Showing posts from May, 2010

The Pain of It!

I had some major oral surgery Friday morning. Dr. Boutros and his Assistant, DJ are the best and such caring people! I truly felt comfortable with them! I had one dental inplant (this is my 3rd now) and three extractions. One of the extractions was my lower right wisdom tooth. I was told all three extractions were extremely difficult. What should have taken one to 1.5 hours, took two hours in surgery.

I have been in severe pain since Friday! I am normally a tough girl! I normally can take anything and nothing could stop me... until now! Perhaps it is old age creeping up on me....

THANK GOD for Nene taking over my classes this week! What am I going to do without Nene! She has been such a blessing! The entire team has been wonderful! I feel so blessed!

This is Day 6: I called the doctors office again this morning and told them that I was not expecting this pain to stay with me so long... They said that they are not surprised!! They should have warn us... Nino said (when we were walking…

Something To Think About

This is true story that should make all of us think..... Thank you Braden for sending this to me! :-)


In Washington, DC, at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After about 3 minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds, and then he hurried on to meet his schedule.

About 4 minutes later:
The violinist received his first dollar. A woman threw money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.

At 6 minutes:
A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.

At 10 minutes:
A 3-year old boy stopped, but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his hea…

Feedback on my article in the CoSoZo Living Magazine & my Reply

Hi Debbie,

One of the members where I teach Zumba brought me the article you wrote Zumba Craze Hits Michigan. I just read it and had to send you some feedback.

I thought the article was great in that it encourages people to consider Zumba, the fun workout, the fabulous aerobic activity, etc. I also loved that you boasted that the Zumba Program is currently being taught at over 50,000 locations, etc. All in all it was great. I do, however, TOTALLY disagree with the paragraph starting with Most Zumba instructors without a fitness background face away from their students.... I could not disagree with your statement more. There is no written rules about this in the Zumba instructors notes and the proof is really in the pudding. In other words, what does the student/member really prefer? Whether you believe this or not, students find it much easier to follow when the instructor is facing the same direction that they are. It has nothing to do with 'looking at someones' buttocks&…

Zumba Craze Hits Michigan