Saturday, February 28, 2015

Perfect timing

for this challenge to start.

I've been beyond tired and stressed this week and have been sadly avoiding the studio as a side-effect.

No one has to convince me though getting back into my yoga routine will be a huge lift to my spirits.

And it's going to be March!!!

We should place bets of when the warm weather will be back :).

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Not a super great week for yoga

I only made it to the studio 3x this past week....thought it would be more since my son was away.

But, 3x a week is still my weekly goal so I made it!

I did sign up for an upcoming 20 class challenge in March.

I think it's perfect timing, especially with this icky, awful weather.

It is finally in the 30s here which actually feels like a heat wave believe it or not.

I really don't know how people do it who live in climates where super cold is normal.  

How is your weekend going?  I'm skipping yoga today because I have a family party and would only be able to make it to the morning class.  An excuse, I know but I've been running all weekend so far and kind of want to veg around the house, go to Target and catch up on some other stuff before heading out this afternoon.

Will try to get back to the studio tomorrow night though.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


It snowed again last night.

I have to go back to work after 3 long days off.

In the cold and snow.....

After a week away, I made it to yoga last night though.

And have endless possibilities to go the rest of the week too, so that's positive.

Now I have to figure out what the heck to wear to my job today besides my new waterproof boots!

Someone send warm weather PLEASE!!!

I can't take this anymore! 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Ridiculously cold!

OK I know it's winter Wah Wah Wah but it's still been ridiculously cold here in the northeast. I'm so over this weather and ready for spring.  I think the daily forecast also hasn't done anything positive for my mood (or anyone else's for that matter).  It's tough being cooped up inside and I'm not one of the few who will venture out into this wind.

It also doesn't help that I've been crazy busy this past week and missed out on my hot yoga practice. I'm definitely feeling the negative effects from not being in class.

Today we are planning to brave the cold and wind and travel upstate for the day.

My son is going to spend the week with my parents, since he has off for winter break.

Tomorrow I have off from work for the holiday, but I have a training in the am for my new contractor position. I'm going to be doing some adjustment counseling and maybe some other stuff as the need arises.  

I absolutely plan to get back to the studio in the afternoon though.

I'm also finally starting to shake the craziness of the past week in Socialworkland.

How's your weekend going? Is it ridiculously cold where you are? 

Any tips to make it through the next couple of months of bad weather? 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Anyone else?

Get family members demand to observe you while running groups and your program?  I feel like this is the latest "thing". 

One just said they wanted to "critique" me to let me know how to better work with their adult child....

Can't wait for my supervisor to be back from vacation!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Problems of the week #socialwork

Trying to make more time for social work discussion and overall support on the blog.
I miss the days of more interaction about the stuff many of us face at work.
So just to be brief some of the issues I've been working with this week:

Overbearing/inappropriate family members.
Clients who have probably outgrown my program, who complain to their family/caseworker that they are bored. (then in turn I get accused of not doing my job, asked to do things that are not realistic in my setting).
New students!
Families who send their loved one who needs 1:1 supervision, alone to the agency and expect us to just deal with them.
Health/safety risks in general.  Especially in the winter months, clients who should probably not be wandering around outside.....wandering around outside.

What kinds of problems have you been juggling on the job lately? Any good solutions you've used? 
Anything POSITIVE you want to share too?  It's so nice to end a week on an upbeat note, not focused on negative issues.

Let's chat!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Made it thru!

I went back to class yesterday after a 3 day break.

And wouldn't you know it......I had a good class.

Fortunately I didn't bang up my knee as bad as I thought....I was still able to get into eagle and I was also able to do the floor series and put pressure on it without being in pain.

My teacher told me to take it easy on my good knee and to ice my bad one if it starts to flare up again.

I'm going to take class later on this afternoon too.

I can't believe it's Sunday already.  The weekends always go by way too fast.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Wouldn't you know it....

I finally start to get my yoga groove back and BAM!

Down I went on a patch of ice yesterday.

On my already effed up knee.

I'm in pain today and kind of bummed that I will need to start over again in many of my poses.

I keep telling myself though that's the thing about this yoga....there is no beginning and there is no end.  Like in life, it is what it is.

I took today off from work because my son has a doctor appt. later. Right now I'm enjoying just being lazy for a few hours and easing into my day.

I heard it's supposed to be another snowy, icy weekend/back to work week.

Watch out weather.  You're not going to get the best of me!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

It was a great week for yoga

I was able to get a couple of weeknight classes in, and I went yesterday evening too.

My studio also had a party last night and I ended up having a blast, and got to meet and talk to a lot of nice people I usually just see only in passing.

I almost didn't even end up going but one of my peers talked me into it last minute.

Today I'm planning to hit the 3pm before we head off to a Super Bowl party.  I never watch football but the halftime show and commercials tend to be sort of fun at least for non-fans

Plus I will get to catch up with some friends which is always nice.

This past week at work was thankfully much less stressful.  I'm thinking because we had lots of snow, were closed one day as a result and attendance was just down everyday because of the weather.  I expect more of the same this week, plus I took Friday off, so it will be a short 3 or 4 days for me anyway.

I gave my current student a glowing mid-year review which made them cry (awwwwww!) and I also got to meet a new psychology student who is going to help me out a few days a week for the next several months who seemed pretty cool.

My supervisor is also completly amazing and has promised to support me with a difficult client and their even more difficult family member.

All in all I have no complaints :) 

How are things in your neck of the woods?