So I’ve been getting out dancing most weeks. Sometimes several times per week. There are some great little venues around Sydney these days, and I’ve been thoroughly enjoying myself. I solved my shoe dilemma by getting some Converse All Stars Sueded. In the end, it cost me about the same as buying dance shoes, but they’re bright blue and fun! I will eventually get dance shoes as well, but for now, the Converse are doing the trick.
A couple of weekends ago, I headed out to a great Inner City gig, Jump, Jive & Wail. It’s at the Flynn Hotel and DJ’d by Limpin’ Jimmy & The Swingin’ Kitten. Great music, good people, wonderful venue, and some good eats if you like eats. Given I’ve been “away” for so long, the faces that I see about these days are mostly new. There are a few faces that I remember from “the old days” (LOL), which is comforting. I was having a really good time, chatting to some new people, enjoying the music, and a few dances. Unfortunately my night came to a sudden and premature end. I felt a pop, rip, and a white hot bolt of pain go through my right calf. I tried to walk it off, but it was only making it worse. I got myself home, limped around for the weekend and got myself to a doctor on the Monday morning. After an inspection, and an ultrasound I found that I had a 3cm tear in one of my muscles. JOY! Not really. So I have a walking stick, I’m having physio twice a week, and I’m pretty much laid up. I won’t be dancing for a little while, I’m hoping I’ll be back en force in July or August.
Until that time I’ve decided that I’m going to be as productive as I can, whilst sitting on my butt. I’ve got a couple of books to finish, a couple of weaving projects, a few knitting projects … you get the idea. I have one larger weaving project that is a bit time sensitive, plus I want to free up the loom for another project that I have in mind. In the last few days I’ve gotten quite a bit of it done, which I’m thrilled with. I can’t share pictures … yet. I can’t wait until I can!