I do also tend to visualize the entire thing. The concept, costuming, hair, make-up, everything.
Once again, Metallica has come through to me. It was the 1st song to come on the radio as I was leaving the belly dance workshop a couple of weeks ago. I immediately texted My friend M. with the idea and she loved it so ...here we go.
I sent her a picture of the pants I want to use and she said she had seen them and was planning on getting them herself. How perfect is that. Now the hard part, the choreography. My concept is older giving younger freedom, independence and permission to be oneself. ..."And Nothing Else Matters."
My feet have really been giving me fits lately. I actually took a couple of days off last week because of the pain. My left foot and ankle I have no idea whats going on but the ROM (range of motion) and lateral flexion is horrible and at times, very painful. It feels stuck sometimes. Not fun at all. My right foot, well, thats another story.
I was walking the dogs and my foot slipped an the gravel and jammed the instep directly into a freakin' stick. Holy crap that hurt. It was a big stick! It's been 12 days and there's still a bit of a hole there. Of course, its located right where every strap and shoe hits. I have to put a band-aid on it and then wrap it with some medical tape to keep it on all day at work.
I have been cleaning it out followed by hydrogen-peroxide and even neopsporine to heal it. It's kinda hard to stand for hours at a time let alone dance on the damn things which is what I do. I have to admit though, it felt great to stay home for awhile. I got some things done that I needed to do but never seemed to have the time to do them. Yay! Done.
Ya know, if the feet go we're screwed so I decided it was time to give them a rest.
I didn't lose any weight but... I didn't gain any either so it could've been worse.
I'm still doing the food journalling. It's definitely made a difference in how I look at food. Keeping me honest and paying attention to need vs. want. Blew it big time Sat. night at G.'s house for dinner but what the he__, I deserve a fudge day once in awhile. It was really good. I brought the shrimp and G. made shrimp scampi. I also brought the Drambuie she made it with. Yum!
I went to dance class on Sat. It was tough on my feet but I can only stay down so long. I really needed to move. It's hard to know when to move it or let it rest. I guess i should go see a podiatrist huh? I get the feeling, as I've stated before, it's arthritis from all of the past injuries to my feet. I used to sprain my ankles, 1 at a time, annually so theres a lot old stuff in there. Oh well, I'm not going down, so there.
I think I'll go for a pedicure this week, at least they'll look good.
Peace out and keep dancing