For the time that we ran paper routes we drove Ford Festivas. We have had a few of them. My favorite has been the TARDIS blue old girl that we got rid of today after many years and a couple hundred thousand miles, on top of the 90,000 that was on her when we bought her. Did I mention she got 43 miles to the gallon!
Back when my eyesight was better, Im not that old really, the Superhero and I were driving in rural Kansas checking out a house that his mom was raving about. We spotted a bright blue car way off in the distance. Jaymon said, "I would love to have that car" and my eagle eyes spotted the For Sale sign in the window. The rest was history.
Years later I packed her to practically busting at the seams when the spawn and I first moved to Des Moines. I was pregnant with Archimedes and the other three were so small still. We made many trips back and forth to Kansas to visit Jaymon while he worked.
So today we said goodbye to her. She was TARDIS blue, sexy, and bigger on the inside. (xoxo to my Whovian peeps who appreciate that) A new era has begun and the Iowa era is ending. She represented being parents of very little spawn. Now we have outgrown that part of our lives. I don't have little children like that anymore. They are gone and have been replaced with these strange older beings. Equally charming spawn of course and full of interesting new thoughts but I am no longer a parent to little kids. Granted Archimedes and Milo are still quite small but it feels different. We have outgrown our old car and now our house too. I knew it was coming but now its here.
I deal. I mark the time and look forward to the next era. Big adventures ahead. I keep plugging away at the basic needs I have to meet. I am learning about myself , sharing my story, and trying to spread some kindness and love. Yoga helps me deal.
Today was Day 28 of the #handstand365. I had fun practicing today! I tried a one handed handstand and was shocked to discover that I could only hold it on my left side which is typically not my dominant side.
I also played with headstands again. It gets me in touch with my core and transfers over to handstand practice well. I had not tried these variations before today and was pleased that I didn't fall over! These are part of seven variations of headstand in Ashtanga yoga.
Remember that movie Spanglish? I remember Adam Sandler's sandwich and Tea Leoni's yoga pose she did. Both are quite memorable. I thought that that pose was unattainable and defied all logic of how balance and gravity worked. Funny how when you can do something you take it for granted a little bit even when consciously I try not to take it for granted.
So, because its fun and I remember vividly thinking that I could never do something like that I practiced Astavakrasana. It gets me back in touch with part of yoga that is full of wonder and self discovery for me even when I can do the pose. I can do it but it still doesn't make sense that it can work.
I sent off a rental application today......fingers and toes crossed!
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