Hey hey! I’m alive! I was struck by a nasty virus last week, spent many days in my dark bedroom, drifting in and out of sleep, yikes. It was not a pretty sight. Happily, I am feeling much better today and hope this week will be back to normal with shifts at EMS, 90 minutes teaching on the podium with my students, and sweating it out in yoga class. Here’s a smattering of all the things I’ve been up to…both pre & post virus : ) Yes, including my birthday (!). I’ve made a lot of juices lately in an attempt to drink lots of fluids and crush my citrus craving…yum.
Made these for Sheila’s birthday. YAY Aquarians!
Beets, enough said.
SO many cards !!
Jini is the BEST.
VDay dinner at Coonamessett Inn.
Dessert, of course.
Breakfast BFF style in Quincy.
Like a sunset?!
Stay healthy my dear readers.
A good message to keep in mind, especially in the dull of January, yes? When all you really want to do is stay inside, wearing pajamas, and not talk to anyone all day (guilty). Here’s some pics from my latests adventures, including my short stint dog sitting, and oh yea- I got a new phone!
I’m the happy owner of the Google Nexus 5, if anyone reading out there is into phones. This purchase is a pretty huge deal for me (tech phobe) and all whom communicate with me on a daily basis. Feels great to be (a little bit) more up to date. And, I like taking photos with it, naturally.
Here he is, Captain.
Smiling because I got a new phone…
Favorite lunch lately!
Stay warm, friends! Or at least enjoy hibernating…
Hello friends! What’s going on? I have been up to the same ole. Practicing & teaching Bikram yoga, drinking lots of coffee, making breakfast foods any time of day, taking in some quality sunsets, and baking blondies. I guess that’s me in a nutshell.
Blondie that started it all…
Snapshot of my life.
All the classics, thanks to Moonakis Cafe.
Doing a little dog sitting this weekend, so stay tuned for a picture of Captain! Super cute fluffy pup : )
I didn’t leave the house all day. I DID shovel! I did not shower. I did spend almost an hour on the phone with my best friend. I didn’t go to yoga. I did write a bunch of cards to mail out tomorrow. I didn’t do any laundry. Or cooking. I DON’T regret one second of it all.
Happy 2014 everybody! Take time to relax & do what you love to do.
Hi there! How was everyone’s holiday? I had a great Christmas, if you were wondering : ) Love spending the special day with my family. I think I was too engrossed in the festivities to take pictures though…not even an awesome cousin shot!
Love a good holiday mantel…
Christmas cactus lookin’ perfect.
Citrus time, after all those cookies…
Spending today trying to get my life back in order…key word being “trying”. Lots of laundry, organizing, dishes, blah blah blah. Teaching 26&2 tonight though. And, making calzones for dinner. What a life I lead, ha. I hope all of you are having a great Monday, and also, happy New Year! I have no plans, and I am totally okay with that. Yahoo! Thank you for keeping up with my adventures during the past year- it was an unbelievable one. Keeps getting better and better.
One month ago yesterday, I walked across the stage to pose with the man himself:
I’m eternally grateful for Bikram’s series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. Attending training feels like a dream, but looking at this photo, I know it happened. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about my large yoga family spread out all across the world, all the smiling faces as they step onto the podium in their respective studios, their support as I step onto my own. I am so so happy.
and came back as a certified Bikram Yoga Instructor!
You guys! Please accept my apology for the silence here on my blog. Training literally sucked the life out of me near the end of the nine weeks. Massive dialogue reviewing, trying to learn the pranayama breathing exercise, a few more late night Hindi movies, and the overall sheer exhaustion coupled with the mountain of emotions I felt left little time for a few blog entries.
But, I’m back in Falmouth, alive and well, happy, healthy, no more knee pain, caught up on my sleep, and I’m a TEACHER. I’ve taught five classes thus far at Bikram Yoga Falmouth, and I’m so grateful to have Lee as my mentor and friend. I’m thankful to all the students who have been in my beginning classes and stuck it out with me in the hot room. The entire yoga community here & all my instructors have been so encouraging, supportive, enthusiastic, and helpful. I am so so blessed.
We did it!!!
It feels weird to officially be out of the yoga bubble and I miss my fellow teachers like crazy. Here’s a little photo bomb of the last couple of weeks at training and especially of our graduation ceremony. Thank you to Matt for coming out to LA and being there on graduation day, taking many of these photos, packing my suitcases, putting up with me being an absentee girlfriend for nine weeks, and letting me “just do the yoga”. Attending Bikram Yoga Teacher Training was the best decision of my life. I feel so happy that I went and did it, and now, I can’t believe this is my job!
Oh those chandeliers…
Mats out to dry.
Book signing with Boss.
Sloopy’s Cafe, Manhattan Beach
Pre-grad breakfast of champions.
Demo Team at graduation
Jill, Emily, me, Lauren
Roommates! Stephanie and me.
Me, Jorge, & Lauren.
Thanks for reading, if you’ve made it this far : )