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July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018

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A positive thought every day for 2018. Happy New Year!

July 2018

  1. Pool day/party trifecta! Finished the weekend with Marilyn then my Little Honey Bunch.
  2. Another day with Nat home.
  3. When a lady in your class tells you the only thing she didn't like about it was that she sweated too much.

June 2018

  1. By the firepit with my Little Honey Bunch.
  2. Early Father's Day celebration with the Straka Clan.
  3. Pulled off a surprise Birthday Party for Zelia's 50th!
  4. Harry and Kitty playing through the door.
  5. Found a new Strong class! Tuesdays, 4:30, 24 Walnut Creek SS with Tina!
  6. Warriors win their 3rd in a row! Hoping for a sweep on Friday.
  7. Hearts that lift you up.
  8. Remebering Gene on his birthday. RIP
  9. Dancing with Toby!
  10. My Little Honey Bunch is so talented.
  11. Happy 50th, Miss Deborah!
  12. Got to dance with Elisa!
  13. Nice pool day AND Nat's surprises us and pops in for a couple of days.
  14. I love when Elizabeth comes to class!
  15. Strong crew, super class.
  16. St. Joseph's Elementary Reunion. Eleven of the classmates there. Kathy, Sue, Dino, Bev, Patsy, Larry, Billy, Arthur, Charm, Chris and me.
  17. Grilled ribeye!
  18. When your Monday people are delighted you are going to be there on Tuesday to sub.
  19. When your subbed Tuesday class wants you to do it every week!
  20. Leisurely morning, lovely Zumba.
  21. When you make a new dish and your Little Honey Bunch says, "I could eat this everyday!"
  22. Oakhurst sunset with Troy, Jay, Joe, Marcie, my Little Honey Bunch and me. Goodbye to the Wickware's!
  23. Shooting star while sitting out with my Little Honey Bunch!
  24. Another lovely, lazy pool day.
  25. Shopping with Zelia!
  26. Nat's 3rd tatt with Mot at Philthy Clean.
  27. Shopping with Nat!
  28. When your daughter comes to your Zumba class!
  29. Pool Party! VJ, Atzimba and Ayo, Zelia, Elisa, Marilyn, Treva, Cindy, Cynthia, Sepi and me
  30. The pool party continues...Zelia, Marilyn, Treva, Cindy and me!

May 2018

  1. Happy May Day.
  2. Wow...biggest class at In Shape - 26! Maybe I won't call time of death.
  3. Made the yummiest Jalapeno Cheese bread!
  4. Strong and lunch with the Friday morning crew!
  5. Chico State Expressions Showcase. Great job, girls!
  6. Lovely day with my Little Honey Bunch traveling home from Chico.
  7. Mondays are my fave!
  8. Spotted today, an ElCo and a '66 Chevy.
  9. Nice chat with Viv.
  10. Happy Mother's Day to all the Latinas who celebrate today!
  11. Mountain View Cemetery.
  12. Music in the Park with the gang and the Villano's last. Bittersweet.
  13. Hanging out at Philthy Clean Tattoo on Mother's Day with my kid and sisters and friends.
  14. Dancing with Mia!
  15. Goodbye Villanos! We'll miss you!
  16. Spotted today, '66 Chevy and an ElCo.
  17. When a lady from my Walnut Creek class comes to my Antioch class because she missed me.
  18. Oakhurst with the Fitzies.
  19. Royal Wedding and Royal everything.
  20. My Little Honey Bunch and Nat home today!
  21. Love my 24 Monday crew!
  22. Berkeley with Nat, Boobie and Mot. Nat got her second tatt.
  23. 30 freaking people at In Shape! Finally! I hope it sticks.
  24. Chillin with the kittens.
  25. Strong Friday with Elisa and Astrid.
  26. Yard work with Harry and my Little Honey Bunch.
  27. Burgers with friends!
  28. I got to team teach with my Zumba Mami, Mia!
  29. Nice compliments from subbing Moraga.
  30. Nice dinner with sweet Robin at Moresi's Wine Down Wednesday.
  31. Hello, Nene!

