May 10th, 2002


getting it

Last night we had the second night of fox trot. There was a new couple on the floor, an elderly couple that had never danced or had only danced many years ago. Everything was new to them. As I watched the woman struggle through an expanded twinkle, I thought, I was like that last November. I realized how much I had learned. Later, Yiena was pushing me to get lighter on my feet, be able to switch weight quickly, and to do a certain type of turn that requires my arm to "soften". I got better as we worked on these things but what I realized later is that I could likely learn a lot faster with private lessons. In other words, I am at a point where I could actually gain from this. I don't intend to go in that direction because it is expensive and because I am not in a hurry, but it's encouraging to think I can make progress, I can become a "real" dancer.

Again I danced with Karsten quite a bit, and as usual the conversation was his. I didn't really want to talk about some of these things but I wasn't able to steer the conversation. I wonder if leading in dance, in his case, causes leading in conversation as well.
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gotta get up and do something

I've wasted a bunch of time today. I did get to the grocery store and picked up conditioner at the salon and went to the wild bird store and bought another feeder and food. Every time I go to that place I learn more about birds. THey have a cool bird song thing I'd like to have. I haven't seen any birds at the new feeder yet. Gotta give them a little time.

I need to do something exercisy. Kathy or Tracie.

glad but

I did Kathy but a good bit of the time I was hurting. My right knee mainly. It warmed up after a long while but the pain never stopped entirely. The stretches at the end made me cry, even though I modified them. I am certainly glad I'll be seeing an orthopedist Monday.