Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Mystery Cookies & Yoga

We went to story time this morning at the library (look at me! I'm being one of those put-together moms!) When we got home I had books (Skippyjon Jones) to carry in so I didn't shut the garage door and left the truck door wide open. I had every intention of running back out to shut them but I forgot and they remained open for 5 hours this afternoon.

4:45 finally comes and we pack up for the Y. I get out to the truck and see someone has left me a ziplock bag of cookies on the front seat. They smelled fresh, however, there was a vermin hole in it. So, I can't figure out if the squirrel brought me the cookies or if a kindly neighbor did and the squirrel beat me to the treat! They now reside in the dumpster for safety reasons.

There's nothing like doing Tree and Star to Just Breathe by Anna Nalick to center oneself. Nothing grounds me like a good Yoga session. I feel so quiet and I'm able to pray and meditate much easier during class than at home amongst the chaos of the kids. And I've almost mastered the splits!! Mindy: I really, really love the new class now that I've gotten the flow of it down!

8 comments:

Tim & Melissa said...

See, you ARE a motivated mom...every mom has days that seriously lack motivation. Especially when you're pregnant! I'm jealous that you get to go to yoga!

farron and cheri said...

OK. I need to learn how to spend quality time with MYSELF. This I could get a good yoga DVD, lock myself upstairs, and get the same effect?

Shannon said...

honestly, no. at least not in my not-so-humble opinion. i tried a dvd once but it was cold and impersonable. but you can still lock yourself upstairs!! that would do wonders!

Lani said...

Ahhh... I was so, so forgetful about EVERYTHING when I was pregnant. I'd blame the leaving the doors of the vehicle open on the pregnancy. ;) Sorry the squirrels got to your treats before you did... unless, of course, they were in fact just "sharing". And in that case, I apologize. Speaking of squirrels... go check this out for a good laugh.

Mindy said...

i love the new release now too. i also did it yesterday and during "just breathe" my balance was awesome. it was the best it's ever been and it felt sooo good. i'm assuming you don't have a heated garage?

Gwen said...

wonder if you will ever find out the nice gesture or if that was one smart squirell..interesting..

ethel said...

hmmmm
Shannon, i think you've been had. I think..just maybe you put some perfectly good cookies in that there dumpster!
ok..what is this yoga release thingy..is it a cd or what? my power yoga class we hear the same tape over and over..i don't really listen to it..i just try to keep up

Shannon said...

martha--doesn't your Y have the "Body" classes: BodyStep, BodyFlow, BodyVive & BodyPump??

BodyFlow is a class with Tai Chi, Yoga and Pilates all combined. And they just had a new release, which just means new poses and music. They have a new release every couple months or something like that.