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Flanagan : Dancing again, 2 weeks later :)
Diary entry posted Sun 1:08pm 8 May 2005

Last night my friend Lil and I went back to the same Jazz club which we'd gone to 2 weeks ago on a Saturday night, and I'm so glad that I took the time to write about it then. Last night there I was at the same place, same time,same Jazz/funk music, but I have changed.
I was able to dance painlessly with little restriction in movement. Two weeks ago, every dance step I did was painful, but I kept on with it because and I knew that I needed to work through the pain. This time it was pure fun on the dance floor. :)
Even though my left knee still can't bend as deeply as the right one, I've gotten much lower bending it since the last time dancing. I can dance small fast steps, something which was literally impossible to do 2 weeks ago.
Most importantly,I was able to lose myself in the music and go with it, instead of feeling pain in each step. Now THAT'S what I call DANCING!
I drank 2 cokes,and danced for an hour and a half without feeling the need to sit down to rest my leg. What a difference from 2 weeks ago. Back then, I had to sit down and prop my leg up on a chair, as Lil looked at me with a worried face. I seldom ever sit down at a Club.
At 1:30 we decided to leave, having been there for 2 hours. Two weeks ago I was in so much pain upon leaving. I remembered saying, "I don't even know if I can walk out of this Club!" The long flight of stairs that lead down to the street looked so daunting 2 weeks ago.I thought about how I had stood at the top wishing I had one of those stair glides to slide me down. Last night I held on to the banister, and stepped down onto each step sideways,laughing about it the whole way down. It was a bit awkward, but not painful. I knew how funny this must have looked to the people who were passing me as they walked up the stairs.
On the way home, after getting my car which was parked at my friends house, I suddenly realized that I was starving for food. Dancing works up a good apetite. It was 1:55 am. With a bit of luck I could get to Taco Bells' drive up window before they closed at 2:00. Not exactly the healthiest of foods to eat, but what else has a drive up window and is open until 2am? (well, that's how I justified it. lol)
I didn't sleep at all after that meal. (Taco salad,and a taco) Here it is 3 in the afternoon and I'm drinking my morning coffee and writing this entry as the world goes on around me. Well it's Mothers Day,I guess that's my excuse to slack. In just 4 hours my family and I are going to a Japanese restaurant. 'Time to shower, dress, and get outside and do something with what's left of the day. Maybe I'll go to the beach with my 10 year old.
The quote (below) sums up how I felt last night. :)
Happy Mothers day to all!!!!!!

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged, to find the ways in which you yourself have altered."
Nelson Mandela

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