Dancers Anonymous > yesterday's activities

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  1. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    FRIDAY, March 29th
    9:10--ENG 1101--Work on research papers.

    10:20--GREAT WORKS II. "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." One of my favs.

    Read a draft essay.

    12-12:30ish--1:1 training of a new FYS colleague. This one goes great!

    Read another draft essay.

    1:15ish--Hustle off for a meeting in the CEO (Center for Experience and Opportunity). Productive meeting; work some stuff out.

    Get a banana at the convenience store as am starting to feel a little weak. (And it's Passover, so no peanut M&Ms! ;) )

    3ish--Head over and work with the Dean of Faculty's secretary on contracts for the FYS seminar faculty. (They get extra pay for summer advising.)

    4:30--Done for the day! Back to office, then head out. Trying to decide if I have the energy to go to the grocery store.
    Parking lot. Omg, really?!?!??? Someone has smashed my left back tail light. Did the person who hit me leave a note? No. And my phone is dead b/c I forgot to re-charge it. I run into a colleague who works social media for the college (and who was a student of mine in the late 90s). He calls Campus Safety for me and they come and make a report. A few other people gather around too, which is supportive and nice...but this is obviously not a great coda to the work week.

    Note to my dissatisfaction:
    Groceries?--Not done.
    Hard boiling eggs?--Not done.
    Dirty dishes in sink?--Not taken care of.
    Replacing paper towel and toilet paper rolls?--Not done.
    Etc. None of it. All left for me. So I start by hard boiling eggs and replacing the paper goods, but I complain. Then Child accuses me of guilt tripping. Um...okay, you could look at it that way. Or you could look at it as that I just worked an 8 hour day, and I'm trying to get you and Dad to do your share. Everyone snacks on the hard boiled eggs as soon as I finish boiling them. Everyone is excited when I go grocery shopping later and come back with fresh fruit and veggies. But my point would be that this shouldn't be all my job. (Husband did take care of dirty dishes after I pointed them out, but I could imagine a more pro-active approach.) I don't know: maybe I am in a mood b/c of the smashed tail light thing, but I am unimpressed.
    We may need to institute a job chart.

    We talk about going out to look at Mini Coopers for Family Fun Night, but Child really doesn't want to, so she and I read The Last Apprentice: Wrath of the Bloodeye.

    Husband lies all by himself in the bedroom, as he is apparently not feeling well. Still. He also is clearly disappointed b/c he liked the idea of going out to look at cars, but Child didn't. Ah, the art of compromise!
  2. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    thurs...teach blast, spend a chunk of the day finding all of my certifications and photocopying them for reimbursement and or to use as pre-reqs for upcoming training...very excited about this new job opportunity....began to try to figure out which seeds we are going to order for Summer garden, practiced..that is about it

    fri...teach bike and bench, come home and clean lower level because one of my engaged couples whom I counsel wanted to practice their wedding dance on my dance floor...they are doing that song, Hey ho or Ho Hey by the Lumineers, and thanks to Steve Pastor, I suggested country two -step (which never would have entered my mind until a few weeks ago)...everyone eats leftovers that I made on wednesday for aunt's visit...I love it when we can eat leftovers for days...spend evening with family alongside some other minor annoyances...but, on balance a nice beginning to the holiday weekend
  3. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    Spent entire day and night with GS#2 - just to ourselves, no parents, no child-friends, etc.
    Took GS#2 to Palm Desert/Springs - went swimming with his great-grandparents in the "big" pool of their
    community and he had a blast.
    Although, answering GS#2 that he does not look like a dork in jean-shorts cause he thinks they are "girly" was an ongoing question most of yesterday.
    Hightail it back home from goregous weather in the desert - and head to studio with GS#2 taking a lesson while I take mine. And received the biggest surprise.
    He learned in 30 minutes what it took the rest of kids class to learn in 3 months. YIKES,,,oh myyyyy. And wants to come back,,,we all note, including pro....little one is a big flirt with the girls.
    Out to dinner, then home. Little man informs me, nana, "I go to sleep with the TV on" to which he received the "there are no T.V.'s in the bedrooms of this entire house and your not sleeping in the den". Thus ended the battle of the TV chapter.
    Read stories, told silly jokes, and just really enjoyed his curious mind and reading ability.
    Ended the day with a huge hug and a request to go back to the dance studio....ahhhhhh.
    I know I'm going to wake up with two big brown eyes staring at me and a giggle that's contagious yelling "good morning". and so it!
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  4. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    love...sounds wonderful
  5. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member


