Dancers Anonymous > yesterday's activities

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

  1. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    it is possible...but I have already taken five weeks off since I don't know
  2. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    DH heads off to work.
    I end up pushing furniture around so contractor can finish all the small annoying things, which he left for last. We LOVE our contractor, he's the only guy we allow to work on our home for the last 15 years. Like finding a good car mechanic and never letting him go.
    TA DAAAAA, he even puts up our new smoke alarms....that now have a Carbon Monox. function. Test feature is driving contractor insane. I can tell.
    Field a phone call from step-dad,,,,informs me he is losing his eyesight and he will be blind in 3 months. Ok, well, my brain reins my mouth in....
    he over-reacts to a lot of things, including this. Silence on my necessary. Flash to my mother who was legally blind.
    Neighbors mosy over, "can we cut some roses"......SURE....really, here in So. garden just doesn't know what to do....they are blooming like wildfire.
    DH decides we are leaving earlier by a few days to head to Austin. He wants to spend time with grandkids before we nurse our daughter and they go to their dad's house for 10 days
    DH drags out both of my sewing machines for me, thanks dear oxoxox, find all my red thread for this Paso costume.
    DH askes me for a favor - pick up his prescriptions...not a problem....well....until I go to store....and I start does the counter person.
    He phoned EVERYTHING he uses - for refills at the same time. HOLY MOLY BATMAN.
    Head off to doctor appt. Doctor reviews my bloodwork...let's just say...there is a BIG HUGE Ah HAAAAA minute with doctor. And a new direction, this is good, for me. I'm so grateful for really good doctors in the female health arena.
    Trainer calls, cancels circuit training...Ta Daaaaaaaaa, so I watch the recorded CMA awards...and gotta love how Carrie Underwood with Brad Paisley can make fun of everyone through song...and get away with it. I thought it was a good show. While DH snoozed in his chair.
    Nice end to evening.
  3. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    wed...teach 3 hours of fitness on an 8 hour to dr...have blood home ....EAT...sleep...wake up feeling (((not right)))...panic a a to my other job, spend time with a wonderful couple...I hope they make pasta b/c I sense a blood sugar bed by 9...sleep through straight til 7 this am
  4. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

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

    10:20--GLC. Library session. Goes SO much better than the one for my ENG 1101 did.

    11:20--Lunch break. Left my lunchbox at home, so roundtripped it, ate lunch in the car, and graded a paper before heading in to...

    12:40--20th C Brit Lit. Rushdie.

    2, 2:20, 2:40, 3, 3:20, 3:40--ENG 1101 appts.

    Home. Quick transition.

    Child to dance.

    ...and that's all I remember about this day.
  5. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

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

    10:10--Registrar gives presentation

    11:25--Faculty meeting.

    Break during which we do some venting.

    1--First Year Team meeting.

    2:30--Leave for Towson.

    3:15--Double Nik lesson.

    Home. Quick transition.

    7-8:15--Child's ballet class.
  6. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    WEDNESDAY, crazy person Wednesday:
    9, 9:20, 9:40--ENG 1101 appts.
    10, 10:15, 10:30, 10:45, 11, 11:15, 11:30, 11:45--GLC paper appts and advising appts.
    12:40--20th C Brit Lit. Rushdie.
    1:45, 2:05, 2:25--ENG 1101 appts.

    Rush off campus. Pick up Child at school. Pick up line is slow as molasses, and I am toward the end of it because I arrived at 3:03. (Dismissal starts at 3.)

    Child is near tears in the car and tells me that her life might be ruined! This is very uncharacteristic. She is normally in a great mood after school. But she doesn't want to say what's wrong.
    I ask if it has to do with one of her friends. No.
    She then volunteers that she has decided she will not do Performance Team next year because it will be Middle School and that's a lot of responsibility. I say that's fine...but I feel like there is a clue here.
    I ask if she forgot about a school project, and if it would help to skip dance. No.
    I decide to give her some personal space on this one, but I have to ask her one more question:
    Will I be getting a call from your teacher? No.
    She says she will tell me once she knows if her life is definitely ruined.
    Home. She grabs a popsicle and heads up to her room for a cry. Oh boy!

    About 1/2 an hour later, she is ready to talk. "Promise you won't be mad." Oh boy! "I promise."
    She lost her vocabulary book.

    Omg! That's all?!? I was worried that her best friend had said she didn't want to be best friends, or that she had been accused of stealing or cheating or something. She is upset, though, because she feels that she has Let Everyone Down, and that her teacher Will Be So Disappointed.

    I instigate an APB for the vocabulary book, in case it has been lost around the house. I announce there will be a reward if it is found. My husband finds it and gives me a meaningful wink. He says "Incentives work!"

    Child's life is not ruined. Score one for this day!
    Dear Lord, the drama of the 6th grader!

