Move over Monday!!!

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Move over Monday!!!
10
Mon, 08-18-2014 - 8:28am

Phew!  That weekend just FLEW by, even though I sat around for much of it on Saturday.  Is it me, or does it seem like every week is jam-packed with activty?!  I took your advice (Jean, was that you?) and just mentioned that I was considering a linedance cruise to dh, and his response was, "have fun!"  So, if all of the planets are aligned correctly (e.g., they still have rooms available,) I think we are going.  3 nights/days of dancing and 3 nights somewhere south of florida in late january.  YEA.  I also took dd to this new outlet mall and I made my first purchase at Barneys.  OMG...the original priced tags are so high.  DD is so into the designers.  She is in a different league than her mother who is more functional.  Since dh is taking dss shopping for backtoschool clothes, I thought I would do the same for dd...consistency in finances.

Work this week, big offsite meeting tomorrow, more work, massage, ongoing legal issues to attend to, and then I think I am going to take Friday off to travel to my mom's early  DH is already trying to sell the new sportscar, so if it doesn't rain (or he hasn't sold it yet,) I may drive it down there for one last HOORAH.  Gee, I feel like the week is almost over already.  Oh yeah, and my dogtrainer called me, asking me to come back to class to be the "example."  Everyone loves my dog, and it's free training as well as a social event, so I may start back up next week.  And, yeeehaaahhhh, I have linedancing tomorrow night.  Life is good...and busy, too.

What are you all up to?

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 08-18-2014 - 8:55am

That sounds like a great trip in January. Is it just you and your husband?  Will he learn linedancing?  That's a big step!  My daughter and I went by Barney's in NYC and she exclaimed, "They have a doorman...to a store???" Yeah, I have no desire to be part of that world especially since I hate shopping.  My friends have been posting about Stitch Fix where they have shopppers who find you clothes and mail them to you. I love the concept. My question is if your daughter is in a different league than you, is she paying for all those designer clothes?  Yikes! 

My ankle is better but my back started hurting at parkour yesterday. My fault--doing too many V ups and not enough lower back. Ugh, I know better. I hate when I do stupid things.  I'm going to parkour tonight and silks but not sure how many classes I want to do yet.






Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Mon, 08-18-2014 - 9:52am

My husband doesn't and won't dance.  The cruise is for me and my girlfriend.  The linedance instructor is teaching on-board, and will have three nights of linedancing on the ship.  Since most linedances are specific to each venue, this would be the only linedance cruise/vacation that would be truly enjoyable, althought I still don't know all of the dances they do.  :P

Let me clarify that we went to the Barney's Outlet Store, along with other outlet stores, and, of course, I was paying/buying her a belated birthday present (she chose a Rebecca Minkoff crossbody and Marc Jacobs sunglasses.)  Oy!  I got a Barney's storebrand "little black dress."  I couldn't leave empty handed!  :P

Be careful with all of those injuries!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Mon, 08-18-2014 - 10:40am

FSN, sounds like things are going really well for you!  What's the deal with hubby trying to sell the sportscar already?  Wasn't it brand new? I think I would be annoyed because new cars lose value so quickly so essentially it was a very expensive rental.  Jean, sorry to hear about your back!  That's a bummer.  But we all do stupid stuff.  Wink

I had a lovely weekend and am feeling much more prepared to work this week.  It's odd... I got off the ambien and have been taking melatonin just to "reset" things and I've been sleeping a ton. It's been really nice because that's normally not how I do things.  I also moved kitty's morning shot up an hour so I have the opportunity to sleep a bit while DH is gone.  

It's a frenzy while nearly everyone around me is packing for BM.  Part of me is glad not to be part of it all and part of me is sad not to be going.  I think I'm going to take a FB break this week to avoid more sadness.  In the meantime, I'm looking forward to the silence and boredom after they leave.  Tongue Out  Our TV broke over the weekend and that constitutes a family tragedy.  So, we bought one of those fancy schmancy new 4D ultra look-I-can-see-the-newsanchor's-ribs TVs.  The picture is beautiful but 4D is a new technology and there isn't a lot of content out there for it yet.  

