Which means anyone can see you exercising (otherwise known as dressing up in cute workout clothes as you struggle for breath). The ladies were obviously doing Zumba. Some of them had their little bells around their hips and it looked like a great mixture of in-great-shape ladies and then well, ladies who look like me. But, they ALL were smiling and laughing with each other.

I told Abbie, "That looks like so much fun! I want to do that!"
To which she replied, "Are you sure you can do that Momma? I mean, it looks like you have to dance a lot."

What does she think I am doing every morning when I lead the family in The Clean-Up Dance Song?

And by the way, James is the only one who will still participate with me. The others try really hard not to laugh. I just keep thinking, "Memories, I'm building some good memories for these kids." And secretly, I think they really want to go along and do it with me. I will win them over again, I know I will. :)

Here are some great links from this week:

BooMama wrote another Martha story and it was hard to hold the laughter in so I wouldn't wake the rest of the house. When she wrote, "Blessed to be a blessing" it about did me in.

Go check out Rachel and her sweet hubby. He gets the husband award of the day.

My sister Jill can do just about anything. She even does Zumba on occasion. Go check out her latest projects.

And, don't forget you can go here and enter to win a Christmas candle! I am on Day Five of my Holiday Cleanup Challenge. I know you are pins and needles to learn that today we are cleaning out from under the couches and chairs.


  1. wendy, will you email me your address? I want to get you your yummy scentsy plug in! :) talesofasoccermom(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. Okay I love that instead of actually going in and using your membership and taking advantage of some exercise classes - you and Abbie are just driving around the parking lot...priceless.

  3. This makes me laugh only because my friend convinced me to take a Zumba class with her and I was the worst dancer in there. Apparently the dancing that I do with my own chicks does not translate to coordinated dancing for me!

  4. Ha, Ha, Ha, Mrs Jennifer. We were there for a purpose, to get Tyler, Ms Priss. And I'm thinking about going to the class cause it is during Tyler's tennis time. Would you like to join or will you just cheer me on from the sidelines?

  5. I keep hearing about Zumba, but haven't ever actually witnessed it...sounds like an interesting exercise class.

  6. Thanks so much for the link! I think he deserves a reward too!!