yesterday's activities

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

  1. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    SATURDAY:
    Crunches and 5.5 miles on treadmill in morning.

    Went to memorial service for colleague's wife in the afternoon. She was only 51. Breast cancer. Very sobering, and of course brought up all kinds of thoughts about how we don't how many years we are going to get, and am I living the life I want to live? How would I want to be remembered?

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    SUNDAY:
    Wrote in diary.
    Read some with Child.

    Double Nik lesson. A little weirdness at the studio. Both N+N are in new partnerships now. Nik is going to dance smooth, and Natasha standard. I also was not necessarily at my best, for no particular reason. (Felt a little dehydrated and "off.") But a reasonably good lesson nonetheless. Nik's funniest line at my expense, said in a very dry manner: "Wow, you almost look like a professional rhythm dancer." (Meaning "You did that well if you were allowed to step onto a bent leg, WHICH YOU MOST CERTAINLY ARE NOT!")
    [And yes, I know not all rhythm dancers use bent leg technique, but you have to admit, that's pretty funny.]

    Oh, and I taught him a new word: "facetious." (Not on purpose, but I used the word, and he wanted to know what it meant. I had really messed up a figure because I was super back weighted and said something like "Wow, let's see if I can do it like that again." Nik replied "You're not serious, are you?" and I said "No, I was being facetious.")

    Afterwards, went to DSW Shoe Warehouse to get some new slip on black casual dress shoes. My old ones have become too ratty (frayed, strings coming off), but I have nonetheless continued to wear them...or to wear my overly dress gold Bandolino strappy shoes even if wearing a casual outfit. I got two pairs, one "Spring Step" and one "Italian Shoemakers."

    Home.

    Dinner.

    Dealt with a couple student issues by e-mail.

    Read with Child a bit more.
     
  2. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Friday:

    Airport, drop of father at his airline, drop off car at off-site parking, get to my airline (the man behind me in the security line is carrying a roasted suckling pig, probably one of the most surreal moments in my air travel memory)
    wait wait wait; get call from father; his flight delayed over an hour, so we make arrangements to meet in baggage claim in Phoenix airport
    my flight uneventful; his, dramatic
    meet at baggage claim, pick up rental car, count my blessings times without number b/c I can walk at a reasonable pace and carry stuff and nobody's putting me in a wheelchair; this is gonna be an interesting trip
    father drives from airport to hotel; I white-knuckle; this will require Discussion soon
    soon
    to cocktail party at wedding site, 10 miles away; pleasant
    hotel, z
     
  3. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    mon...big step class...enjoying the freedom....lessons= can we stay here forever?...lots of interpretation and musicality...at last...hundreds of thousands of dollars later, I feel like I am finally nibbling at the best part of dancing
     
  4. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Saturday
    Brekkie in hotel with father, brother, and SIL; we observe a very small boy shake pepper on his bowl of Froot Loops; de gustibus, as they say; we also get into some seriously wonderful family gossip, much laughter and relief; you never know who knows what, was good to get our stories straight
    Relax until 5pm wedding, which is lovely and holds some surprises, go figure, among which are: the cocktail hour hors d'oeuvres are -- get this -- a mashed potato bar and a hummus bar; a DJ who plays good foxtrot after foxtrot after foxtrot during dinner, I was dying to dance and finally got my wish in a most unexpected way; my dinner partner, a total stranger, turned out to be delightful; the mother of the groom (my other SIL) turned out to have mellowed over the past couple of decades, or else she's on very effective meds; the meal was delicious; the freakin' cake was delicious, when have you had delicious wedding cake?
    Back to hotel, Z
     
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  5. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Sunday:

    Brekkie with family; brother and SIL are flying back to NY, so I give them my jewelry to take with them, as I am staying in AZ for a couple of days, and I don't want to worry about losing the heirlooms
    More family stuff
    Touring Phoenix with father (I drive), stop at Heard museum, where he cases the gift shop very seriously and we have a lovely lunch; it's nice to be warm all the time after the long, long winter
    Back to Scottsdale for more touring, then to airport for me to pick up rental car
    Drive to Tucson, an experience I never, ever expected to have again: driving on an interstate, stopping at truck stops for bathroom/water break, everything I did for 20+ years, it felt so.freaking.normal but different -- without X, I could enjoy it, holy cow, what a realization: I didn't hate traveling, I hated traveling with him...
    Arrive Tucson, find hotel, enjoy hotel's "happy hour" which provides $2 wine and free chips and salsa poolside; color me happy
    Room is quiet and peaceful, I open the window and sleep the sleep of the just
     
  6. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    hey, I like that day too :)...keep up the good work
     
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  7. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Well, since you asked...

