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Truly Amazing Friends

100_3499Some days, you really do wake up and realize you are surrounded by amazing friends!  That happened to me this weekend.  My friend Michelle, gave me two bottles of Pinot Noir.  Not just any old Pinot Noir, but Pinot Noir she had made herself!  I met Michelle I don’t know, four or five years ago when she came to my yoga class.  In fact, her entire family attended my Family Yoga Class for quite some time and they’re all awesome!

I made myself wait to open it, almost a week!  Saturday, I taught a three hour workshop on the Psoas Muscle and I was more than ready to relax.  My husband was working out of town and my kids were gone.  It was time to pop the cork.  This was and is (I have one more bottle) some of the best wine I’ve ever had.  Really smooth, hints of grapes and beautiful color.  Though she told me it was cloudy (sulfite free) I didn’t really notice it and I didn’t really care. 

She needs to open her own winery!!  

I arrived home Sunday evening after another three hours of yoga.  This time to my family and chaos.  I’d been at the Spring Equinox Yoga Mala where we did 108 sun salutes for charity.  Shortly after walking in the door, I poured myself another small glass of that great wine.  My friend Sylvia called and wanted to drop by.  She had a surprise for me.  I met Sylvia when our kids started Kindergarten.  Her daughter Emily and my daughter Lauren are very good friends.  Sylvia is an artist and a damn good one!  Her signature is to cover her pieces in this tiny little iridescent glitter.  Her work is whimsical with lots of animals, faeries, glitter, gardens and what nots.  I love her stuff!  She made me something for my kitchen.  A sock monkey character she’s named Dr. Woo Hoo. 

100_3497Dr. Woo Hoo is a pretty cool dude.  He’s an adventurer and this time he ventured into my kitchen cooking up a storm.  This is adorable!  She brought this to me framed with a nail taped to the back so we could hang it immediately.  I had to include a couple photos of the detail work, it’s amazing.  She did this with colored pencils and crayons.  Can’t say if I used colored pencils and crayons that I could make something like this.  The frame is gorgeous, and the orange carrots and the blue colors just bounce off my chocolate kitchen walls.

 

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I poured her a glass of Michelle’s Pinot Noir, then I broke out a  package of sheep’s cheese and some crackers.  We admired her work and enjoyed the wine.  What awesome people I know!  Thank You!

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Too Much at Once

  • Orthodontist consultation for our daughter today.  $5,200 for upper and lower braces.  Her teeth aren’t bad, bite does need correction, not an emergency.  We have no ortho insurance, we will hold off a year, and shop around!
  • While I was at this ortho appointment, the person scheduled to sub my yoga class………forgot to show up.
  • Later in the afternoon, while cleaning the studio, the vacuum cleaner bag exploded on me!  Serious mess.  Way worse than when I started. 
  • Picked my kid up from school, only to find out they were in lock down.  Bank very close by had been robbed.  Dropped her home, got another sweeper, finished the HUGE mess.
  • Tile is up around our kitchen window, this took all of two hours to complete, but two years to get around to it!
  • Cruising on the group e-mail newsletter for the yoga community.  Lots of things are happening.  New location for the Yoga Education Center, additional classes and lots of other things, all good.
  • Good things are needed on crazy days like today!
  • My husband and my son deer hunt.  It grosses me out. 
  • His family actually process the deer here at the house, which blows my mind.  I’m not from a farm.  My parents weren’t either, nor are my parents elderly.  I don’t get it.  My kitchen, was a butcher shop the last few days.  My mother-in-law can process a deer all by herself. 
  • After this week deer season is not over for us.  There’s like black powder season, bow season, trip a deer with a wire season, rope a deer when it runs by season……it just goes on….and on!
  • If we could plan the finishing of the kitchen, like we do the deer hunting, we would’ve been done before we started.
  • My childhood dollhouse is out of the attic and my kid loves it.  Haven’t seen her that happy in awhile! 
  • The yoga studio parking lot, is full of leaves from the Gingko trees.  Totally made my day today, wish I had a camera phone, to capture that pile of golden beauty!
  • Off season track has started for our son.  He’s into something new.  Indoor meets.  You get your own self there.  They’re held out of town.  This will cost money.  We will figure out how to budget and go, somehow!
  • My parents will be here on Tuesday.  They’ve closed their last video store, and are officially retired…I think.  My stepdad is only 53, so we’ll see on that one.
  • My parents are bringing their camper and parking at Lake Taneycomo.  I’m thinking, I will spend a night or two down there, check out the Landing in B-Town.  Only been once, I’m not into much shopping. 
  • Evening of Giving is Sunday at the Mall.  It’s cool and I always get free tickets, cause I have the hubby hook up. 
  • Sad thing is, that after this busy weekend, I’ll be too tired to go!
  • Saturday restorative yoga for the female physicians of St. John’s, I’m looking forward to new faces, new places and helping people relax. 
  • Sunday I’ll go to yoga class followed by a Tao Workshop.
  • They’ll have free wine at the Evening of Giving.
  • I might talk myself into going.
  • Stay warm and enjoy the weekend.