yesterday's activities

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

  1. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    6:45--Wake up thinking from the fact that it is pitch black that I should probably roll over and go back to sleep, but no...this is what 6:45 looks like after the daylight's savings time change. Cheers!

    9, 9:20, 9:40--ENG 1101 individual appts. 9:40 is sick, but e-mails me work in progress, which isn't much.

    10:20--POSTCOLONIAL--Great discussion of Nervous Conditions, though I could have used another 30 mins.

    Lunch and grade, grade, grade!!!

    12:40--WALK ON THE WILDE SIDE. Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness.

    2, 2:20, 2:40--ENG 1101 appointments.


    Home, wolf down food in 7 minutes, take Child to dance, stopping at the gas station on the way. (I had tried to do this on the way home from work, but an ambulance was blocking Main Street and after a few minutes, I decided the wiser course was to bail out and try again later). Talk with another mom during dance and--among other things--get some needed advice on a big issue that has been worrying me.

    Home. Put Child to bed.
  2. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Have a cold.


    Lesson, in which we talk, b/c I have a cold and I have no energy nor do I want to pass the cold to Teach.
    Back to bed.
  3. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    get well soon
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  4. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member I will not be up late.....spend entire day prepping to see world's cutest care, laundry, dishes, wash car, pack, cook for dh, go to more presents:)...teach home with nothing but dinner, a bath, and some mindless tv ahead
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  5. coanamilove

    coanamilove Member

    hhmm.. today I got up, went to work, have to study for my driving test, and today will send a note to some prospective digital media professionals..

    and tomorrow, day off lol..
  6. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    A few days here.
    Watched DH slowly descend from "blowing nose into Kleenex for hours on end" to
    him resting, to DH has no energy and is breathing hard.
    Brain triggers shades of last year/May A-Fib heart event. I gently mention he needs to call his doctor and get in.
    DH poo poos the very thought of being examined for a cold/sinus thing.
    Yesterday, I force his hand - get him into the car - head to urgent care.
    He's thinkin - the cold is in his chest, I'm thinkin' "your in A-Fib".
    Who won? me. 5 hours at an excellent Urgent Care Center, then home to get
    clothing, close up house, eat a really late lunch.
    Head off to Emergency Room where his Cardio Doctor meets him.
    Heart rate....sometimes 210. YES, you read that right. for the most part 165-187.
    Treat DH, control heart rate - change meds, he's in for the night.
    Head home, let everyone know he's doing ok, pass out while deciding to have "the talk" with DH about his heart health since we now know this will, in all likelihood, happen again.
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  7. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    wed...massive snow...go to work and stand around for 3 hours because who wouldsome outto work out in this?...aunnt makes it to my house....we drive toLincoln Nebraska..worstpartof drive was my driveway....

    thurs...Lincoln to Ogden utah...12 and a half hours...we go to snooty place where aunt tries to order a frozen drink,,,I am amused

    toda/fri...drvie to remembers me...heaven has come down to earth...not likely to be on much for a while...bliss
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  8. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    sat...all day with Mr Adorable....seafood dinner for 3 at snooty place...colore me full
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  9. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    Take DH for small walk at local park. Visit fresh produce stand in park. MARVELOUS strawberries. DH is exhausted (meds for heart are doing this).
    Rest at home.
    Take DH to walking village in Claremont. Slow stroll. Visit Rhino Records. OMG!
    LOVE IT, albums I had in the actual jackets, retro music, nothing modern. Fabulous walk down memory lane looking at the music.
    Hit the "some crust" bakery for bread, DH is just happy to be out of the house.
    A very much take it easy day.
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  10. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Tuesday and Wednesday:

    Back to bed

    Please note: lessons are mostly talking, and before I touch Teach, I purell like mad; do not want to spread this damn cold
  11. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member


    Cold eases off a LOT
    To House of X to pack up stuff to take to show; I am delivering something large, fragile, and expensive; for that many zeroes, I'll drive to Baltimore and go into the show to deliver, Ex did not get tables this year; as long as I'm going I bring some other merchandise and make arrangements to meet some dealers at the hotel, have them buy whatever they want directly from the boxes
    Drive to Baltimore; arrive at hotel, where I'm sharing a two-bedroom suite with J&L, friends I haven't seen in a couple of years
    Out to dinner with them, lovely meal, excellent wine, am happy, full, sleepy; it's nice to see that they are still people I like and respect, I was afraid I'd changed so much, we could not really get along any more
  12. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member


    Show merch to dealers; take in $$$$, yay
    Brekkie in hotel
    Make more arrangements to show remaining merch to other dealers
    J takes the Stuff to show, along with his stuff
    L and I get deep-tissue massages and go shopping; color me effing happy
    We decide to make dinner, b/c hotel suite has a kitchen; grocery shopping
    I go to show to deliver my large, fragile, expensive item; I am still processing what happened next, but it was all good, which surprised me very much
    Drink in bar with a friend
    Back to hotel for dinner, much wine, much talk, much laughter
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  13. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member


    Pack up
    Hotel brekkie
    To show to say hello/goodbye to people
    Drive to hair salon; time for color
    Home; cannot concentrate on assembling info for corporate taxes, which are due Monday, must get the info to accountant, but might as well try to lift a truck
    Read; Z
  14. Dancing Irishman

