After two weeks where I didn’t feel all that busy, things are kicking into high gear again. Teacher training starts back up tomorrow, and my apprenticeship starts Wednesday. I have a date to help my friend Deborah look at wedding dresses on Thursday, and Friday I have an early massage out in the ‘burbs. In the midst of all this, I have a lot of freelance pages to edit, not to mention trying to keep the place looking somewhat presentable for my own sake as well as others. Oh and somehow getting ahold of a copy of KEEP HOLDING ON by Susane Colasanti, and getting that gong meditation CD downloaded. Plus I’m feeling off and a bit nauseated, but I don’t want to miss class tomorrow unless I’m like, SUPER SICK because it’s already been two weeks and I need to get back into student mode.
I’m tired just thinking about it! At least next week is fairly empty… for now.
Thursday night, I got acupuncture for the first time.
the needles are in my ears
I attended a workshop at Soulistic, where the speaker explained about Traditional Chinese Medicine (of which acupuncture is a part), and then we got a stress relief acupuncture session. It was interesting. Everyone keeps asking me if it hurt. Here is my honest answer. There was a pinch when the needles first go in, but it was almost instantly gone. On my right side, I didn’t feel anything while the needles were in, but on my left, I still felt a little bit of sensation from a couple of the needles. I lay down and tried to be still, but it was hard. However, when she took the needles out… well, within 30 seconds I felt like Jell-O. I was so amazingly relaxed and floaty. It was awesome. I thought I’d sleep very well that night, but the cats made sure that wasn’t the case. Hmph.
Friday morning, I went wedding dress shopping with a bride-to-be. The first store we went in was a nightmare, so we headed to David’s Bridal, which was a much more successful and much less scary experience for her!
Friday night, Aidan arrived!
He’s here for the summer! It’s awesome! We stayed up very, very late. We also stayed up late Saturday night, and last night as well. It’s starting to catch up to me. I need to make sure I get a good night’s sleep tonight so I can be good to go tomorrow.
We hung out Saturday, heading out to the porch to bask in the warmth that had finally come back.
Saturday night, I went to see Kino MacGregor speak, and she was so good. Very engaging, adorable as all heck, and fun to listen to. She’s into Ashtanga yoga, which is so not my practice, so I didn’t attend any of her workshops. Maybe I’ll like Mysore when I actually get my butt up and go, but guided Ashtanga is not the thing for me, at least, not at this point in my life.
Yesterday, we ran errands, then we CLEANED THE FRIDGE AND FREEZER. Exciting, right? Believe me, it was needed. You don’t want to know some of the dates we found on stuff on there. It’s really awesome to have a clean fridge. LOOK at that organization, yo.
Nice, right? I hope I can keep it clean!
OH. So. OK. KALE. YES. See, I grew up eating greens. I’ve always loved greens (well, since I was about 9 or 10). Turnip and mustard greens slow cooked with some ham hocks or neck bones. Delicious. Seriously. Even Aidan loves them. I remember trying kale when I was younger but not caring much for it. I thought it tasted too much like broccoli, and I can only stand broccoli sometimes. (I’m not even sure how to spell it.) But…I recently tried kale a new way, with olive oil, nutritional yeast, and a bit of soy sauce. OH MY GOD. SO FREAKING YUMMY. So, most people dehydrate that or bake it to make chips, right? Yeah, it doesn’t make it to the oven for me. I just eat it raw. So FREAKING GOOD. I just wish kale wasn’t so “trendy” (read: expensive) but you know what? I don’t care. I buy and eat it anyway. Mmm.
And let me tell you, finding the nutritional yeast was NOT easy. I had to go to this desolate corner of the bulk foods section at Whole Foods. It’s worth it, though.
This evening, I’m going to try to take it easy. I do need to pack my bag for tomorrow, and also pack my lunch. Charge my phone and iPad. Pick out outfit. Make sure I have my train card. And take a bath, and…. oh boy. The madness is starting already.
‘Til next time!