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Posted on January 23, 2016 by under Life.    

So, I have 30 minutes before I have to get up and about and I need to catch the blog up on everything before I am a couple of months behind.

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Missy’s class had the honor of being my very last Zumba class of the year. She was subbing for Sasha downtown on December 31. It was supposed to be a 30 minute class, but we turned it into an hour-long mini-Zumbathon with me, Todd, Holly, Abby teaching a few songs. Above is our “before class” pic. Below is our “sweaty mess” after class pic.

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Brian dressed the part but didn’t shake it with us. He was just there for moral support but it worked out well because then we had someone to take our photos.

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Later that evening we had dinner with Jenni and her friend Adam.

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It was a quiet NYE as the NYE party that we were all supposed to attend got canceled due to weather. It was nice being able hang out at home and not having to drive home after too much “celebrating” although it didn’t matter much for me because I could not drink as I was on antibiotics.

Nothing against Jenni and her friend but that night made us realize that we prefer to someone else’s party on NYE so we can leave right at 11 pm and be home for our annual NYE tradition. This year was the first year that we missed ringing in the New Year in our own special way and it’s because we had people in our house until past midnight. I suppose we could have excused ourselves to follow through on our New Year tradition but that would have been both rude and weird.

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Despite missing our traditional NYE thing, 2016 is off to a great start. I taught a Zumba class on January 1 to an awesome and enthusiastic group! Of course, I bribed them gifts and that might have been why some were more enthusiastic than usual. But, you have to incent people every now and then. For instance, my mom hasn’t come to one of my classes in over a year because “it’s so far from Derby” but with a little bit of coaxing and bribing I was eventually able to persuade her to attend.

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Chiding aside, I am happiest about being able to teach class on New Year’s Day. I wanted to teach so badly last year but I had pneumonia over the holidays and couldn’t. The New Year’s Day class happened this year and everyone seemed to have a great time.

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The high energy of the New Year’s Day class is now the standard for 2016 for me.

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P.S. Huge thanks to Charis and Abby for leading some songs and bringing their positive energy. With their help, we were able to create a mini-Zumbathon. I had a blast!

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I hope this isn’t the last time this year that mom and Jenni make it to one of my classes!

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A couple of local dancing superstars, Gina and Abby, were in class which was a huge treat. Abby taught a song that was super fun to do. Everyone loved it! The only thing that could have made the day better was if Gina could have taught a song too. Maybe we can work on that for next year’s class!

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Another huge accomplishment was our organized pantry.

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It had gotten really out of control so Brian spent a good amount of time organizing everything. This is him trying to explain to me where everything goes.

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Brian got chicken adobo as a reward. Most people think I can’t cook because I rarely ever do. I really can cook. I just prefer not to. LOL. It’s like Molly and barking. She can bark. She just doesn’t. I leave the cooking to the people who enjoy it.

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The chicken adobo I made was really good, though. I’m thinking I really should make it more often. Maybe after we return from vacation.

Alright. I’m out of time. The blog is still way behind. I will try to make another cram post this evening. Stay tuned!

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