Sunday, November 30, 2008

My vacation is over : (

Well just a few more hours till I hit the bed and my vacation is over...I didn't accomplish all that I wanted to but I did more than I thought I would....main thing my apartment is beginning to shape up.....I see the light at the end of the tunnel....I have way too many clothes and books....maybe over Christmas vacation I can focus on those 2 areas....I have to be happy with microsteps and not get overwhelmed and do nothing! Eventually if I ever get married I will need an organizer and a maid to come in periodically......I'm just no good at either organizing or cleaning. I need to spend more time at home.......18 months of going to classes almost on a daily basis really took my apt to hell in a handbag!
I uploaded a picture to that my Step Mother took on Thanksgiving..... I hoping that it may help and peak someone interest......One man did respond to my wink and we have exchanged several emails....he was at the airport about to depart and said he will write more when he reaches the UK ....keep your fingers would be so nice to be dating someone during the holiday trifecta (<- I know I didn't spell it right) Christmas, New Years and Valentines Day.....Last year the Man I was dating broke up with me on Christmas.....he and his Ex wife decided things weren't over with them... I was just collaratel damage!


Friday, November 28, 2008

Hi all and a belated Happy Thanksgiving....this chickaroo did not wake up at dawn and hit the stores....I was all snuggled up in bed.....I actually slept over 11 hours......over the last week that I have been on vacation that is the way it has been ....I stay up until about 1:30 am and then sleep to about 12:00ish....I'm just going with it, evidently my body needs it (or I'm more depressed than I realized)...soon enough it will be back to getting an average of 6 hours of sleep so I'm going to enjoy it while I can. My Thanksgiving was enjoyable...I made homemade yummy Mac and cheese, corn casserole, buttermilk pie and iced brownies. My Mom's side of the family gathered at my sisters home....I stuck to my Intuitive diet concept and ate what I wanted and stopped when I felt full ....I can't believe how quickly I really start to feel full and in the past when the food was yummy I would just keep eating....I'm retraining myself to listen to my body and assure myself that I can eat later when I feel hungry again....(the one element that I haven't done very well at is getting more exercise for the pleasure of it ......I've been in the dumps lately and I'm doing good to go to the 3 days of belly dancing a week....I guess I need to kick myself in the rear and just do it. I ended the evening by dropping by my Dad's house, to see him and my step Mom (she had recent back surgery) we took them both big plates of food for them to enjoy. I think they were happy that my sister, my oldest daughter and I came by...I normally don't see them on Thanksgiving so it was nice to do a drive by for a quick group hug.
I do think I will venture out to JoAnn's there was a quilting book that I fell in love with on Tuesday and I have a 40% off coupon that I can use starting today...I will save 8 dollars... I'm getting the quilting bug has been years since I was passionate about it......I do know that I need to add something creative back into my life as an outlet....I think I will be a happier person.....over the last 14 months my focus has really only been on work and belly dancing ...I have decided I need more balance in my life....adding quilting back into my life and joining the local Quilt guild would be a start....I also need to push myself to get back to an Illustrated Discovery Journal..... you wouldn't believe the stack of magazines that I have that I could put to good use.... more later.. diane

Monday, November 24, 2008

Things I've done

I snagged this little meme from Life as a Navy Wife's journal. Join in... Super simple... You just highlight the things you've done in your life. Mine are in Red.
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea (from the beach)
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (Quilting)
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not illl (a wellness day)
24. Built a snow fort (a snowman)
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon (No but completed the Hotter than Hell bike race)
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (Camp Fire Girls Candy back when it was Camp Fire Girls)
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter (Flown in a Blimp)
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (searched for my Favorite doll Kitten by Madame Alexander on eBay and finally found her Hooty Hoo)
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper (Drill Team officer in High School and when I was an Apache Belle in College)
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House (just out front)
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (John Denver when I performed at the Super Bowl as an Apache Belle)
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Sunday, November 23, 2008

My weekend

Well, I'm on vacation but it doesn't seem like a vacation yet.....hopefully it will set it and I will relax. I went to a C &W dancing establishment two nights in a row hoping to run back into a guy that I met last weekend... and I kind of blew him off because he was coming on a little too much...kind of desperate...after thinking about it I decided that I didn't give him a fair chance and thought that I might run into him again....NOT....I guess it wasn't meant to be... On Friday night a guy walk right up to me and said my name, I had no clue who he was....turns out he was a guy I went out once in Feb. (eHarmony date) it didn't take me very long to remember .....when he repeatedly stuck out his tongue and it was Pointed ...yuck a pointed tongue....keep it in your mouth please....for everyones sake!
My Mom had a birthday (she is 76 ...very hard to believe) on Thursday so it was time to have a birthday lunch to celebrate.....great Mexican food and good company (My Mom and Aunt Pat).
I've taken myself off Mirapex and feeling the effects daily. All the horrible symptoms I had 2 years ago..... horrible feelings in my arms and legs ....right now I can barely type because my arms feel like there are tight bands around them.... I may have to try a different med but so afraid of the weight gain.....
Next performance is scheduled for December 6th Holiday at the Hall celebration....dancing on the main stage ..... hopefully I will get the choreography down and can dance a 2nd dance.
Happy Holidays....I need to journal all the things that I have to be very Thankful is so easy to take things in your life for granted. diane

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Crown Violet Performance

Hi all,

I'm about to get ready for a Crown Violet performance at Barnes and Noble, I don't really know what to expect...I do know the floor space is going to be a challenge....what will the customers should be interesting....I will let you know! I'm planning to wear the same outfit that is included in the previous entry but I'm going to wear a different least I think I am...I better get to it so I can figure it to follow #: ) diane

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Wow 6 followers ...Exiting

I'm thrilled that anyone is interested in following the daily going ons of my life.....I will try to be more faithful in my journal entries. Crown Violet had it performance this afternoon. I changed up my tribal custom hoping not to look as big as a house......I think I looked a little better today than last week but it will just come down to losing weight....I did some research on Mirapex which I have been taking for about a year and a half...unknown to me it can cause large weight gain (I have been hungry non stop ....who would have thought it was Mirapex....and one of the other side effects is compulsive buying on ebay etc. .... that explains the urge to buy nearly 30 wigs and about 12 silk veils...... I'm glad I found out about it before I spent more $ and gained more weight......I've been off it for 2 days and my arms and legs are feeling odd again......a heaviness......I'm so vein that I would rather look good than feel good....I don't think it matters how old you get a gal wants to be desirable....especially when you are hoping to find a great guy to date at least more than one date....I'm rambling so I will end my whining. diane

So exciting 6 followers!

Friday, November 7, 2008


Hi All....I'm so happy to have 4 cool! I have taken today as a vacation day, Crown Violet Belly dancing troupe has a performance tomorrow and there are some things that I didn't want to worry about having time to do so thus the day off.....i was very tired last night and welcomed the sleep in this am. I'm about to head off to Nia dance class and then my errands begin. Oh by the way "Ice Pony" I love your journaling about horseback riding....I must admit I haven't been focused on riding my Gracie over the last year but reading your blog the riding bug may hit me!

More later .....Diane