yesterday's activities

Discussion in 'Dancers Anonymous' started by fascination, May 10, 2009.

  1. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    mon...the usual...teach a fitness class, drive to indy, lessons,etc...
    tues ; drive to Fort Wayne fro Indy and spend entire day in home and get home in just enough time to catch a group class and a margarita and spend an hour with dh

    sleep as though dead ...could have continued to do so
  2. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    teach interval...go back to bed...laundry, cat litter cleaning, feed animals, study for training, chat w/ buddy, cook...vegetate...bed soon
  3. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    J_Alex and fascination--Hope you are fully recovered! And J_Alex, it sounds like you had an amazing trip!

    My recent stuff:

    Shower, then to campus by 9.
    Graded 4 essays.

    11--Nik came and taught me on campus! It really meant a lot to me that he was willing to do that. And it was also one of the best lessons ever. The overarching theme was progressive rotation.

    4-6--Took Child to The Peep Show, a local event where people make art out of peeps. I'm not kidding.

    That evening, we watched a James Bond movie as a family, "Live and Let Die."

    AM: Read with Naomi.
    PM: Graded essays.

    Admitted Students Day. Attempted to charm and inform 17-18 year olds and their parents such that they will deposit with us.

    Phi Beta Kappa induction and dinner.

    A little more grading, then home around 9:30 PM. Who doesn't like being at work for 7-8 hours on Sunday?
  4. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    9:10--ENG 1101. Assigned big research paper. Discussed expectations.

    10:20--GREAT WORKS II. Class outside! Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway.

    Advisee meeting, because she registers tomorrow and hasn't met with me yet. Then lunch and prep time.

    12:40-2:10--Senior Sem individual appts.

    2:30-4--Rather dull meeting, though I did get a couple good suggestions out of it.


    6.6 miles on treadmill!

    7:30-10--MODERN WORLD. "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."


    9-11--Individual advisee registration appointments. Lots.
    11:30-1--Department meeting.
    1-2:30--First year team meeting.
    3--Pick up Child.

    (See what I just did there? Total hours on campus: ~6. Trying to average it out a bit.)

    4:30--Got Child ready for dance.
    5-8:30--Child danced. I went to Panera, ate dinner, and graded ENG 1101 papers, then read a Senior Sem draft.
    *My parents gave me a huge Panera gift card for Christmas. I've used it twice so far and still have over $100 on it! :)
  5. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    7--Work over breakfast on a course proposal for a transfer student class.

    9, 9:15, 9:30, 9:45--Research paper abstract conferences. Oh, and very sick girl apparently has recuperated enough to surface! Yay. One more worry semi-off my list.

    10:20--GREAT WORKS. Class outside again. Existentialism--Sartre's "No Exit."

    11:30--Lunch and prep for Senior Sem.

    12:40--Individual Senior Sem appts.

    2:15--Meet with an advisee.

    3--Pick up Child.

    Work some more on this course proposal.

    4:42--Course proposal sent! Weight off shoulders. (For now.)

    Read with Child.

    Take Child to dance. Phone mom from car to confirm plans for weekend. Grade truly awful paper. This paper is so bad that I consider whether this could be a psychological experiment where the student is seeing how badly they have to perform before they will actually just flat out fail. (You actually have to get a C in this course or take it again. This student could wind up earning a C-, D+, or D in the course...and that is going to stink on so many levels.)

    Play Harry on the way home.

    Condition Child's hair with special salon conditioner because it is getting knotty and brush it out. Let us just say that this is not the high point in Mother-Daughter Relations.

    Grade. Surf web on break from that and somehow manage to contract a computer virus...even though I was on one of my regular forum sites! (Not this one.) Ugh. Cross fingers for no lost work.
  6. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    Did three miles on threadmill, and now...blisters. sigh.
    Listened to a roofing contractor about our ridgecap replacement, then he started shoveling numbers, discounts, etc.
    DH threw him out of the house. Not literally, but told him to leave. Interesting to watch from the sidelines.
    Neighbors hung out with me on the front yard block wall, a natural gathering place.
    Started planning our travels.
    Oregon , immediately after Emerald Ball. This drive I really don't mind.
    Watched the CMA awards that we recorded. Promised each other we would go next year Vegas to see this!
  7. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    ccm...loved the peep show pics on fb...also, very impressed that nik made the trip for you...nice...lastly, I still remember with horror, how unpleasant some of my hair combing experiences as a child very grateful that my own daughter had naturally tangle free hair