    Dancing Irishman Well-Known Member

    • Woke up late, had to rush to make it to mass
    • Dance technique class
    • Swam laps for the first time in a month
    • Made soda bread from scratch
    • Ironed shirt and packed for tomorrow (workout, dance practice, and dance lesson in a day=lots of clothes to pack!)
    • Never got around to the work I wanted to get done today...whoops!
  15. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    uhhhhh, flat line.
    Stay next to Dh for most of day.
    Stop into studio, many hugs, and DH gets tongue lashings from everyone and then loving hugs after lectures..about his health and those roadtrips.
    We promise each other to wash the cars - well, to at least take the "roadtrip Nashville" car to the car never made it. giggle, and it looks like it needs a jackhammer to get the dirt off...for now.
    Sleep, with one ear open for any weird stuff happening with DH
  16. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    sun...all day with baby...cook back at the residence inn...with aunt and son....
    mon...all day with at gymboree, dinner at pf chengs
  17. coanamilove

    coanamilove Member

    Just went to my usual class, and then to work.
  18. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    Haven't been by here in a week. Highlight reel:

    TUESDAY the 11th--Lots of ENG 1101 appts, department meeting, grading Walk on the Wilde Side midterm projects. Took Child to dance.
    Discover Child did something very brave to help a friend. I am proud of her. (Without going into too many details, one of her BFFs had been displaying some borderline eating disorder type behaviors. Child and another friend reported this to the teacher, who called the parents, and the girl is now getting therapy.)

    WEDNESDAY the 12th--ENG 1101 appts, oral presentations on Nigeria and Zimbabwe, grading midterm projects, Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness.
    BAD NEWS: Husband's dad is going to have emergency surgery as still in risk of sepsis. I ask Husband if he would like to fly out there. "Yes." He will fly to Albuquerque next day.
    Take Child to dance. Work out.

    THURSDAY the 13th--Grade. Nik double lesson. Grocery store. Time with Child.
    FIL has surgery.

    FRIDAY the 14th--ENG 1101 class on quoting and paraphrasing.
    REMARKABLE FACT: In an attempt to make topical and hip references, I referenced both news articles about the Malaysia Airlines flight as an example of something you might paraphrase and the website rapgenius as an example of paraphrasing (or translating). A student in the class was like "Wait, an airplane went missing?"
    Oral report on South Africa. Discussion of Coetzee's Disgrace. Grading. Discussion of The Well of Loneliness. Grading.
    Pick up Child from school. Take dog to kennel for the weekend.
    Get midterm grades in in two courses. :)

    SATURDAY the 15th--Drop Child at dance. She will sleep over with a BFF. Fly to Atlanta, GA. Car service to Dahlonega, GA. Cousin's wedding! Glad to be able to be there for it. I wore a new dress from White House, Black Market. It was definitely a more budget-oriented wedding, but I have a huge amount of respect for couples who don't go into debt for their special day.
    We take turns taking care of my sister's 4 month old back in her cabin. I get him at a particularly crabby stage...and I get him to calm down and fall asleep! Made me feel like The Baby Whisperer. :)
    Coming to terms with the fact that my Mom's COPD has resulted in her only being able to walk short distances, on level ground, and slowly. It is for some reason hard for me to wrap my mind around her growing frailty. (She is also on 92 lbs at 5' 7".)
    Had gotten text from Husband that they were worried FIL might have had a heart attack and were doing some test and that it was very scary. Then didn't hear anything from Husband and wasn't sure how to interpret that. (Cell service not great in Dahlonega, either, so had to worry that he was trying to reach me but couldn't.) Luckily, they decided FIL's heart is okay.

    SUNDAY the 16th--Flew home. Flight was delayed 30 mins due to weather, but not too bad. Picked up Child.
    Home. Put Child to bed. Grading.

    MONDAY the 17th--Up at 6:15 AM, grading by 6:45 AM. Worked really hard.
    Had to share computer with Child, who had an assignment due for her online writing course.
    Read some of Murakami's Kafka on the Shore.
    Took Child to dance.
    Helped Child pick the "perfect" science fair project. Waaaaay too much drama here for my taste. Oy. But she finally picked something.
    Got in grades in the 3rd and final class. Thank goodness.

    So that's my week in review!
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  19. coanamilove

    coanamilove Member

    Had the day off work, and made contact with somebody who may provide a good future career contact. Not hoping for anything as such, but then it's a step forward.
  20. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    3wishes--Hope your DH is doing much better. Scary stuff!

    Fascination--So glad you are getting to spend more quality time with The Cutest One!!! I am so happy that sweet boy has the blessing of an involved and engaged paternal grandma. :) Grandparents can make such a difference in children's lives.

    j_alex--Sorry I didn't know you were in Baltimore! Would have loved to get together. Realistically, w/midterm grading, husband being out of town, and this Atlanta wedding, that might have been impossible...but it would have been fun!

    TUESDAY--Get Child off to school.
    Log in to Google Drive. Make list of which days my 30 FYS instructors have for College 101. Figure out grid.
    10-12--Go to meeting DURING BREAK to work out grid. I present other people with draft. The dean of first year students thanks me for doing all this work and says it would have taken her 48 hours. (I don't think I even spent 48 minutes on it...and I'm including the time it took me to figure out what our password was for Google Drive!)
    Meeting ends early...which is a blessing, because a 2 hour meeting during break = unhappy CCM.

    Did some annoying chores, then enjoyed some time reading before picking up Child.
    Took Child to dance.
    Got to read one of Child's recent creative writing assignments, which is called "The Telltale Annoyance." It is about 4th-6th grade boys, and it is pretty hilarious. Quote Child "I drew inspirations for all my titles for this week's assignment (biographical essay) from Edgar Allan Poe." If Child were a flavor of ice cream, it would not be vanilla!

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