April 2018

  1. Lazy day figuring out the Zumba Cruise!
  2. Visiting Timmy with Bev.
  3. Spending time with Harry.
  4. Zelia back at In Shape Pittsburg with me.
  5. Happy Birthday, Motsy!
  6. Excited about the cruise!
  7. Flying to Miami!
  8. Dancing with Beto Perez, creator of Zumba, at the port in Miami.
  9. Dancing until 3:00 am.
  10. Mexico from afar. Hola Costa Maya!
  11. Saw a shooting star behind Beto while he was dancing on stage.
  12. Last day at sea with beautiful Zumba people.
  13. Beautiful day at South Beach Miami with friends.
  14. Flight delayed but so excited to see my Little Honey Bunch tonight!
  15. Home sweet home.
  16. Back to my Zumba class!
  17. Little, Happy to you, to you, to you. Happy to you, to you, to you.
  18. Missed my beautiful In Shape people!
  19. Training with Zelia!
  20. Strong with Elisa!
  21. Girl Power Master Class and lunch with Zelia, Osh, Omar, Mia, Sepi, Cynthia, Iris, and my Little Honey Bunch!
  22. Nat is home for dinner. Yay!
  23. Love when friends come to class. Thanks, Pureza!
  24. Small but good class. 13.
  25. Love when Zelia comes to class. Great energy!
  26. When you sub a class and people ask you where you teach.
  27. Happy 22nd Anniversary to me and my Little Honey Bunch.
  28. Beautiful day at the Clayton Art & Wine Festival. Lots of locals.
  29. Antioch 24 with Pamela, Mari, Marisa and Zelia! Five instructors in the house!
  30. Five year anniversary of teaching Zumba Gold at 24 Walnut Creek Super Sport! Adore this class!

March 2018

  1. Filipino Food at Island Pacific Supermarket. YUM!
  2. Wine with Fitzies and Russells.
  3. Zumba Jam with Bianca, then Miggy, Efren and Joe!
  4. Visit from Nat.
  5. When people from your fabulous class tell you they wish you taught more classes at that location.
  6. Feeding the neighborhood kitty, Harry.
  7. Ahhhhhhhhh.....Bodega Bay!
  8. Beautiful sunset in Bodega.
  9. Beto Live Stream!
  10. Beautiful hike to the beach.
  11. Tacos in Half Moon Bay. Happy Birthday, Omar!
  12. Prince Harry is still coming around. Nic tucked him because it was raining.
  13. Gotta love my faithful at 24 Antioch!
  14. Beautiful rain shots.
  15. Nat's home for Spring Break!
  16. Saw an Elco, then a '66 Chevy on Mel's brthday.
  17. Lovely St. Patty's Day dinner withe the Fitzies and Russells.
  18. All day job blogging 30 scrapbooking trips. Lovely memories.
  19. When the 60 people in your class tell you how much they enjoy you!
  20. Patience and consistency are key to class growth. Thank you 24!
  21. Biggest class yet at In Shape.
  22. Lacey and Ollie had a much shorter ride to the vet! Less yowling!
  23. Strong then lunch at Charbird. YUM!
  24. Oakley Master Class! Danced every last minute!
  25. Very lazy Sunday with my Little Honey Bunch.
  26. Fab Monday Zumba with Zelia, Sonia, Pureza and the rest of the gang, practicing with Zelia and seeing VJ and the In Shape girls for the beginning of Iris' class.
  27. Chinese Buffet, Antioch.
  28. First top down drive of the season in beautiful, sunny California.
  29. Big white blooms on the pear trees.
  30. Date Night at Moresi's and fireside on a beautiful evening.
  31. Friends BBQ, VJ and Bill, Zelia and Osh, Fred and Tatiana and So So, Marilyn, Cindy, Treva and Harry, the cat.

