Dancers Anonymous > yesterday's activities

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

  1. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    Dang, now I feel like I'm the only one who doesn't do hot yoga! It would probably be very good for me, but I think I might need to try regular flavor yoga first.

    The internet was out when we first got up. Child nagged Husband to wake up and fix it, despite my suggesting she should let him sleep. I guess it's a good thing she did because it turned out school was delayed an hour and we would not have known!

    Made sweet potato fries.

    FIL had a second surgery (out in Houston) and his condition was worse than they expected. Husband in some emotional turmoil over this...yet seems reticent to fly back out immediately.

    After Child came home from school, took her to two different dry cleaning places in order to get alterations done on her dance costume that I feel may be beyond my capacity.

    Watched some of a webstream of a dance ccmpetition.

    Did some laundry.
    Did a round of closet weeding. I'm trying to be better about not keeping articles of clothes to which I have a sentimental attachment, but which do not fit (e.g., "Yes, Self, this was a present from Mom well over a year ago, and you love your mom. But you are not ever going to wear this. Face this reality and let go." "Okay, Self, this suit is a size 10. You have worn a 6 or even a 4 for about 10 years, so this probably isn't the height of fashion either. It is a lovely suit, but get rid of it!") It was a good start. I should probably do a couple more rounds of it.

    Watched another episode of "Sherlock" and some more of the webstream of the dance competition.

    Had a stomachache that night. (I think maybe I had too much soda and not enough food.)
  2. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member regards hot yoga; I love it but I can see how it would not be everyone's cup of tea....first of all, if you are not one who likes the heat and is sensitive to it, it may not be your thing....I happen to love the heat...also, in my situation, because of how much physical exercise I get a week and because I am bulky, it is very important for me to have flexibility training in my fitness regimen, both as an antidote to the aches and pains and in keeping myself flexible in spite of considerable muscle mass (and some pockets of good living) may be something that you don't like or don't need...but it makes me feel 5 years younger and 10 pounds lighter everytime I do it (if only that were true...I will say it appears as though I lose about 10 pounds of water when I do it...based on the puddle on my mat)...I find it difficult and I am not particularly impressive...not awful, but not impressive...and yet, the benefits make it worthwhile...I also find it helps me to be cognizant of my breath and my balance...also important for me in very specific ways....I would certainly get a few regular classes under my belt before embarking upon it....
  3. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    very sorry to hear about your father-in-law....perhaps your dh is needing this alone time to get himself ready....many people cope by withdrawing for a bit....there is a lot to process there.....very sorry in any case.....
  4. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    Woke up in the night with a calf cramp. Ow! Don't you hate that? Luckily it released pretty quickly.

    Perhaps because of the rocky night, managed to sleep until about 8.

    Helped La Petite ChaCha print out visual aids for her report on Florida. She wanted to print out photos of "famous Floridians," which apparently is defined a little loosely. (E.g., Gloria Estefan is a famous Floridian, although she was not born there. Ernest Hemingway is a famous Floridian even though he was neither born nor did he die there...though I get it, because he lived in the Keys for years. Zora Neale Hurston was in the mix, and Ray Charles. Child was scandalized that I did not know who Jacqueline Cochran was.)


    Took La Petite ChaCha to see "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." We hadn't gotten around to it earlier due to the pneumonia/walking pneumonia which ate up December and the beginning of January. I would give it a 7. The acting was very good but the script made me wish I had never read the book, and especially that I hadn't re-read it with Child just a couple years ago.

    Put in 8 miles on the treadmill.

    FIL is hanging in there; his condition seems fairly stable for the moment. Apparently he wasn't all that lucid at points today. (And apparently the day previous, he had at one point thought he was in India...which he visited as a young man back in the 1960s. He is normally a very sharp guy, so to me, this suggests he is on A LOT of meds...and I don't think this is necessarily a terrible thing. I would rather be a twentysomething in India on a fellowship than in a hospital bed in Houston with several tubes sticking out of me in uncomfortable ways. A little vacation from reality seems okay.)
  5. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    recieved the shock of our lives that an unexpected significant pay cut is coming.....the rest of the day was spent assessing our budget, making hard decisions, getting a hold of ourselves and drinking...and not sleeping at all...which is making today suck particularly hard...
  6. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    :( Sorry to hear it.

    I went through something similar, as you may recall, back in July when Husband got laid off from his main gig. He has other jobs, and wound up getting offered something reasonably lucrative from another employer before the week was out (and I picked up an extra course as well), but it was still a SHOCK.
  7. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    thx ccm...I am adjusting and grateful for my will be what it has to be until it changes again
  8. stash

    stash Well-Known Member


    Work, home, have cat go outside... which he is allowed to do except today of all days because I am leaving to go down to the Eastern Shore... wait for him to show up, bf comes over in the mean time. Wait one more hour, leave at 7pm and drive with bf for 3 hours. Arrive at hotel and meet parents there. Go to bed.


    Wake up, get ready, go to grandma's house, church for greeting, funeral, lunch, then spending time with family. Eat dinner, go back to the hotel, sleep.

    Head home. Drop bf off, he goes to work to check on his cells, I head over to his place and clean up. He comes back, we play video games and watch tv. Drink too much, but it was well needed.


