Thursday, May 22, 2008

My energies have been balanced

For the past few years Suzy has been hosting a small yoga class in our garage for a group of ladies from church. Recently, I thought it would be good to have a very basic yoga video for me to use to stretch and increase my deteriorating flexibility.

So this morning Suzy decided that instead of going to the gym she would break out the video. She delayed getting up and made enough noise that I lost all hope of going back to sleep so…I decided today was the day for my first foray into the world of yoga.

What a freaky, earthy, granola, female dominated world it is. (If the world of yoga really isn’t that way, at least the world of yoga videos in North America seems to be.)

While focusing on “relaxing the inner edges of my eye sockets” and trying to figure out where my “sacrum” was, I strived to “meet each pose with integrity” and remember the most beneficial poses to use “during my menstrual cycle.” Needless to say, I found some of the video difficult to relate to. The rest of the video I just found difficult. The lady looked easily 20 years older than me but conservatively a thousand percent more flexible. I have to say, if you can get past all the foofy hippie garbage, yoga will kick you in your be-hind.

About halfway through the video, the boys woke up and decided to join in. So there we were, two bouncy little boys, a 7 month pregnant mom and a 37 year old bag of dried up ligaments, tendons and muscles attempting to contort ourselves all over the floor. Let's just say that posing with "integrity" requires a sacrifice of dignity.

You’re welcome for the visual.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Inaugural restart post

So here is the first test of our new blog. I have fiddled with creating a family blog off and on over the years, but we recently put Bardsleyland and the John and Dakin Family Journal on our Yahoo homepage and have felt closer to these families as a result. Over the last few weeks every time Jacob or Ryan does or says something adorable I have said to Suzy, “See that was a blog moment!” I guess I have to give her a little jumpstart. We’ll see if this thing has legs or not.

So last night driving home from Grandma and Grandpa Stovall’s house we were talking with the boys about today’s (Monday’s) activities. As usual Jacob was excited to go to preschool and out of the blue he said, “I’m not going to play with the girls in my class; They’re kinda princess-ish. I like playing with the boys better. They’re more Transformer-ish and dinosaur-ish.”

So that is a great example of what I have been calling blog moments, and it has the honor of being the first one captured.