    4:30-9--Child's dance marathon.
    I come home and put in my 8.25 miles on the treadmill.
    Go pick up Child.
  7. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    THURSDAY...which isn't quite yesterday yet, but will be quite soon.

    10--Dentist appointment. Eh. Could have gone better. They see some beginnings of gum problems, so I'm going to have an extra cleaning type session to try to get under the gum in the problem area.
    Right after giving me this news, she said "And now that I've give you this news, I'm going to take your blood pressure!" 92/68, pulse 64. So I guess I wasn't all THAT stressed out about the less than fabulous news.

    12, 12:15, 12:30, 12:45, 1, 1:15, 1:30, 1:45, 2, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45--Appts. But 2 PM is late, which messes me up!
    3--Well, really 3:07 due to earlier problem--Meeting with Chair of Math Department. Some frustrating but not unexpected news.

    4:45ish--Grocery store to pick up a few things.

    Help Child nominate teacher for award.

    Exciting update!!! --Very pregnant sister will be induced starting at 12:15 AM! OMG! I'm going to be an aunt very soon!!!!

    7:30--Vag Mon rehearsal.
  8. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    thurs...teach blast at 8 and fusion at 9...home to feed animals, take a phone call, change and have lunch with a friend whose husband has just gone on hospice...back home to get into gym clothes again...teach spin at 5 and fusion again at 6...home exhausted

    fri...teach spin at 9 and active older adult class at with brother, brief visit w/ dtr who is home to borrow car to go see BF...clean house...have engaged couples here in the evening

    sat (today) teach toning, fusion and zumba, grocery shop, watch Gatsby w/ dh....pretty much shot for the day....been a very long week
  9. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    sun...up at 7....write bills, clean kitchen, cook a bunch of ground turkey for chili and tacos.....also clean pantry while I am at it...see dtr very briefly...go to work at counseling job...second meeting with a couple that has a number of extended family issues...get home a good deal later than I had hoped...bring the outdoor furniture in, book room, look through catalogues, pet care, do laundry...currently going to indulge in trash tv and wine before taking a jacuzzi and snuggling dh before bed
  10. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member


    5:15--Up. Cannot fall back to sleep. So excited that Sister is having her baby!!!!
    Get on our learning management system and cancel my 12:40 class. I will leave work at noon.
    Then check e-mail and discover that Sister's 12:15 AM induction has been delayed and won't happen until at least 7 AM.

    Pack up things that we might want for hospital waiting room, so that I can transition quickly when we get home.
    8:20--Child to school.

    9, 9:20, 9:40, 10, 10:15, 10:30, 10:45--Appointments with ENG 1101 and with FYS students.

    Eat lunch. Phone Husband with update on sister...who as it turns out wasn't induced until noon. Arrange appointment schedule for next week. E-mail it to students in all first-year classes. Post it on door. Leave work.


    Some time to relax, catch up on laundry, write in diary, read.

    Evening update: Sister has only dilated 1 cm. If more doesn't happen soon, they are going to stop the pitocin, let her take a shower and eat dinner, and try again the next day.

    Child goes to bed.

    Night update, around 9:30 PM: Things have progressed rather suddenly. Sister now at 8 cm and will probably give birth in the middle of the night. WOW!
    After some deliberation, we decide to drive up first thing the next day.

    Check e-mail. Baby Boy born at 3:02 AM!!! WOO-HOO!!!! My sister and I are the only two kids in our family, and this is her first child (at age 40), so this is my first nephew! 8 lbs, 9.12 oz and 21 a big boy! A photo! He has the funniest expression on his face, like "What is all this? Light? Cold? Loud noises? I am unimpressed."
    Get family mobilized. We are out of the house by about 7:45 or 8 AM.

    We are at the hospital by 9 AM. Mom, Dad, and Baby are asleep, so we wait patiently (okay, semi-patiently! Outside the room, in any case), until they wake.

    ~10 AM-4:30--Time with my new nephew! We each get a turn to snuggle him. One time, he cries a little, and I rock him and sing him a mellow version of "Alligators all around" (from the Maurice Sendak book, orig. sung by Carole King), which is my version of a lullabye. He likes it! And he is a very mellow and good little baby so far! He also seems to take to nursing like a champ!

    Child stays until 11:30 AM (missing her first two dance classes), then heads in for rehearsal, with Husband driving her. I take a 1 hour break at 12:30 to grab lunch (had that yummy turkey and cranberry sandwich from Barnes & Noble Cafe again) and give the other side of the family a little 1-on-1 time. I wind up staying the rest of the afternoon along with my Mom, though, as the baby's dad has gone home to shower and take a nap and I feel like my sister wants a little company and assistance. Mom went and watched the nurse give the baby his first bath while I stayed in sister's room with her while she took a shower, just in case she felt light-headed and needed help.

