Discussion in 'Dancers Anonymous' started by fascination, May 10, 2009.
sleep past 8...how nice...chat with a friend...teach PYC...pet care, lunch, watch some power pump dvds and upload some music...teach power pump, teach spin....home to some laundry and going to soak in the tub
ah, makes me miss my old blue Dodge Daytona...
wed...teach pyc...chat with boss and a few members...buy cat litter and stuff...home to enter ceus onto my work transcript...practice my smooth routines, cook for dh, brush dog who is molting....continue to weed the jungle in the back yard....currently trying to talk self into a soak...because I probably have wood ticks and poison ivy on me
teach two classes...buy mexican food....five hours of floating on a raft drinking margaritas....cook dh dinner, feed animals...anticipating an early bed time
Double dance lesson (knees are sore and tired), then multiple stops on the way home for shopping and such. Home....light dinner, nap, laundry, prepping kale for dehydrator, thawing, slicing and marinating salmon for same, finishing kale chips, steaming one head each of cauliflower and broccoli for work week lunches, taking kale out of dehydrator, and replacing with marinated salmon for jerky, cleaning kitchen, pet feeding and care, taking black soybeans off the stove and freezing for later soups......still waiting for jerky to be properly done. Long day ahead tomorrow......*sigh*
teach spin...drive to chicago to have lunch at the French Market with dtr, her fiancee, and dh...they are a bit frazzled as their kitty has fleas (Lord, forgive me for enjoying this in some small measure)....dh and I advise but secretly enjoy watching them deal with being all grown up...afterwards, we drive to a Polish area of the town to pick up some frozen Polish food that dh wants to try....and we take "kids" back to dtr's apt...get home around 7, order pizza which I now regret...oink oink...watch "gravity" which I think was the most over-rated banal movie that I have seen in a looooong time....cannot beleive George Clooney and Sandra Bullock could have both chosen so poorly...so trite almost campy, how anyone could have found it to be profound or interesting I will never know...sound asleep immediately thereafter
Had the day off yesterday, but managed to stay quite busy.
- Up fairly early, and drove downtown for monthly girl maintenance appt. Errands on the way home, then a pause at the house for lunch and a power nap.
- To car repair place for an estimate (cheaper than I was thinking - hooray!), then to studio for practice. Empty studio means I can crank the music and dance plenty of QS and FT with worrying about killing anyone (hooray!). Once company arrived, I also put in some time on VW and W (otherwise known as the dances where I am not going backward for entire walls at great speed, so am a little more able to steer around obstacles).
- Dash home for some dinner and to toss in a load of laundry, then back to studio for latin technique class. Great class last night, and am glad I went despite having already put in several hours of dancing.
- Home again to tidy up a bit and start packing for vacation departure today. About 11, I crash and go to bed with to-do list uncompleted.
(I was supposed to finish packing, etc. last night so I could squeeze in a practice this morning before leaving, but not sure that's going to happen.)
doing today now as I am not anticipating anything momentous occurring beyond this point...
8-11 work at the cardio desk doing wellness coaching, making sure everyone knows how to use the cybex equipment, doing body fat analysis etc...including my own which needs to drop at least 2% to be in a zone that I find acceptable, I would prefer that it dropped another 10%....pick up a protein smoothie....go home...whine, kvetch and moan ...run 5k....hate most of it...grocery shop...eat lunch...out cold by 3:30 pm...wake at 4:30 couple's time...spend rest of day cleaning, practicing and loafing
Daughter and I attend yoga class. This yoga studio has an interesting concept - there is no set fee for classes, you just donate however much you feel like giving. I probably donate way more than the class would normally cost, but oh well. Home, change, off to get a long-awaited massage. It's supposed to be a deep-tissue massage but it really wasn't. Home to restone the shirt of one of the young pros at the studio who didn't listen to instructions and dry-cleaned it...bye, bye rhinestones. Also basted together some dance slacks I'm making for one of the students there. I need him to try them on for size before I sew the seams for real. Out for a drink with a dance buddy who is giving up dance for a while; sad, but I understand her reasons. Home again to veg in front of the TV, something I only do about once a month. Bed. All in all, an abnormally relaxing day.