Working today... freelance and client.  May try to get to the chiro for adjustment.  Planning to do cardio intervals this morning.  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 08-18-2014 - 11:00am

Fresh, your line dancing fun has motivated me to look for some line dancing classes in my area. It sounds so relaxing and fun. My husband won't dance either but he is thinking about taking up jogging/walking when he is cleared from the doc on his broken ribs. He used to run a few years ago and enjoyed it so I am hoping he will take it up again and go to some races with me. 

Jean, your self abuse sounds like mine. ;-) I had a rough long run this weekend. I was not feeling well on Friday so I really didn't eat all that much. Saturday morning I got up and felt okay but still had trouble eating so I didn't have a big breakfast. It was nice and cool and I thought I would be fine for my long run despite the fact I hadn't eaten a whole lot. I started out feeling great but by mile 12 I was stressed. By 14 I was in an all out struggle and at mile 15 I was experiencing cramps and pain in my legs.  I think I actually "hit the wall", as I have heard it described. I had to walk/jog the last mile just to get home. I spent the afternoon resting and rehydrating and made sure I took in a little extra yesterday. I took Sunday off from running and I am a little sore today but I am hoping to get through today's run with no problems. I am learning fast and hard how very important nutrition is to running success.

I got school started this morning so I've spent the last few hours reading over textbook explanations and expectations with my two students. I'm going to run 5 miles this afternoon if it doesnt rain. 

By the way, are any of you watching the news coverage of the Missouri riots? Thoughts?

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 08-18-2014 - 11:02am

Gym, did you get a "smart" TV? I have been eye-balling them and am considering getting one. 

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Mon, 08-18-2014 - 12:19pm

Karla, yes, we did... it's pretty cool.  I don't think we've even scratched the surface of the things they can do but it's pretty neat so far.  The best part is that we watch a lot of downloaded content so instead of lugging my laptop into the living room to hook it up to the receiver, we can access and play remotely.  

I have been watching the riots in Ferguson because that's the neck of the woods where I grew up.  It doesn't shock me because there was a lot of racial unrest in the area when I lived there.  When I was in high school, there was a racially motivated riot (and I went to an upper middle class high school) and we had cops roaming the halls after that.  *sigh*  I'm sad that things haven't progressed but then again, the midwest isn't exactly known for being progressive.  

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Mon, 08-18-2014 - 7:45pm
I have had a very lazy day...I mis-set my alarm so got up at the time I needed to leave for the gym...I could have thrown on clothes and gone, but I didn't. I thought about going to the evening 'Body Blast' class but I didn't do that either...or walk on the beach...I am taking a new medication which I think is helping my stomach but I have to wait 30 minutes after taking it to eat in the morning and I need to get used to that. FSN, I would agree that your life sounds very busy to me....GR, I get what you mean about being torn about BM...it is hard to be home when 'everyone else' is having fun...spoil yourself a little...Karla, we had a lot at articles in the local paper about the Falmouth Road Race - it attracts a lot of top runners for a local race, and Frank Shorter, who ran it twice 'back in the day' was quoted as saying that a bad training run was a good thing because on the actual race day, you can draw on that experience and use it to get you through tough times...Jean, sorry you are having back issues - I think those are the worst to work around....
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Mon, 08-18-2014 - 8:09pm
And I wanted to comment on Ferguson, MO. I am old enough to remember the draft riots in 1968-69, and when they called out the National Guard, I couldn't help but think of Kent State...I hope there is not a bigger tragedy ahead. It is interesting to me that when we look at the ethnic violence in the rest of the world, we don't look in the mirror and see the racial tension that is not very far under the surface. I remember an episode of what I think was 'Designing Women', and there was an old black lady who was dying. She said something like 'we ain't where we ought to be. We ain't where we gonna be. But we ain't where we was'. But boy, we have a long way to go in this country....I do think people like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson stir things up, and I don't see how looting helps anything, but I suspect there is something wrong with what the police did. On the other hand, I think police have a thankless job, where they deal with so much of the underside of life that the way they react to things has to be judged through a different lens. And even though I agree that people have a right to express themselves, I am not sure that whatever the message is in Ferguson is coming through. I always feel like I would respect people more if they put there energy into things like teaching kids to read or taking them for ice cream instead of standing on a corner chanting....
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 08-18-2014 - 10:50pm

Thanks for the thoughts about my back. It's much better.  The thing is I hurt it taking a step to the side. If I were doing something fun it would be different. I didn't even mention it in class since we were just standing still.  "Ow, I torqued my back standing here!"