    Wake up, play more video games, go to dim sum with parents and mom's friend from years ago. Not bad, but not great either. Go food shopping, relax at bf's place, head over to home with him, cook dinner for parents (home made chili), open presents from parents. Very happy to finally have christmas with them. Take bf back to his place, go home, sleep.
  9. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    At 8 AM, Child remembered that it was our week to wash the placemats for 4th-6th grade. For today. Yeah, so that would have been easy to do this weekend, but cannot be done between 8 AM and 8:20 AM because of the space-time continuum. So I told her I would get them done before lunch and drop them off. Halfway to school, she also realized she forgot her viola. She is really lucky that I am in my time off between semesters right now!

    Other than laundering placemats, my other activities of the day included:
    -Finishing Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch.
    -Doing a detailed analysis of our course offerings and staffing for 2013-14, full-timers vs. part-timers, etc.
    -Dealing with a couple work things related to the first year program. (Meeting today!)

    That evening, I took Child to/from dance.
    We watched an episode of "Sherlock" with the family.
    I also took a hot bath before bed.
  10. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member sleep due to sunday's news...teach 3 classes....ready to expire...get news of more malicious stuff from person we fired at work....sigh....not today, care, lunch, no time for nap or full of dread to lessons where I get to tell pro that I am cutting back over 50%...and we haven't had the best 4 months of our "relationship" for lack of a more descriptive word (not reallyy sure there is a word)....anyhow, he rises to the better angels of his nature for which I am desperately grateful and the dancing isn't that bad either....I cannot remember the last time I felt that consoled on a lesson fave place for fave margarita for potentially the last time as I won't be spending the night with a friend, check in on dh to let him knnow that things went okay here and to see how he is faring....he sounds tired but okay....asleep in record time for nearly 10 hours....feel almost human today
  11. stash

    stash Well-Known Member


    Work, do 10 different transfers (only to find out to day I have to undo them all or at least edit them because the account received a new code today), waited on emails. Leave at six because I was waiting for bf to get off of work, pick up groceries for food, cook food, feel ill from not eating a lot yesterday, was a grump, went home, slept.
  12. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    not sure when I last posted...just going to say that today/wed was draining...I basically dragged myself to work then went to bed....just had all of the negative energy from my work and dh's that I can take
  13. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    10ish--Work on analysis of staffing in 2008-09 school year. Then compare it to my earlier analysis of staffing in 2013-14 school year. Yield some interesting and usable data.

    1-2:30--Big First Year Team meeting. Among other topics: possible significant changes to the way we handle the summer and advising for fall. (Change is being driven from above.) Three possible models, all with pluses and minuses. A lot to think about. I also give recruiting update. The assistant dean gives an update about where things stand with math.

    Home. 6 miles on treadmill. Shower.

    Take Child to ballet.

    Finish reading Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch. Great read.
  14. stash

    stash Well-Known Member


    Work, wrote blog post, scheduled blog post, talked to fellow bloggers, practiced for a short time, went to bf place, had dinner, went home.


    Work, went home, dyed hair, had dinner with parents, watched gilmore girls, talked to girlfriend on the phone, went to bed.

    NURDRMS Well-Known Member

    Tuesday's surgical repair of hamstring went very well. Had first physical therapy session yesterday. OMG, how can 'gentle stretching' hurt so much?!? Dance buddies dropped by last night to check on me (thanks, guys!) and then I slept for ten hours. Dog is still terrorized by my knee scooter. Sorry, boy.
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  16. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    speedy recovery!
  17. llamasarefuzzy

    llamasarefuzzy Well-Known Member

    I'm glad it went well nurdms!!!! I hope physical therapy goes well!
  18. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    Wow... I am so sorry to hear this. I know it cuts into things that are important to you. I had to take a big pay cut when I took my current job a few years ago. We've adjusted and even managed to buy a car this year, but it took some negotiating.
  19. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    thanks cornutt...we will be will just be an adjustment....I am determined to use the lost lesson time to practiceand mitigate the effect....

    thursday....drag myself to work feeling drained by negative people who still have not adjusted to the staff upheaval at work and who persist in spreading toxicity on a daily basis...but grace prevails, and classes go well and the people in attendence are little rays of sunshine so it all brightens a bit...not sure what I did in the middle of the day...oh...planned classes and made new play lists...went back to work in the news that the parish is going to have me do a Spring grief series which will be nice for the budget and have a training of instructors this coming week so things are going to get busy soon

    fri...teach 2 classes, meet with the admin and the asst admin about cranky donor, because she lives in my neighborhood...spend part of day corresponding and copying those correspondences...manage to soak in tub...dh and I have quiet evening....lovely

    sat/today...teach a fitness class, tan, take a bunch of crap to goodwill, go to hot yoga, make turkey tacos, take a nap, practice, do laundry, and some pet care...dh has gone off to pick son up at is snowing again....imagine the rest of the evening will involve chatting with them and sipping wine....probably also some bengay will be in order...if I do not take our live tree down tomorrow it is likely to spontaneously combust....writing bills and practicing again will also be on the list for tomorrow...after we get that boy out the door and back to school
  20. FancyFeet

    FancyFeet Well-Known Member

    Sleep in late, despite the normal bedtime. Must have needed the rest, but threw off my plans for the day, and made me start it behind schedule and with a bit of a headache (hunger-induced, I think). Coffee, breakfast, an hour of wake-up time in front of the tv, quick shower, then off to sew. Arrive at sewing location, get started, then second breakfast. More sewing... minor freak-out about deadline... more sewing. Leave to go meet friends at the movies, like real non-dancing people apparently do on Saturday night. Watch movie, have popcorn for dinner, then head to a pub for a quick drink (sangria) and some nachos. Home, dye a little more lace for dress ('cause it needs a bit more) while watching a bit of tennis, bed.

    You may notice there was no practice in there. Must go today.

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