yesterday's activities

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

  1. SwayWithMe

    SwayWithMe Well-Known Member

    Thanks, but I think I'm rather too curvy for that!

    I *was* told "too much ballet and ballroom!" while working on Rhythm with a visiting coach last summer...
     
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  2. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    sun...wake around 8:30...soak in tub....practice...more taco fest...several hours of yard work....reasearch some pilates exercises....clean kitchen....more yard work....chat with son...work on afghan for daughter and watch tv...
     
  3. dancelvr

    dancelvr Well-Known Member

    No way! You are beautifully slender and as pretty or prettier than any ballerina I've ever met. Own it, girl! I'd kill to have your figure. :)
     
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  4. SwayWithMe

    SwayWithMe Well-Known Member

    Awww! You just made my day!:)
     
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  5. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    teach pilates, core, yoga fusion at 8...get oil change, talk with friend..eat....sleep a good deal...deal with dtr's wedding scheduling....see engaged couples....talk with another friend...attend water board/town council mtg to support dh....more food...out soon
     
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  6. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    I got so depressed when Teach disappeared for 3 weeks' recuperation from a health issue, I can't really say what's happened for the past month. But I've been fantastically busy, working, going to theater, dealing with family and their Issues, dealing with friends and their Issues, dealing with the X and his Issues, and finally getting back to the studio. Since April 8, I've been home 3 nights. That's effing busy. So I feel numb. But I've seen some great theater.

    Back to studio has been bliss. And useful. How weird is *that*.
     
  7. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    wake at 7 ....teach pilates, core and yoga fusion at 10....home to sleep....tan...deal with wedding food vendor issues....feed animals....teach PYC again at 4, power pump at 5,and cycling at 6...talk with son who has an interview with a firm for prospective work after graduation....tired...and to bed soon
     
  8. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    doing today now as I am nearly done....teach 8am pilates, yoga, core fusion....home to navigat e bit more wedding stuff and pet care....chat with a co-worker, do some mending for dh.....cook dinner early for dh....nap...teach kickbox...touch base with dh....bed soon
     
  9. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    Cruised through various voluntering opportunities with DH,
    Westside German Shepard "no kill" rescue, GreatDane Rescue, Volunteers In National Parks, Plant A Row, and our very favorite Operation Homefront - while he also figures out what path to take with the American Legion.
    We discuss the potential - of putting on a Dance, of sorts, to donate to Operation Homefront.
    DH motors down to our business - while I garden (AHHH - feels good after the rain).
    Go to park walk 3 miles - darn Fit Bit is keeping me honest - developing plan to start running again.
    Head off to lesson with Pro.
    Watch the bridge burn - on the 15 fwy - which cancels my plans to take stepdad to cardio Doctor. Had to laugh, it could only happen to me.
    DH comes home and heads straight to his bike. Rides - already lost 5 pounds, I'm pretty sure I found it.
    Trader Joe's, pick up marinated sirloin steak - Way Way good - DH says "buy more, let's freeze it"ok....my DH NEVER says things like that.
    Outside to visit with neighbors - talk to pool contractor - EXCITED! to fix/repair and modernize our pool.
    Neighbors ask about our new rooftop vents that replaced those ancient whirlybird turbine thingys, yes these work better and for the first time in 15 years I'm not busting a sweat when the house heats up from the sun. amazing.
    Receive cards and gifts from Oregondaughter and granddaughter - ahhhhhhhh - sweet way to end the day.
     
  10. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    today/thurs....teach blast, tan, teach PYC....eat, sleep, go back and teach PYC again....and haul tubs of cookie dough to cars of people who purchased them at our fundraiser....bed soon
     
  11. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    breakfast, teach spin....it is humid and I don't feel well....head to grocery store..clean kitchen, do laundry, clean cat litter, crochet, soak in jacuzzi...notmuch else
     
  12. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    Wow, I haven't been on here in forever!

