I did a solo performance the other day and, my heart just wasn’t in it. Granted, I was coming down with the flu at the time. Still, I’ve been struggling to understand what dance means to me these days.
When I dance with my troupe, I feel myself having fun. That makes me happy. That tells me that I should be dancing, but lately, soloing isn’t giving me the same feeling that it used to. I figure I can either stop performing solos, or find a way to make them feel right again.
I gave my relationship to dance some thought and created this art journal page.
This blog is supposed to be a way for me to document my life. If I don’t post something every day, my life isn’t being documented. That being said, here’s what’s been going on for the last few days.
Dad and I joined the YMCA. We’ve been there twice. He walks on the indoor track that surrounds the strength and cardio equipment area. On the first day I did about 22 minutes on an elliptical machine. On the second day, I did some things on the strength equipment and stretched. On that second day I was feeling less than good. I felt bad at work that day. My lower back was terribly sore, but I wanted to give Dad an opportunity to walk, so I toughed it out at the Y. I missed work the next day, and I’m home again today.
I seem to get sick like this every month, and I’m just about convinced it’s PMS. What I need to do is try to keep better track of how I’m feeling each day of the month so I can determine if this thing is indeed cyclical. It gets even more confusing when my husband is feeling sick as well. That makes me wonder if I caught the same virus that he has.
So that is what’s been going on.
Dad is going to visit his sister in Atlanta this Friday, so I’ve got some things to do to get him ready for the trip. I recommend that you visit the TSA web site to learn how to prepare for that wonderful security check. I remember the first time I had to take off my shoes for that security line. I felt diminished, maybe dehumanized. What right do they have to treat me like I’m someone who would blow up a plane? I would never blow up a plane. What are gonna do?
In other areas:
My new hula hoop came today. It’s smaller and lighter than my other hoops. I hope some tricks I’m trying to learn will be easier and less hurty.
I want to figure out how to get more vegetables into my diet. When you look at the recommendations, it seems like a person would have to be eating constantly to get all of those servings in. I need a vegetable strategy.
I was thinking maybe I could make Christmas postcards instead of Christmas cards. Of course I will likely make no cards.
That’s all I’ve got. I’m feeling better now, so there’s no excuse for loafing around like a lazy loafer. It’s time to do what needs to be done.
Gratitude Monday – Nov. 18, 2013
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