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"Hold me closer, tiny dancer..."

Well boo. My vacation has come to a close as off....8 minutes ago (It's 12:08am)!An


I can say that I accomplished alot! On Monday, I laid around and didn't even get out of my Nerd's boxers and tank top all day! For a work-a-holic like me, that is a damn accomplishment!! I did tons of laundry and packed up lots of stuff, I met up with my friend Shira and (FINALLY) met her GORGEOUS son Marvin, went to my pole dancing class two times, Got stuff done for the wedding, and most importantly, caught up on some sleep! It was a restful week and really what I needed, and even though I miss my little chickadees very much, I could use a few more days of this!

Tomorrow is when Pete and I get the keys to our new place!! I can't wait to get in there and start "feathering our nest" so to speak! And we need...alot of feathers!!! We need a bedroom set and a couch and a kitchen table and pretty much the whole deal! My stuff from all of my old apartment is just not in great condition, so it'll be off to the store! But, I'm in no rush, we'll get things one at a time and have lots of fun picking stuff out! As long as I have cable! And my new pole (thanks, Tiffer!!!)!

Okay. So, about my new obsession with pole dancing! I had tried it last year for my 30th birthday and Shelly and I totally fell in love with it, so we went to classes together all last summer (and I can not even begin to tell you guys how much I miss my partner in pole! :'-( ) And it's more Cirque du Soleil then Club, really! There is something so graceful about the moves, and for a clod like me, it's like being in another world!! And when you do you first do a move like this:

...Well, you feel pretty bad ass! And that's what I love about it! It's HARD TO DO, trust me on that! I am covered in bruises (sexy, right?). But I wear them proudly, because it means that I tried something kind of hard and felt good while I did it! It's weird to hear someone wax so poetic about frickin' pole dancing, right? But I would seriously challenge anyone to give it a shot!!

And, that's about all I got for the end of my vacay! Tomorrow is moving day and the Triplets 7th Birthday party, Sunday I'm at WCRH, and Monday is back to work with my little chickens (who I miss!!!!). So, a toast to my vacay!! My next one will be as a married woman!!!!!!!


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