    Friday, May 2
    8:45 Child's Science Fair.
    10:20--Postcolonial Literature--Oral report on India, then discussion of Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger.
    Lunch and grading.
    12:40--Walk on the Wilde Side. Oral Presentations, Day 2.
    Grading.
    Home for awhile.
    8-9 PM--Parent Hip-Hop rehearsal.

    SATURDAY, May 3--Child's Dance Competition! Call was noon, so we left around 10:20, just be safe. Good thing we did: the competition was running ahead and two girls missed their first number, which is also my daughter's favorite, "Beat Drops." (Hip-hop.)
    Came home around 7 or 7:30 PM, walked our sick dog, and graded. Husband and Child came home a couple hours later.

    SUNDAY, May 4--Child's Dance Competition, Day 2! Call was 8 AM! Child had no numbers, but was just there to support.
    *I* was in the Parent Hip-Hop number! This was fantastic. The yelling and cheering from the audience gave us all the WARMEST FEELING INSIDE! It was so loud you almost couldn't hear the music. Standing ovation, I am told!!!! Fabulous end to the weekend!!!! (And to say the least, a lot cheaper than competing ballroom. Total fees for choreo and competition: $60. Costumes were whatever you wanted as long as it was black with purple and white accents, and I think I spent maybe $80 total.)

    Then had to go home and grade. I had not kept up with drinking water, so I had an eviscerating dehydration headache which was not fun. (It's one of those things: I didn't want to drink too much before we danced, but on the other hand....)

    Speaking of which, I have to get back to grading! More later!
     
  13. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    sat....lessons...thank heaven...was much too long a break....then a first communion party...subsequent exhaustion...again, that is beginning to worry me...and I slept over 12 hours

    sun...wake around 9:30...yogurt and berries....cuddle time, practice, shower, call from son and talk to favorite baby...texts from god children....call from future son in law....lovely gifts from dh.....nice dinner with daughter, sister in law and dh, sweet gifts from daughter....lovely day only slightly marred by a harrowing trip home amidst flash flooding
     
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  14. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    holy, gratitude thread, just found out that, in addition to those two flash flood warnings, the south part of town got hit with a tornado and baseball sized hail, in the same system that we drove home from chicago in....once again proximity to the lake saves us....and it was bad enough here
     
  15. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    Yikes! Glad you are okay, your house is still on its foundations! Scary stuff.
     
  16. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    Project catch up continued:

    MONDAY, May 5--Pretty typical work day. Forgot to mention that two extremely annoying e-mails were sent to me late Sunday. One was from an ENG 1101 student asking--at 7:30 PM on Sunday-- if she could change her research topic on a paper that was due LAST Monday, and which I gave her an extension on until this Monday. Seriously? So with 14 hours to go, you are going to change your RESEARCH paper topic? When are you going to do this research? Are you buying the paper, or is it going to be light on research?

    The other was from a student in my 300 level class asking at 10 PM if I knew someone they could swap oral report days with because they didn't feel entirely ready.

    The chutzpah and irresponsibility of both these requests floor me. My extra large aerosol can of Patience is running out about now.

    9:10--ENG 1101. Oral reports. Paper on "new topic" from the student mentioned above.

    10:20--POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURE. Final day of discussion of Adiga's The White Tiger. What a great book!

    Lunch, grading like a maniac.

    12:40--WALK ON THE WILDE SIDE. Oral reports. Mr. 10 PM gives his.

    2-4--Office hours. Grading like maniac.

    Rush home, get Naomi ready for dance, take her to dance.

    So shot by the end of this day.

    TUESDAY, May 6--
    9--Office hours featuring more grading.
    10--First Year Team meeting.
    11:30--Full faculty meeting.
    1--Follow up e-mails from First Year Team meeting. Grading.
    Interrupted by phone call from home. Child's BFF with the eating disorder is now cutting. :( Child is of course not supposed to tell, but recognizes she has a higher moral obligation.
    I promise I will talk to the parents, tonight.

