January 14, 2007

Blur...

The week flew past in a blur.
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Work was busy. Consultants, server conversions (when did I become an IT nerd?), deadlines and lots of phone calls from parents and the public. Teaching yoga after work got me home around 7:30 or 8 every night. Andy was equally as busy. He was up late writing staff reports and preparing for next week, which is a big one for him at work.

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The new yoga classes went well. Thanks for all your kind words and encouragement!
I am thoroughly enjoying the use of my Christmas presents in class.
I have three enthusiastic 5 year olds and their mothers in my parent/child class. They make me laugh and I am looking forward to using the book, "The Giving Tree" next week to guide our practice. I love all the giggles and the excitement to pretend and make believe. When do we loose this gift? Do we keep it but just stuff it down? I wonder.... (actually been doing a lot of this kind of wondering lately... How can I bring in my imagination, playfulness and "self" back to my world every day? Working with these little humans is so good for me.)

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The adult classes were both really great as well. I have groups who are not afraid to ask questions, and that is really great since I don't always know if I am making sense up there in front of the room. I have all levels and even some guys in the both the classes, which is really great. What I love most is that I leave class refreshed and re-inspired, something I hadn't expected after teaching (the inspired part, yes- the refreshed part, no).

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We finally took down the tree and other holiday garb yesterday. (yes, I know. But I am not super woman and I don't have the time or the drive to always spend my weekends doing chores.) We also had a great dinner last night with friends and got to hang out with a two year old who loved Andy- I haven't seen him laugh so hard or turn that red in a long time. It was pretty cute.
Today was a sleep in day- I actaully stayed in bed until 9- a small miracle and tribute to how exhausted I am right now. It is lounge city here at the the Noodle House.

It is a short week coming up- what with tomorrow a holiday and Friday I take off from work and leave for a splendid weekend with 5 of my girls from high school. It should be a riot. We are headed to San Fran for choas , shopping and girl time. 4 of us are driving from Reno/ Nevada City and the other two are flying up from LA. I can hardly wait.
Road trips rock especially when they are with girls that you have know for so long and can be incredibly silly with.... lets hope the weather cooperates - the less snow the better.
Photos taken last April, on the beach in Cayucos, CA.
I am trying to pull from the archives, I realized how many photos I have that I need to look at again...

PS there is something fun going on. Wanna play? Check what Stacie has come up with now.
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4 comments:

Stacie said...

I'm glad the yoga class was a hit! Aren't kids funny! At my house the Giving Tree is a fave... I think the key to capturing that youthful enthusiam is being around it... but they can also wear you down too, it's a double edged deal-y.
I love the beach shots, cold and grey, just like I remember! Have a great time with the gals...

angela said...

i love reading about the teaching/classes it's so inspiring and sounds so fulfilling.
the giving tree is one of the most interesting children's books ever written (imo).
great photos, beautiful grays...

punkrawkpurl said...

man... i love your ramblings! they are so well composed and inspiring.
the giving tree... i love to give that book as a gift.
maybe one of these trips you make to the bay we will be able to hang out. don't forget that i am at the coolest yarn shop in oakland!

amanda button said...

Yay for successful yoga classes! :) I think it is awesome you are using the Giving tree as an idea! So neat! i wish i could come take your class with my little one it sounds so fun! :)

those photos are AMAZING!!! I love how the birds kinda "emerge" from the mist, so lovely!