Thursday, January 29, 2015

Basically

I've been trying to roll out of bed without comment (about which day it is or lack of sleep). It totally helps knowing that I'm going to an office with windows galore. The openness and the light have made such a difference...

Decided to go to yoga because I wanted to try a different teacher at the studio that's been offering free yoga this month.

It was a basics class and, basically, I got my behind kicked. Kept thinking that Tiffany definitely omitted something in her bio. I practiced next to Rosie and she told me that it took everything in her not to drop back into child's pose (and stay) at one point.

Left the fierce yoga practice and went to Zumba where there was a fierce sub. Talk about a frenetic pace. I almost walked out of the class.

It's official: I'm knackered.


Monday, January 26, 2015

The Liaison

Went to meditative flow yesterday and Joy talked the talk for almost 60 minutes. She talked about abundance vs. lack -- how we get up in the morning saying that we didn't get enough sleep and how we go to bed at night saying that we didn't get enough done etc.

Joy also spoke about doing what you were meant to do (frequent theme) -- not what your friends or parents think you should do.

She went on to discuss the extraordinariness of an ordinary life...

Liked a lot of what she said yesterday -- Sometimes our minds need permission to get quiet and Our well-being has been prepaid. 

Joy ended the class with You are enough. You matter -- a concept that most of us know but need to have reaffirmed occasionally.

I went back for more today. It was a full house as it has been for this month of free classes and I'm totally digging the energy of 55 plus students in class.

The breath is the liaison between the mind and the body is a concept that caught my attention tonight along with cultivating peace one second at a time.


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Dreamcatcher At The Door

Small Terranium at Hot Pot Smoothie
Headed to the 'Fugee's to pick her up after work yesterday for part two of her birthday gift -- a session with an intuitive healer.

As soon I entered the ramp on the highway, had to come to a screeching halt. Looked like something was on fire but someone had lost a bag of concrete or something and when the bag hit the ground there was cloudy smoke everywhere...

The healer had told me that her house was beyond a water tower but it was a strange street with barely visible addresses on mailboxes at the curb.

Pulled into the driveway but still wasn't sure we were at the right house until I spotted the dreamcatcher at the door and the crystals all around the deck.

The 'Fugee and I got good vibes from the healer right away.

The plan was to leave the 'Fugee for her session then come back for the 30 minute reading afterward...

Thought that I would have enough time to hit TJ Maxx, Target and, possibly, Bit Lots. In reality, I had forgotten my money at home so I headed to an ATM. Turned left before the GPS told me to and exclaimed out loud when I came within spitting distance of a deer. I have never been that close to a deer and can still see the deer glancing in my direction.

It's been ages since I've had an almost accident let alone two in one day.

Had also planned to go and get us dinner at Hot Pot Smoothie. Little did I know that so many others had planned to do the same thing. There was no way that I would make it back for the intuitive's reading so I texted 'The Fugee even though I knew that she had turned her phone off and I just took my time and told myself that my presence at the reading must not have been meant to be but the intuitive was nice and she waited.

After The 'Fugee's session was over we headed to her home, ate then watched Pride. We were both sleepy as all get out but managed to stay awake for the 120 minutes of the flick.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

State of the Office

Don't ever think that I'll get tired of being able to turn off the lights after lunch and still have an illuminated office.

Having windows has made such a difference. I don't feel as worn down at the end of the day.

Maybe it's the short week. Maybe it's the fact that I'm behind at work because of the lack of computers and phones but the day doesn't seem to drag...

On the other hand, I'll be glad when the yearly evaluation stuff is finished and I'll also be glad when I finish working on a project with an imminent deadline.

Took a solar-powered dancing plant to work yesterday and a real one today. Had real plants in the windowless building but it just seems sweeter to have plants in the new space.




Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Light Therapy

Oh my gosh...I have windows at work.


Don't want to think about how working in a windowless building affected me.

My new work space is also bigger. In the old building, I averaged about 3,000 steps per day.

Got in 6,000 steps today since everyone and everything is so spaced out. Most of my shoes are Naturalizers, Aerosoles or Clarks but I feel like I'm going to have to find something even more comfortable.

My window has windows!
The consensus is that my coworker and I have the most beautiful office in the building. One of women who is responsible for cleaning the facility and who speaks, primarily, in Spanish said that we have the most bonita office in the building -- even more bonita than the CEO's which makes me a little nervous but I'm trying not to look a gift horse in the mouth...

Moving In Day
P.S. 'Fugee, Happy Birthdayyyyy!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Don't Be Afraid

Climbing, moving and Zumba created the perfect storm for my quadriceps.

Attempted bridge pose in Gloria's class and had to quickly come down. My sore quads weren't having it.

Ear-catcher from Gloria's class:
Don't be afraid to take your foot off the gas pedal and coast.
Went from Gloria's class, along with Alison and Tammy (First Lady of the First Couple of Yoga) and went to a meditative flow class.

Rosie, one of my colleagues and sometime yoga buddy, was also there. Yoga is all about your mat and what you and only you are doing on your mat but it was nice to have Rosie to my left, Alison to my right and Tammy behind me.

Yoga is really good but yoga with friends is extra special.

Ear-catcher from Joy's class as we went into a forward fold:
There is nothing to prove. There is nothing to obtain...
We were all pretty mellow after class. Later on, went for a walk since the weather is so nice. Didn't cook anything so went to Crazy Bowls and Wraps. Looked and looked at the description of the Mediterranean wrap and didn't remember olives being in the mix. Looked again and realized that the falafel is no longer part of the sandwich. Crazy Bowls was one of the few places that sold baked falafel. No more...


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Keepers

Is it Thursday? Hard to tell. Feel like I'm in a time warp. Yesterday, we shut down the computers at work and put our cords in a red bag.

It was hard to believe how much stuff I inherited and accumulated. I was exhausted yesterday and, today, I racked up about 8,000 steps before I left work.

My packing soundtrack was Gladys Knight. Kept singing Neither One Of Us and The Way We Were. It was strange to see the joint disassembled but I was still surprised by my pensiveness.

Learned a very powerful lesson as the clock ticked and I tried to squash panic while looking at all the crap on my office floor. There were so many things that I should have thrown away so long ago. Couldn't believe some of the stuff that I filed away and never looked at again. Serious uncluttering is going to be a project at home too...

See You On The Fin Side
Red Tag, First Floor
So Fascinating All Of A Sudden
Keeper
On another note, I remember watching this reality show and the contestants went to New Orleans. I was shocked when I saw a billboard that said Thou shall not kill. Starting to think we need one of those signs in St. Louis. Last night was awful...

The 'Fugee and I went to have coffee after work. I had some lavender mocha situation. Couldn't resist and since I knew that I'd be going to Zumba, didn't care that I downed a savory beverage. At 15,974 steps right now...