Friday James and I went out for dinner and for him to give me my souvenirs from his recent trip to Japan. James handed me a bag off goodies when I got into the car and I couldn’t wait to open them! He brought me back two cute charms; one was Hello Kitty and another one of a crystal ball with a dragon wrapped around it, sake, and a sake pitcher and cups set. He purchased the sake pitch/cups set the day he climbed a mountains and those mountains are the ones painted on the set. They are SUPER cool! THANKS JAMES!
We headed off to BJ’s Restaurant and had a blast. There was over an hour wait so we hung out and caught up on what’s been going on.
During our wait I got a call from my niece and oldest sister. My niece, who is a freshman in high school, is going to prom the following day with a SENIOR! OMG! My little niece is growing up too fast! She also wanted to let me know she signed up for the Black Belt Club at the martial arts dojo that I signed her up at. She will probably have a black belt by the time she is a senior in high school.
Our pager finally went off and we were seated and enjoyed a great meal of avocado egg rolls, lettuce wraps and BJ famous pizza, plus a pitcher of Berry Burst Cider.
Saturday, I was helping a friend baby-sit a house and it was a gorgeous day in Southern California. The three other girls that spent the night left and I decide to go swimming…NAKED! What can I say? It was hot and I didn’t have a bathing suit, so instead of waiting while my friend woke up and then cleaned the house, I entertained myself. I played catch with one of the dogs from the pool and then sun bathed. I am a little water bug so it’s like home for me to me in water. Sorry…no pictures!
Later on that night I went out dancing with Santa, Jay Jay, Rocky, Dennis, and two other guys. We went to Sevilla’s Night Club in Long Beach again and it was happening! I can't express how great it feels to go out dancing. It lifts my soul! I love the feeling of just getting lost in the rhythm of the music and then looking up at my pals during the song and seeing grins on their faces and seeing them getting lost in the music, too.
Sunday I had my first session with my trainer, Carmen. She is very knowledgeable and almost made me cry. Have you ever had one of those moments when someone is just giving you words of advice and they hit home? I see her next Sunday for a kick ass workout.