yesterday's activities


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exhausted and stressed because I thought I could help an elderly friend this morning and remembered that my work would conflict...didn't sleep well because of it and had to take a bunch of damage control steps to make that okay...teach 8 ,9:15, 10:30 and 11....not home til 12:30.....feed annoyed animals...feed self...sleep for an hour...go back to person for core and one for 50/50...try not to take it personally....enjoyed being home earlier than usual with dh.....kind of looking forward to Summer schedule and hoping that, after May, they will drop some only vacations now are to drive out to Oregon to see cutest one....and I had company last time which wasn't so I am beginning to really feel how long it has been since I have had a real vacation, longer than a few days...sigh...there won't be one until the wedding is over in a year an a half....reminding myself that I am very fortunate and that I need to suck it up....some sunshine would help


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Fascination: I know what you mean about needing a "real" vacation. Soooooo many of our vacations are family get togethers, and not always relaxing at all. My one piece of advice is to really take advantage of 3-day and 4-day weekend getaways. I find having that 3-day weekend getaway when it's just me and Child, or just me, Child, and Husband, to be very restoring. And it doesn't even have to be expensive! It just has to involve being out of town and away from feeling like "Dang, I should really check my e-mail," or "I should put away laundry," or "What item on my to-do list should I tackle next?"

THURSDAY: My putative sleep-in day, but can't afford that at this time of the year! Today is self-discipline Thursday!

8:30-9:15--Grade ENG 1101 research paper.

9:30--Waxing. (Luckily, the place is nearish to campus.)

10-11:30--Madly prep for meeting I am running over lunch.

11:30-1--FYS New Instructor Training Meeting. I am thrilled with how this went. I covered everything I needed to cover and even made people laugh a few times. 8 people total--5 brand new people and 3 people who need a brush up--came to the meeting, which was perfect. (I had been worried because AFTER we had long since scheduled and then re-scheduled this meeting due to a conflict, the president of the college schedule a meeting up against it. Aaaaaah! And the department chairs meeting was also up against it. So I feel like the fact that the instructors chose my meeting was a testament to the fact that they knew they would actually LEARN STUFF about advising at this meeting.)

1-1:15--Sent two important follow up e-mails.

1:15-2--Graded an ENG 1101 essay.

2-2:45--Graded an ENG 1101 essay.

2:45-3:30--Graded an ENG 1101 essay.

3:30-4:15--Graded an ENG 1101 essay. (This essay was sooooo anti the spirit of May Day, but I managed to put all that aside and evaluate it strictly on its merits as an example of an academic research essay.)

4:30-6--Watched Senior Seminar presentations.


Watched some of DWTS (from Monday) with Child.

Read some Hold On to Dreams.



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thanks ccm...I know you are of the things I miss about my lessons is that they forced a weekly overnighter and just sitting in a cheap hotel away from my obligations one night a week made a difference....dh and I also did a weekend away last was an expensive one, but I could get the same benefit from something far cheaper without a doubt...


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okay...something wrong here....I am looking at my post and it says Stink it up...and each time I go to edit it shows that I have typed s*ck....but won't let me switch this some new language filter?


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yup....lovely...of all the crap that people type here and get by with....and I can't type s*ck?....when did s*ck become a bad word?....and stink is definately not an appropriate substitute for the context I was using


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Weather was beautiful yesterday.....

Long phone chat with best and oldest friend who is at the hospital with her husband who is fighting leukemia

Washed the car
Weeded and watered flower beds
Finally planted my sweet peas
Trimmed back annoying blackberry shoots trying to re-invade my yard
Did two loads of laundry
Got my hair cut...finally
Pickled some beets to add more veggies to my work snacks
Bleached my hair
DF and FB
TV and kitty snuggles


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begin day the right day....linger in bed with dh...TGIF...get a full 12 hours of sleep ...divine...teach spin at 9 and y get moving at 10:30...hit kohls and the drug store for this and that.....practice a bit as I have lessons next with disgruntled co-worker....turn phone off and tend to dishes and meal planning....anticipate that it will be another evening where I am out before 9