    Yesterday:

    Leisurely early morning, realizing just how much I know about negotiating motel breakfast areas, coffee makers, heating/cooling... way too much
    note to self: no more low/mid-range motels
    To shopping center where studio is located; stop at supermarket for water water water; it's sooooo dry here; market is right next to Ross Dress for Less; score! nice blue longtail Tahari cardigan for less than $40!
    Lessons with out-of-town coach, magnificently useful, many issues cleared up in my head, at least; now to get them into my body
    To airport hotel; check in; return car to airport and get shuttled back to hotel
    Food delivered; am so hungry, I consume enough for 3 people, wtf?
    Spend the night on the phone; one of these days, I need to get (a)new phone and (b)unlimited talk/text package
    To bed early
     
  8. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    lol...just make your chatty friends pay uP :)
     
  9. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    monday was the usual, if I didn't mention it...tuesday was as well...hence the consequent exhaustion today
     
  10. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    Up to the high desert.
    Discuss the InogenOne O2 machine with dad. He doesn't qualify with insurance but it's lighter, better and he can travel in car with it.
    Dad displays how he cannot move his shoulder anymore, take him to chiropractor, listen to him "scream" yikes.
    40 minutes later, note that he can move shoulder again. Darn 02 tanks are killin' his shoulder..
    Discuss his upcoming surgery.
    A wave of relieve that he did not schedule it during Emerald Ball...thank goodness!
    Have to laugh, it's schedule for my dear mother's birthday...Silent smile. Good for you mom!
    Daughter calls, sends pics of her first harvest from her backyard, oh my!!!!
    Homeward.
    To workout with trainer.
    Trainer increases reps to 75. WHAT! WAIT!~ are you really trying to see if I will just give up?
    ugh.
    No walking for me....
    collect my heat sheet from Emerald Ball website. ARRGGHHH! 10:30 p.m. scholarship....seriously? the brain
    screams nooooo we are suppose to leave for Oregon in the evening.
    DH looks at heat sheet. laughs,,,,"your normally in a sleep coma by 9:15 at night, too bad you believed your teacher when he said everything should be done within 5 hours during the day based on his experience"....
    DH notes .....that his wife, ME, is not amused. at all.
    DH bows head, "I'm sorry" then adds, "it will be entertaining just to see if you can stay awake that long, never mind actually dance"
    HMOPGGH! is all I can say.
     
  11. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    friday...teach bike and bench...chase down dog who breaks out of back yard...clean kitchen...practice...make dh a superior dinner

    today; teach blast, then interval, tan, buy card, and b-day cake for dh, spend bulk of the day doing yard work....anticipate an early bedtime
     
  12. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Tuesday:

    Wakeee wakee early, 2am; flight to Denver uneventful; flight from Denver delayed 2.5 hours; curse you, sequester!
    But, since I have dance shoes, and ipod, and headphones in my carryon, I have time and space for some practicing, and at least am moving for part of the wait time
    Get unexpected phone call just before boarding; make arrangements to respond to it after I get home; long story short, after driving home, eating something, and catching up on email etc, am on the phone for 3.5 hours, until the wee small hours have turned to dawn; this will come back to bite me in the knat later
    Z at last, but not much

    Wednesday:

    Groggy R Us
    Lesson, therefore, is not what you'd call stellar
    Stop to see X, get some business done
    Get hair colored, very necessary
    Have a date; not gonna turn into a friendship, but at least I stuck a toe into the waters
    Home, read, Z
     
  13. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Thursday:

    Mammogram. 7am. who books a mammogram at 7am? I do, going on the "if you have to eat a live frog, do it early in the morning and then get on with your day" theory of life
    Lesson, in which all the crap from yesterday has miraculously vanished and I am finally able to absorb something Teach has been trying to get me to do for a while; did I say a while? years
    Color me ecstatic
    Rolfer; more with the ecstasy
    Buy herb plants; one of these days, it'll be spring for real, I want to be ready
    Pack and ship some stuff; X has his off-again on-again sometimes GF visiting; this is a Good Thing
    Long phone conversation with hottie contractor, who moved to Georgia and I miss him terribly
    Make a simply stellar dinner, but nobody I invite can join me, so, like the Little Red Hen, I eat it myself; alas, the wine I cook it with is also simply stellar, and -- dear heavens, did I actually drink *that* much wine? let's draw a curtain over that moment
    Full moon, spring, river, beautiful, beautiful night
    Z
     
  14. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    reminds me that my mammo and blood work order have been sitting in the trunk of my car for at least a month....probably more...and, before any nagging ensues, I get one every year......
     
  15. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    sun...doing today now as I am fairly certain the eventful part of the day has come and gone

    today is dh's b-day...so coffee, classical music, dh makes his beignets and opens presents, calls come in from our children, we take advantage of having the house to ourselves:cool:...we also book a long weekend over memorial day to a 5 star hotel and spa...lunch...and we head off to see "42" at the theatre...enjoy it....going to make wok chicken tonight and serve his birthday cake....will squeeze in a dance practice as well.....
     
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  16. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    will you wish DH a happy from me, please? I have very fond memories of good conversation with him, and a splendid Chicago day!
     
  17. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    certainly ...we are currently on different floors of the house taking a cyber break from one another ...but we are certain to re-connect again soon....
     
  18. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Friday

    other than starting the process of cleaning off the porch in preparation for good weather, damned if I can remember, until it was time to pick up father from the airport
     
  19. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Yesterday:

    Read a bit
    Go with BFF for her hair appointment; we use the same salon and stylists, so this is way fun; we have much girl face time, and it's been a long time
    Lunch with her
    To theater with father; show is quite good, Nathan Lane is a force of nature and I never really appreciated the full range of his talents until last night
    Home, z
     
  20. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Yesterday was the hair-and-nails/long chat day. Pretty sure. Yup, yesterday.
     

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