yesterday's activities

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

  1. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Wednesday:

    Lesson, in which more stellar stuff happens and OMG can this please last? forever?
    Get phone call from gyro teacher, commissioning me to make a cake! Baking For Dollars! Woo hoo!
    Take self to dinner someplace air conditioned and quiet and all by myself; have been spending lots of time with other people and need a privacy break
    Home; temperature has dropped enough outside to make quality sleep possible, color me happy
     
  2. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Thursday:

    Lesson, not as stellar, inevitably, but still useful
    Most of the rest of the day is a blur but am grateful for lower temperatures
     
  3. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    And now we're up to yesterday, during which I did a thousand things and nothing, then went social dancing. Didn't die of it. Win.
     
  4. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    fri...teach bike and bench, spend rest day working on training, spend rest of evening prepping for comp aside from time spent cooking dinner for dh and playing "big bang theory" board game...sleep fitfully as first training is tomo and sun., and first time is always unknown...stress level is elevated
     
  5. NURDRMS

    NURDRMS Well-Known Member

    Get to the base early, because my first meeting starts at O-Dark-Thirty. When meeting finishes, drive to Cheyenne Mountain ("Shall we play a game?" for those of us old enough to remember that movie) for a retirement ceremony. Ceremony is outside of the mountain, which is great because we all have a splendid view of the city down below, but bad because it's 95 degrees and we're in full uniform. I am kicking myself because I didn't bring a clean uniform to change into, but it ends up I wouldn't have had the time to change anyway. Don't stay for the receiving line and reception because I'm running late.

    Drive like crazy back to base because I'm late for a meeting with a 3-star. When I finally get to the 3-star's office, my exec is standing there apologizing for me. Sorry, Exec! (what a thankless job...) After that meeting ends, I have back-to-back meetings until time to go home. Needed to write two position papers today, but that will have to get done this weekend, because I'm running late.

    Drive like crazy home when I jump in the shower for a quick rinse, dress in my sparkly Western wear (can't wear just plain Western clothes, now can I? No, rhinestones everywhere!) and rush to the rodeo. It's military appreciation night at the rodeo and I need to make small talk with the local politicos at the pre-rodeo reception. Leave rodeo before it even starts because I'm running late.

    Drive like crazy to party for this morning's retiree. Get there and it's apparent that festivities have been going for a while. Chat with a few folks but don't stay long because generals tend to erase the fun factor at the parties of the lower ranking folks. Drive home.

    Realize that I haven't eaten anything since breakfast 15 hours ago, but am too hungry to find something I really want to eat (how can that be?) Make popcorn and margarita. Nearly fall asleep in my bowl of popcorn. Finally, bed.
     
  6. FancyFeet

    FancyFeet Well-Known Member

    Yesterday:

    Dragged my sore and exhausted self out of bed, mostly on time, and into the office. Caught up on about a bazillion e-mails, 3 bilats with three of my managers, then a call with my counterpart in another area on a file where we need to recommend a course of action, and none are the obvious solution - and has the potential to become a really high profile and embarrassing thing... rush out to a luncheon (running late) to honour a military member who's retiring. Miss most of the food (and speeches), but open bar! Restrain myself to two drinks, but as I haven't really had any food, am tipsy (at 2:30 in the afternoon. Go me!).

    Head home, as there's no sense in going back to work. Grab snack and short NAP, alarm wakes me up and I'm completely groggy and disoriented. Repeat morning process of dragging my sore and exhausted self up, but off the couch this time.

    Drive to studio, lesson time. V. quiet at the studio, meaning lots of room to work. Lesson not completely terrible - foxtrot technique, and a brand-new QS routine, as apparently I've gotten too good at the one I had and we needed to make it harder... as in, there are at least 5 figures in there now that I don't know yet. Thank goodness we just marked it a couple of times and didn't try it full out... may have killed me given the level of complaining coming from my feet and leg muscles. Actually looking forward the imposed rest coming this weekend, as pros are headed out of town and studio is closed until Monday. Note to self, skipping my weekly dance-free day is not a good idea, no matter how good I may feel at the time. It's a loooong stretch until the next rest day!

    Rush home, drop dance bag, meet friend, and head out to a music festival. Bad for me food, warm summer night and awesome concert! Loud, and tons of people, and just an amazing show. Home around 11:45, quick snack, then bed.

    Super full day, but packed lots of work and some fun in there!
     
  7. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    wow ladies, seems like two very full lives
     
  8. sbrnsmith

    sbrnsmith Well-Known Member

    Amazing dance class! It was not the only thing I did all day, but it definitely put a smile on my face for the rest of the day.
     
  9. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    sat...train instructors all day, home exhausted, still take a walk with dh, chat a bit with a buddy as I garden....that is about all
     
  10. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Saturday:

    Plan: meet a friend from high school for brekkie so I can give her my old turntable, which I found in the storage unit
    Actual: go to storage unit to get turntable; call friend and tell her I'll be late; go home and get keys to storage unit; go back to storage unit; pick up turntable and meet friend; discover that in the 30 years we haven't seen each other, we've grown more alike, rather than more different; brekkie is a blast
    Home to pick up father b/c we have a theater matinee; turns out, matinee is at 3 rather than 2, so I have an extra hour
    Use hour to have heart-to-heart with DB#1 about some things that have been on my mind; this will probably come back to bite me in the knat later, but was necessary
    Theater, Forever Tango; Act 1: father falls in love, I fall asleep; then Max and Karina hit the stage; Act 2: back to sleep; I don't "get" Argentine tango, but father is enchanted; we go home and he gets sucked into YouTube videos; I find it amusing that he is spending time on YT looking at dance videos; welcome to my world
    Get ready to go to bbq
    Call friend who's hosting bbq and crap out; I am exhausted, don't know why
    Din (leftovers)
    Call a friend, who straightens my head out
    Z
     
