Tonight I went back to yoga for the first time in a looooooooong time. I have dubbed this year…”Year of Vanity”** mainly because I think I really let myself go during year 32. Put on some lbs…wore the hair in a ponytail almost constantly…more comfy clothes than attractive clothes…ignored makeup.
Last week I wore some eyeshadow and mascara to work one day. Coworkers Damon and Shawn both immediately noticed. In a “whoa! you’re wearing makeup!” kind of way. Which isn’t all that great, if you think about it.
But anyway, yoga is one of the steps I need to take to regain my girlish vigor and charms, so off I went. And it was a struggle to hit the poses I used to hit (although my triangle is still ‘beautiful’ according to the instructor) both mentally and physically. My mind wandered the whole class..
I can’t believe I have to do the budget for the entire 2006 fiscal year by tomorrow!
I think for this year’s NaNoWriMo I’ll write a bodice ripper
Ow! Ow! Is that a hamstring??
Wait..I never edited “Tumble Dry” from last year’s NaNaWriMo
Will I get pregnant this year?
Jeez-n-crackers! What muscle was THAT?
Gonna wash that gray right outta my hair…
Did I give out the paycheck stubs today?
At the end of class, we relax. As I lay on my mat, the instructor anointed each of us with lavender oil and finally I felt my achy muscles melt. I fell into that sweet state that occurs right before I fall asleep where it feels like my body and head are floating and spinning in mid-air. But my mind had one more thing to say…
My b-day was wonderful…thanks to a 3-day weekend, great weather, and family. The “33” pic will come in a day or two. But now I need to either do my budget or hop into World of Warcraft.
**Probably not PC or sensitive to talk about something as trivial as a “year of vanity” when so many are suffering…but I’ve done and will continue to do my best to help out.