  FSN, Rebecca Minkoff has cute things. I like her purses.  Your daughter has good taste!  I was thinking she wanted a $5000 sweater--it's what I picture for Barneys. 

Karla, on Ferguson, I feel so removed from it and it's a sign of privilege. I never worry when I walking that I'm going to be suspected of doing anything wrong.   That's really what the protests come down to--that people shouldn't be treated that way. That said, the looting, etc. are opportunists. I was in LA during the riots and they didn't show it but that was a big part of it--people who only follow rules because the police can stop them.  If they can steal w/out repercussion, they will, whether they drive a BMW or don't have a car.   As for the killing of an unarmed guy, I won't speak to that since we have no idea what happened.  I feel for police because they have a tough job and make split second decisions so they won't die. I feel for the people who are automatically followed because of who they are. 






Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Mon, 08-18-2014 - 11:26pm

So much going on here today!  I found a new yoga studio, and thankfullly, one of my favorite teachers was teaching!  She is tiring of hot yoga, too, but she doesn't run the program.  I am seriously thinking of quitting my gym.  I only go for yoga, now, and it's ALL hot yoga, and I have still gotten no response from my polite email inquiring as to non-hot yoga.  That may be the "last straw."  The new studio has some barre workout, TRX, pilates, and the reformer.  They are also running a phenomenal September special, so I may just take the plunge.

GR, the car dh bought is not new, and he had, in the back of his mind, the idea to drive it for the summer and resell it for a profit.  We shall see.  In the meantime, I am driving and loving it!  I agree with SJ - spoil yourself with something fun while everyone is at BM.  Karla, I LOVE linedancing because you don't need a partner.  I can hardly wait for tomorrow night!  Ugh on the brick wall...I remember riding my bike on the edge of Lake Michigan while dh trained for the marathon...I rode ahead to get him water, doubled back twice and couldn't find him.  When I got off my bike, my legs cramped up and I couldn't get them to stop.  :O  Be careful, but, yes, you now have a hard time to draw on when you hit that brick wall.  Jean, I could never pay 5000 for a sweater...I saw a Prada dress discounted to 450, but I am more into what I like more than just a designer name.  SJ, I love that you just do what you want...aaaahhhhh, that sounds vunderbaar.  As to MO, I can't imagine growing up with so much fear throughout my childhood, although I did grow up with some (being screamed at my my 5 yo classmate with many racial names, having complete strangers freak out on me, riots in Detroit where I was not allowed to sleep in my room because of the big window that rioters threw molitof cocktails into, etc.)  My late manager told me that he grew up knowing that if he crossed certain streets, he knew that it was "legal" for him to be killed.  Racial profiling is alive and well, and when the divide becomes to large, people protest and riot.  I think it is more a symptom of the problems going on that we are not living each day.  One woman I went to highschool with told me that her successful, black father was tied to a tree, coverred in gas, and lit on fire to die.  To this day, noone went to jail.  Her mother moved her and her family away.  I can't imagine growing up with the fact that there was so much hate directed at my family just for the color of my skin.  When I was dating on-line, about 60% of the male profiles stated that they would not date a non-white person.  Oy.  It makes me look at the general public much differently...and the divide is much narrower in my world that in MO.  When I grew up in Bloominton, IN, they were burning crosses in people's yards.  The KKK originated in a town just outside of Bloomington (Marion?), and my parents always drove under the speed limit there...I was always scared.  My oldest brother is mentally damaged from the horrible prejudiced events in Nashville...he has blocked out his memories of his childhood because they were so bad.  I think he used to get beat up in gradeschool because of his ethnicity.  My other brother's football team had to surround him and walk him off the field because the team and parents of the opposing school were screaming racial slurs at him.  There is way too much hate alive and well in this country.  But it is changing for the good.  Wow.  That was a rant/vent!