February 2018

  1. I love it when Elizabeth, Eddie, Tere, Raquel and Benito come to class. Such great energy!
  2. Nat stopped in for a minute!
  3. Zumba, hanging out with Mia, Zelia, Sepi, Pureza and Sonia, topping off the day in the hot tub with my Little Honey Bunch and two shooting stars!
  4. YAY EAGLES!
  5. Binge watched RHONY.
  6. Visit from the Area Manager to my class, then off to Coco's Birthday Class.
  7. My new favorite drink, vodka, fresh squeezed grapefruit and lime over ice.
  8. My girl, Marcie, came to my class! YAY!
  9. Little Honey Bunch back from Boy's trip and sitting out in our beautiful backyard by the fire.
  10. Super Zumba with Toby, Eddie, Eva and Cheri!
  11. Last Zumba with Toby in the East Bay! Marilyn, Zelia, Eva, Eddie, Cheri and Elizabeth!
  12. A heart shaped brownie from Beta. Awwwww!
  13. Sound system out, luckily got a text and took my portable!
  14. Beautiful red roses from my Little Honey Bunch!
  15. Best class yet in Antioch. 20!
  16. Date night at Moresi's with my Little Honey Bunch!
  17. Dinner with the Fitzie's.
  18. Brunch with the in-laws and a quick visit from Nat.
  19. Best Zumba day...morning Kristine and Susan came, then lunch...evening trek to Mia's first Zumba Class at Redwood City.
  20. The girl who comes to my Zumba class on her lunch hour even though she can't stay the full time.
  21. Tere comes to my In Shape class! Yay!
  22. My new Zumba HiTops arrived.
  23. Tachi Sushi. Yum!
  24. On a cold day, snuggled up to my Little Honey Bunch.
  25. Shopping with Nat. Sunshine.
  26. When it's your first borns birthday.
  27. Oh my goodness. Best turnout at 24 Antioch. 23!
  28. Best turnout at In Shape Pittsburg! 18.

January 2018

  1. Driving to teach at 24 Hour Fitness WC, I saw three couples on walks, holding hands!
  2. What a fabulous giant moon!
  3. Good turnout for first class at In Shape Pitts. 16.
  4. Happy with 18 for first class at 24 Antioch! Hope it keeps up.
  5. Ice skating with Nat and Laura!
  6. First Jam Session and first friends dinner of the year!
  7. Lazy day catching up on shows.
  8. Glad to have my crowd back at 24!
  9. Back to Rodan + Fields Business Presentation.
  10. Decadent morning, lazing with my Little Honey Bunch before Zumba at In Shape.
  11. When my Little Honey Bunch leaves early and leaves a kiss on my head while I'm still in bed.
  12. Leslie, Lucy, Mary and Zelia back in class!
  13. First Date Night of 2018 at Moresi's Chop House.
  14. Love going to the RV Show with my Little Honey Bunch.
  15. Back to 55 at WC!
  16. Lazy morning.
  17. Nat's back and having my Little Honey Bunch's Birthday dinner.
  18. Watching shows with all the Kittenies.
  19. Seeing grade school friends at a celebration of life for the father of one of our classmates.
  20. Women's March in SF with Catherine.
  21. What a Jam Session! First with Erica Dixon.
  22. Lunch with my girl, Zelia.
  23. In n Out with Elizabeth and Eddie after class!
  24. Zelia back with me at In Shape Antioch. Yay!
  25. When you start your cool down and the class is like, "It's been an hour?! It's over?!"
  26. Livestream with Gina Grant with appearances by Armando and Heidi, and Rony and Betsey!
  27. A beautiful day with Susan, Carol, Trina and Amy. Dim Sum and 4th Street and Philthy Clean.
  28. Baby Number One stopped in.
  29. Dancing and lunch with Sonia!
  30. What a beautiful moon just in time for Nic's Birthday.
  31. Happy 22nd Birthday, Bug!

 

 

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