Shake Your Tail Feathers

Overall it’s been a good week.


I’ve had little accomplishments each day. My jaw is almost back to normal. I’m not risking it and eating steak, but I did try a bit of bacon this morning. Yummy! I’ve been working mainly on critiques, trying to finish those up. I don’t know about you, but I can only critique for an hour or so a day. After awhile I get cabin fever and it’s hard to get back to it. As a bonus we had fish once this week and I got the house cleaned! I deserve something for that.

Thursday, my friend and I went to one of the exercise classes at church. They have a nice little gym with teachers. It’s not huge and classes are limited, but it’s like 10 minutes from my house. I’ve heard about a class called ZUMBA.  I knew was it was a Latin dance based aerobic exercise class. Which cracks me up. this is a class at a Baptist Church! A denomination known for it’s stance against dancing. In all fairness, that was more my parents and grandparents generation. Still, it makes me smile.

A little background.

Some of you may know, I’m tone deaf. Well, guess what. I’m also NOT graceful or coordinated. I can’t even clap in rhythm. Yet, I love to dance. My tween wants to tell you I’m not allowed to dance within a 2 mile radius of her. I’m planning on chaperoning her prom. Yes, the Baptist high school has a prom, I asked. Back to my story. In college, I took Modern Dance. It fulfilled my PE requirement and sounded like more fun than the step-aerobics I tortured myself with earlier. It was a small class. I stood out as the only non-dance major. Any how, for the class final we had to give a live performance.

I had only one small part. I was to “prance” across the stage diagonally, from one side to the other. Another student, a male, was doing the same thing. He started on the opposite side of the stage. He also had more grace! How hard could that be? As we approached the center of the stage, where we were to cross each other, I ran into him. Yes, it was my fault.

Not one to be discouraged, I have honed my dance skills at home in private. I’ve also reached the age where I don’t care what people think. That’s not true, I’ve never really cared what most people think. On with the story. I get to the exercise class and find out it’s full of silver haired retiree’s. I’m the youngest by decades. That worked in my favor. I am proud to say I finished the class without knocking any of the blue hairs to the ground. I would feel terrible if I caused one to break a hip. I couldn’t quiet get the foot movements down, but I can fake it with the best. I kept moving and didn’t look back. There were no nasty mirrors to stare into!  It was awesome, I plan on going back next week.

Row80 Round 1 Goals

Be sure to stop by the Row80 hub and leave a little encouragement for the other participants.

-Participate in the weekly Health/Fitness Challenge at church. I attended the weekly class and weigh-in. I lost  .4lbs! Not even a pound but it’s progress. The weight class was interesting. I also walked on the treadmill and attended the Old Lady Zumba class. Now that was a lot of fun. I will admit to eating a chocolate sundae yesterday, we had a sleep over.
-Read 4 books a month, roughly 1 book a week. I am still reading The Martian by Andy Weir. It’s great, the language is bit much but I love the humor. It’s not a quick read. I have to stop and re-read sections or just stop and think. There’s a lot of science in this book.
-Edit book 2 in my mystery seriesNada!
-Work on self-publishing Book 1. This round that means- participate in a manuscript swap and send MS to editor. I’m making progress on finishing this soon.
-Institute Meatless Monday. Nope!
-Keep up with the local Critique Group. Finished this for now. I have another meeting next week which will bring another round of papers.
-At some point I need to write a story I’ve plotted. Nada!

Edit/publish Mystic Brew. I have 3/4 of this finished. I just need to find a little time to concentrate on this. I’m trying to finish the critique for the MS swap this week.

There you go.

How did your week go?


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