November 2007


It turns out that i may just have found a relative with my exact name!!!!! What are the odds…… A couple days ago i got an msg from a person with my name on Facebook…..

After some investigations…..it turns out that we may indeed be from the same stock…..We will be doing some more investigations into the matter…….We are both married, but our birth names are the same!!!! And i am the younger one so is not even me did have the name first!!!! (although i was named by my maternal uncle, so that even makes the coincidences greater)

This brings me to an idea that i have been mulling around in my head for a while…..genealogy research on both of my parents……I am now even more pumped to do it….I hear it cost $600/hour at the RGD to do but i shudder each time i think about how long that office takes to do anything…. Seriously though, it would be interesting to see just where my and how firmly my roots are planted…. For instance i know from work previously done by some relatives..my mothers roots are from a clan in Scotland….. and saw a Family crest that they have.

I will definitely check it out locally though, …or maybe explore to see if i can apply for it online……More on this later………

NAMASTE

On Tuesday I went to my very first yoga class…..

Now all the background info i had on yoga was that it is supposed to be relaxing and will allow for some serious flexibility…..i had even gone as far as to order a dvd online, but always seemed to find one reason or another why i had no time to do it…….Anyway the rains have been pelting JA, which has virtually stopped my exercise program as i walk/ run in the great outdoors…..so last Sunday after feeling really guilty about not working out (or maybe it was the extra pounds that has been creeping on) i popped the dvd in and decided to start my yoga’ing…….now it was hard because the moves are a bit technical and trying to do it while following the tape was a challenge…but it revived my interest in actually trying it in the proper environment…so come Monday morning…as i reached the office…I called the gym……which i have been passing every morning on the way to work….to find out about their yoga program and off i went the next day (with a friend of mine from the office as company) to my very first class……..

Now the instructor, a young male (with a tramp stamp – a word i learned from SE) , mmmmhhhmmmmm…i will say no more on that….seems like a very cool guy and def he knew his stuff, his body contorts in such a way that made me wonder with much interest, what his sex life must be like………but if i can get my body to be limber like that !!!!!! WOW!!!!!! Anyway he has been doing yoga only for 4 years now so i guess there is hope for me reaching that level of flexibilty…….

It was one of the most therapeutic things i have done…there was one pose (he calls it the cure all pose, of ocurse i dont remember all the yoga names yet) that i seriously felt like drifting off to sleep…….I stretched and pulled and twist and turn like i have never done before ( and it was an introductory session because everyone was basically new to yoga)….the next day i realised that i had some muscles that i never knew existed…..

Anyway I had only paid for that one session at the time…. today i will go back and pay for the month!!!! we will see what happens after that!!!!!

NAMASTE ( this means the spirit in you, honors the spirit in me….or something like that…i will listen more keenly next time…this is said at the end of every class) I think i will end my posts with this word from now on!!!!!

PS….During the session, the friend who had come with me almost passed out!!!!!! She blamed it on not eating much that day, i blame it on the yoga!!!!!!

Handy Hint #6:
Get those tough grease stains off of your clothes by applying
salt to the area. Let sit for 5 minutes, then throw it in the
laundry as usual.

Sodium cuts through the oils, so the spot will disappear when
you wash it!

Why doesn’t the MET office just say that the rains will stop when it stop??????

Everyday it is that the MET has extended the flash flood warnings until 5pm…then when that time comes you hear it is extended again…….The rains have totally messed up my exercise program this week….and my snacking habits during this period has not helped!

Anyway under work pressure…….just needed to vent that!

Sharing this joke which made me chuckle………..

About those Church Hymns

A minister decided to do something a little different one Sunday morning. He said “Today, in church, I am going to say a single word and you are going to help me preach. Whatever single word I say, I want you to sing whatever hymn that comes to your mind.” The pastor shouted out “CROSS.”
Immediately the congregation started singing in unison, “THE OLD RUGGED CROSS.”
The pastor hollered out “GRACE.” The congregation began to sing “AMAZING GRACE, how sweet the sound.”

The pastor said “POWER.” The congregation sang “THERE IS POWER IN THE BLOOD.”

The Pastor said “SEX” The congregation fell into total silence. Everyone was in shock. They all nervously began to look around at each other afraid to say anything. Then all of a sudden, way from in the back of the church, a little old 87 year old grandmother stood up and began to sing “PRECIOUS MEMORIES.” 🙂

Gotta Love Little Old Ladies.