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End of February and March 2020

March 27, 2020

OK, so I didn't post again in February but my oh my...what a whirlwind of everything! I left off in the middle of February with lunch at Brenda's Oakland with my Little Honey Bunch.

The Zumba Girls came over for a lovely visit. Mia, VJ, Sepi, Cynthia and Zelia.

Zumba Girls

I taught the last class of the January/February session of Zumba Gold at the Concord Senior Center. Now it's back to Zelia.

Concord Senior Center Zumba Gold

The Bodega Scrapbooking girls visited Sharon's place in Angel's Camp for a few days. All ten of us were there on Saturday! We went wine tasting in Murphy's. Made lots of yummy meals, as always. This was the view off the back deck, facing New Melones Reservoir.

20200228-01  Angel's Camp

The Ten Amigas! Marcie, Deborah, Shelly, Marcia, Elisa, Sharon, me, Patti, Julie and Katie. Hint: There was no scrapbooking. It was a wonderful visit!

Bodega Babes in Murphy's

I voted on March 3 for the first time ever! Proud moment!

Ballot

My Little Honey Bunch and I went to Moresi's on Friday, March 6 for our Date Night. Little did we know it would be the last one for an unknown period of time. All hell started breaking loose as news of the deadly Covid 19 Virus came to light.

Moresi's Chophouse

On Monday, March 9, I taught what would be my last class at 24 Walnut Creek Super Sport and the last on Thursday, March 12 at 24 Antioch. Thursday afternoon, I got notice that all Senior Classes (Zumba Gold) were canceled. Wednesday morning, I got notice that all In Shape Senior Classes were canceled, just as I had announced my new class.

New Class

I had lunch with Tere and Ale on Thursday after class. The place was deserted and they thought they were going to have to close. On Friday, I went to lunch with Adrienne at the Dim Sum place. On Saturday, Zelia and I went to 24 Antioch, where Iris was subbing. On Saturday night, we had dinner with the Russells and the Fitzsimmons. That would be the last contact with everyone.

By Monday, March 16, regular classes were still being held so Zelia and I went to Elisa's Strong Class at 24 Antioch, followed by her Zumba Class at In Shape Antioch. That afternoon, they would announce that all classes were canceled and all gyms were closing.

Strong by Zumba 24 Hour Fitness Antioch

Then the Shelter In Place order went out. Some dumbfucks who believe the lies from the imbecile in the White House were not taking it seriously. It's a 'Dem' Hoax. Dumbfucks.

We decided not to go to the Fitzsimmons for a St. Patrick's Day gathering (our resident Irish). I did drive to the Post Office, passing Ed's Mudville Grill. It was eerie to see it empty and abandoned on St. Patrick's Day. Years of huge parties and Irish Dancing. Not this year. This was from 2012.

March 17, 2012

Once all the gyms closed, Zumba quickly announced that we instructors could live stream our classes. With our licensing agreement, this is usually not allowed. They asked us to use platforms like Zoom and FaceTime but NOT Social Media (Facebook and Instagram Lives). It amazing me how many people don't follow the rules. Anyway, my Little Honey Bunch give me a tool his company (Vonage) set up for free, during this time of quarantine. It's very much like Zoom but you can go over 40 minutes.

Shortly after that, Zumba announced 1) that they were working on a tool for us to use to Live Stream! And 2) that Convention is officially canceled. Boo-hoo.

Starting Wednesday, March 18, I started Live Streaming my classes. Just a few people joined but the word is getting out. I've been teaching at my regular class times with my people from 24 Hour Fitness Walnut Creek, Antioch and Moraga and my In Shape Antioch people.

Live Streaming

Join me if you want at this LINK. Regular class times are Monday 11:00, Wednesday 1:00, Thursday 11:30 and Friday 1:00. Today, I was joined by Luz and Yoly, who first danced with me at Clayton Valley Dance Academy back in 2012! Also joining me was one of my dearest, oldest (time) friends. Her husband Robert and son, Adam, danced, too! And all the other lovelies from the clubs. Schedules and link here, too: https://rosystraka.zumba.com and here: Zumba Con Sabor Dot Com

Live Stream

I won't even get into the hoarding imbeciles and lack of toilet paper!

So this is the new normal.


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