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.