Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Hello Bloggy Friends...

Hi everyone,

I'm off to bed in a few moments but I thought I'd give a quick rundown of my life before I begin my slumber.

1. Yolanda Pettinato is coming to visit me this weekend. YAYYYYY!!!! We have 9 people signed up for the workshop and should raise between $300 and $400 for the Oregon Food Bank. This is a good thing! YogaEasy with Yolanda Pettinato Workshop

2. My house is quite cleanish. Believe me, in this house cleanish is also very goodish.

3. My own yoga classes are progressing well and joyfully. I love teaching yoga. Have I mentioned that before?

4. My parents are gone... boo... Not a good thing.

5. I realized this week how sad it is that as women we can be friendly and play peek-a-boo with small children we meet in groceries or playgrounds but men not so much. This is so unfair but I admit to being hyper-sensitive about my own daughter and strange men. When she was a toddler an older man offered her candy once and I took it politely for her and then threw it away after we drove away. She didn't understand why and I felt so uncomfortable even trying to explain other than we don't take anything to eat from strangers. And then came Halloween.... lots of candy from strangers... Paradoxical Parenting 101.

Okay, that's enough for tonight. I'm so very boring... fill me in on your life.

Hugs to you all,

Jan

5 comments:

Rachel said...

Hi there, came across your blog and thought I'd follow :)

Just wanted to say re: 5 - so true. My partner found a little girl lost on the beach when we were in Devon, UK and he felt he had to come back to the car and get me to help her because he didn't think he could help her himself due to the prejudice. So sad...

CambridgeLady said...

I remember remarking to someone in Oregon that I didn't like Halloween .... I think she thought I had some religious objection ..... but I have never really felt comfortable with this idea of knocking on strangers' doors and asking for sweets. I am already planning a "route" between all the "houses we know and trust" for this years' festivities. Paradoxical and sad .......

Deanna said...

I must be strange because I don't really think of men as a threat to children. Unfortunately, if you don't the person, they are all threats.

Halloween always freaked me out and I'm sure would even more so today if I had little ones. I worry about my grandkids trick or treating but most of them live in small towns where everyone knows everyone else or they go to Church sponsored events.

Speaking of Church sponsored things - our church is doing a Trunk or Treat for the kids. Everyone will park their cars along the parking lot with the trunks open full of candy for trick or treaters. Local businesses are donatinig money for candy or the candy itself. How cool is that!

Kristina P. said...

I'm glad your yoga classes are going well!

bodaat said...

Oh my gosh that last bullet point made me laugh! you are SOOOOO right!