Monday, January 23, 2012


Celebrity Cruises is looking for an instructor for each of their five Trans-Atlantic Cruises next spring (April 15 – 30, April 16 – May 1, April 21 – May 5, April 22 – May 6, May 5 – May 19). The trans-atlantic cruises are 15 days long.
The Requirements For The Job Are:

  • Need to be Zumba Gold Certified and/or Aqua Zumba certified
  • Can lead a minimum of 2 classes a day
  • Can lead a mixed demographic of age and nationality
  • Flexible in a changing environment
  • Someone who will treat the Celebrity Cruise’s guests as though they are their own clients

Celebrity Cruises Will Provide:

  • A Trans-Atlantic Cruise from the US to Europe for the instructor plus one guest (one shared stateroom)
  • Round trip Air fare for the Instructor plus one guest
  • One night hotel stay for any required international travel
  • Pre-paid onboard Gratuities for Instructor plus one guest
  • 50% discount on bar purchases

Friday, January 20, 2012

slick roads..yuk!

It's Friday night..I haven't showered in what feels like DAYS! oh, I guess that makes sense since I taught two classes yesterday and haven't showered since...there probably are things I should keep to myself...!
I hurt myself yesterday at the first sound dramatic but this is how it felt...I felt like I shattered a couple small bones in my foot/ankle/leg area...YeeeeeeeeOUCH! Of course I just keep smiling and dancing through the pain...we instructors believe we are invincible :P
I went ahead and had class last night at my home but I did it with my foot wrapped and no shoe on, to remind myself to NOT JUMP on it...I think we did didn't really start bothering me until like the 3rd to last song and then I stayed off it the rest of the night (hence the no shower thing :P)
Today, I have meant to do many things..shower, laundry, etc....
1.I DID pay bills (I felt like that took me all morning)
2.OH! I did cut Mia's hair 20 minutes before the school bus came...I mean, I was FINISHING it when THE BUS PULLED UP! lol...
3. I tweeted :P
4. I emptied the dishwasher? I am digging for stuff I did
ok..the most important for real....
5. I played with Siler...TOYS....that's what he said..I asked "what are we playing?"" TOYS!"
THEN he got me to play Wii...UGH! I am not a mom that should play Wii..blood pressure raising thinking about it
I did get my camera out to take pictures of him but he turned that into "the RUNAWAY game" He did not want his picture taken today and he would laugh hysterically at me trying to do it..
He also got a kick out of changing Zack's Mii on the Wii...gave him blue eyeshadow eyes and blush and then mean eyes and a beard and then a mustache and all kinds of silly stuff...

Now I am sitting here, dirty and motivation and I really really need to do laundry, for real, no joke....

I ordered the VOLUME 1 of Adventures in Odyssey...I want to start at the very beginning with the kiddos :) Volume 2 is on its way :) I figure, my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren can use them..I'll get them ripped on the computer and hopefully whatever comes after the flash drive will support the cds and mp3 rips :P LOL if not, our family will enjoy them for now :)

Sam is spending the night with a friend
Mia is in the kitchen cooking Kale and Tomatoes with Mike
Zack and Siler are love hate playing together

Alexandria, is somewhere down the street, she said..the roads are sooooo slick (according to Mike)..I wish she was home, where I knew she was safe...but I am sure she is fine

Sophia, last I heard, was doing her MIL's hair...we are 15/16 days away from due you count the day you are on? and do you count the actual day? so today is the 20th and she is due Feb do you calculate? :):):)

well, I have rambled on about who knows what...I have no idea if my want to nap or my need to shower and laundry is going to win...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

well shooey!

I took two pics today..or at least I thought I did..but when I went to remove the memory card from the wasn't in there. :/

1 was a picture of my new version of a banana split :)

1 pineapple Greek Yogurt
a handful of fresh strawberries
a banana

mix it all together..and YUM

I did put a little bit of chocolate syrup in one corner to see if I liked it but it actually was not good.

