Checking in after a weekend that was both very busy and yet very slow in some ways. I have the good fortune to work at a university that has a large performing arts community and I have a lot of friends both in the faculty and student body. On Friday night, I attended the Fall Dance Concert which was fab. One of my friends was premiering some of her new choreography, and it was powerful and expressive (as always). I'm always in awe of people who can use their bodies to express emotions and interpret music. We have some seriously talented students. After getting home I managed to stay awake to watch this week's episode of Blood Ties. Always love me some Henry action. *g*
Saturday morning was the usual WW meeting thing. I have two more weeks of maintaining until I am awarded "lifetime" status. Which is pretty cool. I've lost 58 pounds since I started on March 1 and gone from a size 16/18 to an 8. And I have to say that the changes I've made do feel like a part of my life and not some sort of short-term "diet". yay for fitting into sizes that I've never in my life been able to wear. Then it was back to the ranch, where I spent a lazy Saturday afternoon watching TV, drinking herbal tea, and curling up in the sun with a few books.
I read another Jessica Bird category His Comfort and Joy which, although not as good as the Billionaire book, was short and entertaining. Then I started my first Susan Grant book Your Planet or Mine. I'm not sure what grade I'd give it because it was kind of all over the map. I liked the characters and the premise was interesting but overall, I didn't "believe". The h/h fall in love way too quickly but then spend half of the book not having sex for reasons which felt manufactured. Also, the whole alien-but-yet-not thing as well as people's quick acceptance of Cavin's story just felt a little glib. Meh. Anyways, chalk that up to trying another genre and not having it work out so much. I'm now reading Emma Holly's Fairyville and totally enjoying it.
Sunday I got my chance at moviestardom. A friend of mine is a director and producer, and she had called me last week to ask if I could be an extra in a short film she was putting together for a class. So I spent most of the day on set, waiting around and then walking from my mark to another point on the ground and saying my one line multiple times. It was fun to see how this stuff works behind the scenes, even on such a small production. Sunday evening I attended the recital of a string quartet. Two of the students are friends of mine and the professors who are their music teachers had invited me to their house after the recital for a little party. It's always kind of fun to hobnob with musicians even if I'm not one myself. I'm so impressed by the amount of time and discipline they put into their craft.
So despite the lack of internet availability, I am managing to keep myself busy. I now have to quickly visit everyone's blogs to catch up on anything I've missed. Oh and I gotta get Lover Eternal in the mail so that GailK can read it and (hopefully) love it as much as I do. *g*