Thursday, November 08, 2007

quiet night in

while doing my typical dash between meetings tonight, i decided not to rush to my meditation practice and dharma talk, but instead to relish in a quiet at home. lit a fire, made some soup (but got full on the dessert i heated up in the process - oh, and the heaps of cool whip), and am settling in for a slow evening at home. i have a tendency to shove too much into a day and then am left with no space between meetings. this leaves me late for the next appointment, disheveled, and frustrated by the lack of space. um, who plans all these meetings? moi! so, considering last week's silliness rushing to a buddhist darma talk (the one where i arrived 20 minutes late and my cell phone began vibrating during meditation . . . ugh!), i decided i'd spare the meditating beings my "rushness" and chill at home. ommmmm.

i'm getting used to (and LOVING) having thursday nights off. after 8 years, it feels like such a treat. almost like i'm doing something wrong or living that funny dream where you show up to a final exam and realize you never studied for it.

last night my arlington students were complaining about being so achy with this chilly weather and i could totally relate. when i got home i took a nyquil to help my cold-like symptoms and joked with a colleague via phone that it was "nyquility." clever name for a cold medicine, eh? slept like a baby and woke up feeling much better but had that drugged out state all day. those meds stick in your system! i hope you, too, are getting some much needed rest and enjoying some down time - hopefully sans nyquility. that stuff is potent!

started my next series for the examiner on 8 hip and tranquil tips for the holidays. stay tuned for them here. got the first one in yesterday and look forward to this new series that includes tips for yoga-on-the-go, the environment, self-care, and more!

in honor of my quiet night in with louis snoring on my lap and my back to the fire, i wanted to share this quote:

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure--which is: Try to please everybody. Herbert Bayard Swope



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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nights in are the best! I am looking forward to an entire day in today! yay! I am staying home and have a large 'to do' list of things from paying bills, completing a yoga teacher training application, making a delicious dinner to having at least one entire interrupted hour of yoga asanas with meditation at the end! Can't wait! On ABC's Good Morning American yesterday, there were some phenom docs (Dr. Weil, Dr. Oz and others) talking about the importance of self care. You are right on Kimberly! We need it, we really do. Enjoy your Thursday evenings without guilt, you deserve it - you do so much for others. Thanks and looking forward to the teleclass and future examiner articles - love them!
Namaste and happy weekend (a bit early!)
:)

SneauxFlocken said...

Good for you - and inspiration to us all! I didn't stay in last night - but this weekend promises to be rainy. So it's me, my copy of the Artists Way and maybe a trip to the bead shop or the craft store. I just bought some watercolors the other day, and I'm dying to try them out - so that's on the agenda too.

storyteller said...

Glad you're taking care of yourself like this. Love the quote!
Hugs and blessings,