Monday, September 14, 2015

A weekend of yoga and turtles

It's Monday, and there's a hint of fall in the air.
Hooray!!! (for the fall part, not the Monday part...}
And not that Monday is necessarily a bad thing, it's just that I could really use an extra day. But who couldn't?

I wish I had something to tell you other than my usual oh-my-gosh-what-a-busy-weekend, but it's just the way it is right now. I don't say busy like it's a bad thing - it's just that between yoga teacher training (all weekend) and our pending house remodel and move...well...let's just say that I'm having to really focus on living in the moment in order to maintain a sense of...well...not freaking out!!!

While the turtles are oblivious and happy out in their cozy habitat, Doug and I are running circles around here. I've purchase a really big plastic tub and a large bag of shredded bark that's used for reptile habitats to house them temporarily at our new place. Repeating in my head, "They'll be fine, Deb...they'll be fine..." They will.

It's 5:45 a.m. as I type this, and Doug has already left for the day. He's meeting roofers at the new house this morning to have a leak around the fireplace repaired. We're changing out all of the windows in the house to the more energy efficient dual-pane kind, and that happens tomorrow. Along with our electrician friend who will be there today or tomorrow to hang lights. Doug is going to be able to start painting walls this week, and French doors and floor tile will be installed next week. {And there you have the very condensed version of the new-house-to-do-list.}

As part of my current yoga teacher certification program, I attend a yoga teacher workshop one weekend a month and that happened this past weekend. It was a really great workshop with one of my favorite teachers, and my scribbly doodles in the photo above happened on day-three when my mind was so full of anatomy talk that I started to check out just a little. I'll have a post on Wednesday with a little more about this weekend's workshop. Loved it!!!
This week along with my full-time-corporate-job, I'm teaching yoga three evenings after work. My heart is filled with so much gratitude for my yoga practice and the fact that I am finally able to share yoga with others through teaching. I'm praying for a shift in the near future that would allow me to follow that dream full time. In the meantime, I keep plugging along knowing that my super-full-plate won't always be this heaped-up-to-overflowing.
I have a house to move.
And there's a hint of fall in the air!!!
And a new week to grow in.
Wishing you all kinds of blessings this week,
and a reminder to breathe if your plate is full too.


Ruth said...

Such a full life for you and Doug right now, but well worth it in the long term. Sending you a hug, just because.

Sian said...

Well, we could certainly have done with an extra day as we left our boy back to college this weekend. It has suddenly clicked over into autumn here..I always think of it as a time for new starts. A good time for moving :0

debs14 said...

That was one very busy weekend! Never a dull moment in Deb Turtle Land!
Back to work for a rest now ;-)

Susanne said...

All the new house preparations sound exciting, but I know remodels come with stress as well. All that yoga is probably a very good thing!!

alexa said...

Oh my, how do you fit it all in? Hoping your yoga provides you with a calm space in the midst of such busyness ...

Anonymous said...

Oh my, it sounds like you could do with a few extra days! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the turtle habitat at the new place.

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