Thursday, May 26, 2016

Fish Out of Water

Since Rick is vice-president of our local chamber of commerce, and the annual banquet was tonight, I came home from work and put on a dress.   I spend my days at work, bare feet, and yoga pants, wearing essential lavender oil.  I admit it is a little strange to get dressed up for something other than yoga class or performing on stage.  I always feel  like a fish out of water...truly a transformation.

We are so excited about out gig tomorrow night.  I love to perform at new places.  Our friends are always kind about our performances, but when strangers enjoy our show, I know we are doing something right.

It's rather late, I am tired and I think I might need a cup of hot tea.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Basket Head

Had an issue with vertigo last night and this morning.  It took the meds awhile but they kicked in and am much better this evening.  Vertigo reminds me of the meningitis episodes I had during treatment... there is no being tougher than the episode, at least not for me...not much you can accomplish when your head is buried in a waste basket.

I had a 7:00 am class schedule, so my trusty substitute volunteered to teach it.   In case any of you don't know, Rick subs for me when my head is in the basket.

Still not a 100 percent but getting there.  Hot tea and an early bedtime await me.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Long and Lonely

Some days my students come to class with such a defeated air about them.  Working on your transformation is hard, facing your demons and letting go of what you think is control is even harder.
One student said it so well," you give up all control when you enter rehab."

Going inward, seeing  your open wounds and scars, reliving nightmares is troubling.  Communal living,
structure, being away from home, friends and family seem almost devastating.

I felt the struggles today as my students walked into the classroom.  I saw their faces and heard their voices and knew in my heart, somehow, some way, burdens needed to be lifted.

Class was a little more physical today, the asanas were big, I felt the students needed to reclaim their space in their universe.  They needed to make their presence felt, to each other, to me and themselves.
Tears and  smiles appeared at the end of class, the road to recovery is long and lonely.  I am such a tiny speck in a complicated universe.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Monday Fire Drill

My first class today was interrupted by a fire drill, nothing like coming to yoga to let go of the stress and then hearing the ungodly sound of the fire alarm.  My students were not happy, but we had an extra long relaxation that made up for their upsetting class.

The next two classes were much better, soothing and non-eventful.  The moon is starting to show his face over the trees and though it is still very beautiful, the waning stage has begun.  That's the amazing thing about the moon, it is always undergoing transformations.

Wishing you a week of blue skies and sunshine and nights filled with stars.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Off the grid

Sorta off the grid tonight
Writing a blog on my cell
Phone is interesting
Going to be a great night
For moon viewing and
Star gazing.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Blue Moon

A fun gig this morning, a full moon tonight and in between, a beautiful day.   My brother Ricky who lives next door has a green thumb, the blue hydrangeas came from his house, the day lilies from mine.  This is one of my favorite spring bouquets.  I hope this full moon brings great hope and change to all of you...and it is a blue moon.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Ruby's Gift

My parents lived on our farm years before we did.  Every spring it seems that we get a surprise from my mom, some flower or plant that just appears.   As we walked the dogs today, I spied a beautiful peach day lily, a surprise gift from my mom Ruby.  It was as though she sent me a hug straight from heaven.  Now mind you, it has been over thirty years since she and my dad lived here, but it is amazing what just appears year to year.  They planted and cared for this place and it just keeps on giving.  Happy Friday!   Enjoy your weekend and look for the  beauty that is around you.