yesterday's activities

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

  1. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    Thursday:
    My sleep in day, so I slept until about 7:45.
    Up, to work, graded papers.

    Met with the Sociology External Reviewers.

    Met with advisees x 4.

    Drew up contracts with the secretary in academic affairs. I like her. A lot.

    Home.

    Family session of empty and re-load the pantry. Much overdue!

    Wrote in diary.
     
  2. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    all I have to say is get accustomed to how dumb you are for the next little while
     
  3. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    ARGGHH, DH's cardio conversation changed to May 1. Poor him.
     
  4. raindance

    raindance Well-Known Member

    Dislike. Waiting list?? Tell him to hang in there.
     
  5. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    @3wishes--What does a "cardio conversation" involve? I assume it is not actually just a conversation, but involves some testing as well? I hope you can get that moved back up. I guess May 1 is less than a month away, but it still seems like a long time to wait when the part of the body is the HEART! Probably a dumb question here, but could he get in earlier if he saw a different cardiologist?

    FRIDAY:
    9:10--ENG 1101. Peer review. 6 students absent, and of course this included the two weakest students. Not exactly going for the win, these two.
    10:20--POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURE. Oral report on Bangladesh. Finish discussing Devi's It Does Not Die.
    Lunch break.
    12:40--WALK ON THE WILDE SIDE. Discuss final projects. Another fabulous discussion of Kureishi's Buddha of Suburbia.
    1:45, 2:05, 2:25, 2:45--Pre-registration appointments. Oh, and a very happy thing: two of my advisees who were struggling to find a roommate for 2014-15 decided to room with each other! The one girl is pretty shy--actually, come to think of it, both of them are sort of shy--and I am so relieved they recognized they were in the same boat and made this choice. YAY them!

    That evening, I took Child and one of the BFFs to see "Muppets Most Wanted." It is okay. I would give it a 5 on a scale from 1-10. The one that came out a couple years ago was very cute and fun; this one did not measure up. That being said, my 11 and 12 year old companions really enjoyed it, and enjoyed being out together eating a huge bucket of popcorn. So it's all good and I got Mommy points.
     
  6. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    SATURDAY:
    8:30-12--GRADING! My theory was get the day's quota done early.

    2-3--6+ miles on the treadmill. I also wanted to get this over and done with.

    Some relaxation time, including writing in my diary.

    Grocery store.

    I somehow have developed a muscle knot under my scapula on the right side which was quite painful. Put one of those stick on heating pads on it before bed.
     
  7. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    yep, about that whole delayed cardio conversation; I'd be having a prolonged conversation with that medical group about how much I DIDN'T appreciate that....hang in there 3w

    saturday....can't remember if I did Friday....teach 50/50, help paint the gym....lunch, nap, practice new choreo...but only a bit b/c I have rolled my right ankle and sprained my achilles....lovely....it is only minor, but tight... so I have to baby it or I will make it worse....have had this before and I hate it because even though I can work through it, it takes forever to go away.....dh has game night with a buddy, so I enjoy some long awaited solitude...he gets home and we snuggle...
     
  8. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    didn't do friday...there wasn't much to share....it was a taxing tiring end to a long week.....
     
  9. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    also, and I should/will put this in the "books" thread...I am currently reading Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman...and I am loving it....he is a Nobel prize winner in econ.....the book takes a look at intuitive and rational thinking and how the two function best together....given that many of us are fairly lop-sided in this regard, I find the implications fascinating in terms of the choices we have all made in our lives and how we have made them.....highly reccommend...

    have made getting back to making reading a priority for this year, as well as getting back to crocheting/other crafts which I find incredibly relaxing....these things and hot yoga have really helped me to be completely comfortable in scaling back on the dancing for the next year and a half....in fact, I am really enjoying having more dimension to my life, having something interesting to discuss with dh, etc....
     
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  10. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    sunday; practice dance choreo, cut dh's hair, bake a bunch of casseroles, order a potential MOTB dress, laundry, cat litter, round up trash, scrub various bathroom and kitchen things...basically busy all day long.....
     
  11. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    today was an epic example of underachievement from all pragmatic fronts....I didn't cross much of anything off the "to-do" list...but I did devote much of the day to being relational and I need to do a better job of thhat so I am trying not to feel like a slouch.....taught one fitness class, but did spend time with those ladies also cultivating relationships....then talked with a buddy on the phone, went home and got a bit of breakfast and tended to the critters, also touched base with my dad...then enjoyed a 3 1/2 hour lunch/birthday celebration of a recently widowed friend...home exhausted and sleep for an hour...got up and worked on afghan for dtr and cooked dinner for dh....pretty much nothing else but tv, fb and df
     
  12. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    tues..teach gentle stretch, Y get Moving, and senior strength...go home and plan evening classes, crochet, nap, lunch...can't remember what else....teach yoga, core, pilates fusion, take a toning class b/c I have an hour to kill, teach a cycling class....lots of new folks in my evening classes, particularly young people annd men who felt challenged...which was the goal :)...home tired and crabby because my teeth hurt and I hate going to the dentist

    wed/today....teach step, drive to chicago, park in old neighborhood....why don't I live here anymore?....hear that I need two crowns...decide that I will get one and the other tooth will just have to wait untill after tuition and wedding issues die down...home to love on the kitties...and my MOTB dress arrives...I ordered it online from macy's and am pleased to report that it looks great and fits well....happiness...one more thing checked off the list...go to hot yoga...and it was hotter than usual, but it felt great afterward...flower decoration people send us a second, more same proposal....am happy to be able to move forward with that in the next week...currently watching big bang theory while dh works at the kitchen table probably late into the night...bed soon....
     
