Tabitha’s Magic Garden

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I picked this little kit up at a toy store in China Town. Tabitha built the set by folding the paper included, then she poured the liquid into the bottom of the tray and viola: over night a crystal garden grew. It is lovely, teasing little fingers to touch the fluffy, billowing pink trees. But, alas, the fluff disappears into nothing when touched. The crystals are delicate.

I miss San Francisco–the city. I long to put Pip into her stroller this morning and head straight down Powell Street for an early morning Starbucks fix. I wonder if I would ever get sick of the city? Maybe the winters would be cloudy and cool? For me to pop Pip in her stroller and walk to the nearest coffee shop from my home, would take me a minimum of 1 1/2 hours each way, and that would be running it!
Reading “Omnivore’s Dilemma” for a class critique. Making notes while I read sure takes the fun out of reading. A lot of reading and presentations for this new class.
I would like to take yoga once a week for my flexibility, but it is so difficult to fit it in. I must workout by 6 AM weekdays. All my mornings are filled with other sports and actually I cannot find a yoga class in this city that starts before 9 AM. I am wondering if I should leave it until my life style allows for such a class? IE:¬†When Pip is older and in school? Or I am finished with my graduate studies? Or would that be horrible for my body? Should I make time now, no matter what because flexibility is so important to one’s health? In addition it is pricey, approximately $20/ 1h class. And each studio is at least a 15 min drive from my home. These are my obstacles: time, childcare, money and distance. What should I do? How should I rethink this? Is yoga a priority now for me? Yes, I am not as flexible as I usually am. I do need it physically to loosen my spine up again. What to do….any suggestions at looking at this in a fresh light?
A beautiful morning in Kelowna today. I purposely missed Spin class and slept in until 7 am as I was so not getting over my jet lag from San Fran. One needs to have one morning a week that one doesn’t rise at 5:30 am, just to get caught up on the weeks stresses.
So, to recreate the blissful mornings I experienced in San Fran, I have decided to take Pip down to the water front for a morning walk and then pop into the down town Starbucks and then take her to a park. This afternoon I shall read more of that frighteningly tragic book “Omnivore’s Dilemma”–so I can feel like I am feeding my family SHITE and ruining the world in doing so….

2 Responses

  1. Sandra
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    Tabitha’s garden is beautiful!

    I think the answer to your question lies in your writing.

    ie. busy schedule….sleeping in purposely.

    You’re doing too much and worrying about your body too much. It’s become an obsession!!!

  2. John's pic of the day
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    Tabby, that garden is so nice.
    And as for a local coffee shop, I think we should find a way to get one to open in Magic. I would be a regular customer. several times a day.

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