Warm Fuzzies and Bum Elbows

I’ve been having some recurring pain in my arm, particularly in the crook of my left elbow, and it’s progressively worsened over the past three months. It’s also caused me to discontinue yoga because some of the twisting poses were exacerbating the pain. I kept thinking it would go away if I didn’t put any weight or pressure on it, but sadly, it still hangs on. So I finally saw my doctor earlier this week who prescribed me a steroid to see if that would help. Unfortunately, in addition to my arm hurting, my head and stomach now hurts too. Boo.

But I realized my blog needed attention so I’m posting some updates. It’s always nice to get some warm ‘fuzzies’ and I’ve been on the receiving end of many this week. They started when I received my new business cards arrived. I keep a stack of cards with my blog address on them so I can hand them out if someone asks – much easier than finding a cocktail napkin or receipt to write it on.

I was due for a reorder when I came across this website called Moo.com advertising 50 free cards. Not being one who can pass up a deal, I decided to try them out. This time, however, I added some pictures and my burlesque stage name and Facebook info. I thought they looked pretty good, if I do say so myself. When I received my order last week, they were tucked into this really nice box and the card in the front of the stack had this message:

 

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That made me smile.

More warm fuzzies came during my debut as a stage kitten for a burly show last weekend (the girls who pick up the dancer’s clothes after her performance). I thought it would be good to get a feel for what it’s like out there in front of a crowd wearing very little. It was a great time and I enjoyed the attention. After the show there was a bunny contest, and about five of us got up onstage and showed our stuff, so to speak. The winner would be determined by applause from the crowd. I came in 2nd place and was gifted a lovely bedazzled t-shirt for my efforts.

Next evening Rick and I met a new couple for potential play, and had a great time getting to know them over a few beers. I don’t want to say much more than that, for fear of jinxing things, but I will say it was the first time in a LONG time that we had made that much of an effort to make new friends due to the limited time he and I have together on weekends. I will also say they are fun and outgoing and we are looking forward to enjoying some play time together in the near future.

And if that wasn’t enough, I was fortunate to meet a new lady friend who is interested in some one-on-one time with me (wink, wink) This is a first for me, but Rick and I talked about it and he’s cool with it so she and I are pursuing it slowly. She lives out of state, but is one of those lucky people who can pick up and travel any time she wants. We found each other online, and had an amazing dinner together a few nights ago and talked about everything: men, women, sex, swinging, travel, careers, relationships, you name it. She’s got a beautiful smile and is witty and articulate. We just had a fabulous evening and I can’t wait for next time. Again, don’t want to jinx things by saying too much so I’ll leave it at that.

And on top of ALL that, I’m eagerly looking forward to my first onstage performance this weekend. Had a great dress rehearsal last week and am now just practicing my tassel twirls and running the routine through my head over and over. Keep your fingers crossed for a my elbow to heal, for a great performance, and when you hear the song “Feelin’ Good” by Michael Buble’, think of me.

Readers, what’s made you smile this week?

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