sunday....sleep til after 8..paradise.....clean house...soak in tub...see engaged clients, some of whom are very resistant to help...home to cut dh's hair...pretty useless thereafter
mon...teach pilates yoga and core...talk with a friend ....lunch in the walnut room with dh and close friend who is also a mentor, and the presider for our dtr's wedding who thinks I should hang out my shingle and do personal counseling for way more than I make now...something to ponder...and dh brings me a present for no reason...hmmmm...nice.....home to spend most of the rest of the day ordering wedding invitations, table cards, and thank yous...
tues/today...teach pilates yoga and core...do dishes, mop all upper rooms, quick trip to bank and rug store...score candles and pinwheels in proper colors on clearance for next year's bridal shower....I rock.....look at websites of dj's and photographers....teach power pump and cycling....will get a good soak in and a cocktail, and that will likely be it for the day
sigh....wed...teach pyc...lessons get cancelled ....well, crap... there goes my day...first cancel with this pro...so no biggie...and yet, first pro cancelled a bunch so it triggers me...and second pro. whom I am still grieving a bit, never cancelled...so it was a day to deal with demons....make the best of it and work the daylights out in my yard....which is what I do when I am coping....that is all....except I did sample some weddinng programs and dj stuff...and learned that my longest standing friend had a heart attack...sigh... bed soon....
Fascination--Sorry to hear about your friend. I assume/hope not a fatal heart attack? I know it's still very tough, but if anyone could give good advice about improving heart health (when your friend is ready), it would probably be you with your multiple certifications in the fitness field.
My last few yesterdays...
FRIDAY--Up at 4:45 AM to get on the queue to get tickets for "Hamlet" starring Benedict Cumberbatch in London in August 2015. Queue opens at 5 AM EST (10 AM in London), and I get to the front at 6:34 AM. Got Row E. Child will be very excited.
Take Child to dance camp.
That night, fly to Vegas for Star Trek Las Vegas.
SATURDAY--Child is up early and VERY excited. The convention doesn't open in any sense of the word until 9 AM, and things don't really get cooking until later, but we are downstairs wandering the halls to see the exhibits at 6:45 AM. Then back up for breakfast.
10:10--Peter Weller (Admiral Marcus in Star Trek: Into Darkness, Buckaroo Banzai, Robocop, etc.) He was colorful. Turns out he just got a PhD in Italian Renaissance Art and commented that getting a PhD is a %^$#. I could have told you that!)
Spend some time in vendors room. Our best first day purchase was a Bajoran Major Kira Nerys costume which could not have been cuter or fit better. Very trim through the waist. Took photos with other cosplayers (people who wear costumes at conventions, in case this is not your thing. I had never heard of this until last year.)
Round tripped back to our room...then wound up having to do it two more times because I kept realizing I had forgotten something I wanted. These casino hotels are HUGE, so I think this counts as my exercise for the day. And a good thing, because I ate a lot of naughty things in Vegas. (Onion rings? Cold pizza? What am I, a college student?) I was 132.5 when I came home, which made me happy, so I'm going to say the walking helped!
1 PM--Rom and Nog on stage.
1:35 PM--Cosplay call for everyone wearing a Star Trek: The Next Generation costume. (Child wore a TNG costume for this group photo.)
2:10--Photo op with Rom and Nog. Child wore her Bajoran costume for this, as Rom and Nog are from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, which is also where the Bajorans come into the storyline.
More photos with cosplayers, tour of Quark's, and a panicked call back home to Husband, as we had not succeeded in finding the vendor with whom Child has a make-up appointment on Sunday. It all worked out in the end. Husband was supposed to be on a business trip, but stayed home because he is having asthma flare ups that are making him feel not so good. The asthma doctor felt that getting on a plane and flying to a business trip in Minneapolis was not a good idea at the current time. He was doing okay today, and even managed to do some work from home.
