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Pink Ink … Ode to the {Boobs}

Good Morning Luv-lies,

I spent the better part of the past weekend in bed nursing a cold.  {It unexpectedly reared its nasty head sometime Friday evening}.  Armed with multiple boxes of brand-named tissue, and enough vapor rub, cough elixir and ginger ale to cure a small army, I conceded to the notion of being a prisoner in my boudoir.  Between the sneezing, coughing and unplanned sleep ‘events’, I managed to get in a movie or two.  Chick Flicks mostly.  Nothing like a chick flick to soothe what ales you!

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What I like most about a realllly good chick flick is the multiple themes layered throughout.  One theme that we can always count on is love.  From there, the writers might  sprinkle in a little sensitivity, resilience, family … the list is endless.   This weekend’s theme of the moment was bravery.

Long after the closing credits had rolled, as I randomly surfed the ‘net, the whole ‘bravery’ thing stayed on my mind.  I recalled people, situations and experiences in my personal life where acts of bravery were front and center.  My heart warmed at the notion of, either, knowing someone and/or personally stepping up to the “bravery plate”.

My only hope is that, the next time that I have to wear the shield of bravery, I am as brave as these women::

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Kelly Davidson of Ontario, Canada kicked Cancer’s a$$ THREE times!!!  HER INSPIRING STORY

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Inga Duncan Thornell of Seattle, Washington had a double prophylactic mastectomy.  HER INSPIRING STORY

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I was unable to find the name of this beautiful Woman Hero.  If you happen to know, please leave it in the comments.  I reallllly want to give her proper Kudos!

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She is another Beautiful Woman Her0 who I could not find her name.  Like the brave woman above, it you have any info, please leave it in the comments.

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The smile of this Beautiful Woman Hero is infectious!  Again – if you know her leave the info in the comments.  Big THX!

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ALL of these Beautiful Women Heroes are TRULY  TOUGH!!!

And

More than that, THEY ARE INSPIRATIONAL!!!!

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How about these Beauties?

Do Tell ….

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We Party’ed In Pink!!!

Good Morning Luv-lies,

Woke up this morning a little slower than usual.  Instead of the usual::

rolling over, firmly planting my feet on the floor and springing up sort of reminiscent of my twenty-something self,

 THIS morning’s roll over, feet planting,  ‘springing up’ was replaced by my actual fifty-something self::

stiffness that just falls shy of “I’m just going to lay here like a beached whale”!

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For a moment,

I couldn’t figure out for the life of me,

why I was feeling like ‘The Tinman’ – rusty & ‘crickety’!

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I managed to rise ‘n shine.

And

While  practically inhaling my cup of ‘jo,  it came to me the reason that I was sooooooo very, very STIFF!

…. The GREAT  time that I had at yesterday’s Zumbathon fundraiser for Breast Cancer – PARTY IN PINK!!!

*sigh of relief….. I’m not getting old*

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 I have to tell you, Luv-lies, it was well worth all of this stiffness and more!

I woke up early to may sure that I had breakfast … boiled egg whites (with a few yolks…. a girl needs some ‘good’ cholesterol), sliced Pink Apples sautéed in EVOO and seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg with Raspberry & Chocolate vinegar *yum yum*.  And a mug of jo’

ZUMBA MARATHON BREAKFAST

(usually I don’t eat before a class, but this was scheduled for two high energy, nonstop dancing).

Weapons of Mass Destruction:

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I arrived early in hopes of meeting up with some of  my  Zumba friends and was glad that they let us in early.  Gave us time to take pics and stake our territory 🙂

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A Big Shout Out! to Maribeth for organizing this Great Event!

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… and after the introduction of all of our fierceless instructors (the children were backup dancers :-))

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we were ready to Zumba !!!!

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 we like to jam with minimal lights…. nightclub-like

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The Instructors kept me sweating for two nonstop hours…. and I loved every second !!!

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After the last routine, Maribeth was joined on stage by the instructors as they gave all of us a round of applause for making this a successful event.  That was very special!

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Many more pictures were taken before we left to ice our happy muscles and feed our growling stomaches

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Needless to say that a good time was held by all !!!!!

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This is the second Zumbathon that I’ve participated in this summer.  The first one was for a personal achievement.  This one is even more significant because this two hour Party in Pink raised a over $2500.00 that will be donated to the fight for the cure for Breast Cancer.

Thank You for going down memory lane with me….

What did you do this weekend?

Do Tell…..

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Party In Pink Zumbathon… For Breast Cancer… Starts in 2 Hours!!!

It’s October and that means loads of Pink and lots of opportunities to raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer!
I’m excited this morning!

I’ve been awake for the last two hours reading myself for
#PartyInPink Zumbathon.

It’s going to be a wonderful workout for a wonderful cause. It’s October and that means loads of Pink and lots of opportunities to raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer!

I’ve started out  with this wonderful breakfast!  First time sautéing the apples in raspberry and chocolate vinegar…. they smell wonderful.  We’ll see how they taste 🙂

 

I Tweeted this deliciousness before devouring it!!!!

…..  they smell wonderful….. We’ll see how they taste 🙂

Of course you have to have Gear!

I’m on my way!!!

You know that there’s a post to come….

Are you doing something for Breast Cancer Awareness?

Do Tell…..

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My Feet are not Sandal Worthy

Last week was craaaaaazy busy.  Crazy weeks certainly have a way of robbing of us of time. Don’t you think?  And what is it about this time of year that makes us rip and run around like headless chickens?
I wake up in the morning and hit the ground running.  I rushed off to work only to rush through the day.  Hop in the car.  Kick over the engine.  Zoom into traffic….and….sit.  and.  wait.  The physical stillness does not stop my, already overloaded mind from continuing to race.
To where?  The finish line?  Do we ever reach it?- The finish line?
Right now, I’m a little tired of racing around.  Trying to meet some imaginary ‘finish line’.
I’ve drawn my line in the sand.  If only for today.  There is one thing that I had to attend to *I’ve neglected it for farrrrr too long*
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My feet were in major need of a pedicure!  Now I knew that if my tootsies resembled ancient roman stone, my very, very busy friends, who I affectionately refer to as my ‘Sistah Friends’, are also walking around on stone feet!
Although we’d luv to have our tootsies done by some…say…celebrity tennis star,  us ‘everyday gals’ headed to our favorite foot magician!  *we really luv her economic pricing*
Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. What treatment should we select off of the menu?
*hmmmmm
Some years ago,  I read an article about something called ‘the fish pedicure’ with Garra Rufa fish.  They’re suppose to nibble away the dead skin.
Only one of my ‘sistah friends’ decided to be adventurous and give it a try.  Iccck!
She said that, initially, it tickled.  But after a while, it was quite soothing….
…three of us passed…
… and opted, instead, for this soothingly fragrant cranberry-scented flower foot bath {similar to the one pictured below}.  Immediately, I was transported to some Polynesian resort *in my mind, anyway*
….while the last ‘sistah friend’ decided for the citrusy pleasures a warmed lemon foot bathe.
The aromas were irrestible!

I’ve fallen for the ‘soft pink’ lacquers from the OPI and Essie collection.  Somewhere, I read that they are the same company.  *I don’t know*.  But what I do know is that I luv, luv, luv the soft colours!

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I opted for this delicate bejeweled french manicure…
and my ‘sistah friends’ opted for a more colourful presentation….
LuV It!

and when it was all over, we donned our pointed winkle-picker stilettoes and rushed right over to the nearest tapas restaurant….

Hey Luv-lie,
How was your weekend?
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