    6--Child's music concert. I manage to pull the BFF's dad aside before the concert to talk. Obviously not an easy thing to hear.
    The strings and the chorus stuff goes okay.

    I might have had to do more work even after this concert. I think I was working on my exam review handouts.
     
  17. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    ccm....please be sure to let us know what the finished products of these students look like...I am truly curious now
     
  18. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    Garden, mulch, fold up like a cheap suit OUCHIE, Mother's day calls from kids.
    Game of Thrones, out like a light.
     
  19. FancyFeet

    FancyFeet Well-Known Member

    Fri:
    - Work. Exhausting meeting-filled morning (boo).
    - Try to sneak out of the office early for a nap, but that doesn't happen... actually get away late.
    - Home just long enough to bolt down some food, slip on my stairs due to my haste, then off to the studio, where thankfully, class was running late ('cause I sure was).
    - Great latin technique class, working the basics of C, R, J and S, and explanations on the similarities and differences of each. Enjoyable, all except for that part where we were really working the body movement and I regretted eating so close to class... but overall, really glad I rushed to get to this one! Four people comment on what I'm wearing... it's laundry time, so I'm not in my typical practice wear... perhaps should wear this outfit more often.
    - Change skirt and shoes, practice for a bit (waltz, and a little QS), then have a snack and hang out with pros, chatting.
    - Home to bed, far later than I intended.

    Sat:
    - Sleep in, then coffee, e-mails, shop online for dress fabric, etc.
    - Late breakfast/early lunch, practice for a couple hours (mostly Tango and FT). Try to dance VW, but that makes my ankle seriously protest, so I take a pass on that for the day.
    - Groceries, gas, home to shower
    - Dinner out with a friend, where I have no idea what we talked about but somehow managed to be there for almost 3 hours
    - A little tv, bed
    I feel like there was more, but this seems to be all that I remember...

    Sun:
    - Coffee drinking, interspersed with laundry, dishes, and changing the sheets
    - Breakfast
    - Convince myself that as it's a nice day, it's outside with me... and while it's a rest day, should go for a short run (which is not an activity that I particularly enjoy, but my QS routine demands cardio fitness, so...). Cranky ankle from Friday's slip on the stairs causes me to cut it shorter than intended.
    - Shower, lunch, run a few errands
    - General tidying at home, do my nails, dinner
    - A little tv, iron some clothing, then bed
     
  20. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    WEDNESDAY, May 7
    9:10--ENG 1101. Oral presentations.
    10:20--POSTCOLONIAL. Course evals. Exam review.
    Lunch and grading.
    12:40--WALK ON THE WILDE SIDE. Course evals. Oral presentations. One person speaks for double the assigned length, throwing off my schedule. Arrgh.
    1:45--Office hours. Grading.
    3--Pick up Child.
    4--Leave with Child for dance.
    4:30-9--Child dances. I work out.
    Hone.

    THURSDAY, May 8
    Maniacal amounts of grading. 6 Postcolonial Literature essays and 16 oral report write-ups. I probably did something else this day, but nothing springs to mind.

    Friday, May 9
    6 AM--Up. Breakfast, then grocery store to shop for class parties.
    9:10--ENG 1101. Course evals, one presentation, class party #1.
    10:20--POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURE. Class party #2.
    Lunch and grading.
    12:40--WALK ON THE WILDE SIDE. One presentation, Class party #3.
    1:45--Grading.
    3--Leave campus. Discover that the memorial service we are going to is further away than we thought, so very quickly change clothes and take off. Hair really needed a little help, I discover later when I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror. Ooops.
    4--Memorial service for a father of a kid at Child's school. He was 47, my age. Very sad.
    The service was very hard-core Baptist and we were not adequately prepared for that. I was more okay with that than my husband. (My pov is that if it is comforting to the widow, we need to overlook the offensive pieces of the ideology just this once.)
    My husband was like "Get me out of here" afterwards, so we passed on the "Fellowship Meal" and went to Panera.

    I think I did some more grading after this.
     

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