I am getting busier too - I volunteered to prepare costumes (by adorning it with a lot of blinks) for pole-dancers from my fitness studio for their coming semi-annual performance. I also developed design for a pole-dancer shoe (actually it is a half-sock with open toes) and started to knit it for sale. My long-term goal is to find a flexible occupation which would allow me to earn money while visiting my mom in Moscow even more often.
sounds like you have a lot of creating to do! how many costumes? :-) back when i lived in TX i used to work with the community theatre, and every time i made costumes i always managed to lose weight, through forgetting to eat....
Not many, like 5 so far, but I have in mind to also create separate pieces with glitter , which could be easily added and later removed from their skimpy outfits. Their activity is a very hard exercise, and I have a concern that all shiny adornments would interfere with the practical aspect of washing the staff. I would advise them to tie their performance clothes inside a pillowcase before tossing into a washing machine in order to protect the glittering embellishments.BTW, ladies, keep in mind that it is easy to hand-wash wool or other items which are hard to rinse using inexpensive shampoo, beats expensive special wool detergents every time. Using vinegar in a final rinse is always a good idea.Who knew that my impulse in autumn to try that fitness routine which was way out of my comfort zone would bring me back into knitting and sewing ! Life is unpredictable.
i love it when trying something new blossoms like this! and rediscovering old enthusiasms is great, too!
Thank you, Tess!
Tess your blog is one of my daily reads! :)
thank you, A! i value your presence here!
Tess, your blog is the first I open when I check what is going on, I use your blog-roll a lot, next I check LCdiabetics guys and their blog roll, then Russian press about Ukrainian events.
Galina, i feel flattered and humbled! :-)
I agree with AlmondDoh!.
thank YOU, Larcana! your experience "in the trenches" makes your input all the more valuable to us!
Yes Tess, it's always great to read your posts because you use your experience and the desire to discover things for yourself to improve your quality of life and you share it with others. As an older, completely metabolically broken person, I enjoy your insights very much and they, in turn, help me to try and correct all my issues. As said in the past, what works for a 20 year old male definitely doesn't work for a woman in her 60's (me). Some of my health issues are not reversible but I concentrate on the issues that have improved to keep me motivated.Keep up the good work you are doing!
thank you very much, H! if my experiences can provide any insight to help other people, i feel like my mission has been successful! :-)
You just never know where a blog post will go to and yesterdays one was very quick moving .......and I was only reading it not commenting.Ain't blogging great as some would say.Take Care and take a few breaths before catching up on reading.All the best Jan
i appreciate you coming here and lending your kindness and encouragement, Jan! Eddie, too! :-D