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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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