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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

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A few things: Max has moved his blog to a new site. He loves getting blog traffic so check him out!

I hate Blogger, the software I use to make this blog. Yesterday it would not let me publish my blog until I had signed in with my “new Google account,” which I do not have! Blogger wanted me to move to their “beta” version, which is actually no longer in beta, and when I tried to do that, it would not take my blog because it said it was too big! Way to go, Blogger! Talk about chasing your own tail. The only way it all worked out is that Maxie fixed it for me somehow, (he knows the same magic as Ned) and so I made him a heaping plate of mashed potatoes, his favorite. Max or Ned will be working on moving me to WordPress soon.

My belly dance workshop last night was amazing. It was more of a discussion and try-things-out than a dance class. We played different music that we loved and we then figured out how we would choreograph each piece. I brought in the Misirlou, of course, and shared that vision with everyone. Others brought in Dr. John, or Shakira. It was very interesting belly dancing to all forms of music.

But the best part of the evening was the teacher’s attitude. She really treated us like dancers in our own right, rather than acolytes or newbies. It set me free to try things and to feel like a dancer among other dancers. Very empowering.

My bruise is no longer swollen but it has spread over the entire eye, classic “She’d rather fight than switch” black eye style! Looks kind of cool, but I have covered it with makeup so as not to scare or tempt people to fight with me. Although I must admit, I am one tough babe. I have a meeting with the new Superintendent of Student Services (SPED and other challenges) and I’m tempted to say, “Oh, I got this in a fight with a SPED director. You should see her!” But truthfully, you should see my closet doorknob…!

Been on the Induction Phase of Atkins since New Years and I lost two pounds! I am trying to lose eight more, to see if it makes a difference in the mid-section vis a vis dancing.

Nat loves Beyoncé’s “Irreplaceable.” I started singing it, “To the left, to the left…” And I paused and looked at him, and he sang the entire song, in a lovely mellow voice. Be still, my heart.

I also received a phone call from Nat this a.m., for the very first time. I heard a lot of noise in the background a familiar little voice talking very fast. I realized who it was and shouted, “Natty? Hi!!!” He said, “Hello Mommy.” And then I said, “Hi, how are you?” and he said, “Fine, fine, Okay, Goodbye.” And he hung up.

Better than some calls I’ve had to endure from NTs.

I am really enjoying receiving NO COMMENTS. I have been getting daily emails from readers and I can then answer them personally, and it is so much more real than a comment. It suits my emotional makeup far better than the random whirlwind of comments that used to assault me. When given the choice in a relationship, I will always opt for the more intense connection, even if that relationship is blogger-blogreader.

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