Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A Glimpse

After I got back from teaching my early class this  morning, Samantha came over with her dog Lady and we and all the dogs walked.  It was hot and humid, but as we walked the trail I looked up and caught a glimpse of color.  Somehow seeing that touch of fall color made the heat and humidity more bearable.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A Good Day

I watched transformations take place in class today.  I had a full room with several new students all brand new to yoga.  As they walked into class there was confusion, fear and maybe even a little anger on their faces.  I talked with them, explained that class would in no way be what they were expecting and that I felt they would enjoy it.

I did a yin class, slow with simple poses and as always savasana was yoga nidra, twenty minutes.
When I opened the blinds and turned on the light the group slowly began to move and sit up.
The students helped me roll up the mats and put things away.  One by one the new students came to me and told me how much they loved the class and what a wonderful experience they had.

I knew from their faces and their words that their time left at the center would be different now.
They had found moments of peace, the "sweet spot" some of them called it.  They realized that what they were looking for was obtainable.  A break from chaos, is what we all crave and many look for that break in drugs and alcohol.

Numbness is not the answer and there is no drug or substance that you can put in your body to numb the pain that so many feel.  For many of my students it is the first time in their lives that they have sat in silence and simply breathed and let themselves feel anything other than pain, anger, guilt and remorse.

As always I am tired after teaching, but that is ok, I am tired after performing too.  I think when you use your energy doing what you love it leaves you with a good kind of tired,
My hot tea awaits, I hope your day was as good as mine.


Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday Musings

Ok, the weather guys built my hopes, they predicted last week that we would have lower temps, lower humidity and a moment of fall would grace us.  Nope, no way guys.  Coming out of class tonight, the humidity is thick and sticky, it was in the 80's....somebody messed up.  And once again almost a 100 degrees by the end of the week.

Great classes all afternoon at work and tonight an awesome class at the community center.  Days like today make being a yoga teacher so much fun.

I am still dealing with the stuffy nose, sore throat bug that I caught last week and now the cough has started.  Ugh.  Not sure if is cold or allergy, but I did have a fever over the weekend.
Going to bed early tonight.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Pretty Maids

Even though the heat and humidity are their peak right now, there is a change in the light and color.
The humming birds are in a feeding frenzy, and there are butterflies and dragon flies everywhere, they  know fall is waiting in the wings.

The garden is looking sad, a few peppers and zinnias (old maids) are standing defiantly while everything else has wilted and died.  It always seems that the zinnias get brighter and stronger and more beautiful toward the end of summer.  They refuse to
go out with a whimper.  They are truly pretty maids in a row.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Cookies and Storms

Still not 100 percent, maybe by tomorrow.  At least the fever left this afternoon.  I had planned to bake Jordan cookies to celebrate his first week back at school, I will bake them tomorrow.  It is probably just as well, he did not need to be around me the past couple of days.

More storms swept through this afternoon, the kind that brought constant flashes of lightening and roars of thunder.  Calliou sat in my lap, all ninety pounds of him and panted.  Of course Taz was there too and the new dog, Hook, he is deaf so thunder is of no concern to him.  He slept through most of the storm.

Another early night, a nice cup of hot tea.  Wishing you all a peace filled Sunday.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams

Friday, August 19, 2016

Lazy Friday

I think I might have picked up a  little bug at work this week, I have felt it today.  So it has been low key and laid back.  We had planned on going into the city today, but maybe tomorrow.

We have worked on our music, reworking a song we started awhile back, organizing songs,  deciding what will be on our next cd and beginning to book concerts for the fall and winter.  So if you would like to book us or know someone who might, send us a note.  We are fond of saying, have guitars, will travel.

Even the dogs have been lazy today.  Storms rolled in late this evening, which seems to be the routine this week and tonight it is hot and sticky.  The clouds have hidden my beloved full moon again.
I feel cheated.

Rick has made me a cup of hot tea, just what I needed tonight.  It is Friday, I hope your weekend is off to a good start.  High school football started here this week.  Why can't they at least wait until after Labor Day?

Goodnight, Sweet dreams

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Weather Forecast

Full moon tonight, but clouds and storms rolled in this afternoon, so the moon is hidden.
I got my Farmer's Almanac weather forecast for late fall early winter...the prediction, cold and wet here in Alabama.  After the heat that we have had this summer, anything with the word cold in it sounds ok to me.  I love boots and sweaters.

If you can see the  moon tonight, enjoy its beauty.  The past couple of nights it has been breath taking here.

Goodnight, Sweet dreams