Well hello again, friends. Happy Hump Day!
It’s November 2016 – you know what that means? We are about to find out who the next president of our US of A is going to be and I have nothing else to say about that. Lololol onward….
While researching what wine I wanted to feature for today’s post, I just so happened to google what urban dictionary defined “wine” as. Also, if you haven’t heard of urban dictionary, please click on the link and type in your name. Clearly credible and reliable, right?
Urban Dictionary’s definition of wine is as follows: form of dance, involves gyration of hips, can be slow or fast must always be sexy. performed to mainly west indian music like reggae, calypso and soca.
This is probably the best connection I have ever come across. Wine and dancing – two of my favorite things! It’s like heaven. And I just thought of some common dancing quotes and replaced them with wine and I truly think wine makes them better, you tell me:
Shut up and wine with me.
(Drink) wine like no is watching.
Never miss the chance to wine.
I know, you guys – this is just rich. Basically my inspiration for you today is simply this: to dance. Have wine. Or do both because the wine may help the dancing idk. BE THAT RAY OF SUNSHINE. Let loose. Just go with it… because anything is possible with a little sunshine and whole lot of wine! I can tell you this is so true.
Lisa and I have had soooo many wine nights talking about planning a Zumbathon, and it finally has happened. Seriously this has been in the works for a year now. ( and yes, those wine nights absolutely included lots of dancing.)
On Tuesday, November 8th (yes, you are correct. That is election night) from 6:00pm sharp to 8:00pm at Acme Feed & Seed downtown Nashville, we are leading our first ZUMBATHON! Take a break from the madness that is this year’s election and DANCE (or wine) TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Suggested $10 donation with all proceeds will be going to Autism TN. This night is extra special and I am going to let Lisa tell you why.
Hi friends! Lisa here! On November 8th, we are also celebrating my son's 16th birthday! I have a hard time knowing I have a son this old but that is not the topic. You see, at the age of 3 my son was diagnosed on the Autism spectrum. Talk about a shock to your system.
Now if you don't know what Autism is here you go... Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism appears to have its roots in very early brain development.
As a parent with a special needs child you go through a range of emotions from guilt-did I do something when I was pregnant to cause this, to sadness-will he ever have friends and to a sense of accomplishment-yes he finally can tie his shoes! Yep, he finally mastered that last year. During the years of therapy and support groups for him you come across others who share your same battle and these people are amazing! However there are some families that do not have that support.
I have found a majority of my support system through Zumba and dancing out the stress of having to deal with doctors, therapists, pharmacies, play groups, behavior therapy and more. So why not do a Zumbathon that can help Autism TN that can provide this for those families that need it.
SO COME OUT AND JOIN US! Bring yourself and a friend or 7. For more information, contact Lisa or myself . We have the amazing Josh Hish as our DJ that evening as well. Check him out – he is FANTASTIC! We look forward to seeing you there :)
And now for our featured wine: I want to give the biggest shout out to One Hope Wine who is striving to make the world a better place, one wine at a time. They have wine supporting a variety of causes, but one in particular is their cabernet sauvignon – each purchase supports children with autism, which obviously has a direct connection to our event, and of course, Tiramisu Paperie! THANK YOU, One Hope Wine, for your passion, your commitment, and your kindness to give back. Know that what your do is so special and does not go unnoticed. We appreciate you.
With love, sunshine and wine,
L & R