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Old 01-30-2010, 08:44 PM   #3221
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Dang simple girl is that really you and hubby? Lookin' good!

Dancing with the Stars perhaps?
Aren't you sweet!

Yes, that is actually us! As we were taking the lesson, we achieved a whole new appreciation for Dancing with the Stars...and were completely humbled! It is soooooooooooo much harder than it looks! Oh boy.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:52 PM   #3222
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Hey now, you were the one that said your DH somersaults into the bed. I just can't get that image out of my mind.

You go girl! You two need to boogie while you're still young. Don't waste any time.....
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This morning I went to dance class. Worked my bootie off from 9:30 to 10:45. Came home and practiced a new routine for another 45 minutes or so. It's got a tough add-on part that I'm having trouble remembering. I love the challenge but grrrr...frustrating, too!

Had lunch, then I was wiped out. Sat around on the computer for much of the afternoon. Then out to the grocery to get a few items for dinner. Made asian fish in a packet with broiled eggplant on the side. Yummy. DH and I opened a bottle of champagne that we won on our last Carnival cruise. We were contestants in a wedding game. Fun!
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Hey now, you were the one that said your DH somersaults into the bed. I just can't get that image out of my mind.

You go girl! You two need to boogie while you're still young. Don't waste any time.....
LOL, ain't that the truth! Every time I get up today from the couch I go "oh, oww, oh!" These old bones just ain't what they used to be. Also, last night there was a move they had us try where you spin, jump on the guy's leg, then jump of and spin again. We actually got that after a few tries and were quite impressed with ourselves...then the instructor said, if you are really adventurous, try jumping up (piggyback style) on the man's back at the end after the jump. Well, we tried that, and I ended up knocking my jaw pretty darned good...saw stars for a few minutes. Later on, when he showed off by flipping his partner backwards in the air...DH and I looked at each other and both said "NO WAY, we are NOT trying that!" Sometimes you have to test your limits to know your limits! We let the 20 year olds try that one.
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Hi Johnnie, I'm doing the same with my house - how did you get rid of your popcorn?
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SG - I enjoyed the photo and descriptions of the dancing - I am VERY impressed.

Today we walked to our favorite coffee shop and boy what a reception!! It is owned by a family from Korea and we got to know them all between 2004 and 2008 before we went to Louisiana for 2 years. (mother, father, 2 girls and a boy, aged 18 - 24). they were soooo pleased to see us and were extremely welcoming).

It is pretty cold (30's) and I needed to wear my fur hat.



All our furniture arrived yesterday so now ( 10am) while my son and I watch the English soccer on the TV (Arsenal v Man Utd), DW is furiously unpacking boxes - lots of noise unwrapping paper but I fear an unpleasant reaction if I complain
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It is pretty cold (30's) and I needed to wear my fur hat.
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Oh yeah...those same smoldering eyes....
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I don't think so - I preferred it when the rug on my head grew naturally and was attached via roots
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Oh yeah...those same smoldering eyes....
Give over, you're making me blush (besides, they are short-sighted eyes these days )
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Oh yeah...those same smoldering eyes....
The two photos are essentially identical...
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Yes...they are......

Hmm, so anyway...ahem...so far today I've had a cup of coffee..
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It is pretty cold (30's) and I needed to wear my fur hat.



All our furniture arrived yesterday so now ( 10am) while my son and I watch the English soccer on the TV (Arsenal v Man Utd), DW is furiously unpacking boxes - lots of noise unwrapping paper but I fear an unpleasant reaction if I complain

LOVE the hat pic!!!!

Yeah, you are smart to keep quiet about the unpacking noise...or she might send YOU packing!

What size apartment did you move into? We upgraded from 950 sq ft to now almost 1500 sq ft, and we feel like we are in heaven!
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Oh yeah...those same smoldering eyes....
Make that 2 girlz who are affected by those eyes....

Did I cause a second blush perhaps?
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LOVE the hat pic!!!!

Yeah, you are smart to keep quiet about the unpacking noise...or she might send YOU packing!

What size apartment did you move into? We upgraded from 950 sq ft to now almost 1500 sq ft, and we feel like we are in heaven!
We went from 1200', 2 bed, 2 bath back to the 1420', 3 bed, 2 bath. The 1200' was actually quite roomy and we'll probably downsize to 2 bedrooms now that DS is only a block away so we'll rarely, if ever, need 3 bedrooms for visitors staying.
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Ok, after I had my coffee, I schlepped around a bit...then started my exercise program (again). 'Cause I don't think I'll want to wear sweatpants when it's 80 degrees.
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Is it inside the house? If so, you can wear minimal clothing like W2R often advocates as an LBYM way to save on utility bills for AC. Of course, you may or may not want to draw the drapes (depending on whether you want to "treat" thy neighbors).
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Oh my no...it's never 80 in my house, but it can get to 100 outside. I prefer the gams to be toned rather than looking like they've been hibernating during the winter....especially when I wear shorts in public.
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Just purchased our Roth's for the year, purchased some shares in our taxable account, and rebalanced a little. Spent several hours yesterday determining the "plan". Glad that is all done and over with!
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