Love to dance

ballet (free clip art)

ballet (free clip art)

I have always loved to take dance classes. I love to dance, but for some reason I’ve never been able to find a significant other that shares my love of dancing! So I try to satisfy my need to dance by taking classes. When Monica told me that she was starting to take ballet classes in los angeles I was so thrilled for her! I know that she has been wanting to get out of the house and get some good exercise, but hates the thought of going to any kind of exercise program at a gym. I loved to take ballet classes, and I know that it is great fun and exercise, too! I’m so happy for her!

A favorite memory

Hawaii (free clip art)

Hawaii (free clip art)

One of my favorite memories is of the time I went on a two-week vacation with my hubby back in 1984. We flew to Hawaii (first class!) and spent a week on two different islands. We really enjoyed visiting all of the local restaurants that were recommended by the local staff of the different hotels that we stayed in. It was nice going there and getting a feeling for “real life” there. Sure, all of the tourist traps and exotic Kona Coffee Shops were great too, but I really wanted to see below the trappings of the tourist industry.

One of the things that I really fell in love with was how friendly all of the people seemed to be. Not like on the mainland at all. If one day we were to come into a huge sum of money my fondest wish would be to move to Hawaii to live. It truly is my idea of paradise. Well, a girl can dream, can’t she?

New saxophone

Dean has been talking about checking out the selection of new saxophones at the music store the next time we go to the mall. He’s been putting aside a little bit of money every week from his paycheck, hoping to save enough to buy a new one before the year is over. We’ve found that sometimes the best time to buy things like this is during the Christmas shopping season – there are a lot of good sales on just about everything because all of the retailers are competing very hard with each other for the Holiday shopper’s money.

I would love to know what it sounds like

Recently I discovered a drum called a cyclone drum. It is supposed to sound like a storm. I’ve been trying to find out for myself (as in actually hear it for myself) because I thought that buying a cyclone drum by schalloch would be a cute little Christmas gift for my pre-teen nephew that seems to enjoy using everything in the world as a percussion instrument. The little drum is under $15. Maybe I’ll just buy it and give it to him and hear what it sounds like when he opens it at Christmas.