Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Clearly, I did a wonderful job of 'resting my shoulder' these past two weeks because this morning my shoulders were SORE from practising full Primary yesterday. Sore! Ouch!

It's also possible that they were sore from:
1) carrying Princess Fur home from the vet
2) carrying a 15 pound bag of flour home from the grocery store (the flour and the Princess are approximately the same weight).

Princess Fur, by the way, is fine. She's sleeping a lot and complaining a bit about the pain, but she's calmed down a lot since last night. Last night, she was just plain *loopy*. In retrospect, I think she must have been high on something. The vet must have given her a painkiller in post-op. She was running in circles and her attention span was about .3 seconds for any one thing.

Practice was good, but slow. I was sluggish and tired today - this despite getting an extra hour of sleep last night. It's on the cusp of a Moon Day so I split the difference and practised half-Primary today. I skipped Janu Sirsasana C and opted out of the three closing Lotus Poses because I wanted to lay down for Savasana (and stay there, ALL DAY...alas, I had a class to teach).

Tomorrow, I'll honour the full moon by doing an easy vinyasa class and sitting on my bum the rest of the morning with a good book. Tomorrow is my last really crazy teaching day until January. My schedule is already starting to slow down.

I must have finally adjusted to the Great Excitement of receiving my Kindle because I'm no longer staying up late surfing around for free books and reading Kindle blogs. I'm still excited - but I'm back to being equally excited about sleeping. Also, the whole Christmas Spirit Thing hasn't kicked in for me yet. I haven't decorated the apartment, I'm not listening to my Holiday Playlist on the iPod.

I'm not a grinch, I'm just not interested. Yet. I'm sure it will come.


Michelle said...

Me too. Not interested yet. But, we did get some snow today so maybe, just maybe...

Boodiba said...

I gave up Christmas for India, five years ago...

Kaivalya said...

Snow? Oh no, not SNOW!

It is tempting to just ignore Christmas completely. I did this one year when I got in a horrible fight with my mother just before the holiday. I also have a friend who goes to Thailand every December to bypass it (no Santa in a Buddhist country).

Now that I'm in a relationship, I have to give the holiday a nod because my partner likes to celebrate. Still, we do it small: tiny 1 foot fake tree I've carried around since university, *small* gifts, lots of cookies.

I spread the joy through cookies!

And I skate around for hours listening to Christmas music (which I actually genuinely enjoy).

You reminded me: must add 'put up tree' to my to-do list. Otherwise, it will never get done!

Boodiba said...

Understandable. I don't have a partner.

I'm ALSO going to be out of the country for the whole "dad gets buried on my birthday" first anniversary, thing.

Kaivalya said...

Argh, I totally understand. :-(

My dad and I were estranged, but I'll always be grateful to him for dying around Halloween. I could care less about that holiday and it's nowhere near my birthday.

I'm looking forward to your India trip! I'm not travelling this year, so I'm going to live vicariously through you!

Boodiba said...

Ya... I remember my friend Ashtangi saying, "Boy they're really sticking it to you for an eternity." Such is the reality of my family, pretty much estranged.

If he DO pick the circumstances of our reincarnations, I was thinking, perhaps I selected a family I wouldn't mind leaving?

I will be blogging from there for sure!! Not sure whether I'm bringing the laptop, but I'd like to video there...