    3w...driving in oregon is certainly lovely
  8. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    thurs...teach blast, pack,drive back to fort wayne for training...bed soon...
  9. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    Played/browsing on computer all morning. Haven't done that in a LONG time.
    Started reading reviews on ovens. This is killin' me.
    Work called. Yes, the City,,,ya'know,,,the employer I retired from in September. "We need you,,,,pls consider a contract"
    I'm soooooo not into considering anything right now, except a new oven. HA!
    Pro calls - reminds me of lessons in the evening and coaching. ARRGHHH - that means I need my Yoga time.
    DD - texts - excited about her teacher exam, has new full time job with school, does not miss Target. (-:
    DS - texts - askes if DH can come and help him remove dirt for new driveway,,,uhhhhhh, that's a big negative, your young, you do it. lol.
    Step-dad calls,,,,it goes like this....."the calendar you left me of your obligated days, only leaves me 3 days for me to have my carble tunnel surgery, I'm calling 'other daughter in West Virginia to come out and nurse me until I'm well"
    My response, "why are you going to do that, she is her only support and has a mortgage payment, I'm right here"
    His response, "because there is only three days open on your calendar".
    My response, "are you wearing your glasses? because the onlly days blocked out are May 1-May 12. between now and July"
    His response, "ohhhhhhhh but there is writing in the other days,,,"
    YES DAD - but that stuff can be changed you know your surgery date
    Have you been approved?
    Do you have any tests you have to do?
    "I don't know"
    So, dad, in other don't know the schedule and the surgery supervisor hasn't called you to set a plan.
    But, your concerned about my calendar....JUST TELL THEM WHEN YOU ARE AVAILABLE.
    His response..."oh? I can do that? I thought they give you a date and that's it"
    Went for a run for three miles after that dialog.
  10. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    fri...what a great day....spent the entire day training to become a trainer..and that was successful...then had a wonderful dinner with a new friend and some great dancing at a very friendly studio in her town where there are some lovely men who can dance....going to have to find excuses to go there more often :)
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  11. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Ok, so yes, I have been sick basically for a week. So: highlights:

    Monday: lesson, to which I probably should not have gone, but I spoke feelingly to Teach about many things, and we danced a little
    Avoided Ex
    Back to bed

    Tuesday: Gyro, in which I spent a lot of time talking about plans for the future and not much time working out; this turned out to be OK
    Lesson, in which it was obvious Teach was thinking about the future
    To House of Ex, did some business, talked about Taiwan, fielded his neediness
    Theater; Cinderella, which was surprisingly wonderful


    Lesson, in which OMGWTF changes start to happen
    To House of Ex (hereafter called HEX 'cos it's shorter then HFKAM) to pack and ship stuff; this takes for effing ever, I have to re-pack one item, I do not have enough time to get through it all before
    Rolfer! Swoon.
    Home, eat a bit, then back to HEX, finish pack/ship stuff, go to UPS, drop stuff off
    Home, din
    Go to local watering hole/music joint to hear a guitarist I adore and whom I have not heard in years; in the meantime, I've discovered he's a friend-of-a-friend, so it's a good night of music and friendship
    Also catch up with owner of said music joint; we've known each other for decades, we gossip and share memories; a good night altogether
  12. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    And yes, I should have stayed home in bed instead of doing all these things
  13. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Sleep forever; I seldom sleep past 6am, this time, I am wakened at 9 by father, who needs me to move my car
    Up for a while, then back to sleep, no fooling
    To theater anyway; see something far better than I expect, it ought to wrench my heart, and it does

    a note about parking in NYC in the theater district: do yourself a favor and go to bestparking dot com, click on NYC, and find parking coupons; the difference is staggering, a $55 parking job becomes $16 with the coupon; also, father has a favorite place for Broadway, and the head of parking there admires and respects father, so Parking Guy --get this-- cuts into the line, comes and gets our ticket, coupon, and father's credit card, jumps the line to pay, jumps the line to have the car brought up; this is amazingly endearing and also quite useful, at times like last night, when the line was about half an hour long, and 92 year old father ain't up to it
  14. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Might as well do today, as it's almost over and was, shall we say, interesting

