yesterday's activities

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

  1. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    baby wants not much to do with me, day 2...I get it..grampy is a boy...and he's new....but hard because I really only get three weeks a year to build up my stock...accept that well 90% of the time...but not enough sleep as dh has pre-trial stress...and much extended family drama surrounding a sudden death...and I basically circled the drain a lot today...finished with margaritas and some country dancing in Portland...will be sleep soon
     
  2. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    better day today...my stock was rising..was the star of "playing with water in buckets today"...and got some snuggles...now that's more like it...some stresses in varying conflicting expectations...but...all in all, a fine day
     
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  3. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    and another day in paradise yesterday///last full dy today...then a few hours saturday...then driving home with a pocket full of memories
     
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  4. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    and on the 8th day ...heaven...grammy rules...
     
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  5. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    had to leave Mr. Wonderful today...gets harder everytime...but he knows me now...annd has a name for me...and that is wonderful...hunkered down in Idaho for the night....more driving tomo
     
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  6. NURDRMS

    NURDRMS Well-Known Member

    Flew home from Denmark (aka 26 hours on a plane/waiting in an airport.) Denmark is lovely and, this time of year at least, has about 21 hours of daylight/day. Danes are lovely people, as well, very gracious. Home for less than 36 hours then back on a plane tomorrow morning. Sigh.
     
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  7. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    Burley to Ogallala NE....other than some good spiritual internl work..utterly not worth repeating
     
  8. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    mon...ogallala to home....apologize to pets and care for them...sip wine and savor being home

    tues...home sweet home....organize schedule, wash dirty clothes....lol, go back for another nap...tiny waltz practice....teach two classes...chat with a friend....tv now...bed soon
     
  9. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    wed....taught pilates, yoga and core...spent an hour helping a member who is struggling with a parent with dementia and siblings who are in denial....cannot remember the exact order of things but know there was a nap and a practice....the two weeks on pacific time is still messing with me...went tanning and bought a few gifts for my recently widowed cousin and her kids (journals, picture frames, cubs items as their dad was a fan)....picked vegetables from our garden and cooked dh dinner with it....enjoyed a quiet evening together

    thurs/today...taught blast at 8 and PYC at 10:30...spoke with my dad....picked up lunch for a friend...discovered we were supposed to get together next week...ooops...home to practice, nap and weed the back yard which is mostly a futile cause but I am slow to give up on hopeless causes....enjoy kitties who are still recovering from the trauma of my absence :)...evening will involve skinny margaritas...hey, it's national tequila day....and mindless tv.....as I cannot take any more news
     
  10. NURDRMS

    NURDRMS Well-Known Member

    Finally home after two weeks and 16,000 miles in air travel. Ordered a new car, which will be built in the next month or so. Spoke to my dad to arrange time for me to visit him in October. Played with dog who acted like he hadn't see me in 100 years. Managed to get daughter to break away from Facebook long enough for a quick hug. Chatted with husband for a bit about trips. Bed, because my body still thinks it's somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean.
     
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  11. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    NURDSRMS--Oooh, what are you getting? (I've only had two new cars in my entire life, both from existing dealer stock, so this idea of ordering a car to be built sounds exotic and exciting!) And what cool places did you get to go in 16,000 miles of air travel?
     
  12. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    Looks like I haven't updated since July 13th. I won't back up and do all those days, but I will do some highlights.

    July 18th--Child's final day of Model U.N. and Advanced Geography camp. Very cool Parents Day presentation: they did a formal debate on whether we should have a world government, and then we played a UN/Advanced Geography Jeopardy. Very pleased to see kids learning debate skills at 11 years old!

    July 19th--Relaxing weekend day. We were originally going to start our beach vacation today, but couldn't because Child has to go back to the orthopedist on Monday. Some pre-beach preparations. Worked out.

    July 20th--Another relaxing day, and much more pre-beach prep.

    July 21st--Worked out early. Went for dance lesson, but we must have gotten our signals crossed, b/c no teacher. I practiced instead. Child to orthopedist. I can barely handle being in that office, but we get through it. We were HOPING he would be able to give her a waterproof cast, but that's a no go because of the pin, apparently.
    Drove to beach to join family vacation.

    July 22-26--At beach with my Mom, Dad, sister, sister's husband (though he had to leave early--he is a police officer and had a court appearance), sister's 8 month old baby, Mom's sister (my aunt), and Mom's sister's husband (my uncle). Child not allowed to swim or get any sand in her cast, so we had to be quite cautious, but she still managed to have a good time.

    July 26 (actual yesterday!)--Drove home from beach, reading Joseph Delaney's The Fury of the Seventh Son.

