I didn't post much last week because it has been a very full many days. First I sent Mr. Lime and the girls off to Georgia to see his mother. Then I sent Isaac off with this crew who will be spending two weeks in Arizona on a Navajo reservation. Isaac is that giant in the back row. Lord have mercy, I'm going to miss him but my grocery bill will be significantly reduced while he is gone.
Then I went to visit my dad who turns 70 this week. He invited my brother and me for dinner (refused to let us pay) to celebrate. I suggested since no pictures exist of the three of us together as adults (except a very strained photo from my wedding when various tensions were at their height) it might be a nice way to mark the milestone. He agreed and I talked him into posing solo so I could "adjust my camera settings and get the tripod ready."
Here's the best one of the lot. My brother is almost smiling. My dad is genuinely smiling...because his hidden hand is reaching back and poking me in the ribs as I dashed in to get ready for the timer to go off.
I also visited my mom and strolled around her garden. She's has an official Monarch Way Station in her yard. Here's a milkweed from it.
Finally, I went out Saturday night to celebrate a coworker's milestone birthday. She wanted all of us to join her for a latin experience at her favorite club.
Yes, I helped close the place down. Danced my first and second and third merengues, salsas, and bachatas. I would have to say those are listed in order of difficulty. I was ok while my friend or her daughter were teaching me because they kept the steps pretty simple. When they got more complicated I was lost in the machata but watching couples who knew what they were doing was lovely. Here I am engaging in what is known as a Trini wine (for this song I was not the one being led to the floor I did the leading, hehehehe). No footwork needed. It's almost entirely pelvic....and that's all I'm gonna say on that...
A good time was had by all.
Now if you'll excuse me I have discovered the merengue is a helluva workout. My thighs need some ice packs and ben-gay.