Sunday, February 05, 2006

Sunday night blog

OK, so I'm just off to bed and thought I’d do a quick post. What a busy weekend! There was some… er… tequila involved at A’s birthday celebration… as well as visits with Jen, Lee, Zoe, Dave and some new friends, too. The last load of laundry is in the dryer and there’s a Tex-Mex beef stew in the crock pot to cook overnight, so I have food for next week.

Next week… As I look down at my daytimer, I groan. Stupidly, hellishly busy. I am not teaching this semester and yet, I seem just as busy. How can that happen?

It’s not all bad… Tuesday night A. will get the second part of her birthday gift… An evening of Death by Chocolate at one of Calgary’s premier hotels, which puts on the weekly event, is included in there, along with a few lunches and coffees with friends I have been wanting to catch up with for weeks. Those are the moments of sanity to keep me balanced though the rest of the INsanity.

What about working out, you ask? Has it gone by the wayside? Not a chance! I’m just rolling out of bed about 6:00 a.m., to make it to the gym by 6:45 a.m. (or… OK, let’s be realistic… 7:00) just about every day next week. That’s the other bit that keeps me sane.

My knee is still not great. I tape it up when I do cardio and I’m still on a strengthening program for my legs. But, it’s coming along.

My workout goals for this month include being “detached from the outcome” of the knee… letting it heal on its own time, rather than on my (type-A, perfectionist) time… all in keeping with the theme for 2006 – “strong body, light soul”.

I’m also reading The Tao of Pooh. My brother-in-law lent me The Te of Piglet some years ago and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I felt compelled to check out The Tao of Pooh and I’m glad I did… Just what I needed...

Pooh sits on my night table and I usually get in a few pages before bed. Speaking of which… I have a date with my pillow about now, so best I’d be off…

I’ll try to check in on other blogs soon… but if I don’t get to you, it’s not that I’m ignoring you! I’ll be there soon… promise!


Janice said...

Hi Sarah,

Promises? I know you will.

I wanted to thank you for leaving a comment on my blog, and I've already printed out the comment so I can give them to my young Goth friend. It means a lot to her to know people care and she is not alone.

And thank you for leaving a comment on her blog too.


Echo Mouse said...

The Tao of Pooh...I remember seeing that and the Piglet book several years ago. I meant to pick one or both of them up but ended up wandering throughout Chapters. And of course, completely forgot about them.

I'll look into them now that you've reminded me. :)

ipodmomma said...

sounds like you had a ncie weekend...

what is involved with Tex Mex beef stew? sounds yummy!

we ahve the Tao of Pooh around here soemwhere. My friend Karla gave it to us years ago. haven't read it, but if I can find it, I will have a go.

M A F said...

I would expect you to get to the blogs of others in due time. It is not the immediacy of your viewership that is desired, but the careful consideration you will visit upon them that matters.

Oh yes, by the sounds of the tequila, a good time was had by all over the weekend.

zouzou said...

hey, bebe! long time no blog (at least from my end). Hang in there, can you believe it's already february? Seems like just yesterday you were all enthusiastic about winter term, and here we are half way through! (okay that's a stretch)

Turtle Guy said...

It's really all about balance, isn't it.

As crazy and hectic as things are some days, the reality is: They are. And there will come time for taking that break, that rest, that change of focus.

It sounds like you're putting your physical fitness where it needs to be right now. You also seem to have developed that sense of keeping everything and everybody "in the radar".

May everything find its rightful place for your sense of balance.