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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Beautiful KiKi






The above pics are of my beautiful daughter, our dogs and me. My daughter's nickname is KiKi because when my youngest daughter Pippi was learning to talk she couldn't pronounce Misty. It is funny, Misty is a nickname too--Mistaya is her real name. It is a Canadian Aboriginal name: In Cree it means slow running water and in West Coast Salish it means grizzly bear. She is both: deep and wise of mind, yet strong, feisty and independent like a bear.

My youngest daughters Tabs and Pippi (nicknames) are at their grandparents for the week. KiKi and I are spending some time together before she leaves tomorrow for the Kootneys. My Kiki is so much fun to be around. We go for lunch, shop a little, listen to music, she came to my Zumba class at UBC. All we've eaten for days is sushi for lunch and Mexican burritos for supper--only she and I are happy eating those same items day after day :) She is extremely wise, intelligent, musically gifted, humorous, kind, calm and fun. Also, taller than her Mum by 3 inches--she's 5'10" and still growing.

I have been in brain lock-down this week. Cramming my thesis down my own throat. I have to defend it on Friday. It is a brain drain. I concentrate so completely when I reread it that it exhausts me after a few hours. Will be doing more of the same with breaks only to teach Zumba and walk my dogs.
I'll be relieved when the MA is history.
 I am actually suddenly sick of all of my Zumba songs and want to learn about 6 new ones asap. I need a really good salsa. I cannot find a salsa dance that I love. All of the Zumba ones are too much fusion. I just want pure salsa. Salsa is one dance I prefer to be pure.  But that will have to wait. No more dance thoughts--only thesis thoughts until I pass this blasted defense. But rereading my thesis, I must say, good on me--much fascinating info and well written. Well, at least I'm my own fan. One needs to be one's own fan--who else will be there for you?

And I just have to report--all those women that actually have surgery to enhance their booties. SAVE your money! Or give it to me and take dance with me 5x a week for 6 weeks. I swear--I've always had a small bottom--I'm an ectomorph--long and lean. Yet, I tired on jeans I have not worn since before I started teaching Zumba and whoa! My butt has new muscles. I have a much bigger booty, in a good way. It's all just new muscle. I know I wax on about the benefits of Zumba but honestly it can totally reshape your body in all the right places.

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