This evening, Drew was supposed to have baseball practice and I was supposed to be taking a dance class.  The weather canceled the practice and my injured hip kept me from dancing.  Nothing serious, just getting old I think.  I was running my C25K program and was so proud of myself getting through the solid five minute run yesterday when all of a sudden I felt something in my hip.  I decided to give it a few days rest before running and classes to give it time to feel better.  I am sure it is just from exerting it too much.  Not being a runner, perhaps I just landed wrong or twisted something.  Whatever it is, I am sure a few days of doing nothing will be good for it.  As Dave said, “It sucks getting old doesn’t it?”

With all of those commitments out of the way, it gave us the opportunity to go to The Tuscan Fiesta at my school.  This event was organized by The PTA and our Spanish Teacher, Senor Carberry.  Since it was the first one, I wasn’t sure how the turn out would be.  Drew decided to come with me so that he could see some his former teachers and friends.  It turned out to be a big success!  So many families showed up.  Everyone brought food.  A potluck!  With the “Spanish” theme, there was mouth-watering, authentic food.  Peruvian, Mexican, Spanish…so much!  I tried empanadas, tamales, chile stew and a few other ethnic dishes.  Each one of them was delicious.

After dinner we were treated to Peruvian folk dances and flamenco guitar. It was such a treat to watch the dancers, but for me, it was just as much fun watching the kids gathered around in a huge circle watching them and clapping along to the music.  To end the evening’s festivities, there was a pinata for the kids.

The best part of it all, is that once again, it was an event that could have never been done without the help of the amazing PTA, parents, teachers and volunteers who do so much for our school.  The time and effort that they put forward in everything they do for our school is incredible and it is what gives our school such an incredible sense of community.  I am so fortunate to be able to teach in such a wonderful place 🙂 ❤

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