So, here are a few good things going on this week:
- I went to an African dance class yesterday. I am taking a summer class called "Traditions": 6 classes, 3 different styles of dance:West African, AfroCuban and Caribbean. The studio brings in drummers for the class which is the best part in a lot of ways: dancing to live music is magical. It was great to shake some booty with half a dozen other women (and a couple of guys) and feel full of life and whole (notbroken). Here is a video of African dancing. (I don't dance like those girls but I'm OK for a white girl novice. It's an great workout, feels awesome and any body type can do the dances.)
- I have been cleaning the house the past 2 weeks. I know, wonderfully exciting stuff...but I try to clean it very thoroughly twice a year, whether it needs it or not, as the joke goes. And now that I'm almost done it feels good to be in a clean, fresh, more organized space.
- The yard is also another project. While not done, it too is much more cleaned up and the flowers that I planted are still alive.
- Going for a week's vacation next week with hubby - to celebrate our anniversary (July 17). We are going to Gabriola Island where we anticipate doing some biking, walking, kayaking, eating, swimming and a lot of lazing on the beach with a book. I love the West Coast and haven't been there in too many years, so I am looking forward to it a lot. Also it's a totally guilt free reason to not show at a baby-event bahahahahahahaha. (I phoned and sent a nice email.)
- This month's cycle is going on 28 days, which, as I'm sure you all know, is the text book number for a normal cycle. My cycles average 25 days with occasional wild variations. Their (usually) shorter span is a symptom of the DOR/POF. So, anytime I can go longer than 25 I'm considering it a bit of a victory over the DOR/POF. Which may not be based on any kind of science, but whatever... Of course the flip side is maybe the The Period will take too long to arrive, but I'm not going to worry about that for now. There. That was the 5% fertility-related content of this entry.
- I have a Kobo reader on loan from school, and although it has its annoying quirks, I quite like it, especially that I can have several books on it without taking up tons of space. But the verrrrry best part: browsing e-books! Wow what a garden of temptations. I really have to watch my trigger, er, mouse finger. Need some serious mouse control around e-books.
I hope all of you are doing something(s) great for yourselves too!