i'm back!

much has happened since i have last blogged.

Audrea gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Dillon. Congratulations my dear sister.

Lexi is Lexi; have not seen nor heard from her for a couple of weeks. today is her birthday. Happy Birthday Lexi!!!!

the store is doing great and on halloween day, it will be my first year anniversary in business. party time!!!!

there is no longer a troupe of sisters in dance. yes, i am very sad, but i am working on getting another troupe together.

happy shimmies!!!!!


Luxor, Here I come

In exactly one week I will be, once again, leaving for Egypt. I just wish the trip were not so long. Isn't it time we should be able to travel within seconds rather than hours? As much as I enjoy visiting Egypt, I really hate the travel time.

The shop is slow going and hopefully will pick up soon. The tribal fusion belly dance classes are going well. Audrea, who is teaching the classes, is blessed and currently pregnant. Congratulations!!!

We performed last Wednesday night for the old timers; these old vets are a total trip ;) We were not sure if they were paying attention to us or to their dinner! It was fun and hopefully we will be asked again next year.

We were also asked at the last minute to perform for the Vallejo Art Center on Sunday. Thank goodness both Audrea and Lexi are available.

Well, I better get a start on my day,

happy shimmies



Well, last night was the big night of the event. Needless to say, after decorating the ballroom and inhaling a quick lunch, i had only one hour to get ready for show time. Can i tell you how hard this was for me.

I showed up at the ballroom with no make and no costume, had no time. so, while our guests were arriving, I was in the dressing room getting ready. With little time and the dj arriving late, we flowed with the little kinks of the evening.

The show was a success and the ballroom was so crowded that it was standing room only. We Rocked!!! Everyone was totally impressed with the caterer, the wine choices, the dance troupe and all the performers. i am elated.

I was extremely exhausted by the end of the night, but that did not stop me from celebrating the success of my first event.

This morning was a little difficult getting out of bed, but let me tell you, it was so worth it.

Well, have to get ready to pick up my things from the dressing room this morning.

happy shimmies!



What's Up?

Well, it is now three weeks into the Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Class. It is great! we have 15 young lady and women registered and we have a blast.

We are down to the wire; Audrea, Lexi and I are working our tussies off getting ready for the Valentine Day party. There is less then 3 weeks left and there is much to do; costumes to finish, tighten up the routine, sell tickets, buy cases of wine, etc...

Why do I do these things! As if I do not have enough crap on my plate; I must be a glotten for punishment. Since I am committed to the dance classes as well as this big event, I will continue at this pace until the very end. Hopefully I make it to the end :)

Well, gotta go, take care all and happy shimmies




it is difficult to celebrate the new year with all the flooding that took place yesterday, here in Northern CA. these poor people are facing the new year with their homes flooded, highways closed due to flooding and mud slides; many need to be evacuated. it may seem selfish, but i thank my stars that i do not live in a flood zone. it rained like the dickens; with another storm on the way today.

on tuesday i had a small accident which led me to the hospital and have a doctor look at a small cut on my head. well, at least i thought it was minor. i remember the time that a cut on the head may or may not require stitches. the doctor cleaned out my cut and said he was going to glue it close, you heard me, glued. i asked if he was going to use crazy glue and his response was, "yes"; strangest thing.

i had one heck of a lump on my forehead; i had to call and cancel a performance scheduled on the same evening. geez, it is now 5 days and i still have a small lump and it is still sore. it was not as minor as i originally thought.

2006, another year to live our lives accordingly, to have a sense of accomplishment, another chance to do something we have always wanted to do.

my husband asked me what is going to happen in 2006. my response, "i don't want to know; just go with the flow."

have a safe & wonderful new year. wishing health, wealth and happiness; not necessarily in that order.