As Usual…Never a Dull Moment!

As I left my parents’ house last Sunday after an afternoon of  discussing and processing the previous night’s events, I waved to my dad and called out, “I wouldn’t trade my life for anything in the world!” Now, I wasn’t implying that my house, husband, kids, or choices are all wonderful and perfect. No, no.

I was actually referring to the fact that there never seems to be a dull moment around here. I have the most entertaining assortment of family, friends, and associates around. They combine to form a group that provides plenty of joy and surprise and keeps things very interesting on a regular basis.

“It’s pretty bizarre, alright,” my dad called in response, shaking his head as I backed out of the driveway.

When one considers the competitive and sometimes hostile world of Jazzercise instructors and centers, to fisheries and fishing-related friends and associates…things can get very interesting indeed. Especially in a small town. I’ve been around the block a time or two, and I’m not caught off guard very often. Last weekend, however,  I must say that I was…along with a few others…rather surprised by certain events. And that’s all I can write!

In other exciting news, I decided to sign up for the Elite Jazzercise Instructor Conference next Spring in New Orleans. I think at this point, we’ve got five local instructors flying out for the four-day adventure. I’m nervous and I don’t know if I will actually go through with it, but my conference spot has been reserved and my plane ticket has been purchased.

Now, my kids and I are attached at the hip (as is what happens when you are the parent most often around) and I hate flying. I also get homesick easily and have a high level of anxiety. Once I reserved my place on the trip and listened to George’s first comment (“Oh, that’s great! Five Jazzercise instructors traveling together to New Orleans! I can just imagine!”), I was calmed by his later point that in fact, I have a whole year to get used to the idea of going.

Speaking of flying across the country, George flew out early this morning to Florida to visit his dad. I hope he enjoys his trip as he deserves a nice break, but I can’t wait until he comes home. 

In the meantime, here’s to our beloved family, friends, crew, and Jazzercise ladies for always keeping things so interesting and fun.


  1. that is going to be an awesome time in new orleans! i hope you have time to check out all the historic stuff. Erin has lots of info for you if you need it!

    • Thanks for the comment! I’m still having a “bit of anxiety” at the thought of going but excitement like yours helps me calm down :-). I wish G wasn’t going to be in the middle of the halibut season because then we could have both made the trip and stayed longer to do all the really neat historical things.

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