Thursday, February 3, 2011

Hurry Up Spring

Tuesday's practice.
I haven't danced today yet but late last night I did some leg lifts. Boy are my legs heavier than when I was 22. It's like lifting a log. I used to do leg lifts daily and I need to get back into that habit. Also, once again I'm not as flexible as I once was. Aging sucks in so many ways. It's been cold out, so no fun dancing outside.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Back to the Dance Floor

I lost a few days there to sickness, but the dizziness is gone and I got to dance last night, and will hopefully do so again today. The anti-dizziness pills made me extremely drowsy, so I think I slept through Friday and Saturday.

Friday, January 28, 2011


The last 10 days I've been suffering from dizzy spells. I saw the Dr. yesterday and he thinks I have a sinus virus. Since viruses don't respond to antibiotics, he gave me some motion sickness pills and I guess I have to let the thing run it's course. So no dancing until I can spin without making my head ache.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Pink Veil For Valentine's Day

Today I combined my belly dancing and juggling practice together. I didn't do all that much but now my back and hips ache. Then again I was pretty stiff to begin with. Sometimes if I work out more the stiffness melts away. Sometimes it just gets worse, so I'm not really sure which way this is going to go. Maybe I should go take a nice hot shower.

I got this veil fabric for $1 a yard. Score! Perfect for Valentine's Day.  I still have to hem it though.Wed.

The same veil during practice yesterday. It looks like solid pink when it's blurry.Thursday.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Monday's photo was me working on hand movements.
Today's photo is of sword practice.

Photos from the Weekend

Me at Angel's Melee in La Cresenta CA

Dancing Under the Oaks at La Crescenta Park

On my way to dance in Pasadena

Friday, January 14, 2011


I was a bit sore from my walk yesterday, especially in my hips. So I did some slow belly dance hipwork today. Once I didn't feel so stiff anymore I was able to move on to some ribcage circles. I have some sore muscles right under my bottom ribs in the back. Several times throughout the day I  pause to stretch. I'm getting used to dancing in the alley in front of my garage door. I'm thinking of taking my oriental rug out there and rolling it out so I can do some floorwork. My neighbors do odd things in the alley too, everything from smoking pot to dumpster diving, so I'm learning to ignore their weird stares. I'm tempted to start a new troupe and dub it the alleycat dancers. Anyone else want to come dance in my alley? It would be a nice change from the people that meet in the alley to drink beer.