Wednesday was WG's 10th birthday. I don't know who said it, but someone stated that, when raising kids, the years fly by but the days drag on. And it's so true! Over the summer I often dreaded mornings, lol, because it meant another day of trying to figure out how to keep the kids happy, entertained, and stimulated. Now I can't believe it's November, and that my baby girl is a decade old.
Thatt night was my first writing class, and it was amazing! We did 3 writing exercises, and it was a complete paradigm shift. Who knew I'd been going about it all wrong, all this time? No wonder I haven't been able to finish anything. :) The instructor is amazing. And he's a fan of Hubby's, so he's obviously a man of discerning taste, lol!
The whole process has become a lot less mysterious, and this was only in 3 hours. I'm SO looking forward to the next class. It's only 5 sessions, sadly, but there will be other courses. Between this and the improv, I can feel my juices flowing again, and I know I'll be doing something creative, in some capacity, in the very near future.
And I have to say, it's nice to get out of the house and into the city a couple nights a week. Last night I arrived early, so I went to a nearby Whole Foods which has a bar and an active after-work scene. But it also has a coffee bar and cafe, so there were families there, as well. It was a nice reminder that life isn't ONLY about homework, workouts, laundry, washing dishes, and early bedtimes.
I feel like I've had a nice, decade-long hibernation, but it's time to wake up & crawl out of the cave. My system is craving the company of others. My mind needs to be challenged again.
I'm still doing the (mostly) vegan thing. And keeping away from processed sugar. Since the cleanse I find that sugar makes me feel sluggish and unfocused. On the days I don't eat cleanly I REALLY feel it.
I'm still doing yoga and ballet barre workouts. And the bike, of course. I like that I stand a bit taller after the barre workout. It actually makes me feel semi-graceful. (Until I walk over to turn the DVD player off and trip over my own feet.) There's a Ballet Beautiful workout called "Swan Arms." Have I mentioned it before? It doesn't look too hard, but MAN! Suffice to say I have a whole new respect for water fowl!
And I still miss my geese and ducks...
Well, I WAS planning on writing something pithy and droll (for the first time ever on this blog), but I'm beat. So I'm just gonna wish you all a good night.