4:15--Actress Terry Farrell was made up in her Jadzia Dax-- Deep Space Nine make-up on stage by Michael Westmore. She also put on her wedding dress costume from her marriage to the character Worf. She totally rocked the costume 23 years later! Wow!
5:30--Photo with Terry Farrell in her Jadzia Dax wedding dress. Very special to my little Star Trek fan. Terry Farrell is one of her favorites.
5:40--Simon Pegg on stage. (He's Scotty in the new Star Trek movies.)
6:30--Costume contest. There are something like 30 finalists and they are all AMAZING!
After this, we went back to the room and ordered room service, but Child fell asleep before it arrived. The only meal she ate all day was breakfast because when I offered lunch (several times!), she said she was too excited to eat. Oops.
8:30--Panel on the biggest Star Trek Jerks, by audience vote.
9:15ish--Catch part of a panel with Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway on Voyager, Red on Orange is the New Black, etc.) and her son Alec Egan.
10:15--Harlan Ellison (prolific sci-fi writer) and Walter Koenig (Chekhov on the original Star Trek).
Picked up number for caricature. (Free, but first come, first served, and she can do about 24 people in an afternoon.)
12:30--Make-up and hair appointment. Child transformed into a Klingon!
2:40--Martok and Gowron on stage. They invited up all members of the Klingon Empire, and were joined by 5 Klingon men, 2 Klingon women, and 1 Klingon child...my daughter! They all shared their Klingon names and then sang a Klingon song. The whole Martok and Gowron presentation was hilarious, a definite highlight of the convention.
4:10--Photo with Martok and Gowron.
Vendor's room one last time. Got a 3-D figure made of Child as a Klingon. Very cool!
9:30--Rat Pack Star Trek style! Very fun end to the show!
Relaxed, leisurely morning.
Late afternoon, we went to Madame Tussaud's at The Venetian.
We toured The Strip and watched the fountain at The Bellagio.
Dinner at P.F. Chang's in Planet Hollywood. I realize there are a lot of state of the art restaurants in Vegas and we ate in a chain, but this chain happens to be reasonably vegetarian friendly and makes Child happy.
Dropping of fatigue after dinner (we had stayed up past midnight the night before) and had a bit of a time finding a cab. Then one appeared and asked if we needed a ride. It was like an angel descended from heaven to give me exactly what I needed.
Went to the gym and jogged for 30 minutes, walked for 30 minutes.
Husband texted to say that he had gone to the doctor again as he was feeling awful. It turns out the prednisone they gave him to help with the asthma was having side effects that made him feel bad in other ways. They are tapering that down now.)
Child and I flew home to Maryland.
The highlight was that Child went to the orthopedist. They pulled the pin and gave her a new cast which gave her her elbow back. I drove, since I don't think Husband should drive more than he has to in his condition, but Husband went in with her because--to be honest--I was a little afraid I would pass out when they pulled the pin. It turned out not to hurt and she did great, but given that I have past history of fainting when my loved ones have medical procedures, I thought Husband was the better person for this job.
The doctor's office was running super late, which made me ~10 minutes late for my lunch meeting at work, but what can you do? Probably didn't make me look super professional, but everyone understood.
Uploaded photos, read, talked to my Dad on the phone, worked on unpacking and laundry, etc.
P.S. Almost forgot to mention this: Child made the newspaper in her Klingon make-up, hair, and costume!
thank you ccm...I would far rather advise her on relaxation and exercise than use my real education counseling her bereaved family...she is my friend of longest duration...since junior high...and her daughter is my godchild
thurs...teach fit for life at 8, meet with boss about training I am conducting for newinstrucotrs this weekend, teach yoga, pilates and core at 10:30....head to miejer to buy some perrennials, a few household items and a few groceries...speak with friendwho had the heart attack...spend somme time chasing down an engaged couple who seem to think they can bypass meeting with me...spend rest of afternoon doing yardwork...still bummed that I missed my lessons ...cook dh dinner...bed soon
teach a fitness class, spend rest of afternoon training new instructors....liely watching a movie and sipping cocktails with dhafter soak...and that will probably be all
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