After a weekend of work, trainings, master classes, very little sleep and too much sugar last night (I have my friend Gina Owens cookies to thank for that) I feel like I am a 80 year old woman...and one that's not in shape and still kickin. My body is screaming "rest" "please rest" and I ache in odd places like my hips that I usually don't have problems...
I have taken a few cat naps throughout the day-1 on the plane, 1 on the floor waiting for B to go to school (I was sitting in my favorite spot...over the heater vent with a blanket trapping in the heat...try it...it's the best spot in the house, it'll warm you to the core, trust me) and one on the couch. I'm feeling a little more youthful now.
I had such a great night last night at my long time friend Sam Owens home with his wife and kids. They are adorable. A great couple. It was so nice to go over to their home, eat a home cooked meal, laugh, talk about old times and new times and everything in between... Being with their 3 kids made me anxious to get home to my rugrats and kiss their faces off, but I enjoyed the time I got to spend with them. 100%
I met Sam when I was a freshman in high school. (I'll have to dig up a pic and post it. lol) He was visiting from California and we met through a mutual friend and we have managed to stay good friends through the years. Seeing Sam as a dad and husband is impressive to say the least and it makes me grateful for the good people like him in my life who have made a positive impact on me from a young age. It's not everyday you can go a few years without seeing someone, show up at their home on a Sunday night, stuff my face on his wife Gina's awesome cooking and talk til 12am.
Gina is adorable, fun and sweet and I feel like I have been friends with her all along AND...and this is a BIG AND...her dinner was so tasty that I even ate fish!!! If you know me, you know this is a big step. I usually don't like fish, I try it time and time again and it never hits the spot. I would have felt fine passing it by but her kids were eating it and falling into kid peer pressure like I usually do with what they're eating, ;) be it chicken nuggets, french fries (haha), candy, or fish... I tried it and what do you know I LOVED IT! I'm gonna steal her cookie and fish recipes and try them ASAP. Little did she know she changed my life right there. I have been waiting to for the taste buds change b/c I know people go nutso over fish and the healthy benefits. Now let's just see if I can duplicate it.
I am looking forward to the next time I head back to Nebraska for work and get to see them again. Thanks Omaha for a wonderful time, wonderful people, wonderful Zumba love, wonderful memories...
Until next time,