    Husband's asthma could be better. I've been nagging him for about a month now to to go to the doctor as I think his current asthma management plan is no longer working as well as it could. I think he may finally be ready to follow through, which would make me happy.
     
  13. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    friday...teach spin...cannot remember what else except daughter came home and we got in a nice visit

    sat...teach two classes, drive to first lessons in a month... we are still getting used to one another it still feels new....but I am hoping that we will begin to get a better feel for one another; how he teaches, how I learn, and meshing those things together into some space that seems effective, natural, and pleasant for both of us ....it is harder when the lessons aren't weekly...that being said, I feel safe and I feel like I am learning...and the open material that he is choreographing is already feeling very good....so, I am encouraged...now, if I could just drop some of the stress, it would help a great deal....came home to house guests; our recently divorced friend and his daugther who is home briefly from serving in Food Corps in Hawaii....she is like a daughter to us and she will be in our daughter's wedding....we are just trying to establish a new normal without her mother who, for lack of a better term, simply went nuts after her own father's death and turning 40....it was the first time since the split in October, when it felt like things were going to be okay....a nice evening in front of the chimnea
     
  14. NURDRMS

    NURDRMS Well-Known Member

    I ordered a 2015 corvette. Chevy won't start building the 2015s until next month and they don't build cars with all the features every week so to get what you want as soon as possible you need to order it. I found a broker online (I actually used him for my current car as well) who takes the specs for the car I want and finds a dealer somewhere in the country who has the earliest allocation for that particular car who will give me the biggest discount. Then he gives that dealer my contact info and we work out the details - the broker gets paid by the dealer. The trickiest issue with buying a car this way is whether you want to take delivery from the dealer (therefore requiring you to take a trip to wherever this dealer is) or if you want the car 'drop-shipped' to a dealer near you, which costs more. So, long story short, new 2015 corvette on order to be built in September. Very excited!

    For the 16,000 air miles, I went to Denmark (very interesting country), returned home for one night, then flew to DC for a few days, all work related. Needless to say, I don't want to see the inside of a plane for a while.

    Sounds like you had a great beach vacation. I'm jealous...
     
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  15. NURDRMS

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    Speaking of buying cars and Denmark, the sales tax for a car in Denmark is 180% !!! Wow.
     
  16. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    Very cool! We saw a Corvette the other day and thought it looked so cool.

    My dream car is one that I would have to pre-order. I would love to get a Tesla. I don't know if it will ever happen, but they are planning to come out with a somewhat more affordable model in 2017 which is tentatively named the Model 3. Right now, we have one new car (2013 Toyota Prius) and one old car (1997 Toyota Camry with 119K miles). We would love for the Camry to last until the new Tesla...but not sure that's realistic. Do cars ever make it 20 years? I wouldn't say no to a Model S either, but that's a lot of coin to drop on a car! Our Prius cost about 25K. Our Camry was already owned by someone in the family and I think we paid very little for it, maybe 5K-8K. (It was a long time ago.) A Tesla Model S seems like it would cost as much as I've paid for all the cars I've had in my lifetime, combined!
     
  17. NURDRMS

    NURDRMS Well-Known Member

    I've been reading up on Teslas as well. The concept wouldn't work yet for me, since there just aren't enough charging stations for long drives. But a very cool car.
     
  18. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    sun...continued visit with dtr and god-daughter.....trip to a friend.s house who does landscaping to talk about the calamity that is my yard....various houshold tasks and a deep soak....online shopping...mindless tv...
     
  19. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    mon...teach pilates, core, and yoga...newly bereaved cousin, her children, and her mom come over....we make pizzas and I do wellness check in subtle ways ...as well as inserting grief info here and there into the discourse...we also just do family stuff and love on each other...kids want to go to cabellas...not my thing, but hey, as good a place to bond as any...and we spend some time working through using the escalator alone and handling various other anxiety issues...I am so fortunate to be able to be with them through this...exhausted now...but in a deeply good way......
     
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  20. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    Sunday--First full day back tasks including:
    -Picking up dog at kennel.
    -Unpacking.
    -Laundry.
    -Going through e-mail.

    Husband went to ExpressCare. They gave him a nebulizer treatment, and prescriptions for Prednisone and Augmentin.

    Worked out that night, but I think I got dehydrated because stomach started cramping really awfully. Cut workout short.

    Monday--Husband slept terribly due to asthma being out of control. We were up and talking at 4 AM. (We don't need to be up until 7 AM.) Yuck.

    Child's first day of dance camp.

    Husband followed up at his regular doctor. They liked the approach of ExpressCare, but thought it wasn't aggressive enough and gave him a Prednisone shot and a prescription for a more powerful dose of Prednisone, plus a home nebulizer.

    Went in to work in the afternoon. Prepared the syllabus for my FYS and did some filing, recycling, and shredding.
     

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