Month: August 2011

The party grows




Angry birds

A few weeks ago, my good friend virtual farm girl was beginning to plan her daughter’s birthday party. Being who I am I was very curious to learn about the cake! At that point she didn’t have a plan, bit knew she wanted an angry birds cake. I felt up to the challenge though had no idea what to do, but I volunteered to bake the cake. Tonight was my first experience with gum paste. We’ll see what they look like tomorrow. I think it’s a good start.

Birds in the daytime!

Here they are this morning, angry as ever!!

My Instinct

The lesson I have learned in the past few weeks is simple.  I receive clues every day about what I should or should not do.  Little signs point me in the right direction.  I have the choice to listen or not.  If I chose not to listen, it’s my own darn fault.  Here’s to listening on Friday, I was able to say goodbye to grandpa.

Me and Grandpa painting the garage

What is Zumba?

Though I knew nothing about it when I registered, I now understand that Zumba is some Latin fitness program that uses dance and aerobics.  I am confident that my 5 year dedication to “So You Think You Can Dance” will pay off.   Since Zumba incorporates hip-hop, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo, and Bollywood (Katee & Joshua!!!), I am certain the Wednesdays spent watching dancing talent on TV, sipping a glass of wine or beer and eating fried dough will pay off.   Squats, lunges and martial arts are apparently also included in the line up.  These don’t excite me nearly as much as the mambo.  I seem to remember some pretty sore hamstrings post basketball court lunging.  Nevertheless,  I will be interesting.  Hopefully no lifts will be required.

fat woman working out doing sit ups

Me, working out. Special thanks to Afton for the "spot-on" depiction of me.

Stay tuned for the results.