Monday, January 15, 2018

A Great Truth

I used this quote on my board today.  It is probably my favorite Martin Luther King quote.
It is such a great truth.


"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that;
Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that."  Martin Luther King

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sunday's Thoughts

Since we have yoga class tomorrow night, and tomorrow is Rick's birthday I cooked his home cooked
birthday dinner tonight.  Grilled salmon filets, asparagus, mashed potatoes and cheesecake.  I think he might be a little spoiled don't you?

The weather guys are saying the snow word again, this time for Tuesday.  Enough of the teasing, I want snow guys!  It was beautiful when we walked the dogs today, clear cold and blinding blue skies.  Calliou thinks he has died and gone to heaven, this weather is perfect for him and his thick furry coat.

Tomorrow is January 15, this month is half over.  Another full moon on the 31, blue moon now and again in March with no full moon in February.   This year is starting with interesting celestial energies taking place.  May we all be kind.

Treat those around you with kindness tomorrow. 
Goodnight, Sweet dreams

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Birthday Dinner

Since we changed travel plans due to weather for Rick's birthday we treated ourselves to one of our favorite restaurants for dinner tonight, Black Rock Grill in Jasper.  If you are ever in the neighbor hood do yourself a favor and go there, it truly is a wonderful place to eat.

The birthday boy got a rib eye and it looked so yummy.  I got the house specialty,  Ponchatrain catfish , blackened, stuffed with shrimp and sausage and peppers and onions and celery in a cream sauce.
Wow.  We had bread pudding for desert.  They also have an in house bakery so all the bread is made there.  Birthday boy was happy.

I am full and happy and sleepy.  It was 25 degrees when we got home, more cold to come.
But hot tea awaits and so does a warm and cozy bed.
Be kind tomorrow.
 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Breeze is 13

Our great niece Breeze celebrated her 13th birthday party tonight.   There was pizza and cake and it all took place at this huge building full of trampolines.  Loud music, crazy lights, lots of purple and teal color and the kids LOVED it.

We had a pretty good time too.  This was ZuZu's first party and she was loving being held by her sister Breeze and everyone else there.  What will we do when the kids get older and don't want us around anymore?

Snow flurries today and really cold air.  Time for hot tea and bed.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness, in the world we live in it is hard to be mindful.  Most of us gulp our food, we could never tell you what we had for breakfast or lunch or dinner, much less how it tasted, how it smelled, what the dinning experience was like. 

We live our lives that way.  If you drive to work can you remember any details, any landmarks or signs of nature that you pass by.  If you commute with public transportation do you make eye contact with anyone around you, could you describe the person sitting next to you?.

At work or at play are you mindful of those around you?  Do you notice if they are sad or happy, well or sick?  Are you mindful of doing your job or do you just go through the motions.

If you are with family and friends do you listen to what they say? Or are you busy thinking of what you might say or what you have to do tomorrow?

It comes down to those two questions I ask my students every day.  What time is it?  Now.  Where are you?  Here.   Be Here Now.

Just for one meal tomorrow, taste your food, savor each bite.  If you are sharing a meal with someone,  take the time to talk with them to experience the moment.  Just for one conversation take the time to listen, to hear what the other person is saying and then take a breath before you speak.
At work pay attention to one detail, be with those you work with, not wishing you were someplace else. ( if that is the case, maybe it's time to get another job.)  If you are with friends or family, be with them.  Not on your phone, or watching tv or reminding yourself of that needs to be done.

Tomorrow practice mindfulness.  If just for moments, be here, now.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Topsy Turvy

My schedule at work changed this week.  In the past our classes were mixed gender, but after talking with many of our counselors and our director we all felt that separating the genders would be best.
So now the men have their own classes and the women have theirs.  For whatever reason this week's classes have been the smallest they have ever been.  Not sure why but hopefully all will be back to normal soon.

We had planned a beach trip for Rick's birthday this weekend, but the weather is getting iffy here with a cold front moving in just as a front from the Gulf of Mexico moves in as well.  Cold air and moisture does not usually bode well and we could get anything from freezing rain to sleet to snow and ice.  We will reschedule and I will still plan something fun for Rick.

I am finally getting over the Menier's episode Monday night.  It takes a while, between the meds and the loss of fluids from the vomiting I have had a rough couple of days.    This has been a topsy-turvy week.

We are almost mid-January of 2018.  I hope your New Year has treated you kind and you in return have treated those around you kind.  May we all know joy and kindness tomorrow.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

No Mercy

I was teaching my last class last night, almost to the end of that class, we were in child pose.
Mienere's decided to flare and vertigo hit with a vengeance.  It showed  no mercy.  I can't tell you how appalling it is to throw up in front of a class.  But, I always have a small trash bag in my purse, car and yoga bag, so at least I was prepared.

Thankfully Rick had decided to go to class with me and watch the game when we got home.  We made it home, the meds kicked in, I passed out and Rick watched the game.  He told me about it this morning.  Roll Tide.

This is the second flare in about a month, when I talked with the doctor's nurse today she warned me I had to come in if I have another flare.  I am so hoping it goes away for a few months.

I taught today, I am tired and drained and maybe after I have dinner tonight my body will start to bounce back.  Sorry I didn't post last night.  Tomorrow I should be back to my old self.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams