NaBloPoMo – what?!!! I was just reminded via Facebook by my OG blogfriend Melisa that I am already behind, a tragedy if I were to try to re-establish my writing/blogging mojo. It’s November 3; I figure if I start today, I can sort of catch up by doubling up on posts.
I cannot believe that almost two months have passed since my ‘first day” post.
RIght after that entry, the whole month of September was sucked up by a major renovation for both of our upstairs bathrooms. The house became a dusty, messy busy place for a good five weeks. September saw the kids get back to school; programs starting again, the beginning to an epic year as both kids will be graduating in June – one from elementary and the big one from high school. I went to the university fair with my son – and was verklempt in the exhibition area as I realized that this time next year my baby boy would be away at school. Away from home. Trying not to think about that too much.
Now that the reno is about 95% complete, it dawned on me that I hadn’t had a bath in my own tub in almost 10 years! We thought we had a leak in the tub – turns out we had a leak in the shower… which we continued to use daily for the last 10 years. Sheesh.
New tub now in, I finally was able to have a bath, which came in handy because in October…
at the ripe old age of 52, I decided to celebrate my birthday by attending a training session to become a certified Bodyjam instructor. Much to my surprise the opportunity came up in September – training only happens every few years, so I had to go for it. Two solid days of dancing my ass off, to fulfill a bucketlist dream. I’ve been a huge fan of this workout for over 10 years … thinking of training year after year, always with schedule, work, travel, kids stuff “getting in the way.” Popping Advil like candy – armoured up with knee and ankle braces, toe covers, orthotics … I made it through the weekend. So now Ive got until January to take a video of myself teaching a full class. Gulp. It’s given me a new appreciation for fitness instructors, though, especially those for dance based programs. My brain is not hanging onto the choreography or the cues nearly as well as it did perhaps 10 years ago. And figuring out how to breathe while everything else is going on? We’ll see what happens.
We also had to take our 9 year old shih tzu Cody to the animal hospital for bladder surgery. Turns out he had a whole cluster of stones on one side of his bladder wall. The procedure was a success so he hopefully will not need diapers as much moving forward. Even cool diapers.
And so I end my first November post on that note.