Dancers Anonymous > yesterday's activities

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

  1. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    Monday--Took Prius in to get its 20K mile service.
    Read a lot of Michael Cunningham's The Snow Queen.
    Followed up with 3 advisees who had yet to be advised for Fall 2014. Now 2 out of 3 are advised. I reached the 3rd one on the beach, and he asked if he could call me back in an hour. I'm still waiting.
    Grocery store.
    6 miles in 1 hr on treadmill...which was made a little more difficult by the fact that I have a summer cold. Actually felt pretty draggy all day, but made myself work out anyway.
    Took Nyquil before bed.

    Tuesday--Dang, what the heck do they put in Nyquil?!? I slept until 9:15. I had kind of woken up a couple times before that (e.g., when the dog barked at 8:30), but just felt right back to sleep. I never sleep past 9 nowadays. Heck, I never sleep past 8. I can't even always make it to 7. Now I had to hustle to make 10 AM meeting.

    10--First Year Team meeting.
    Talk to new transfer student.
    Lunch. Still feel kind of medicine headed from the night before and trying to shake that!

    2--Double Nik lesson!

    Home. Dinner.

    Vote in Maryland primary.

    7--Parent hip-hop rehearsal.
  2. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member fitness as wellness coach 11-2, eat , teach 4-5....go home and vegetate

    thurs...teach fitness 8-11...not sure what happened next except it probably involved keeping my house from falling into total disrepair...head off to job two and counsel couples....visit with boss who had sudden issues and had to have a stint put in....go to hot yoga...practice a bit...getting rusty...panic ....home and out

    fri...teach cycling...tan, mani and pedi for upcoming wedding...practice....dtr with ballroom hair and make up :)
  3. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    Wednesday--Take Child and one of her BFFs to see the 1:50 showing of "Maleficent." It was GREAT. I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I was really just going for the Mom points.

    This particular friend mentioned a month or two ago that her dad is sick of the Maryland winters and that they are going to move south, either Florida or South Carolina, in the next year or two. Suddenly, they are moving THIS WEEK. We think Florida, but the girl seemed a little vague on the details of her future life, has no idea where she is going to school next year, etc. So this is sad for my daughter, especially since it is the THIRD BFF to move hundreds of miles away this year (the other two were sisters), but thanks to electronic communication, they can still keep in touch...I hope.

    7-8:30--Parent hip-hop rehearsal.

    8:30-1:15--Manned the phone lines at our 800 number registration day hotline and talked to my own first year advisees on my cell phone.
    Quick lunch. Brushed teeth.
    2:45--Dentist appointment.
    Talked with another one of my advisees about her schedule. All 14 out of 14 now have schedules!
    7-8:30--Parent hip-hop rehearsal.
    Also read half of Dave Eggers' Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? I really like it and it's a very fast read.

    Did some household tasks and knocked a couple things off the to-do list, like turning in receipts for reimbursement at work. (Exciting, I know.)

    Read the other half of the Dave Eggers book I mentioned before.

    6--Final Parent Hip-Hop rehearsal before our performance on Sunday. A lot of people no-showed this one. (4 rehearsals in 4 days is kind of a lot.) During rehearsal, my phone rang. It's Husband. Child had been off roller skating with one of her BFFs and that BFF's mom and fell. Her wrist is really swollen.

    I drive home, and we debate ExpressCare vs. ER. I want ER, but Husband and Child think ExpressCare (Husband is worried we will get stuck waiting a long time), so we do that.
    And the verdict...BROKEN! Distal radius fracture. Darn...I'm not surprised, given how much pain she was in, but I was hoping it would just be a sprain.
    I call my parents, and Husband calls the swim team to say we are OUT for the meet tomorrow. (Probably for the whole summer season, actually, as there is about a month left and I doubt this will be healed before then.)
    Get Child to bed.
  4. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    sorry to hear about the break ccm...that can't make for a happy cha cha child for the rest of the Summer
  5. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    saturday...practice...three mile run with dh....our neighborhood is hilly and it was humid...that was of one of my closest cousins.....a wonderful night in south bend to re-connect with my very large extended family....did make me heart sick for my mom...but I rallied....left reception a bit early...took a separate car from dh and dtr so I could drive to a hotel near my lessons tomorrow....
  6. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    Thanks, and yeah, it's definitely a bit of a setback. Hopefully it will heal quickly. Apparently this type of fracture is typically 3-6 weeks. She will see the "hand orthopedist" (who knew there was this kind of specialization?) this week, so we'll know more then. She's in reasonably good spirits now that she has a splint and Motrin. It was hard when she was in pain and only had an ice pack.