    To Costco, go figure; some things the same, some very different
    Dropped off at National Palace Museum, where I spend the bulk of the day
    Cousin picks me up and takes me to fancy spa, where I get a facial, which I apparently needed; the facialist asked my cousin if I were his mother, and he's only 10 years younger than I am... jet lag is hell on the skin
    Home, rest a bit
    Dinner at smashingly wonderful restaurant, which seats about 15 people; we are thrilled to see that there are seats available until the owner apologizes, they have reservations; cousin sweet-talks, we are seated, and the food starts to show up; omg foodie paradise, let's just leave it at that; some of cousin's friends arrive, and there is much drinking going on; after dinner, we walk to friends' apartment for a short course in single malt; I am amazingly not drunk, considering the sake during dinner and scotch afterwards
    Home; can't sleep; online until around 3:30am Taipei time
  6. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member


    Wake 7ish, have the runs, but it seems to be manageable
    Cousin's son has a birthday party at the kiddie room at a Wal-Mart type store; we go; by the time I get there, I am very seriously ill; it's not enough that I have *legendary* diarrhea, but also cold sweats and vomiting, and am thankful that the ladies room is right next to the party, until I discover it's an old-skool in-the-floor "toilet" and thank god I"m wearing a skirt, that's all I have to say about that
    Cousin takes one look at me and says, I'll take you home; I make it in the door, hit the bed, wrap up, and shiver for the next however many hours, then sleep for a few more hours, then get up and carefully drink some bottled water, then back to bed; altogether, when not immured in the toilet, I spend something like 19 hours out of asleep or in bed pretending I'm asleep
  7. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    hug...that sounds dreadful

    saturday; sleep in,small annoying things to tend to then have to make a dreaded wal-mart trip for paint for dh (small office project), home to practice and holiday cooking, son arrives home late and a lovely family night was had by all
  8. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    Talk to GS#2 mommy about me taking him to dance lessons.
    Head out to tile store - search for "cap" end tiles for kitchen,,,geezzzz of the entire bunch on store shelf - only 7 pieces are actually intact with no cracks. Now the hunt is on, plans made to hit other tile stores.
    DH comes in from work - and he is wound up like an 8 day clock ready to explode.
    Note to self": Always make sure to head out on errands when he comes in door from work like this.
    Group classes at studio - are a life-saver, prayer to self - that DH is unwound when I get home.
    Beautiful weather, very beach like.
    Start searching patterns for new smooth dress - since shopping search is a miserable failure.
    Drag out reference materials.
    Map out next week schedule - generally enjoy the evening and watch the DH snooze off after his work out.
    (I'm sure he rode that bike with gusto and I'm so relieved he did) lol, wink!
  9. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    doing today now as the pillow will be calling soon...

    sleep til nine...hide easter baskets for adult children because we went to bed before they did...also hide approx 50 eggs for same adult children...

    easter mass, which was wonderful, and trust me, it takes a great deal to say that with this bunch

    home starving...make ham, pierogies, pasta broccoli bake, corn and tri colored potatoes asap...calls to and from dad and brother

    family plays a game and I's one of those games with a thousand rules and I wasn't feeling it...discuss some of son's case law in his classes...son heads back to school...the rest of us are currently watching the Great Race and trying to finish our 3 separate piles of laundry...will be leaving house in shambles to go to lessons tomo...oh well
  10. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    mon...wake, tired and feeling nauseous...teach a step class...not my best effort...get another hour of sleep, feed cats, have a sandwich, pack, drive to indy...lessons...happiness...margarita and surf...pillow calling
  11. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    SATURDAY highlights:

    Went and drove a Mini Cooper at the dealership. Liked it! But not sure about a 2-door car.

    Read a lot of The Last Apprentice: Wrath of the Bloodeye.

    Watched "Diamonds Are Forever."

    SUNDAY highlights:
    We dyed and decorated Easter eggs.

    Child had very proudly designed a treasure hunt for us grown-ups using the plastic eggs, so we did that.

    We finished reading The Last Apprentice: Wrath of the Bloodeye.

    Jogged 6.5 miles on treadmill in 1 hr. Personal best of 2013! Then walked 2 more miles.

    9, 9:20, 9:40--Individual student appts--except got blown off by 9:40 person.

    10:20--GREAT WORKS II. "The Metamorphosis." Great discussion.

    Lunch. Read Senior Sem drafts.

    12:40, 1:10, 1:40--Individual Senior Sem appts...except got blown off by one of these people as well. Oh, and one of my advisees shoots in during a break in the action to be advised.

    2:15, 2:35, 2:55--Individual 1101 student appts. Again, 2 out of 3 show up.

    Had a little moment of lightheadedness during the final Senior Sem appt. Oddly enough, I find that elevating my arms helps. I find this curious because when I looked this up on the internet, some people complain that raising their arms causes them to feel lightheaded...I am the opposite. Apparently it can elevate your heartrate. So I guess my conclusion is that my heartrate is dropping, which makes me feel lightheaded, and lifting my arms helps bring it up a bit.

    Another student comes by to talk about scheduling problems...not even my advisee and has never had a class with me.