The other picture was a piece of scotch tape that said KICK ME that I found taped to my hardwood floors..Good Times :)

I tackled my laundry room today, on accident...definitely WAS NOT in "the plans"

Hardly slept last night...Sophia has been having LOTS of contractions....I laid with my phone in my hand and any time I dozed off I woke myself to make sure I didn't miss anything. :/ I know I ,at least, got 2 hours sleep...I should go catnap while Siler is playing X-BOX..I have a class to teach tonight and right THIS second, I don't know how I will get through it...but I know I will and I know it will be fun :) and TOMORROW I rest from all exercise :)

Hope your day is's sooo cold here  BRRRRRRR!!!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

I should cut and paste all I typed earlier to have it up here to read before you see the pictures..but I am just letting you know that if you want to read first..just keep scrolling :P
ingredients I happened to have on hand one morning

took so little time to make

I only prepared for me though...all others were sleeping..

but man it was good to the last bite!

I had asked Mike to start the grill for the chicken..I had just finished my ZUMBA class and needed some protien but I didn't have a clue what else to have with it.... ended up making Texas Cavier (Mike LOOOOVES it) and threw some beans with it on tortillas and it was really good last minute unplanned :)

This wasn't as great as I hoped...I wanted the zucchini, squash, mushrooms but didn't know what to do with them
some whole wheat pasta and I was trying to stay away from the whipping cream..I should have just stuck with it..the butter and cream and parmesan..YUM!!!! but hey..I tried.... :/

I also tried to bake turkey bacon :/ I set off the smoke alarm :/

I had leftover zucchini, squash and mushrooms and threw them in eggs the next morning..YUM!

but THIS!!!! OH YUMMMY! mostly AVOCADO, some beans and lots of Pico de Gallo.Y U M!!!
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Sophia giddy about holding her friend's baby girl :)
The bags behind her were one of the games we played at the shower..
you had to guess what was in each lettered bag that spelled out

Got caught being obnoxious..thanks a lot Amy!

The prizes the ladies could choose from when they won a game :)

Sophia and some of her best friends through the years

we were trying to watch a VHS video that my girlfriend brought from her baby shower 16 years prior
my girlfriend asked me if I remembered what I said at hers....
such a LONG story but Sophia had got her head stuck in a chair when she was 2 so I told my friend to not take her child somewhere with chairs that heads could get stuck in...oh my's on video and I was so embarrassed at what I saw!

the timed word scramble..I think I stressed the guests out :P lol

My gift to Kiley :)

It is my ever so dramatic recorded reading of THAT'S WHAT GRANDMAS DO :)

Kiley's blessings :)
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Jan 15th already! I feel like so much goes on here but I don't have much to report.

I guess I will start with New Year's Eve...I went to get tested for TB for a new job and it is negative. woo woo! :P
New Year's Eve....I did some laundry..I watched something on tv...I can't remember..I think it was Sweet Home Alabama? and I looked over some ZUMBA stuff...I waited for the New York ball to drop and I hit the sack...SO TIRED!
New Year's Day..I attended my first ZUMBA class in 8 was fun but it was exhausting...I didn't feel like raising my arms or dancing with "pep" but I made it through the hour. :)
Monday night I decided I wanted to try another ZUMBA was at 7:45PM! (like my bedtime!) I talked a couple of my girlfriends into going :) It was a SEEEEXXXYYYYY dancer....holy moly I never blushed so much :) but she was AWESOME energy and an AMAZING teacher if you wanna feel SEEEEEXXXXYYYYYY....:D
I taught my first class on Thursday morning the 5th...Totally Bombed. Seriously Bombed. 1.) I needed an oxygen mask..I couldn't breathe..I think I was waaaay overzealous in my playlist...I didn't give us time to breathe in between songs..2.) I am pretty sure I was trying to be someone I am not...I hear all these things about all these instructors that all these people like...and every once in a while, I get caught up in what I hear instead of JUST BEING ME. well, not being me just plain SUCKS. (pardon language ) I taught that night also and was "ok" but anyway..I got two classes under my belt..

