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Autumn is just about to begin, and I find I have been quiet for the summer. Mostly there was a lot of psyche recovery. It had been a hard year in many ways, and I am nervous about my last semester that I have just entered. So there was a lot of recharging and storing up spoons for the months to come. I wanted to share a few highlights though:

* slept a lot and recovered
* Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum with my mom and Chiquita
* visited NB and the Bay of Fundy with [ profile] majes
* hiked Welsh Dickey with [ profile] curly_chick and company

* mural painting
* my birthday!
* mini vacation with [ profile] salvbard

* camping with [ profile] majes
* helped organize lovely birthday things for [ profile] curly_chick
* went to London and visited [ profile] jasra
* went to Virginia and visited [ profile] quietdeath
* refinanced the house

* helped host the Malden party
* professional conference
* started moving forward with a few personal opportunities
* informational interview in the manufacturing sector

* 25th anniversary IgNoble ceremony with Chiquita
* Mt Auburn cemetery with my mom
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A week before Thanksgiving, [ profile] jasra came with and helped me get out of the house on time and to yoga class. I am so seriously greatful for both her company, and for keeping me going when I don't think I can do anything. I had a bunch of thoughts from that class and the one before that have been rattling around in my head, and I wanted to get them down before I forgot them.

Seeing me in child's pose before class the prior week (yay for following through on that) Mary, the fantastic instructor I like best, had set us through a vinyasa that started and kept revisiting the pose. Bliss!

The following class, I had a surprise. Normally I am huge fan of hip opening poses, but in this class I was startled by how much enjoyed the chest opening poses. I have done chest opening poses before, but it was like a completely different experience. Actually it was in many ways had the pleasant stretching sensation of a good stretch after a pleasant nap, both physically and emotionally. I am not sure what was different about this time. Maybe it was a matter of being more ready for it in my life. I am not sure. Either way, it feels like there are lessons for me in it, and it seems good.

After class I picked Mary's brain about pigeon pose. This one is fairly challenging, and every time it had come up over the last few months I had been left with a feeling that I was not really getting the true benefit from it. I felt like I hadn't internalized what I was supposed to be focusing on in it, and it is definitely one that you could do yourself damage doing if done incorrectly. After some tips and adjustments I think I have a better feel for it, though, and if I can start doing it regularly it should help a lot in terms of working on flexibility throughout the whole hip.
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Thank you to everyone who helped in any aspect of the wedding reception for [ profile] cintyber and C (seriously need an online pseudonym for him still). We could not have done it without a ton of help from all of our friends. At the risk of not mentioning everyone, I did want to take a moment for a few shout-outs to the people who worked most closely with me.

I had a ton of help from Lauren, [ profile] jasra, and [ profile] majes doing food prep. Not only did you all make very tasty food, but you made sure it was beautiful as well.

[ profile] salvbard was, as always, my back-up man. He is a powerhouse, and after we ate every time I turned around he was out back in the kitchens facilitating just about anything that I thought of that needed doing.

[ profile] deguspice and [ profile] quietann were amazing with general breakdown including but not limited to hauling the rented dishes and tables back for us. I have no idea how we would have gotten everything back safely without your efforts!

Cat, [ profile] crazybone, [ profile] dancer, [ profile] deadwinter and [ profile] tk7602 were my fabulous clean up crew in the kitchens. I heard that [ profile] shayde was super happy with how we left the space, and there is no way I would have had enough energy nor have finished in anywhere as timely a period if not for all of your hard work.

Throughout it all I was just so struck by the love and support there was as a community for these two people who are so central in my life. We are truly blessed to have you all, both those who we were able to have celebrate with us and those who we unfortunately could not. Thank you to all of you as well.

Catching up

Jun. 6th, 2010 09:42 pm
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Holy crud I have a lot to catch up on. Ok working backwards:

-- Chiquita and C are both sick. Need to take Chiquita to the pediatrician tomorrow morning.
- I had a panic attack on the way home.
+ visiting my aunt and uncle in P-town
+ Thurn and Taxis, champagne, Scrabble, Apples to Apples, cuddles, and walks on the beach
+ Swimming with [ profile] crazybone, [ profile] jasra, [ profile] majes and C
+ getting some drawing time in
+ Relaxacon was good.
- picked up Chiquita from the school nurse on Friday
+ first CSA veggies
+/- getting caught in the rain on the way to pick up farm share, completely soaked
+ exploring Downtown Crossing and getting lunch in Chinatown with C on Thursday
+ We built and planted a raised bed. It has Cherokee purple tomatoes, jalapenos and Thai hot peppers
+++ C moved in on Wednesday! More permanent pseudonym to be developed.
* went to open meeting on school from 6:30-10:30 pm Tuesday. I am worried about what will be decided on June 30th by the school committee
- caught in the monsoon on way home from school with Chiquita, completely soaked to the skin, wasn't feeling well after
+/- chaperoned field trip to the Mayflower II and Plimoth Plantation for Chiquita's class: yay fun! OMG exhausting! I fell asleep on the way home with a bunch of screaming 11 year olds
+ BBQ on Memorial Day at [ profile] deadwinter's house. Also great to see [ profile] tk7602 and [ profile] dancer.
+ working on the yards as a household with [ profile] salvbard and [ profile] cintyber
+ unpacking and going through several boxes of books in our basement
+ had fun at CT Renn Faire with [ profile] majes and [ profile] jasra. AND we randomly got to see [ profile] missamay (and her shiner, ow!)
+ helping [ profile] nchanter with some packing and cleaning
+ helping pour a cement basement floor at [ profile] deguspice's house; pink flowered boots!

My hero

Oct. 5th, 2005 10:47 am
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Yesterday I managed to separately loose both my phone and my keys. If anyone sees either one, please let me know. I thus could not call Roger to tell him not to meet me at home so I could look for my keys right away. By the time we got back therefor they were gone. Fortunately Roger could let me in to get a calculator for my midterm exam. Unfortunately it did not have any battery left. Once again Roger came to the rescue and got me batteries and drove me to class so that I could get my notes and book (open book exam) from my office (where he had called to make sure a coworker could let me in) and still get there 15 minutes early so that I could get the extra time by coming that much early.

Honestly I have no idea what I would do without him; I was completely unable to do anything. I feel like I am just falling apart at the seams. Roger has been doing a phenomenal job at keeping me together and moving, but something needs to change soon. I am hoping to hear back from a full-time sitter today as to whether she has any openings. If she does not, honestly I am not entirely sure how I am going to get through the rest of the semester.


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