  13. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    SUNDAY:
    Grading.
    Admitted Students Day.
    Wrote in diary.
    Big news of the day: one of Child's favorite dance teachers auditioned to be a Washington Redskins cheerleader...and made it! That's great because she really wanted it, but also sad because it means she won't be teaching the rest of the year.

    MONDAY:
    ENG 1101. Only 10 students showed up (out of 16), again. Picked research topics for longer essay. Sent tough love e-mail to slackers.
    POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURE. Finished discussion of It Does Not Die.
    Lunch. Grading.
    WALK ON THE WILDE SIDE. Sarah Waters' Tipping the Velvet. Great discussion. One person said "Whenever I read a book for this class, I'm like 'Okay, where's the gay?'" That made me laugh.
    2-4--A TON of advisee appointments.

    Took La Petite ChaCha to dance.

    TUESDAY...LONG day!!!
    9-10--More advisee appts.
    10-11:30--First year team meeting.
    11:30-1--Department meeting.
    1-4:30--Grade 6 essays.
    Home to do Child's hair and change clothes.
    6--Dinner at Prez's house.
    7:30--Poetry reading: Eric Pankey.
    Home around 9 PM.

    WEDNESDAY:
    9-10--ENG 1101 student meetings on their research Abstracts and Works Cited. I have a new person every 10 minutes, which was a touch ambitious, esp since the first person was late and wanted to talk a lot. Also, my husband called me at work to tell me about the Pittsburgh thing. [!!!--I don't know how the rest of you feel about this, and maybe this makes me a bad wife, but I am not a huge fan of being called at work to talk about the news of the day unless it is something where I need to take action immediately. If I'm at work, I need to work. I thought I had trained him out of calling to chat during my scheduled teaching times years ago, so I'm wondering what is going on with him emotionally that he felt a need to touch base after this particular tragedy...which is indeed very, very sad.]
    10:20--POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURE. Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children. Discuss Scheherazade, magic realism, postmodernism.
    Lunch, grading.
    12:40--WALK ON THE WILDE SIDE. More of the Sarah Waters book.
    1:45--More ENG 1101 appts.
    3--Pick up Child at school.
    4--Leave with Child for dance.
    4:30-9--Child dances. I put in 8 miles on tm. Pick up Child.
     
  14. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    ccm...my only guess might be that many men tend to get a tad more reflective about their mortality at a certain age....particularly when they may be staring down a serious parental illness...and that perhaps the recent issues of school violence have him a bit worried about CCC...and the two things both cause a sense of loss of control, prompting a need to touch base....just a guess...
     
  15. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    thurs

    8 teach blast
    915 gentle stretch
    10:30 Yget moving
    11 senior strength

    walgreens to buy easter stuff and a few odds and ends
    lunch of cottage cheese and chips
    feed pets, plan evening classes

    4 teach core, pilates, and yoga
    5 meet with boss
    6 teach 50/50

    cook soup
    crash and burn watching big bang...out soon
     
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  16. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    I think you are right. Apparently he and his mom both admitted to "How can we let CCC go to high school?" feelings after this incident, even though they knew it was irrational.

    So yes, I think this incident made him feel a sense of loss of control.
    On the other hand, I feel a sense of loss of control when I am already behind on my appointment schedule and then get a phone call from my husband (that I assumed was an emergency) that makes me even more behind on my appointment schedule. I'm all for touching bases, but would vastly prefer to do it over my lunch break or when I get home. I tried not to sound impatient...but I did mention "I'm with a student." Because I was, and I did need to give my attention back to that student reasonably soon.
     
  17. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    I hear you, one need was certainly more pressing than the other.....
     
  18. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    TGIF...
    doing today now


    teach cycle
    teach ygm
    go to meijers to pick up the rest os the groceries and goodies for hosting easter...other than fresh foods which will wait til next saturday
    clean car
    clean litter boxes
    do dishes
    do laundry
    pick up dtr from train so she can borrow dh's car to visit fiancee
    put together assorted easter baskets....why do the old one's always disapppear?
    take out some of the trash
    cook dh dinner...
    all that remains is to highlight hair, pay bills, take a shower, and sip wine
    didn't get the practice in or the oil change...but I have the weekend and my ankleis still smarting so I want to delay that
     
  19. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    saturday.

    teach 8 o'clock "fit for life"
    teach 9 '' " 50/50....a few new ladies who were the "let's see what you've got" types....happily handed them their fannies :) (in a warm and welcoming way)
    drive to hot yoga....zomg...it is 107 in there.....good lord
    home to some protein
    grocery store with dh
    see "captain america" with dhand our friend who is divorcing our other friend....gah
    home to dinner and am in bed by 8:30
     
  20. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    sunday...

    alarming that my short term memory of today is virtually non-existant...going to start with what I do remember and hopefully the rest will fall into place as I go...

    wake around 7ish...df, fb
    do some dishes, bring laundry upstairs, scoop litter, sweep kitchen and one stall of the garage, count and fill easter eggs, practice some new dance choreo, mostly waltz and tango...

    head to meijer for embroidery floss and a cat scratcher to put on a wall that my cats are tearing up...the floss is for pillowcases that I am making for my daughter....I also bought more yarn for a second afghan for them...his and hers :)...

    dtr stops by to return the car and dh takes her to the train back to school

    spent some time watching dh and the cats sleep through the masters while I embroidered...

    took a long soak in the tub, currently sipping wine and watching tv...bed soon
     

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