    Slept pretty badly and not enough.

    Booked a trip to the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention. This gives Child something to look forward to. (We went last year and she had the best time!) We have our airplane tickets, hotel reservations, convention tickets, and two photo-ops selected. We unfortunately have to arrive quite late due to her dance camp, but we will make it work.

    Did some household tasks, like laundry.
    Read some of Austin Sarat's Gruesome Spectacles.
    Wrote in my diary.
    Checked in with Child periodically, who is watching lots of Star Trek, and catered to her various needs. Turns out there are a lot of things that are pretty hard to do one handed. (Peeling a hard boiled egg, for example!) I anticipate that getting dressed is going to be less than fun, but we decided to skip that today! On a positive note, though the doctor at ExpressCare offered Tylenol with codeine, Child says she does not need it and does not want it. So I'm glad the pain seems manageable to her with just regular Motrin.

    6 miles on treadmill, but not one of my better workouts. Walked more of it than usual.
  7. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    sunday...lessons today.feeling as though I am finally (when I shut up and cooperate and stop obsessing over miniscule details) learning how to partner...and how to know how to do it at all times....looking forward to this journey...a tiny bit sad that, now that I am actually doing what I want to be doing, I have to be scaling back...but I am still very fortunate....currently spending the rest of the day recovering from yet another full weekend....bless dh for taking dtr and her fiancee's cat back to the city tonight
  8. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    Slept much better than the night before.

    Check in with Child periodically, do laundry, fool around on the computer, etc.

    Sent a thank you e-mail to all the First Year Seminar advisors and an e-mail placing three FY students who finally decided to fill out their paperwork and pick a First Year Seminar.

    Took a shower, read, got my stuff together.

    1:15--Left for Child's camp orientation. She goes to Johns Hopkins CTY. Surprised because I thought the teacher for her Model United Nations and Advanced Geography course would be the same as last year when her friend took it, but there was a new teacher. She went to CTY summer camp herself when she was young, which is cool. We talked with them a little bit about the broken wrist situation.
    This is the course she is taking this year:

    2ish--Ivy Bookstore. Child got her course books and a huge stack of other books. I picked out a couple books for myself as well.
    3:30ish--Some people haven't had lunch, so we have linner (lunch and dinner) at Earth, Wood, and Pizza, a place I discovered last year when we planning this annual outing and which met with all of our approval.

    5ish--Left for Hershey, PA.

    8--Final rehearsal.
    9:30--Performed our parent hip-hop piece at NRG Dance Nationals!

    Drove home.

    11:10--Arrived home, then proceeded to stay up too late because I was a little jazzed up, a decision I am going to regret today, I am sure.
  9. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    I hear that....was too jazzed here as well....alreading hurting
  10. SwayWithMe

    SwayWithMe Well-Known Member

    7 drop sister, BIL and their kids at the airport
    Home, drop daughters at camp at 8. Both girls forgot their lunches.
    Home, housework, make some travel arrangements.
    9 workout
    10 home, cleanup, food, pack
    Drop lunches at camp on my way to the studio for noon practice
    Home, finish packing, housework
    3 collect girls from camp, meet DH at home, load car, off to airport
    Beautiful flight to Cedar City, UT
    Food, hotel, sleep

    Meet my parents at the Kolob Canyon visitors center, hike, picnic lunch, another hike
    Hotel, swim, meet parents for dinner, bed

    Meet my parents, caravan up to Cedar Breaks, hike, picnic lunch, kids run around with their cousins for a while, then we part ways. My parents and their kids are on a weeklong trip around Zion NP, we're just there for the weekend.

    Airport, fly home. Super hot and bumpy, girls are queasy but neither gets sick, DH does a fantastic job given the summer afternoon mountain flying conditions. Brewpub for dinner (still covered in red UT trail dust), they finally have our fav beer on tap again! home, bed.

