is it you I’m looking for?? is it me you’re looking for??

I know that some of you have been on tenderhooks wondering if I farted during yoga today. I’m sorry to say that we will never know, I went to aqua aerobics instead. I figured something with a bit more cardio would be better for the 25lb weight loss goal. The local leisure centre (think small neighborhood YMCA) had a class tonight. I called up Victoria and asked her if she’d be interested in coming with- she was and we went.

I had been to the pool before- around this time 2 years ago. I was told that some people had luck with the aqua-natal class in kick starting labor when they were passed due. Ya, it didn’t work for me. The pool is pretty old, I think it’s Victorian and I find it very quaint. So we walk in and on first impression I felt like I was attending a WI meeting. Lots of older women chatting in the pool. The woman running the class was wearing a pink t-shirt with Soul to Soul splashed across the front and some very chic black short shorts. In hind site this should have been a clue as to what I was in for.

The music. OOOH THE MUSIC was FAAAAAABULOUS (said in my BEST Billy Crystal voice). I was desperately trying to remember the songs because a few of them made me cackle laugh out loud. I think she opened with ABBA. Then I remember some Captain and Tenile. We tied a yellow ribbon around that old oak tree and knocked three times on the ceiling. It really was fab for the music if for no other reason. I’m hoping Victoria will remember more of the songs she played.

I made the mistake of staying in the deep end and my 5′ self almost drowned a couple of time. At times we had to move across the width of the pool and because I was too far in the deep end it took me too long to get across. Most of the people were already coming back and I was still trying to get across the first time. It really was a good time and if I had been in the shallow end it probably would have been better. Sooo on Monday I’ll be sure to stay on the shallow end.

The music that was played for the cool down also tickled me. I was waiting for some Air Supply- sadly none was played. Instead I heard the soft tones of Lionel saying Hello. At that moment I just KNEW it was the best retro aqua aerobics class EVAH!

Oh and in case you’re wondering. No I did not pee in the pool, I do have some control.

Squidge playing horsey with her Daddy- doesn’t she look like she’s having too much fun?!!

Have I mentioned Squidge is absolutely addicted to Finding Nemo? Well she is and it’s getting to me a bit. I will say that the movie is very watchable and doesn’t usually irritate me. I just thought maybe Monsters Inc. would make a nice alternative.

Ooops did you know the first scene in the movie is freaking SCARY for a 2 year old. I expected that she would have nightmares last night but she slept like a log and didn’t wake up until 8:30.


  1. Jo Beaufoix
    June 18, 2008 /

    LOL, you should do an weekly aquaaerobics playlist, hee hee. I bet you giggled all the way through. Miss M is currently into The Little Mermaid, big time. Those two pics of squidge are adorable. She looks a little like Boo in the second one. 😀

  2. ossy
    June 19, 2008 /

    You’re funny…..I must admit some of the scenes in Monsters, Inc scared me!

  3. June 19, 2008 /

    oooooo I love water aerobics….having done it in 4 years….miss it.

  4. Vic
    June 19, 2008 /

    It was the seamless change from Congratulations by Cliff, into Relax, a la Frankie goes to Hollywood that finished me off, shortly followed by Yellow submarine, My old man’s a dustman (google it!) and so so so many classics. I’m glad I was taller as I would have swallowed half the pool from giggling.

    I too am glad you didn’t wee in the pool! 😉

    It was great fun, and I fully intend to be there next weds.

  5. bubblewench
    June 19, 2008 /

    I’m glad you went and glad you enjoyed it. I like the header too.
    It’s a hard call for me between Nemo & Monsters Inc. I do love them both so much!

  6. June 19, 2008 /

    sounds a hilarious class – it probably went by quickly. I know I mentioned this before, but she looks adorable without the bangs!!

  7. Maryann
    June 19, 2008 /

    I know I say this on every post… but she is cuter and cuter in every picture. I love her expressions… can’t wait to see her. For her B-day… we’re doing the bike right… I am thinking something age appropriate…. or for you guys to take down to the Cape… let me know if there is a specific one you like… that way I will have it ready for when you get here! XOXO

  8. habitual
    June 20, 2008 /

    Squidge’s cute favor is exploding! I am loving her hair!

    I almost peed my pants at the thought of ‘Hello’ playing in any kind of fitness arena….omg…..I would be laughing so hard I would cry.

    I need to lose weight too…..*sigh*

  9. June 20, 2008 /

    ha! I think I am beating Cami to telling you that she just finally let her daughter watch the beginning of Finding Nemo. Meanwhile, I love Monsters, Inc!

  10. June 22, 2008 /

    The class sounds great , good luck with the weight loss

  11. maria
    June 22, 2008 /

    I LOVE cheesy aerobic playlists!! It feels so ‘Fame’.. I bet you had a blast..and isn’t it amazing what your brain remembers?? I bet you were singing along.. LOL.. good luck on the weight loss..