My Belly dancing DVDs have arrived! WOOOOO!
I'm going to give them a whirl this week and see if they're any good. If they are, going to ask some of the gals if they want to come over to a dance night in the studio. I managed to get the place cleaned up enough that we could dance in there if we wanted. If ALL goes well maybe I can ask Jackie (one of the better dancers in the barrony) to come over and teach a class once or twice a month. I'm sure I can con Capt'n and Max into drumming for us. That will be a project for the future though. No time to organize that at this moment. Maybe in the new year.
Started working out again this weekend. And despite some sore muscles I have from not working out for so dang long, I feel pretty great. More energy, not as cranky...amazing what being active can do for a person's mind set. Going to try and keep up the weekend work outs as long as I possibly can.
Went to Colleen's aka wyngdlyon
's birthday bash at San Diego Deserts last night. Much fun was had, much food was eaten, and much wine was drank. an EXCELLENT night of hanging with great people. And I"m not sure HOW its humanly possible, but Colleen's kids seem to get cuter every time I see them.
Calafian Anniversary is coming up on Saturday, where I will be offically stepping up as Chatalaine. Also, Max will be cooking the feast for that so that will be an epic evening. Today he's prepping for the feast...I'm sure I'll be vaccuming up flour for days and days. I'm slowly putting together a new chamise to go under my blue Italian Ren I bought at GWW. I'm hoping to maybe do some sudo blackwork on the sleeves..Yeah I'm being way ambicious here... But eh, I figured if I don't finish it, you won't see it since its alll an undergarment anyways. Using some really lovely gauze weight linen for the chamise. If anything, its gonna be light weight.
I've been in decorator mode the last couple of days. Not sure why. Guess I just want to get some projects done I've had on the back burner since the last few months have been so busy. I'm kinda determined to stencil the closet doors in the bedroom soon. And I still want to buy some green paint to paint my studio doors finally. Maybe next paycheck I'll have enough to pick up a can. Hmmm...
Also really need to work on getting the front yard in shape. alas I broke our lawn mower *headslap* Good part is, Colleen can loan us hers. I'll have to swing by soon to pick it up. If I have the energy, I may come home and just weedwack the hell out of it to at least make it look someone presentable. I have SUCH an OCD thing about having an overgrown lawn....Honestly I just want to get rid of the damn lawn or at least cut it down to a 1/4 of the size it is now...eh when we get some money we may do that. The kitchen remodel will be first though. And we won't be able to do that one for another 4 years or so. *laughs*
Though I will admit, I am happy my geraniums are finally getting large enough that you can see them over to flower boxes...sorta. They're getting there! Looking forward to pruning and shaping the herb garden and making it look pretty again. huh...Maybe I'll do that after work today too. I currently have a ton of energy to expell....might also be the coffee's fault.
Halloween is over alas, but The Walking Dead has just begun (WOOO!) and I'm still watchin' my horror films as always. Thanksgiving fast approaches and it looks like Max and I will be doing another potluck Thanksgiving Holiday at the Chateau de Nom Nom. Looking forward to that. But then, when do I NOT look forward to eating turkey?
Sunday nights have been Awesome TV night for me and Max. We watch Boardwalk Empire then Walking Dead. Great way to unwind. I don't watch a lot of TV these days. Usually i just pick up the series on DVD later on and watch it in one big chunk...which reminds me, I really need to pick up The Tudors Season 4 so I can see how they wrap it all up....and I need to eventually get off my duff and make a Tudor gown. That will be my project AFTER the Victorian gown, the next Italian Ren, and the German gown I'd like to try and make...damn I got a lot of projects. O.o
Also like to say that Max really has been super husband this last month. Seriously. Everyday I come home that man brightens my day and makes me smile. I'm really lucky I found that crazy bastard.
So as usual, Cindy is hangin' in there. Not everything is sunshine and roses but the good part is I have lots of little things to make me smile regardless. Despite things, I'm still very blessed. I won't be over looking that anytime soon.