At this time, I did a few iterations of sun salutation, meditated briefly, and had a lunch of yummy leftovers from last night. Priya and I watched Olympic rhythmic gymnastics and mountain biking before I hopped on the treadmill for a mini-workout.
In the afternoon, I made my way to the Chanfreau residence for a surprise party in Natalie's honor. I was so happy to see this math-rocking, grammar-talking, Spanish-socking star again!
After I had gotten over how endearing of a person Natalie is, we discussed college anxieties, freaked out on a moonbounce, and, yes, got salsa lessons from Denise and her boyfriend Chris! This last part of the afternoon was certainly the highlight, as I grabbed my partner Nizar and went through the motions of salsa step-by-step. Such fun! (Though I must say, Natalie once again took the first place prize -- for most fun dance partner this time!)
Laughing and a bit sweaty, Nizar and I left the lovely and lively gathering for a pre-dinner dinner at Tysons. As I journaled my life to Varlet #1, he let me pick food from his plate at Panda Express until it was time to go.
Papa and Priya picked me up for a second dinner at P.F. Chang's, where I was restrained indeed with respect to eating. We frolicked through the empty mall afterwards, earning Priya a big ol' scrape on her knee, which I've just finished disinfecting. Little Gill is quite a stoic, and Big Gill only has 20 gap days left!