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  11. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    Cruise DF and e-mails.
    Swim with DH early in morning.
    Weed, garden, DH and I rip out Grass that I ruined with the wrong weed killer. UGHHHHHHHHH...tsk tsk tsk.
    Note that Pumpkins are doing quite nicely, thank you very much!
    Head up to Victorville to check on Step-Dad and visit.
    Home from the hill, check out Jet Blue for their air fare sale into April 2014,,,oh wow....I can possibly bring my children and grandkids out to Calif for Christmas! Contact Daughter....asap.
    DH starts prepping car and items for his road trip to Austin,,,he leaves on Wednesday, GS and I will meet him at airport on Saturday!
    DD informs me there will be 9 kids at her home - for the most part. no problem....DH looks at me with horror filled eyes...this is getting pretty funny to me...that is.
    Workout on Threadmill,,,walking slow due to drastic knee injury - getting thorough check up on Tuesday.
    DH and I - read an article that causes us to check the SSA.gov web site...decide to call SSA Monday morning.
    As well, checking for the Ringling Bros Circus tickets after seeing "behind the scenes" of their new tour, a much more modern version of the Circus with a dance focus. Gotta take the Grandchild... a Circus is like a rite of passage!
    Feeling queasy in evening,,,yucky sick all night...and I do mean...all night.
    Hit the hay, at 4:30 a.m.
    DH covers me up, says stay in bed,,,he motors around the house doing everything he can...so that I don't.
    ahhhhh I love this man.
     
  12. TemptressToo

    TemptressToo Member

    Woke up at 8 a.m.
    Dressed for Sunday school.
    Drove close to Sunday school location.
    Purchased a latte at McDonalds.
    Drove to actually Sunday school.
    Attended young couples class.
    Attended morning worship.
    Returned home.
    Combined pork roast, cream of mushroom soup, potatoes, carrots, onion in slow cooker...set to low.
    Changed into my favorite yellow dress and flip flops.
    Put up hair.
    Put up 5 year old's hair.
    Returned to vehicle and drove 1.5 hours to USA Dance event.
    Changed into beloved ballroom shoes.
    Danced and danced while entertaining daughter in between partners.
    Did a really wicked bolero with great lead.
    Loved how good a great lead can make you look.
    Changed into flipflops.
    Returned to vehicle.
    Drove 1.5 hours home.
    Kissed spouse.
    Combined rice, chicken stock, and Parmesan into risotto.
    Ate pork roast, vegetables and risotto while watching movie, "Hansel & Gretel."
    Went to "bed"
     
  13. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    This is the way we paint the walls, paint the walls..paint the walls, this is the way we paint the walls so early Thursday...morningggggggggggggg...tadaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
     
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  14. Lioness

    Lioness Well-Known Member

    Saturday...

    Alarm goes off at 6am...naturally I turn it off and lie in bed for another half hour.
    Up...skip shower, throw on work uniform, drive to work in the HAIL. Winter SUCKS.
    Work for 6 hours. Get approval from boss to cover my shift tomorrow and get a sick certificate, because sinus infections are no fun.

    Work to mum's house. Spend three hours configuring a budget for now and then a post-speeding fine budget. This is gonna be pretty tough to stick to, TBH. It's a generous budget, but I think I maybe need to allocate $20 a week to a "whatever you want to spend it on" fund. At the moment everything spare is going to savings.

    Go to check credit card status, and find out that the bank has linked it (online banking style) with my childhood savings account. That I forgot I had.
    It seems that since I turned 18 (2.5 years ago) they've been taking out $5 a month in bank fees. Without telling. This started off as an account I've been saving in since I was a kid. Never used to have fees. None of the other accounts I have take out fees because I'm a student. If I'd known that, well, I would've taken out the money and put it in a different account. I'm now $500 richer than I was, but I could've been about $700 richer. Mum and I are gonna go in to a branch and see if they can do something about it.

    Finish budget, go to local "drop-in" doctors that are usually pretty fast because they're more expensive than the other drop-in doctor if you don't have a government healthcare card. Expected waiting time of 90 minutes. Damn.
    Get through doctors. Get sick cert.

    FINALLY go home...at 7pm...I hate being out of my house for more than 12 hours. Thankfully I have persuaded BF into buying and making dinner today, so I only have to do the dishes, not try to juggle dishes, cooking, and cleaning at the same time. Thankfully.

    Finish watching Elementary. This show is amazing.
    Sleep.
     
  15. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    Lio...yep...those deductions that are never mentioned are a total screw..

    a brief summary, as I cannot remember how long it has been;

    basic highlights have been that I conducted the first staff training for our department ...and that has been a mountain of work...but all very good...

    was also at VA state and was able to connect with some DC dfers which was wonderful albeit far too brief...mainly now recovering from the trip and playing catch up to the rest of my life...and I don't anticipate a bit of peace until after USDC
     
  16. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    concur
     
  17. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Fugeddabout trying to remember when I last posted. I could look it up, but why?

    The cool bits:

    Went to VA Dancesport to watch Fasc and meet other DFers. Mission accomplished. Also got me out of the heat wave and into air conditioning. Win.
    Just in case you were wondering, Fasc was wonderful and a pleasure to see her dance.
     
  18. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Other than that, there were some massages (poor me, I know) and some shopping and some ethereal, life-changing moments.

    Sunday:

    Collapse and recharge
     
  19. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Monday:

    Unexpected lesson; Teach was supposed to be out of town, but things changed; lesson reflects new knowledge and perceptions gleaned over the weekend, color me happy
     
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  20. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    glad it was good...thank you for being my gatorade runner, ice bearer, massage therapist, etc
     
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