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May 2021

April 2021
March 2021
February 2021
January 2021


I wasn't going to continue this for 2021 but I decided we need all the positivity we can get. So, a positive thought every day for 2021. Happy New Year!

May 2021

  1. Yay! Now the orchids bloomed!
  2. Rhythms 3 Training with Guillermo Melendez. He was fabulous!
  3. The air conditioner came on. That means it's HOT! Yay! Almost pool time!
  4. YUM!
  5. Once a year Margarita. Yum.
  6. FIRST TIME TEACHING IN PERSON SINCE MARCH 12 OF 2020! All my fabulous people were there!

April 2021

  1. Chatted with Birdie, Sherlie, Jackie! My IBM Girls.
  2. Happy 2nd Birthday in Paradise, Ju Ju Bee.
  3. Last Supper at the Fitzie's with Russell's, Molly and Kasey. Good by home!
  4. French Toast!
  5. Happy 42nd Birthday to my Baby #2, Motsy!
  6. Read all day. The Matchmaker.
  7. Last live class until the 12th. Fun!
  8. Road Trip! Arnold with Los Ocho (alternate ocho).
  9. Rock climbing in the jeeps!
  10. Snow at 7,700 feet.
  11. Second Pfizer shot today!
  12. Kitty climbing the wall again. Stayed up for a while.
  13. Lazy day catching up on shows.
  14. New people in class. Always nice!
  15. No taxes!
  16. Awww. The SOLD sign is up on 1110.
  17. Quick visit from Milo during my Jam Session.
  18. Cleaned up the She Shed!
  19. Great little visit with Deborah!
  20. Miss you, Mom! 26 years.
  21. I got carded at BevMo. I'm 62.
  22. Finishing In Shape On Boarding. Might back in the gym soon.
  23. Friday Lemon Drops!
  24. Glitter Roses at Safeway. Really!
  25. Reading with kittens.
  26. Finished 'Nine Perfect Strangers'.
  27. Happy 25th Anniversary to us!! I think I'm ordering Pizza for dinner.
  28. The striped roses are bloomed!
  29. Road trip to see Nat for a minute to trade cars!
  30. Ribeyes for dinner! Yum!

March 2021

  1. Love finding heart shaped things.
  2. All day slow cooker short ribs. Yum!
  3. Lucky unbroken yolk day. Yoked!
  4. Laying in a ray of sun with a warm Kitty.
  5. Blooms every where!
  6. Except our pear tree. But at least the mess on the BBQ will be no more.
  7. Happy Birthday, Anthony, Lita, Mary, Alejandra...
  8. Guiness.
  9. Zoomed with Kathy!
  10. Baking fool! Bread, Banana Bread, Chicken Pot Pie. Scratch, of course.
  11. Angel Baby. Gets me every time.
  12. Still love teaching virtually!
  13. Powder Room mirror is in.
  14. Added 3 songs to my pre-recorded class. It's now 60 minutes!
  15. Catching up on the Atlanta shows.
  16. Chatted with the IBM girls, Kathy, Jackie, Clodette, Birdie and BeNita. Good catching up!
  17. Guiness and Irish Coffee. Happy St. Patty's!
  18. Busy appointment day. Derm, Dent.
  19. TK joined me for my whole class.
  20. Hot Tub with my Little Honey Bunch. Haven't done that in ages!
  21. Start of the Guest Room Project. And first Covid shot.
  22. Kass in a Livestream...Dancing Queen!
  23. Kitties yowl to the vet.
  24. Paint samples on the wall.
  25. Yes! Gray gone!
  26. Another same for me and my FBF. Empty frames for decor.
  27. Russell's and Miller's for dinner!
  28. Read out on the back deck all day long!
  29. Almost done with my can of Spam.
  30. Yay! Chatted with Evie, Susan and Krisine!
  31. Sale Pending sign up at 1110.

February 2021

  1. Black History Month. Committed to educating myself more on historic Black Lives.
  2. Caught up on Real Housewives -- on the treadmill for 73 minutes!
  3. Nice bubble bath and book after teaching.
  4. Tried Overnight Oats. YUM! Banana, pineapple, pecans.
  5. Line Dancing again after Zumba. More calories!
  6. Made Rice Pudding.
  7. Superbowl. Sorry Mahomes!
  8. Fitzie's stopped in for a second. I miss people.
  9. Good 75 minute walk on the treadmill while watching Housewives.
  10. Powder Room paint is just about done.
  11. I pin curled my hair so I could look like Latifah.
  12. The pin curls worked!
  13. Toilet is in!
  14. I got roses. It never gets old!
  15. Got Silky started but he died. Luckily, he died at the Chevron in front of the car repair.
  16. Always nice catching up with Patty while getting my white covered.
  17. Queen LaChacha curls.
  18. Got to visit Mountain View Cemetery for the first time since quarantine.
  19. Lemon Drop Martini. Yum.
  20. Discovery of Stout and hanging out with Fitzie's and Russell's.
  21. Mom's Plants
  22. Love my Bamboo Hoops.
  23. Kitty found Puffs secret pillow case spot. Butt!
  24. Pot Roast on!
  25. Mushroom Patty Sandwich.
  26. Happy 45th to my baby number one!
  27. Out and about looking for Powder Room accessories.
  28. Blueberry pancakes! Yum.

January 2021

  1. First virtual class of the year! So different than one year ago.
  2. Pleased with the attendance at my first pre-recorded class!
  3. Binge watched and finished Sex in the City including both movies.
  4. Eighteen in Zoom, three in ZIN Studio plus four in pre-recorded.
  5. Cautiously optimistic. Georgia on my mind.
  6. The day started fabulously as both Georgia senate seats were won by Dems. But then tRump unleashed his garbage into the session.
  7. The only thing that would make me happy today is to invoke the 25th or impeach immediately.
  8. Got to chat with Zelia for a few minutes in person. With masks and distanced. And, it was a day of golden silence on Social Media.
  9. My first chat of the year with the St. Joseph's crew. Larry, Bev, Charm and me.
  10. Swedish Fish. Can't put them down.
  11. Happy Birthday, Sweet Laura! Miss you!
  12. The Silence is Golden (Social Media).
  13. This was a GOOD day. Second impeachment.
  14. I love grapefruit.
  15. Happy 62nd to my Little Honey Bunch!
  16. Demo of the powder room has begun.
  17. Always like accompanying my Little Honey Bunch to the dump.
  18. New people came to class and wanted monthly passes. Yay!
  19. Inauguration Eve! I'm so excited for tomorrow!
  20. Was so uneasy about what might happen that I literally got sick to my stomach. Then watching the inauguration and the concert what reassuring and calming, in a nice bubble bath.
  21. Once every couple of years, Filet O Fish and Fries!
  22. Happy Birthday to my M-I-L!
  23. 24 Hours of Zumba Livestreams from our ZESs starts at 10:00!
  24. Woke to the last of the Zumba Livestreams.
  25. Love my Monday class. Still.
  26. Williams Sonoma Hearty Beef Stew. YUM!
  27. Housewives in bed on a cold, blustery day.
  28. Rainbows in the rain.
  29. Did a couple of Line Dances after class. Been missing that!
  30. Powder Room progress is good. Drywall is repaired and textured.
  31. Happy 25th Birthday to Bug!



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