Sunday, February 17, 2008

I Did It Again!

"Your brain." I meant "your brain," not "you're brain."

Just thought I'd calrify.

(That was a joke.)

If I Only had A Brain...

I just noticed that one of my posts is titled "Just to Califry." Of course, I meant "clarify."
I have Mom brain. It's what happens when you have kids. You're brain's ability to retain information actually diminishes. Scientists have documented this, in new moms of kids up to a year old. The problem is, all the studies have stopped there, at one year. I am CLINICAL PROOF that this phenomenon can last at least 6 1/2 years (coincidentally, the age of my older child).

I used to spout pages and pages of iambic pentameter. Now I'm lucky to get out a single sentence in any language known to humankind. (It's mostly things like "Heh, gergh, jhud, argh, GET DOWN FROM THERE!!!!!!!")

Maybe I should get a blackberry. One with a dictionary and a calendar. And GPS.

Or a brain transplant.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

The Borg Have Arrived!!!!!!!

I just saw one of those ads for wrinkle cream, featuring a woman who's probably, at most, 27. And it occurred to me that she kind of looks like 7of 9, the Borg chick from Star Trek.
So THAT'S why ads freak me out! They're sending us messages: Resistance is Futile.


Friday, February 1, 2008

Just to Calrify...

...I have been taking yoga for years. This particular class as one I hadn't taken before.


It's been a weird few days. I won't go into details, but things have been breaking down then working again. Or not. School changes for the kids. Puking at 2:00 AM. (Not me, my 6 year-old.) So last night, my MIL came over to watch the kids and I went to yoga. A class I haven't taken before, and it was PERFECT! It was EXACTLY what I needed! A combo of deep breathing, flowing poses, standing poses, sitting poses, and ending with a lovely shivasana.
Then home, to reality. And the aforementioned barf.
But you know what? I wouldn't trade it for ANYTHING.
I think all the craziness has helped me to focus on the important stuff. Our yoga teacher was talking a lot about mindfulness in movement, about staying aware throughout the motion. And it made me think that I don't do that as much in life as I would like. I've been working on Intuitive Eating, and mindfulness is a big part of that. As is gratitude. I may not have a "perfect" body or even a "perfect" life, but I am healthy, loved, and happy. I am blessed!