    Great day for our family. YAY new life!
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  11. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    so happy for your family
  12. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member step, gentle stretch, spin and Y get moving....lunch, pet care, to indy...lessons which do not cause me to want to hurl myself from a grateful that I barely minded the freezing rain...marinade self in bengay and tequila...asleep til 2 wherein the usual " who does this to their body?" sorts of pains wake me up...also hot b/c I have cranked the heat to 80 to deal with the soreness ...and thirsty for...well....obvious reasons
  13. sbrnsmith

    sbrnsmith Well-Known Member

    Worked all day, late meeting, got home watched DWTS, then collapsed into bed. Got awesome 7 hours of sleep, wake up today , repeat for 5 more days
  14. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    tues...hotel brekkies, morning joe, df, fb, gas station, bank, lunch...4 home...sammich...teach spin...salad and wine...sleep slathered in bengay immanent
  15. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    wed...teach 4 large salad...go to bed...spend afternoon cooking....and lounging...because I cannot expend any more energy.....can't....homemade chili...bed early
  16. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    I should add that just because I go to my instructor to complain about another student's dancing, that doesn't necessarily mean that other student is in the wrong... sometimes, when I go to my instructor and say something like, "Doing cha-cha with X is like dancing with a bag of gravel", the answer that comes back is, "Well, if you'd quit wielding your left arm like a crowbar in a gang fight, maybe it wouldn't feel that way." :rolleyes:
  17. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    CONGRATS CCMM, it's amazing the power of holding a newborn! such joy!
    Circuit training, DH says he is not impressed with squats he did, until much later in day when he says how sore he is from
    Yoga, new instructor, a gent, and he really gets the class into long long stretch poses...fabulous, really,,,,this is exactly what I hoped for.
    Coaching - for showcase. Fun time, I broke down and put together a black satin circle skirt for the Paso, realized that I loved my red with black
    patterned fabric so much, that the costume I made would be great for Halloween next year with my Red Hat. Couldn't bring myself to alter it for Paso.
    Home to several phone calls, did I mention how hot it was today? no? well late into the evening our AC is still coming on.
  18. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    lovie, are you on the right thread :)?
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  19. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    Oops. :pain:
  20. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    -Sent Sister Edible Arrangements basket in hospital.
    -Took Child to dance rehearsal for a musical theater style number.
    -Did various chores such as laundry and groceries.
    -Read Cynthia Enloe's Seriously! Investigating Crashes and Crises as if Women Mattered. [Provocative title, huh? I had to have it.]
    -Wrote in diary.
    -Kept track of breaking situation at work: power went out for half of campus.

    -Work cancelled due to ongoing power problems. Wow. Very unexpected.
    -Did a 9 mile workout on the treadmill.
    -Took Child to dance.
    -Read a lot more Seriously!

    Problems are somewhat better, as more buildings are on generators, but it turns out several buildings are still not open. These include THE LIBRARY and THE GYM. Not great.
    9, 9:20, 9:40--ENG 1101 appts. One person stands me up. Dude...we are compressing a 5 day workweek into 4. You won't get a second chance.
    10:10--Flex session with career services.
    11:30--Department meeting.
    1--Hoped to have some re-scheduled student appts, but people can't do this time slot, HOWEVER, this turns out to be a good thing as I get asked to step in and help with the crisis management. Cancel all remaining flex sessions for the week, as we are running short on rooms with electricity.
    2:30--Student appt.
    And then I handle some details related to the big lecture next week and write a letter of recommendation.

    Home. Dinner.
    Take Child to ballet.
    Finish reading Seriously!

    9, 9:20, 9:40, 10, 10:20, 10:40, 11--Appts for ENG 1101 and FYS. One student says he is totally unprepared, but would like to take my open slot on Friday. Dude. I have no open slots. If I did, I would fill them in. School was closed on Monday. He says that he thought I had a slot because he saw xxxx at one point on the schedule. Yes. That's when I shove some food in my mouth and go teach my upper level class. I manage to be pleasant about this, but I am wondering about the degree of entitlement here. (He also missed his appointment the previous week.)
    Lunch break. Cupcake food truck on the quad!!!!!! Go score some cupcakes. Never say there aren't some good things going on during this crisis.
    12:40--20th C Brit Lit. Rushdie.
    1:45, 2:05, 2:25--ENG 1101 appts. My next door neighbor has three colleagues standing in the door of his office and they are laughing and talking SUPER LOUDLY, which is not too cool given that I am with students. I love my colleagues, but do you need to be roaring with laughter in the middle of my appointments?
    2:52--Race out to pick up Child.
    4--Leave for dance.
    4:30-9--Child's dance marathon.
    I put in 8 miles on treadmill. Shower.

    Start reading Ruth Ozeki's A Tale for the Time Being.

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