Monday, May 07, 2007

Feeling good....doing good....

So last weekend consisted of........

Just a few cowgirls.....and some girls who have no clue how to line dance! ;)

Please ignore the phallic straws and focus on the cute bride in her cowgirl hat!

Just a crazy country line dancing bachelorette party.....with one very good college girlfriend.....and several fabulous girls I had never met before. I love coming together to celebrate a girlfriend! It's just good fun. I don't spend a lot of time in clubs anymore, but I have to admit this place was a pleasant surprise. It was not crawling with skeezy (?sp) guys like most clubs. It wasn't like being packed into a box of sardines.

As for country line dancing, I'm probably the least coordinated person on the planet. Not only with dancing, but with sports, with walking, with everything except sleeping.

I once provided a one woman comedy show at a friend's wedding. I had removed my shoes, but still had nylons on. A circle was forming around the happy couple. All of our college friends were gathering together and I noticed our friend Tim across the way. I sashayed over, reached out a hand to him, and he turned to set down his drink. Since we were pulling in opposite directions and lost our grip --- I ended up sliding across the floor on my rear with my legs in the air. The bride and groom were only sorry that the videographer had already left. I was only sorry that I had not removed those slippery nylons. That's what I told myself caused my little stumble.

So, line dancing - I gave it a try! After many years, I can Electric Slide sometimes. Thank goodness the bride and her dancing (and very coordinated/strong) friend were very patient teachers for those of us who had NO clue. I usually got the hang of a dance in the last 30 seconds of the song. What are the chances I'll remember those moves 2 weeks from now for the wedding? Ummm...right.

Nonetheless, the night was a rockin' good time and a great workout! I tried valiantly to keep up on the dances that I could. I watched slack-jawed on the ones where I clearly could NOT.

From this position, they all moved (in unison) into a push-up, then jumped up and continued dancing! Yiiikes!

The bride is the only one in her row who can do this part of the dance!

I got home Sunday and finished packing up these little baggies.

Bandanas, gum, toothbrushes, photos and other treats for Kelli's trip to Mozambique!

I can usually stay on my feet while shopping. Especially for Kelli's good cause. I had such fun doing this and I did not have to endanger my bones! ;) The box is on the first leg of a long journey (They arrived...along with lots of other baggies! :)) and I hope the baggies bring the joy I packed in them to many little faces.

Isn't it amazing how many different things can make you feel good? What makes you feel good?


carrster said...

Wow! I'm impressed. I only sent off two baggies. Ah well. I am sure the kiddies will enjoy the bandanas & goodies that you sent! I can't wait to see pics from her trip and hear about their reactions! :)

Nanette said...

Awwww, those are cute!