Monday, April 27, 2009
But I digress.
This morning started out on a rather low note. It was nothing in particular, just a down day I guess. I was feeling rather sorry for myself regarding a lack of current romantic prospects in conjunction with a few other things.
I mean, I know that in reality nothing lasts forever and I will find someone and my other issues will resolve themselves. It's just that sometimes, when you're neck deep in the mire it's hard to see that there is an end. You just need to schlepp through the crap to get to the good stuff.
Anyway, at lunch I managed to get out and take a walk in the wonderful weather. There is a very nice little wooded path that runs along the river. It was sunny and shaded; the river was babbling; the birds were chirping... it was just what I needed to get back in my head.
Right now, I'm watching How I Met Your Mother, because Barney Stinson rocks. Because sometimes you really need to just get out of your own head.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Still, yesterday the stars aligned and I was able to take the Wednesday class with my favorite teacher Jane. I make many of her Saturday morning classes, but they are usually filled to the brink with people. Last night's was small enough that I was able to get help with something I've been nervous about trying: Salamba Sirsasana. In other words, the headstand.
I'm not big on inversions generally speaking, and headstands always hurt my head. But, if I want to deepen my yoga practice (and if I ever decide I want to take a teaching course) I should know how to do this. Obviously, I am not yet at the point where I can do this free-stand; walls are my friend. But, just going for it is a big step for me. Hopefully I'll get over my distaste of the inversion and reap some of the benefits (which include a calmer mind, a strengthening of the arms, legs and spine, and improved balance).
Heck, maybe moving forward with what I consider a truly challenging position will help me tackle other challenging things in life. It's all connected, right?
Sunday, April 19, 2009
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Thursday, April 9, 2009
Doesn't that sound like fun???
I'm not quite sure of the specifics yet. I've an inquiry into a B&B in Edinburgh. I'm not going to book a flight that leaves from there if I can't find a decent, affordable room in the city. Once I know I'll have a place to stay, then I'll book my flights. I've currently got emails out to friends I have not seen in ages, and last night I bought a couple Lonely Planet travel guides for London and Edinburgh.
Truth be told, I've spent more time thinking about Scotland than I have about England. With England, I figured I would just see who could meet up when, and then fill in the gaps. But Scotland... I've never been there, and it's a whole city just waiting to be explored. There are castles to visit, volcanoes to climb, and ghost tours to be taken. How will three days ever be enough?
Planning is half the fun with trips like these, and I'm sure I'll be changing my mind as to my plans right up until I step off the train and try to find my hotel. But that's half the fun too.
Of course, the men in kilts are part of the fun, too. ;-)
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
So, anyway. I got paid yesterday (yay!) and discovered that I have 30 hours of vacation time saved up. Three more paychecks and I'll have a full week (I'm taking a day off in May for my birthday. I am NOT coming in on my birthday).
So I'm thinking... my pals in the UK have been hounding me to come over again for a long time. Maybe now is the time! It is all very theoretical at this point, but I'm thinking a few days in England to meet up with my UK mates, then up to Edinburgh for a couple days before flying back.
I'm thinking this may happen mid-late June or early July, although it depends on a lot of different things. If the UK doesn't work out, I have a couple other ideas in mind, but we'll see how this plays out first. I've been dying to get back there for years now. This could be just the opportunity I was looking for!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
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