    ~4-7--Go home and have some downtime. Did do the bp cuff. Heartrate was 50 the first time did it, 52 the second. But I feel much better now than I did during that final Senior Sem appt.

    7:30-10--MODERN WORLD. Anna Karenina. Went well.
  12. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    tues...sleep til 9, bank, breakfast, walgreens, gas station, 4 lessons, snack, drive home, dinner, teach spin, snack....asleep by 8:30 with sore throat
  13. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    doing today now as pillow is calling...teach basic step at 8 and advanced step with intervals at 9...kicked my own butt and a few others...home to lunch and a power nap...clean kitchen, clean car of dirty dance clothes...spend some prep time on some upcoming training, love kitties...couch potato...bed early to head this cold/allergies off at the pass
  14. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member


    teach interesting challenge as there are 50 year olds who still want challenge and 90 year olds whom I prefer not to have die on it is a class that, when everyone leaves happy, has me feeling pretty competent

    home to more activity than I will probably remember... including but not limited to the following:

    photocopying my certificates for various fitness specialties
    order veggie garden seeds
    order some gifts for dh's b-day
    order pics of cutest baby on shutterfly
    book rooms for my upcoming trainings
    do dishes
    clean litter boxes
    feed animals
    get a variety of piles of clothing ready for good will
    do a lot of laundry
    fold a lot of laundry
    carry bunches of it upstairs
    empty all the trash bins and take the trash out
    1/2 hour cat nap, lunch
    roll ankle, there goes practice
    make quiche, green beans with ham, and mini cheese cakes for dh
    send emails to children about what their dad would like for his birthday (a pic of the two of them together for his office)
    arrange a delivery of dirt/manure so that something actually grows around here this year.....imagine the neighbors are going to love that
    general other tidying up which it seems led from one thing to another until the day was over

    watch project runway with dh...pillow time
  15. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    That's going to be me someday... "Listen, missy, if I walk out of this class alive, you didn't do your job!" :D
  16. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    :) truly I love them...well, most of them...older people (IME) tend to be less likely to get their underwear in a bunch over small things...sure, there are some who are miserable and have let life turn them bitter, but most of them are just happy to be alive
  17. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    okay...doing today I am done

    teach bike and bench, cough sniffle, go back to care...soak ankle, df, fb....staff meeting...make grocery list, begin reading training materials...

    anticipate that the entire weekend will be a combination of reading training materials, practice and yard work....all good in my world...
  18. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    9-11--Office hours.

    11:25-12:45--Faculty meeting.

    1-2--Skype meeting with new Provost. This went well.

    3--Picked up Child.

    Read George Saunders' Tenth of December. One story put me in a very contemplative mood.

    4:30-6--Trained two new FYS instructors on how to advise.

    Had a bite, then off to the heavy hors d'oeuvres reception pre-poetry reading. Problem which I had anticipated: none of the food is Passover acceptable. Even though I am not particularly observant, I am just observant enough that I will not eat stuff on a corn tortilla or on bread, nor shellfish of any kind, etc., during Passover. Glad I ate before I came!

    7:30--Poetry reading by Lia Purpura.

    Home around 9 PM.
    (Yes, I was home after 10 PM on Monday and home around 9 PM on Tuesday. And some people think professors only work a few hours a week because we only teach 9-12 hrs/wk.!)
  19. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    9, 9:20, 9:40--ENG 1101 appts.

    10:20--GREAT WORKS II. Finished "The Metamorphosis." Another great discussion. Then started Freud. That went less well. I got the feeling not everyone had done the reading b/c papers were due today.

    Lunch, read drafts of Sr. Sems.

    12:40-2:10--Sr. Sem appts.

    2:15-2:45--Office hrs.

    3--Pick up Child.

    I read to Child and maybe did something else in here.

    7-8--Take Child to dance. She danced; I read.
  20. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    9-11--Individual advising appts, with brief detour to go get eyebrows waxed.

    11-12--Drove to Towson.

    12-12:40--No teacher...and studio locked, so cannot practice. Went home. Turns out we got our signals crossed, but teacher feels badly about this and is willing to come to my town, at my convenience, to make it up to me. And comp me? Sweet.

    1:30-3--Graded papers.
    3-4--First year housing meeting. Being the nice person that I very occasionally am, I give the other stakeholder exactly what she wanted, with the proviso that we may need to revisit if the pilot program becomes universal.

    Home. Read a little with Child. Then remember that I saw on e-mail that yearbook ads are due at her school tomorrow. Team ChaCha swings into action and we design an ad.

    8:30 PM--6.6 miles on treadmill in 1 hour. Another new personal best for the year! I can't believe I can run for an hour at a 6.6 mph pace. I realize that isn't all that, but this is a big personal improvement for ME, as basically a non-runner who jogs for health. In high school, I remember thinking jogging one mile was hard!


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