all I have to say right now is I’m learning so much via this one-two double-whammy of yoga philosophy plus a comprehensive review of everything I learned in pre-school by means of teaching it now (ya, it’s true, you learn everything you need to know by age 5. then the other stuff like math and science takes up space in your brain, and we forget how to treat each other, and ourselves)
*3 hugs a day, that’s the minimum. (not the maximum). these are the lyrics to one of the songs we teach the kiddos 🙂
*everybody has music inside. (also song lyrics :~
Good stuff (thanks Katie H, you are a rockstar). Takes a while (at least for me!) to develop this awareness but once you get quiet enough to figure out what the hell you are thinking, it’s pretty fun to “catch” thoughts and press the “cancel button” (ya Alicia foreva friend, u told me this a year ago, but it took a year to cultivate 🙂
“swans, how do we make friends who are sad feel better?”
“swans, if we like Anasha’s coloring, what do we do?”
“say Anasha, we like your picture!!!”
“swans, if we don’t like Anasha’s drawing, what do we do with our words?”
“keep them inside!!!!”
i’m gonna compile some fun things they say here:
“elisa teacher, you’re my sunshine” (awwwwwwww!) ~seraphina
“what’s the korean word for ‘sandwich'”~me
“hamburger!” ~seraphina, evan, chris, anasha, nate, jenny, in unison during my weds afterschool class.
“evan, sharing no” (“evan’s not sharing”)~ many children in swan class say this. evan is greedy with the blocks.
“peepee yes” (“i went peepee”)
“elisa teacher pretty” (i like this one, especially when i’ve been rolling out of bed, throwing my hair into some kind of messy bun or braid, wear my Tom’s with funny colorful korean socks, haven’t used mascara since june, and haven’t touched a razor since thailand…at least the kids think i’m pretty, ha!)
“elisa teacher, rice no?” (whatever kid sits next to me at lunch points this out. no, i refuse to eat white rice devoid of nutritional value and high on the glycemic index. i’m just not going there).
“elisa teacher, kimchi no?” (no. it rots your teeth.)
“elisa teacher, hair” (“i want to play with your hair”; i love to let them play with my hair during playtime, its like being preened if i was a mommy monkey if that makes any sense.)
“elisa teacher, nose kiss”~nate, who always tries to kiss my lips. the little politician. so i taught him nose kiss instead. way cute.
“elisa teacher, lipstick me?” (i share my lipgloss with the kids sometimes, putting some on my finger and giving it to them. it’s cute to see their lips pink and glossy. it’s funny that the boys are still so little that they love it, too).
“elisa teacher, so many gim” (when there is yummy seaweed at lunch, called “gim” in korea, i load up on it. no shame!).
more to come!!!
“evan what do you want to be when you grow up?”-me
|Ohhh the leaves, they are a-change-in….|
|these should be illegal. waffle batter + sweet red bean paste + cream cheese. in a fishy shape for some reason.
a once in a while treat.
|chestnuts roasting on an open fire…
and Fall flowers are really pretty 🙂
i miss my dog.
and fresh air.
i miss my old job at the rehab.
and my famous sugar-free cranberry sauce that i like to make this time of year with stevia from trader joe’s.
i want a big fat salad from Nature’s Grill.
i want to meet up with friends for winetasting downtown.
actually, just seeing the fun-ness of $2 charles shaw would give me a lil smile.
i wanna make something for a pitch-in dinner gathering.
i wanna sing karaoke at golden china tonight.
making the drive down PCH to santa monica for some power yoga would be just dandy.
i’d like an inside out roll from i love sushi.
i want to wander the isles of Ralph’s.
i wanna meander through CVS.
i miss the ocean breeze.
i wanna walk down the beach with Mom. today.
i want to take rio to the arroyo verde dog park this saturday morning.
see some live music on main later on in the eve.
then sunday morning farmer’s market would be nice.
i would love to get lost in the downtown ventura thrift shops…maybe find a piece of furniture to breath some beach cottage life into…
i want to understand the writing and language spoken around me.
i would really like to be at home.
that’s what i’d like today. just today. and that’s okay.
|D & D~thanks for holding down the fort while I took a much needed jimjilbang sesh post yoges.|
|friend christy and tom joined in~bringing more snacks and some mageolli
this was fourth of july in october 🙂
|the wise Mommy Kati and her Grandpuppy, Rio.|
my faults….& accept responsibility if I am wrong ..
*Flexibility: I try to improve if I screw something up and am not as inflexible as I was when I was younger ..
*Family: A huge part of my happiness is having kids that really give it their all & are successful..I am really fortunate…Another huge part of the equation is having
*Resilience: find the happy place in my heart, always aim to be there….even if I feel off center…strive to get it back…
|home is where the mom is. even if it means the only place you see her is for sunday morning wine/makoli-filled Skype dates until next year… 🙂|
|I’d read (most of) the book 2 years ago when i was living in santa monica.
the movie was aweeesome
the movie was so appropriate for the journey im on right now… and even more inspiration to go to Bali for a trip–(or perhaps a certain Yoga Teacher Training happening there next May). Liz, the main character, takes a soul seeking journey for love and happiness–eating in Italy, praying at an ashram in India, and just when she finally “gets her balance” being on her own, she finds some sweet love in Bali. But does she choose balance or love? how do the 2 work in synch? my lips are zipped–i’m not giving away the ending…