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Dancing, Visiting, Park and a Half

Friday, November 22, 2013

Hubby and I had a swing lesson Tuesday evening. I remember the SparkFriend (you know who you are, W.E.) who said she and her husband had taken lots of ballroom dancing lessons, but never seemed to remember and get any better. We may be in that same boat. So far we've "learned" foxtrot, waltz, tango, merengue, and now swing. Although I think we are freestyling more in sync than before our lessons, I can't say we are really ballroom dancing. It is good, fun activity, though, and I'm glad we are doing it. Thursday morning we enjoyed the Senior Dance. DH is dancing more often. I think his stamina is improving!

Today I got to see my sister who lives in Tucson -- half a large continent away for those non-USA SparkFriends. Needless to say, she doesn't get to central Florida too often so it was a real treat. Gwen and I went and picked her up at her daughter (my niece)'s house. Then we went to the park for Gwen to swing and slide and play with us. We had carrot sticks, apple slices, and a cheese stick for picnic snack and enjoyed the beautiful day. We saw lots of birds and squirrels and quite a few fish in the lake.

Sis will be staying a couple weeks, so I don't feel too bad leaving for 2 days for my half marathon. We are planning for my niece, nephew, and me all to run a 5K on Nov 30th. Hope I feel like running strong, but we'll see. I'm not going to risk injury if I'm just not feeling it. The other grandmother will have the girls on Sunday while I run and recover. She often has a house full of kids. I just have 2 grandkids; she has a dozen and usually has many at her house.

Really looking forward to the next couple days and beyond. Seven people from my Galloway group are running the Women's Half and I'll be meeting one of my running pal's daughters and her running friends who all live in St Pete. And, as you undoubtedly know, my intention is to run with ONEKIDSMOM as she supports her cousin in her first half marathon. Gonna be fun!!


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BLUENOSE63 11/23/2013 7:19PM

  I have always wanted to take dance lessons but my husband says that without 4 or 5 beer for him, it just won't work. He isn't a "dancer".

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GABY1948 11/23/2013 6:33PM

    Oh, how I wish I was going with you...that would be the ultimate! I know you will have the BEST time! And please, don't forget to take and have taken LOTS of pictures while there! And I think it is great you and dh dance. My dh never dances...I don't think he knows how! emoticon

You are going to have a BALL!

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COCK-ROBIN 11/22/2013 11:21PM

    Thanks for sharing your travels. I wish I was there.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 11/22/2013 11:01PM

    I bet that once you get going, you'll find yourself running strong. At least you'll be with good friends and family!
Enjoy the dancing!

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MSLZZY 11/22/2013 10:29PM

    A wonderful day with family and friends and a great weekend planned. How special!

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SLIMLILA 11/22/2013 9:41PM

    And I thought I was busy.... you are really going all out... way to go, Marsha!!!

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JOYINKY 11/22/2013 9:06PM

    Sounds like a great week. Have fun!

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PHEBESS 11/22/2013 8:49PM

    Dancing is great exercise, and as long as you're having fun, well, no one is keeping score!

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PMFISH 11/22/2013 8:11PM

    The only dance lesson I have ever had was on my 50th birthday. We had an instructor at the party to give us all line dance lesson. We had a ball. I really miss being able to dance.

It does my heart good to hear you are enjoying your days to the fullest. That is the way life is supposed to be lived.

Enjoy your weekend.

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WATERMELLEN 11/22/2013 7:37PM

    The dancing IS fun, even if we don't look like "dancing with the stars". I'm about ready to sign us up for some more lessons!

Sounds like a lovely time at the park . . . and it will be so great to see Barb!

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AQUAGIRL08 11/22/2013 7:14PM

    Have a great run!

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BURGUNDYBABE 11/22/2013 6:43PM

    Swing is fun, but I never seemed to get much better after the first few lessons. I say it's just important to have fun with it. Have a great weekend!

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MEXGAL1 11/22/2013 5:33PM

    So glad you are enjoying your sister.
Fun times.
Have a great week end

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NEW-CAZ 11/22/2013 5:15PM

    Enjoy emoticon

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DLDMIL 11/22/2013 5:14PM

    What a great way to visit with your sister. Have a great run and a Happy Thanksgiving.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 11/22/2013 4:48PM

    Enjoy! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 11/22/2013 4:08PM

    Fun :-)

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FROSTY99 11/22/2013 3:00PM

    A couple of years ago we had a dance instructor come to our community to conduct classes and I guess most of us had 2 left feet because after just 3 sessions he said he would not be coming back!!! We still laugh about it-maybe we just weren't serious enough for him!

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WILD4STARS 11/22/2013 2:47PM

    You have a busy, fulfilling, happy life!

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