yesterday's activities

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

  1. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Yesterday:

    Gyro
    Lesson, in which we Dance rather than Learn; this has its upside
    Stop to see Ex
    Errands
    Am yearning for a cocktail, but don't want to go out alone, or in the rain, for that matter
    Make dinner and substitute Irish whiskey for cocktail
    Z early
     
  2. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    catching up

    wednesday...work and then work....highlights including an honoring service for one of our pt's who is a veteran...was very touching and restored his dignity...
    thurs..teach a fitness class in my home, lessons, margaritas, and out
    fri...lessons, shopping, xmas tree gazing, and out
     
  3. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    Clear out "yard sale" items into the garage.
    Cold, brrrr, Santa Ana winds force our yard sale cancellation until next Saturday.
    Neighbor laughs at me wearing surgery mask so I can be outside, as I laugh at her coughing from her remodeling house job.
    Watch the entire top of neighbor's giant tree break off and drop from the wind.
    Start getting rip roaring energy back and tell myself do NOT fall for it.
    Lol, GS comes over and with DH cleans yard, leaves from pool, and is a total joy to have around.
    Perfect medicine !
     
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  4. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    saturday: teach a fitness class...grocery shop....have lovely dinner with dh...crash out
    sunday/today...wake with some sort of stomach bug....wrap presents...field some work and family calls....watch snow fall
     
  5. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    OMG! There is life out there! Got out of house and scored big-time at community thrift center, even DH was amazed and said "did they actually realize the value of what they donated?"...lol.
    Onto See's Candy...yep, cashed in my one pound gift certificate from the City of Los Angeles and love me a one pound soft center assortment FOR FREE! Picked up other See's Candy items as well, can't resist.
    See? this is what happens when your housebound or Urgent Care center only since November 12.
    Head to a really light workout with Circuit Trainer and realize the ol' rib cage is not having anypart of anything that requires me to lay down on a workout bench, everything is standing up or lunge. Great,,,,sigh...just great.
    Home to a quiet night and present wrapping/shipping.
    Exhausted from being out even for 3 hours, but delighted the coughing is scaled back to an almost reasonable deal with it level and almost gone.
     
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  6. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    monday...work for free, work job one, work job 2....and out
     
  7. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Thursday:

    Rolfer
    To house of Ex, to evaluate/pack up stuff to sell
    Treat resulting stress levels with single malt

    Friday/Saturday/Sunday:

    Lesson
    Leave for show in Allentown, PA; set up there, sell a small amount of stuff Friday, zero Saturday, and everything in one swoop, Sunday; color me happy
    Show is interesting in that many people I never thought I'd see again are in my line of sight, and stop to chat, and seem to think I'm back on the circuit; noooooot so much
    Also color me grateful for the generosity and kindness of a former colleague who made the show and the sales easy for me
    Stop on way home for dinner and a drink
    Home; z
     
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  8. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    today:teach a fitness class...mutually gentle but persistent butting of heads with co-worker....no lives lost, but tiring....fortunately, get to go home to do charting ....trip to bank and post office, continued work from home....and housework....dh and dtr are scheduled to bake cookies tonight so I made dinner and got in an out of tub before they get here...dtr is also roping me into some sort of online shopping party tonight....why do women do this to each other?
     
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  9. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    Lol, Fas, my DD, both of them, have done that very same thing to me, ugh.
    Finish going through all the closets, storage area and garage, prepping for yard sale.
    Take DH to Tuesday Morning store and he thoroughly enjoys the vast variety of items, we pick up several and finish our small gift shopping for DS future in-laws.
    Hit up the Donut Man across the street, darn too early for those strawberry donuts, but hey, they have Apple!
    Take GS#2 to Karate where he is testing for a new color belt, as we watch, oh MY Goodness, he is really good at this! Who knew?!
    DS calls, then Texas DD saying her debit card acct has been hacked and all,the $$ are gone, yikes! Second time in 2 years and of course, both have been during the holiday season. She finally makes decisions to move accts to different institution.
    Visit neighbor whose bathroom remodel, that has waited 28 years for this, is just about done and bounces fixture ideas off of us, so happy for them both.
    hit the hay, this time without humidifier running, ahhhhh silence.
     
  10. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Monday:

    Lesson
    Bank, to cash check for proceeds from weekend
    To Ex, to distribute $; he is asleep, apparently, so I leave the $ where he will definitely find it, and hightail it outta there
    Errands
    Home, read
    Group class, which last week gave me vertigo, but this week, things are better
    Home; Z
     
  11. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Tuesday:

    Lesson; rhumba and then bolero, and oh, don't I love bolero; also, who is this technique geek standing around in my shoes? what happened to Little Miss I Just WAnna Dance?
    Errands
    Evening group class, in which much fun is had; I have a ball leading beginners, but also am learning oodles
     
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  12. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Yesterday:

    Gyro
    Lesson, in which Magic Happens
    Get home just in time to leave for theater
    Dinner at father's favorite diner on the way home from theater
    Laundry, which is a PITA b/c we have a new washer that uses more power than anything else ever in the house, which means we can't run washer and dryer at the same time; laundry take effing forever, nowadays, as the lights dim and brighten in time to the movement of the basket in the machine; TDNWMH in spades
    Make plans with friend who is coming for Xmas week
    REad; Z
     
  13. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    wed...work all day
    thurs....lessons....discover my visa card isn't working for mysterious reasons
    fri...lessons little bit of work...more lessons....TGIF
     
  14. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    Tagged everything for yard sale.
    Noted street closures for the first ever Christmas parade from our local high school grounds, ran outside when a magnificent fireworks finish went off, beautiful.
    Picked up 2 grandson who wants to help us. He is a joy.
    Noted he has a cold, my brain screams,,,,NOooooooooo I just got done with a month of hard coughing. Oh well.
    Went to retirement function of co-worker who was my immediate teammate and who had a wonderful send off, saw and talked with others from the office who also retired and it was a great reunion of sorts.
    Tried to practice a walk through of smooth dancing, reached with left arm and my entire rib cage let me know that I am not ready to return yet. Wow. That hurt and sneezing hurts worse?
    Hear from lifelong friends who will be in Rose Parade for the first time with their mini Airplane on wheels and three little escorts planes. Yep, right behind the Air Force Aux. band. Rose Parade inspectors, 8 of them, came out to inspect and decide, they admitted they didn' want to leave because they were having so much fun driving the planes. Lol. My turn, my turn!!!!! Lol.
     
