D is for Dance
I personally believe that dancing is the best form of exercise. It's music escaping from our legs and arms and shoulders and hips....
I'm very fond of ballroom dancing (my favorite is the jitterbug/swing, but I enjoy a good polka or foxtrot as well).
Time was that I'd go dancing two or three nights a week. I had a dance partner ... and we'd even practice before going out to the club to dance in public.
I was svelte, sleek, slim and limber then. I had low body fat. I had energy. I miss all of that.
Of course, it wasn't all roses... there was a time when my dear dad dropped me during a polka. Someday, I'll let him for get.
I also love to watch Irish step dancing,
and perpetually wish I'd taken it as a child.
While I'm thinking of it, it's time for me to drag the girls to Contra Dancing too. I once enjoyed that, and certainly would again..and it would likely help with the last D.
D is also for Dan, my DH, without whom my life would be unrecognizable, and for DADs (I have two, and they're both wonderful men without whom my life would be immeasurably poorer)
and lastly, D is for Depression, which is trying to get it's claws back into me lately. I'm fighting, but feel rather like I'm sliding further downhill. I will fight back.
Today, I fought back by making up a wee package of goodies for my Secret Pal. It has a hand-made gift, some consumable treats, a store bought trinket, and a new Chibi (cause, well, gee, don't knitters always need another chibi?).
It feels good to do things for others.
D is for Daisy Mayhem!
Tonight, I took C to see Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem. They were fantastic. I had no clue what I was getting into, having bought the tickets in July, and having long since forgotten even what type of music they played. But I went, and am SO glad I did.
One of the last songs they played was about getting ready for joy. While I don't have the lyrics, the gist was ... I've been down in the dumps, but I'm getting ready for joy, so I'm filling my heart and soul with gladness.... getty ready for joy. So what I needed to hear and internalize! Let's hope it lasts.