Coffee Talk Monday :: Humbled by the Olive Tree

Feb 9, 2015

I feeling a bit crazy today, so I’m opting for a Hot Chocolate Monday. I just put Bella to bed so I could not wait to raid the cupboards for some dessert. Late night chocolate is like a high five with a “Good job, Mama!” thrown in there. But, since I haven’t gone shopping in a week (opps!) there was no dessert to be found. Luckily, after rummaging through the pantry (note to self: you need to clean out the pantry), I found some leftover Christmas hot chocolate. Score! Oh, and you better believe there is whipped cream on top.

So did any of you catch my instagram/fb photo of my hand-stand fail yesterday? Well, there is quite the story to go with it. I had just gotten home from an arm balance/inversion yoga workshop and I was feeling on top of the world. I had just learned some new poses and was on a bit of a yogi high. While playing outside with the fam, I got an idea. “Hey, I could totally do a handstand up against that tree and Joe can take a picture for me”. Now, I have NOT mastered handstands so I knew that I was going to have to aim just right so I could use the tree to balance. I communicated to Joe that I wanted him to take the picture once I got into the pose, but that I was going to need him to be on the ready to catch me if I started to get off balance. Apparently, he was super committed to the former because as my handstand turned into a slamming/scraping of my entire body against the tree as I fell to the ground, what did Joe do? Just kept on taking pictures! Wow, thanks babe. His response, “You said you wanted me to take pictures.” Just goes to show that yoga teaches you a lot more than just poses, like how poor communication with your spouse can cause pain LOL! And in this particular case, a huge bruise on my thigh.

Confession: I kill any plant that comes into my care. On our last home depot trip, Bella really wanted to pick out some purple flowers so we got her a small, indoor one. How hard could this be? A little sun. A little water. Yet somehow the flowers are shriveling up and falling off. Sorry, little guy, I’m doing the best I can but I’m afraid your fate may be sealed.

Happy Monday everyone! Now go watch some Bachelor (or do something way more productive for the both of us!).

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