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  15. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Thursday:

    Rolfer
    Cook cook cook
    Read read read
    Basically, a slow, kind-of-collapse day

    Friday:

    Lesson, one of the first full-tilt lessons in a while, more dancing, less talking, but holy cow, what that talking has changed in me
    Grocery shopping
    Decide to clean the hood over the stove, which is
    a) about 5' high and 6' long;
    b) about 6' above floor level (yes, there are 12' ceilings in the kitchen) which means Ladder Time;
    c) extremely dirty and greasy, as it hasn't been properly cleaned in a very, very long time;
    d) copper.

    When I was in junior high, my mother decided she wanted a copper hood over the stove, which, btw, is a staggeringly beautiful bad idea. This thing was lovingly handmade and installed by Tony the Neighbor, in the 1960s, during a refit of the cooking area that involved removing the decades-old giant cast iron restaurant stove (8 burners, two ovens, single high-intensity flame "burner", salamanders, the works) and building in more modern stuff (cooktop with four burners, single oven, built in gas grill), a decision my mother regretted basically from minute one. But the hood was gorgeous, for about five minutes, until it started to tarnish. It has been cleaned and polished maybe three times since 1967, and Friday night was the most recent. I just could not stand looking at that dirt for one more minute, and I wasn't doing anything like, y'know, fun. Not going dancing or to the theater or anything. So. Put on the oldest and rattiest clothes, gloved up, assembled ladder, scrubber, putty knife, sponge, paper towels, degreaser, and Bar Keepers Friend, my go-to cleaner. Four hours later, I have cleaned the grease/dirt paste off all five sections of hood, three sections are polished to a "ooh, how vintage!" kind of polish, and I am covered in unspeakably nasty fluids and solids. Time to call it a night; I'll do the last two sections in the morning.

    Yesterday:

    Finish last two sections of hood, which look much cleaner than first three, b/c first three have ALREADY STARTED TO TARNISH, and let that be a lesson to anyone who ever decides to put a COPPER HOOD OVER A STOVE
    Errands, including stopping at stores to get stuff I forgot yesterday, also stopping by my former work for a friendly chat with former co-workers; this nets me a cinnamon bun made by the pastry chef, and I have not had a cinnamon bun in years, and there may have been some moaning, eye rolling, and fanning self going on b/c it was so delicious you can't imagine
    Home, to prep for the party; I'm hosting a Jarred Pasta Sauce Tasting Party; I have a Distinguished Panel of Adjudicators, judging sheets, etc. I am Chairman of Judges and Scrutineer, DB#4 is the runner (don't ask) and much red wine helps things along; end result: Mario Batali sauce wins by one vote, friends clean up, and a good time is had by all
    Z
     
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  16. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    good heavens; I'm the Queen of TLDNR
     
  17. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    Up early, Grandson pops up before sunrise without a hitch. Time to sell and earn some $$$.
    Stage driveway. Ok, even I'm surprised by the sheer number of major photographs we had at our business.
    Lots of people, even neighbors from 7:30 to 1 p.m. REALLY? in swarms.
    GS bags, helps ladies to car with their items, and decides to bargain with some other kids about his books.
    I have to laugh as he gets the hang of it.
    DH is having a ball, and lo' & behold - his walking buddies - show up - walking up the street,,,WAIT? WHAT?
    I only ever see them at the park.
    This now becomes very fun. Weather is cooler but no wind! Rah Rah Rah.
    At the end, one small box of donations for the VA, 3 pictures and 2 decor pillows are all that is left.
    GS can't wait to get something with his earnings so yeah, and take him, OH GEEZ, to Toys R Us.
    He an neighbor friend cruise the aisles, make selections and then examine, re-examine, re-cruise every aisle.
    Take them, pick up DH - head north to neighborhood that really goes all out with Christmas Lights and themes but no music that goes with the lights. Throughly enjoy the evening walk among the homes and owners, the kids have a ball deciding which is the best house and while DH and I are somewhat exhausted, our "junk and un-used items" are now someone elses treasures while we bask in the glow of "less stuff". !!!
     
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  18. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    saturday...teach a class...nap...go to grocery with dh...cannot, for the life of me, remember what else....except that I know we sat in front of tree and listened to christmas music before bed...but I have got basically no memory of what occurred between 4pm and 8pm...except that I know that dh discovered a leak in the fuel line on our snow blower, and that the rubber seal on my wash machine also broke...

    thusfar today I cleaned most of the floors in the house, we fixed the wash machine and began wave 2 of holiday baking
     
  19. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    sunday...bake....good cookies, overly salted bread...oh well....not sure what else, but it was a nice quiet day and desperately needed

    mon/today....day off....slept in, cancelled everything due to feeling like I had some sort of stomach bug...took a nap....anticipate being up all night now
     
  20. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    tues....worka, worka
    wed...ditto
     

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