Wednesday, June 29, 2011


I just came home from my first Zumba class and it's official....I'M OLD AND LOST MY MOJO!
I got a free one week pass for my local YMCA because I'm bored with my water aerobic class...yeah, you read that right...I've been doing that so long, I began phoning it I went on to deep water aerobics....and eventually, that became boring, so I felt like I had to change it up a little...and I sure did.

For those of you who don't know what Zumba's basically dancing aerobic style. They incorporate Salsa, Hip Hop and even some Belly dancing moves, which btw...I use to do way back in the day. For 1 hour, I gyrated, grind, shook, twisted and shimmied all the while keeping rhythm and trying to watch the instructor. I wasn't the oldest person there but I wasn't the youngest either which made me feel a little better but man....I have NEVER sweat so much in my life and thank goodness the moves are wild and crazy cuz my body movements fit right in. Before the class the instructor told me to just follow her feet and I'd be alright and that lucky for me, she tweaked her back and has to modify her workout. Well, if that was modifying her workout, then I'd better go out and buy Zumba shoes (which they have) and practice around the house....or perhaps put Telemundo on the TV and try to absorb some of that latin~ness.

Tomorrow I'm gonna try the AquaZumba class...yup, Zumba in the pool...that should be interesting, but as I was walking down the hallway after class, I spied a senior citizen stretch and fit class and some of the participants had the option to do all the moves sitting on a chair...
I filed that away for future reference...just in case....I'm Just Sayin'

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I'm Off.....slightly

First on my agenda in my new found life...I am going here

probably do a little of this

and some of this

and a whole lot of this

except I won't look like this...but whatever.....I'm gone and I'll tell you all about it when I come back.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Back to a New Normal

I'm outta work for the summer and my daughter is outta High School never to return. There is no homework or schedule and I don't have to be anywhere. This is very foreign to me as most of my life I've had to be somewhere... as a mom, a wife or a working person.

Today is the first Monday that things will get back to normal....graduation and Father's Day is behind me as is everything that was "normal" to me for the past 18 years. Therefore, I've decided to create a new normal or perhaps some of you could say a new chapter.

I will go with the flow, I will explore new territory and schedules are a thing of the past...I think I'm gonna like this....If not, you all are gonna read about it....I'm just Sayin'

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

13 years of hard work

Raquel Olivia Missbrenner

is Graduating on June 16th, 2011

with Honors

Saturday, June 11, 2011

The end is near

...the end of school or rather, the end of my work year. Yeah, I'm not really gonna miss the baggy jeans with the stripped underwear showing or the foul language or the girl with the white see thru blouse wearing the black bra. Not gonna miss the lack of deodorant or the enormous amounts of Axe cologne. Nor will I miss some one's boyfriend looking at someones girlfriend who is not a friend any more but is having a party this weekend and she wasn't invited but her boyfriend was so she's not gonna go but if he does she's gonna break up with him drama. The nutrient guidelines of cafeteria food will be but a mere thought as I can only stand so much of mac in cheese poured into a day old taco shell. And the echo of the kids shouting, "he butted" while they wait in line to obtain said lunch and me responding with, "butted is not a word...go to the end of the line", will not be heard for the next 12 weeks.

Yes, another year has come and gone and in a blink of an eye soon enough, these heathen children will rule the earth ...I'm just sayin'

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Cherry Red

Sue over at It's a Very Cherry World.....this ones for you!!

I could eat a bushel of cherries!

if fact....I probably will this summer~

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Update Rhyme

Button ornaments made with ease

Pink yarn Christmas Tree if you please

Burlap rounds to create rosettes

make a wonderful Christmas Vignette

A new staircase made of wood

and a photo shoot......with a daughter that could~