I, for one, remain undaunted by all the long posts. Remember ladies, it's all about ME.
So, back to me:
I had a fantastic, if not utterly stressful, weekend! How do the 'twain meet? Weeeelll I drove to mexico city (the largest city in the WORLD mind you) (and I am quite the provincial type) Friday night with my wife and baby. I left Sol with her papa, at the last minute we were still wondering if they would go also but I insisted he brought me more stress than help when I was already pretty stressed. We both know the drill by now, so let's avoid the stress when we can. I did miss Sol, especially when we were walking around the fair at the plaza of Coyoacan, a lovely town from whence Frida Kahlo and all her genre did their biz.
We proceeded to wander around Mexico City traffic just for the fun of it, for an hour or so. (NOT-fun) En route to our hotel our provincial eyes witnessed a bounteous selection of honest-to-goodness Mexico City lovely ladies, all dressed uniformly in veeeery short skirts and little else. Most were kind of chunky! Latin men like their ladies well fed. Good thing, that. We marvelled and I wondered how much extra money I could make if I just went down to the street...
It's a wonder we made it to the hotel because all those REALLY BIG billboards kept distracting me. Apparently latin men like their ladies large but latin women are being reminded they need to be thin. They were very well lit and mine eyes seldom see such things so I was having a hard time concentrating.
Maybe that's why I missed the turn.
Anyway the whole reason I went was to give a two-day bellydance workshop, Tribal Style, baby, uh huh. I daresay it knocked their socks off. Because not a one of them wore socks.
We grooved on the tribal love and danced, I wore myself out despite my mucho training to get back into some semblance of shape before attempting to dance 8 hours in one weekend. Then I put them to work in small groups. Haha! The best trick any teacher ever used. Good for them, good for me...it's a pedagogical tool essential to the teacher toolbox.
21 students total, and mama elsanne made $700! Then I sold a bunch of my tribal castoffs, which were many in my career/hobby of spending way too much money on tribal goods. So it was a resounding success and left some of them clamoring for more. Others, of course, politely thanked me and said goodbye.
Yesterday after dancing 4 hrs I had to drive HOME 4 hrs, which thankfully was not as exciting as the drive there. I arrived just *spent*. Today I am happy to be home. And I think my good friend Lydia is having her baby as we speak. OH BOY!!!! or OH GIRL!!! We don't know yet.
Once again my may mamas youguys are my muse, my sounding board, and since I like what I wrote here I'm just agonna copy n paste my way over to my blog...soon I will have photos to accompany the narrative.
more to respond to y'all but just know I just love you. I am esp. thinking of TC wondering how the first week has gone...