Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
Today I am thankful for Yoga Mondays. Usually when Rob is gone I spend my time being strange and unproductive. I shop after work, eat takeout in my car and meander home around 7:30 with the intention of running on the treadmill.
Two hours later, I realize I've been sitting on my couch for 120 minutes. Looking at my phone or computer or both. And then I sleep there. Sometimes in my work clothes. Like I said...strange.
But not on Yoga Mondays. On Yoga Mondays, I spend my working hours drinking the recommended 8 glasses of water. I go to my natural chiropractor to get snapped back into alignment. I take the prescribed overdose of Fish Oil and vitamin B, C & E. And I follow up all this holistic preparation with 1.5 hours at Hot Yoga. Today I focused on my breathing and I truly completely let go of everything that was annoying me--work, student loans, and Facebook friends who post their political views and affiliation. I felt so happy, so balanced, so calm. I think if I'd gotten a deep paper cut, I would have bled green-tea.
Yoga Mondays are a perfect way to start my week and I'm thankful for them. It should be noted that this was my first Yoga Monday...but it's not my last.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
G. B. Stern
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Chicago was an equally enjoyable trip. Much needed family time. The highlight? Family boxing at Sisty-Sistor's gym. In case you were wondering, I'm an excellent boxer. I've really mastered the art of jumping around the bag and making fierce faces that perplex and disturb people enough to make them look the other way when I "strike" the target. Boom boom, pow.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
“If you put everything off until you’re sure of it, you’ll get nothing done”
Friday, March 9, 2012
I dislike making resolutions on January 1st. They seem too daunting and my feeble attempt at making them results in a piece of paper covered with more doodles than realistic goals. On the first day of the brand new year, I’m pale and freezing. I can’t make positive life changes during a time of so little sunlight and so much snow. I’m partial to Spring Resolutions. This is when I feel excited. When I feel motivated. When I feel warm. I want to get healthy, I want to travel, I want to eat and drink on patios. So now that I am in a resolution-state-of-mind, I am making my monthly goals. And I am sharing them with you. Not because I think you care, but because if I know that you know, I will be more inclined to follow through. (my goal structures are inspired by the new years resolutions found here and here.)
-goals for march-
create: a blog.
I’ve been talking about doing this for months. My inspiration comes from friends and acquaintances. When I say acquaintances, I mean complete strangers who’s blogs I have stumbled upon and, unbeknownst to them, proceeded to
stalk follow. Religiously. These “pals” are all uber-crafty or wildly hilarious or professional photographers in training. I’m not any of these things. [Though I do love to fantasize about—one day—doing a craft. And my dream in life is to be one/twentififth as funny as Tina Fey or Kristin Wiig. And my new in-laws did just give us a pretty snazzy digicam.] I’m also not sure that I can “pull-off” a blog. I feel a bit corny. But I live in Nebraska now, and I think it’s in my best interest to embrace all things corny.
travel[near]: to Lauritzen Gardens...
Hubzinski and I have a membership here because the same day we got married, we turned 80. Our motto for success is: “less daydrinking, more botanical gardens.” I love it. But haven’t been there since October-ish. So it’s time to go back and smell the tree-buds.
...and to DeSoto Bend. It’s a bald eagle refuge and I feel like getting patriotic.
travel[far]: to Chi-Ville and Kentucky.
To my favorite city for this:
And to my home-ville for a little bit of this:
And a lot bit of this:
run: 7 miles twice a week.
pray: Each day. And be thankful.