37 Is When It All Falls Apart

So apparently 37 is when your body starts to fall apart? I'm kidding, of course (sort of), but I've been very frustrated with my body lately. First it was the shoulder issue, that finally seems resolved, but kept me away from regular exercise for a while; then recently I had a little in office medical procedure (no big deal, promise, but) that left me very sore for a number of days afterward, and again, unable to work out. Add in a sick child and still recovering Daisy at the same time, and it just felt very overwhelming, and much like my body was betraying me.

I feel a little uncomfortable in my body right now. It feels like I've lost so much ground, like I'm weaker, softer, and my body just isn't doing what I want it to, what it is capable of. I know that this is just a blip in the long run, and that I can get back to where I want to be, but its harder and harder each time, and more frustrating. In my most frustrated moments, I had the thought that, "Oh, this is when it all falls apart..." and, "Is this just the rest of my life now?!" I know, silly.

After all that, I am newly committed to my health this holiday season. I'm trying to get my eating into shape, am taking my vitamins again, and plan to restart my lifting ASAP (in a healthy way!). Wish me luck on being done falling apart!


It Must Run in the Family

Gwen and I did a thing the other day...

She had asked a while ago if she could put a colored streak in her hair, and I was more then open to the idea. We played with colored hair caulk first, to figure out the color and placement she wanted... and then we just decided to go for it! 

She was really happy with the way it turned out, and we both love the way it looks. Seems crazy hair must run in the family.


Food For The Soul

Yoga asanas are sometimes called a moving meditation, but yoga also teaches us that anything can be meditative if we are able to be purely present in the moment. Cooking has always been a form of meditation for me. It clears my mind in a way second only to my asana practice.

A few weekend ago I created some homemade Italian Wedding inspired soup, and cooked up a German pancake for the first time.

They were delicious and fed my soul as much as my body. Where do you find meditative presence in your life?


Sweet Beast and Another Surgery

A week ago sweet Daisy went in to have a lump removed from her back paw. It was causing her pain, and we were worried it would grow more, so it was the right decision to have it removed. That said, she's 11 years old now, and watching her struggle with the disorientation and lethargy while the anesthesia was wearing off was heartbreaking.

She did rock the hell out of her purple bootie though! (Then a pink bootie with the bandage change this past Monday, and we'll see what new color they put on come next Monday!)

A week out and she is doing so well. The hardest part is getting her to chill and not get to walk on it as much. She continuously amazes me with how easygoing she is about everything! One more week to go until the stitches are removed, and I can't wait to see my sweet girl all healed up. ❤


Semi-Wordless Wednesday {Daisy - The Birthday Girl}

Beautiful, sweet, and loving, I cannot imagine life without our Sweetest Beast.

Daisy is just the best dog!

Happy Birthday Daisy Mae! We love you.


Halloween Fun

We had a multi-part, semi-canceled Halloween celebration this year. An awesome dinner with friends, was part one!

Then it was Girl Scouts Halloween... which was supposed to follow Trunk-Or-Treat at Gwen's school, but unfortunately it was way too cold out for that.

Then there was trick-or-treating in a nearby neighborhood on actual Halloween, which resulting in a lot of yummy candy for all of us.

It was a fun season (despite our lack of decorations). Happy Halloween All! Blessed Samhain. And on to November.



Life has been rather full and busy lately, some big things, but mostly so many little things. Gwen is doing Girl Scouts and Battle of the Books this year which takes up just enough time each week. I'm subbing plenty, and Colorado winter Autumn has kept us on our toes lately (nothing like needing to be dropping Gwen off for a snow delay 5 minutes before you're supposed to start teaching a class!). You may, or may completely not have, noticed I didn't get a post up for Monday. I certainly meant to, but that just didn't happen. Oh well, certainly no one cared as much as I did!

I've been dealing with a shoulder issue for weeks, that turned out to be bursitis. Thankfully I'm almost done with a course of anti-inflammatory meds, and a whole lot of resting that seems to have helped it finally clear up. It was frustrating, painful, and frankly really annoying to deal with. I was trying to take it as easy as possible, which mean skipping a whole lot of demoing when I was teaching, and skipping all of my own regular classes which I would normally take. That was the hardest part. A good portion of my grounding, and I think all of my sanity, comes from those classes. The rest of my body was noticeably more achy and still, but I just felt so much less put together. I'm more then ready to start carefully and slowly reintroducing those classes.

Today is the first of November, and I can't wrap my head around that. Halloween decorations never really happened (though Halloween did, more on that later), and at this rate I don't think anything will go up until Christmas decor after Thanksgiving (3.5 weeks away... 😳). Gwen and I did get in for our flu shots (yay herd immunity!), so I had two sore shoulders for a bit there; we got in some lovely framily and friend dinners, and got to finally watch Hocus Pocus, so it was still a good Halloween season. Here's to more fun ahead... and finding the time to bring you guys along!