Saturday, October 31

Wednesday, October 28


A couple of weeks ago, I posted an article I copied from Yoga Journal called Sidewalk Yoga. Well, you'll never guess who stopped by and visited Swestie's little ole blog... Sara Little.... none other than the author of the article! She even left a comment on that post. Go ahead and read it for yourself!

Well, as it turns out, Sara has her own web site and blog about yoga. I hope you'll visit them!

Nice to meet you, Sara! Thanks for stopping by... and thank you too, to everyone else! Namaste!

Tuesday, October 27

Shades of Grey

Life is rarely black and white... but that is okay... Swestie looks GREAT in shades of grey.

Monday, October 26

Um, just wanted to point one thing out...

NEW MOON COMES OUT IN LESS THAN 25 DAYS!... I've already bought my ticket and am now working to line up a babysitter, because Hot Hubby is going too!

Saturday, October 24


Lost my "patience"

or should I say "patiens."

A wild patience has taken me this far...

Spotted on the wall of The Visual Art Center in Richmond, Virginia.

Wednesday, October 21

Every good girl knows that home is where the shoes are!

Every good girl knows that home is where the shoes are!

Tuesday, October 20

Sidewalk Yoga (Used from Yoga Journal)

You know that I'm a yoga teacher. I've taught for nearly seven years, and teaching has provided many things to me: confidence, income, authority. Even more importantly I've received tools I've needed to help me slow down to enjoy life more, and judge myself less.

When I started blogging, I thought I would write frequently about yoga. But I don't actually think I've written about it even once. Today, I'm not going to personally write about it either because I've found someone who shares my exact sentiment. So I am going to share with you, this shortie I am copying from the magazine Yoga Journal. I haven't asked them permission, and I hope they don't sue me or get grumpy with me. Because for the record, I do not make any money off of this site, and furthermore, I hope that this snippet will encourage you to go out and get a copy (or a subscription) yourself of Yoga Journal! (Now the drawing above is actually mine, though!)

Just like you, I often have hard time finding time to fit all of the things into my day that I want, especially yoga. That's why I love this article: finding ways to fit some peace in our real life, even while walking down the street.

Sidewalk Yoga - A New Yorker finds peace on the street. by Sara Little

A remarkable quality that many New Yorkers share is the ability to move at top speed. Shortly after moving to Manhattan, I found myself brumbling at slow walkers and quickly zigzagging around them on sidewalks like a seasoned city dweller. Then one day I noticed a billboard that read: "Where are you going?" I was floored by the simplicity of the question. I was going to yoga class - at a blurring pace, as usual, but I wasn't even late. In an instant I recognized a conflict with my practice: I was violently throwing one foot in front of the other with a scowling mind, oblivious to the world, annoyed with people who had every right to walk comfortably as I went to my class, where I expected to find peace and relaxation on my mat.

I committed to practicing sidewalk yoga, which for me was a way of mindfully practicing ahimsa (nonharming) with myself an others. Walking became a meditation that immediately led to other revelations. Because I chose to focus on slowing down, I became witness to the miracles happening all around. A man in an expensive suit helping a young mother carry a giant stroller down the subway steps. Concerned passersby stopping to pick up oranges that had rolled off a fruit vendor's cart. And old man quickly pulling a child back on the sidewalk as a car ran a red light. Kindness everywhere, in this city of fast walkers. I learned to appreciate the yoga of each moment, the yoga that occurs when we are in the world with open eyes and light feet.

Monday, October 19

Even if you don't like Eclipse, you'll think this is funny...

I know I've told you about Stick Man Theater and their Twilight series before... well, here's the funniest (if not most irreverent) installment yet!

Click here to see the conclusion of Eclipse.

Too funny!

Sunday, October 18

Saturday, October 17

Flower Power!

The blooms in this orchid are almost as big as the palm of my hand!

Saturday, October 10


I think I had a pair like this in the 6th grade... I think I still
love them...

Friday, October 9

Swestie am a gud TwiLOL maekr...

Here's my newest TwiLOL submission posted to the TwiLOL web site. Yea! What's a TwiLOL? Read here.

Thursday, October 8

Guess who went shopping!

Mama's got a brand new bag (and shoes too)!

Monday, October 5

Swestie Gets Tough: Keep Calm and Carry a Big Stick

Keep calm, and carry on? I think not. When the going gets rough, Swestie says, "Keep calm and carry a big stick!"

Saturday, October 3

I tink I haz findz noo calling!

Twilol wubs meh! Belo iz mah nooest crea- creai-... artwrk theyz posted on der ttly oosm siet.

AND propz to boot!
Yes, I know I'm crazy!
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