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Up early, head off to pre-op with dh.
oh really? going to happen in his room? not the or? GREAT, he smiles.
Meet with Dr.
Head off to waiting room.
Dr. comes in, cardio-conversion failed - shocked his heart 3 x.
Advice - 30 more days on the drugs, try again.
To say DH is disappointed is an understatement - he sleeps on and off at home most of day.
Up early the next day, note to self pissy Norwegian DH is "back" - fed up with everything - he exercises, rides his bike, helps me clean house,
I take him to new Chiropractor for us - we both get adjusted - he was GREAT!
Learn from Chiro's wife - she also has A-Fib - DH and her talk..
DH feels better than he has in months (his back and such).
We go to car show - he's realizing the order of "no exercise" has cost him oodles in walking and weight control.
AHHHHHH THERE HE IS,,,back on track and still in A-Fib. Good for you Babe!


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sat.....can't remember when I got up, but had coffee and made a grocery list for dh and a "to-do" list for the to hot yoga.....zomg...very hot in there and a tough class to boot....think I lost more water there than during childbirth...take about 2 hours to return to a normal state of being....finish watching yoga online cert. then spend some time training on power pump dvds for the new schedule next week....these two things soak up the bulk of my day....practice......cook turkey tacos...sit outside by chimnea for a bit then watch a 2 1/2 hour documentary on Bob Marley...which was fascinating...also, dtr calls to say she may have found "the dress" (a white Reem Acra with a blush under bodice, illusion neckline, layered tulle ballgown)...I never would have envisioned that for her, but she is so tiny that it is the only sort of style that looks light and airy on her and makes her face light up....she and her beau also have a food tasting at the end of the month so we may be in pretty darned good shape by the end of this summer...I really like this vendor and the food will be half upscale comfort food for the relatives who are accustomed to a Polish sit down dinner, and half Indian for the vegetarians in the crowd....we have the church and the museum venues secured, we have the decor planned and a deposit down there....I have my dress, it seems like she may have found hers, and since they have selected the the food vendor and most of the menu, they just need to do some tastings and we need to pay the deposit...if we can knock out the lighting vendor(venue has an exclusive vendor for the lighting who works with the florist/decor people and we want uplighting in at least two of her colors), the dj(wish they would get a band, but not my wedding), and the photographer (these venues are too awesome to just trust that sort of thing to chance), we will be in pretty good shape...we want to get all of that done before this Summer b/c her fiance has an internship out of town this Summer, and she is completely unavailable during marching band season....I am also relieved because we have navigated a difficult conversation with her finances' mom to inquire about rehearsal dinner, and we have also got some pretty solid plans for showers...I am trying to avoid the last minute far, so good :)


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Wedding countdown Fas!,,,check lists checks lists,,,on an checkbook,,,lol, wink.
Car show, lunch, pick up our grandson and see the Amazing SpiderMan in cream, Barnes and Noble
Drop off grandson.
Select new texture for built-in pool, coping and tile,,decide to get rid of the steps and remodel to a Shelf with an Umbrella so we can sit in pool with kids and they can enjoy deep end as well.
Watch a "b" flick - Machete - hahahaha, reminds me of early Clint Eastwood benders.
Nighty night.


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Ignored my 6am RunKeeper alert and slept until 8:30. It's been a busy few weeks, and I really needed it.
9:30-11 Aerial Silks at the studio. Haven't done this in a while, but made some progress due to things I've been working on in the meantime.
Home to change, quick smoothie.
Youngest DD broke a strap on her changing leotard at Fri night rehearsal, so out to find replacement. Empty spot in the first shop I tried, so this took much longer than it should have.

Funny -- the sales clerk was amused at how happy I was to find the silly straps. Explained it was for a leotard for show that night. She asked which ballet company I was with. Bc I totally look like a ballerina?!? LOLZ

Home, wrestled fighting daughters down for a nap.
Fed youngest DD, did her hair, dropped her off at the theatre.
Met DH, other kids, ILs and family friends for dinner.
8pm local ballet company's "The Little Mermaid." Youngest was hilarious as coral reef -- such a ham!
10:30 home, kiddos to bed
10:45 message from cousin in Australia about ailing uncle. Call my mother to make sure she's heard, luckily she was still awake!
11:30 nighty night!


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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 with on afghan for daughter and watch tv...


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

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