Next on my agenda was getting ready for Sophia's baby shower was on Sunday the 8th...My girlfriends, Amy and Marelle..were my lifesavers in many many ways for my shower and I could NOT have pulled it off without them...I was amazed and so grateful for them.
I had waaaay too much food but better more than not enough. :) Sophia is absolutely BEAUTIFUL and Kiley's gifts reminded me of a Mary Poppin bag....they just kept coming and coming...she is truly loved and blessed!

I wish I knew how to attach pictures in this blog because by the time you get to what you are reading...I "hopefully" have the pictures here but you had to get through them to get here? :P
Goal to learn how? so stressful to me. :/

so after Sophia's AWESOME baby mind was FREE  :) It's not that I was super stressed about it..but you know, when you finish just feels good to have it behind you :)

Somewhere between the New Year and the Baby Shower....I did something that just made me GIDDY! I don't remember if I told about our Christmas new TV and XBOX (that is not what excited me!) but since we got a new flat screen, we didn't have a need for the large armoire entertainment cabinet we already I transformed it into my office..LOVE! I hopefully had pictures of that posted :P

I started a brand new ZUMBA class's at a City Recreation Center..and it starts at 7:15 (close to my bedtime) but I wanted to see what it would be like to live the night life once a week. :) SUPER FUN! SUPER DUPER FUN!!!!! I had sooo much fun!!!!!! I can't wait until Tuesday again :)

Choir at church has started up again... Sam and Mia are excited but my boys dropped out.It's okay..they might like it later...and it will be okay if they don't....:)

We had a snow day ..didn't play outside..I got 9 tubes of blood drawn..didn't know how there could be any left after that! Mike and I are trying to lean towards the vegan side of eating...I can handle giving up most meat most of the time..but cutting out yogurt, cheese, butter? um , no. I did give up the WHIPPING CREAM in my coffee. it's not as bad as I thought it would be :) I had starting taking pictures at the beginning of the year of my meals..I didn't tell anyone but I was wanting to make a picture food about accountability :P half the time I am too lazy to go get my camera :P and the other half...I am not eating anything I want to capture :P LOL... far as my family goes....Mike was really stressed at work , this guy had quit making Mike's pile of work that much more...he was having a very hard time finding a replacement..but luckily that guys came back and now Mike can breathe again..Thank you Jesus. :)

I am patiently waiting for my Granddaughter's arrival... Sophia has LOTS of Braxtons and lots of times they are a steady 5 minutes apart and we are sure it's time..but NOT YET :)

Alexandria (my way private one who will probably be totally ticked at me when and if she sees this) is not talking to most of us...expecially Sophia....she did not come to her shower and wants absolutely NOTHING to do with her, or the's devastating to me...but there is nothing I can do about it and I had to remind myself this morning that ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD..All relationships can be restored..He can make ALL things New..and if they never talk again..I have to be okay with that. :)

Sam, Mia, Zack, and Siler...all good..they play lots of video games..since we have the XBOX in one room, A Nintendo 64 in another and a Wii in another and can't forget about their DS games..Mom of the Year right here..I am expecting DFS at my door any second...I really should make them do some other activities! Sam and Mia like to YouTube and do craft stuff...Mia made a dress today....they would LOVE to cook with me if I would gather the patience to let them.

I am trying to incorporate more stuff into my life...besides changing our eating habits..I want to run (a little) add come weights (in moderation) and some yoga (I need to stretch this body out!) So far I ran one mile, did 30 minutes yoga and I plan on going to the gym in the morning for a Body Pump class..I haven't been to one in over a should be FUN. :)

well, I have lost track of anything I have said..I feel like I have been typing for hours so I should have covered most everything :P until next time. :)