    Do nothing productive (other than buy cat food) until time to go to theater
    Park at same parking lot as last night, with cooperative Parking Guy (Felix, no kidding, his name is Felix)
    We are a tad bit early, but not enough to go get dinner, so we wait outside Major Broadway Seriously Important/Hit Show; it's cold; this is key to what happens
    Get into show, sit, and father keeps his heavy overcoat on and starts to shiver; he spends the first act shivering like an earthquake; I hug and hold him and give him as much body heat as I can (I'm boiling hot) but at intermission, we leave b/c he's about to faint from shivering
    Back to parking garage and Felix, who sees me holding up father while we're walking in and, no kidding, has our car up and ready and waiting and warm before we've paid; the kindness of people blows me away, sometimes, seriously, near tears
    Home; feed father soup; he feels better, but goes to bed; 92, did I mention, he's 92, and still going to theater 3-4 times a week? WHAT WAS HE THINKING BOOKING FIVE NIGHTS OF THEATER IN A ROW????
    OK, I'm calm now
    Apply Jameson to my jangled nerves; any sins of grammar or punctuation may be chalked up to Irish whiskey
  15. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    ohhh JA,,,,jangled nerves! can join my sneezing opera.
    Some serious wind yesterday, crazy garden just doesn't know if it should bloom or waste away.
    DH notes, as nice as the wind is, we are both sneezing like mad
    Mine has now turned into a cold, wasn't that lovely in coaching!
    Chiropractor sees me in evening, inform him, "my knee just collapsed in Tango for no apparent reason and it doesn't hurt at all"...he adjusts me....and leaping lizards...really? literally hanging off his table..."trust me" he says....SCREAM.
    I love my Chiro,,,dear friend...but hanging off of the table is not my cup of tea, he seems to sense this ....LOL.
    Dreaded phone call to step-dad. Call goes well. THANK YOU LORD.
    Attempt to set up spring skiing trip to Mammoth Mountain, currently a 15ft base, for GS#2 to learn to ski.
    DS calls,,,"why don't you just teach him"....uhhhh,,,and you DS, father of GS#2, you are also a ski/snowboard instructor,,,"why don't YOU just teach him".
    We both laugh. Never teach a family member...they don't listen. We laugh more.
    I love spring skiing, great tan, good weather, no chains required, sitting outdoors at lunch and apres ski time.
    Inform Pro of potential ski trip,,,,,
    I had no idea he could make such a screwy face,,,"now? before Emerald? your going skiing?" I'm sorry are you deaf?
    DS calls back, "mom, really, I need you for my front garden - I want no bees attracted but lots of color, can we do a vege garden with herbs, no annuals..." When? tomorrow. WHAT! wait. breath breath breath, he's driving me crazy.
    I make quick plan to blackmail DS. I make plan to do his front yard which is nice and bare, not even grass, if he teaches me how to golf! THERE! win win.
    DD#2 in Oregon,,,calls, she has taken three weekdays off, taking oldest GD#1 out of school and we are all headed to Powell Book Store in Vancouver/Pearl District! IF you've never been there, and you love books. seek hard to find books, and like quirky book stores...this is THE place.
    DD#1 - calls,,,,informs me that DD#2 has teased her about our visit,,,,it appears the loving war is on. (really I love Oregon and the weather is, for me, so much better than Texas). We never get there enough.
    It's a continually battle of the sneezing all day and evening between DH and myself.
    Planned on seeing 42. It opened. Cancelled seeing 42.
    Watched NASCAR in Texas,,,,drugged ourselves silly to stop the sneezing.
    DH complains that I purchased so much refridgerated foods (veges, fruits, etc.) that he doesn't even have room for a bottle of water in the fridge.
    Really? really? you know I don't feel well, your not feeling well, and you want to attack me about our fridge looking like a living salad bowl? hmgph! silence is golden.
  16. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    drive from fort wayne to indy...lessons which were so home...sit.....apologize to animals for my absence...dh cooks dinner....happiness...bed very soon

    NURDRMS Well-Known Member

    Up to freezing fog and freezing temps. Not good, since daughter and I are running in a 5K Dirty Girl mud run/obstacle course to raise $ for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Dress and drive to venue (BMX track remodeled for the day into obstacle course.) Lots of women with funny costumes ready to run. Get signed in, check gear, start run. They aren't kidding about the mud. LOTS of mud. And it's COLD mud. But we laugh and have a great time; very proud of daughter. Next year she wants us to dye our hair pink before the run.

    Home, where we strip down in the garage and run in to take long, hot showers. Don't think I've ever been so dirty. Then dress in full military uniform to attend service for fallen warrior. Manage to hold back tears until they play "Taps."

    Home again just in time to take daughter to soccer game. Then dinner with GF who just had second chemo treatment for breast cancer; show her pictures of mud run.

    Finally home again. Margarita is in my immediate future, then bed.
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  18. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    my goodness that day would take it outta anyone...and the margarita is well earned
  19. danceronice

    danceronice Well-Known Member

    Training for a casino is a lot like training to work at Disney World (no, really, that's where our HR took a lot of their philosophy. And as we're kicking casino butt as far as numbers/customer loyalty goes, obviously it works.) And I am perversely glad that I am currently scheduled mostly second/third swing shift as training schedule has shown me, yet again, I HATE MORNINGS. Especially during daylight savings.
  20. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    sunday...sleep. blessed sleep..write bills, do laundry, change cat litter, go to a wedding shower, home and back to sleep, yard work, lovely meal...dh cooked again...happiness..sleep as though dead

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