    I'm sunburnt and sore and missed coach's monthly dance camp, but it was a really great weekend!
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  11. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    doing today now as watching something mindless and sipping a nightcap is about all that remains of the day...

    begin day on not enough sleep
    fortunately the day goes better than I was fearing

    taught 8 am yoga core pilates, and 10am Y get moving..drove to second job and counseled an engaged couple, then back to the gym too teach 4pm power lifting class...home to feed animals and myself....

    NURDRMS Well-Known Member

    Yesterday was a day for laundry and putting stuff away. Back from dance comp followed immediately by family vacation at the beach (didn't even come home first) so had comp laundry plus beach laundry to do and then put everything away. Mingle some playing with the dog in there (poor thing had to spend 1 1/2 weeks at the kennel) and food shopping, plus a long run to get ride of some of that seafood I ate and you get the general idea. Talked with my dad whose lawn was repeatedly driven over while we were all at the beach. He wants to get a surveillance camera but I'm thinking land mines...must be the military in me.
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  13. fascination

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  14. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    tues...a weird and wonderful day...power went out due to huge storm last night and remained off til 3 this, I spent the entire day de-junking and moving the possessions of my children to official departure zones...where they will begin what will no doubt be a year long process of sorting and deciding and trading and negotiating and tossing....I will regain an orderly home...I was somehow consoling to get some order to the stuff and to walk through so many memories...dh has a trial immanent so he is coming home late....I actually really needed a day like this....a day of solitude, no work going to force myself to have a weekly power outage...
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  15. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    LOL! While I agree that a one day power outage can can actually be kind of a nice break, I'm less crazy about the multi-day ones. One thing I have left out of my narrative is that over the course of the past week, we have been in the process of getting a whole house generator due to our repeated, multi-day power outages, most of which take place during either cold snaps or heat waves, and several of which I have written about here. (Not at the time, since I had no power.)

    2011 was Hurricane Irene, and we had no power for a solid week, from August 27-September 2. There is nothing so demoralizing as calling BGE in late August and getting the automated machine telling you your power will be restored...early in the next month.

    Two years ago was the 2012 Derecho (June 29), and we had no power from June 29-July 3.

    This past winter a tree fell on a power line and we had no power for about 3 days.

    We are on a well, so no power means no running water, so I wind up driving up to the college to take a shower or renting a hotel room. Thank goodness the college never seems to go out at the same time as my house!

    I like living in a woodsy area, but I also like taking the occasional shower so that my colleagues don't think of me as that weird stinky person.

    Fired off some work e-mails.
    Grocery store, and was going to go to the drug store, but I ran into someone from work who offered to loan me one of those cast covers so that Child can take a bath. Turns out HIS daughter had exactly the same injury when she was my daughter's age and that she also got it roller skating! Roller skating is apparently a complete hazard. His daughter broke her wrist doing "The Hokey Pokey," and mine also broke hers doing some kind of roller rink game that involved reversing directions (e.g., switch from skating line of dance to counter line of dance).
    Picked up Child at camp.

    I had picked up vegetable spring rolls for Child at the grocery store. (Just the store brand.) She thinks these are absolutely fantastic. Between her and Husband, they eat 3/4ths of the bag and put it on the grocery list for next time. Yay. Good mommy points.

    Finish reading the book I was reading.

    Put Child to bed, and go to bed early myself.
  16. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    teach 8am pilates, core, yoga....home, feed cats....teach Y get moving...3hours of wellness coaching...home to feed dog...back to teach power pump at 4...shower....teach yoga at 6...home to wine....but I lost 13 pounds in one week....freaking go me.....about 20 something to go...but still...go me
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  17. nikkitta

    nikkitta Well-Known Member

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  18. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    go figure...I have suffered way more than that and gained...? we will see what next week brings
  19. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    yep...and it was on our good body fat machine/scale, same time of day, following all the rules....
  20. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    teach blast at 8, teach pyc at 10...tan, feed new tennis shoes, stamps, etc....teach boot camp at 4, attend powerpump at 5 and cycle at 6...pretty much collapse and sip vodka and watch kitchen nightmares...bed soon

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