Friday, September 11, 2009

Yoga is supposed to be relaxful ...

Yoga is a great thing to do. Relaxes the mind, stretches the muscles, etc. I found out I like practicing yoga when I visited my parents in July and attended one of my mom's classes (she's a certified yoga instructor). I can manage a 20-minute video these days and so I invested in a Rodney Yee A.M. 20-minute workout video. I like his style, I like the shortness of it.

But it's SO not relaxing.

The Orclette loves to do yoga as well. This means she dances around me on the yoga mat, helps me with the poses, and thinks it's great fun to lie under me as I'm doing the downward dog pose. And during the relaxation part of the segment she figures it's the PERFECT time to climb all over me.

I think I'm going to designate yoga time as coloring time and confine her in her highchair. That'll make both of us happy.

That leaves the Miniorc. I usually turn on the DVD right after he eats but that doesn't mean 5 minutes into it he won't start crying. So sometimes it takes up to an hour to finish the 20-minute segment.

But it does get done.

And though it's not particularly relaxful, my muscles reap the benefits. And my mind is content in the knowledge that I managed to complete a workout.

Even when it's the only thing that gets done all day.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Sigh. I had a lovely post idea, was writing the final comments, when the Orclette (who is entering the lovely 2's) decided she needed to mess with both my hands and the keyboard and it was deleted.

I love her. I really do. I think she must be much like I was at that age.

I'm amazed that I made it past age 3.

Tomorrow is another day and I will attempt to recreate what I had written today.

I don't think anyone should have to parent a kid through the early years alone.

I need more coffee.

Monday, September 7, 2009

And gone again.

Damm left at 0520 this morning for the airport (his dad drove him, we stayed home). I didn't cry a whole lot, and in fact seem to be resuming our normal schedule with ease. I did cry quite a bit this weekend, which stinks because he was actually here, but oh well. We had fun. And I now have possession of his cool new phone-I think it's an LG Envy or something like that. Mine died, and with two little ones I don't feel safe being without a phone. So I got Damm's, and his brother is being awesome and sending his extra phone to Damm.

So ... 54 days til November.

I'm thinking I'll start preparing for Christmas in October. Hobby Lobby already has their Christmas stuff out ... I adore Christmas. And of course you can't ignore Thanksgiving/fall themes so we'll be doing that as well. Am I alarming those of you who don't really think of Christmas until after Thanksgiving? It's the fault of Barnes & Noble. We-I guess now I should say they-start receiving Christmas stock in June. And after 9 years of working for them (more or less) I start thinking Christmas earlier than the average person.

And today is Labor Day. The last Labor Day I worked (hehe) I got sent home early because the anticipated crowds did not come. After that year I switched from full to part-time and just never got scheduled for holidays. This Labor Day I shall join the crowds I once envied: the mother-in-law and I are going shoe shopping in El Paso. She's the one looking for shoes. I only get excited about running shoes.

And this weekend I really missed WoW, that being the major activity Damm and I engaged in while we were in Monett, and I'm having huge moments of nostalgia. Once he gets back I'm getting a new laptop (or he is, I'm not sure) and we'll both be rejoining the game. Of course we'll have considerably less time what with school and two kids but I think we'll have time at night. Some nights, anyway. Miniorc is beginning to sleep through the night (insert heavenly choirs), the Orclette always has, so by the time Damm gets back we should be good.

Time flies. Already I need to get us ready for El Paso. I only have one hour ... :D