Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Day Job

A couple weeks ago I took on more hours during the day and even signed up for additional training classes. In two days I'll be jumping, skipping, moving and smiling like crazy in Zumba training to be 'official' and be able to teach under that name (rather than the usual 'Latin Dance Aerobics' class). I'm excited and very ready to get through this training. After talking to several other instructors about how vigorous it is, I've already packed my protein bars, nuts, and dried mangoes.

I am so ready to do this!

And school is about to begin, so tonight we get to meet the teacher and unload all the supplies. Yeah!


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Heat Wave

In Texas, air conditioning is NOT an option, and I'm always reminded of this fact every August when the Mercury rises over the century line. It's everything we can do sometimes to stay cool or even to keep our home livable, much less comfortable in 107-degrees. Yes it's not the desert, but a heat bubble always forms over the metroplex that dissipates any chance of precipitation.

Swimming is sometimes an option, though not always. Lots of ice gets made, lots of water is consumed. Forget turning on the stove (much less the oven) to make a meal! I've even taken to writing with pen on paper to cut even the tiniest heat from my computer. We will survive this year as we always do. Just don't pack my freezer with ice cream!


PS: kiddo is coming home tonight! I can hardly wait to see him again!! :-)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sweet Relief

Not exactly relief from the great Texas heat (though that will arrive in few weeks with Autumn), my son is still visiting grandma. Don't get me wrong, I love my child dearly. I an glad for a little quiet time to straighten my home, write a little more, and get inventive in the kitchen with chocolate, which I haven't had time to do in months. I suppose this can be termed 'stress relief.'

Chocolate is calling, and I must answer ... but not too much or I'll blow the beginning of my new exercise and diet changes.