Monday, January 3, 2011

New year...New Moon...new beginnings

As the new moon moves into capricorn, we are also embarking on a new year.  and actually there is a solar eclipse somewhere out there, i just cannot see it.  but hopefully we are all feeling the energy of sinking our feet, one at a time, securely into each foothold of our new adventures.  Capricorn brings with it thoughts of commitment, resources, and keeping a strong foundation while still keeping your eyes on the prize and going slowly toward your goal.  and a new moon bring with it new beginnings, although with new beginnings there is always inherently something coming to an end.  seems fitting that Dina announces her departure here today, and i wish her the best in whatever new adventure she is beginning at this time.  especially being a mom...cause i know that is some hard work right there :)  Dina, I have had a great time here on this blog and i thank you deeply for the time we shared that brought this blog about, for it has truly changed my life in so many ways.  xoxo

and also...the new beginnings.   my friend and neighbor, Amy.  Amy Baranski.  she has been following this blog and chatting with me quite a bit about it along the way.  and long story short, i have invited her to be my new partner in crime.  SO, amy is joining me on this meditation month, and the 30 day yoga challenge. GO AMY!  i think you'll like Amy, well...cause i do.  seriously though, she is witty and creative, has a great sense of humor...and we live in the same apartment building.  you should be hearing from her shortly...



and as for me, well, i am three days into meditation month and so far have made time for 5 minutes a day of meditation.  my intention, if i don't fall asleep putting Tallulah to bed, is to start listening to the Pema Chodron CD's i bought.  it is really hard to meditate.  especially when you are seated on the floor in a hotel room and your family is watching the cartoon network and this commercial comes on...


i mean, people, really...i could just hear this in the background and imagine what they were showing.  that and the fact that i love infommercials.  seriously, i cannot believe they show this on the cartoon network.  i hear SNL has done a parody of this, and wow, i am gonna look that up next.  moral of the story, maybe best to find a quiet place to meditate.   away from commercials of women jacking off some weird sex weight.

and onto more boring new...i am on day two of the 30 day bikram yoga challenge.  i go through every emotion in the book as i make my way through the 26 postures (2 sets of each!) and 2 breathing exercises.  but mostly i feel strong.  when i was going sporadically i felt defeated, a lot, in class.  i guess i love a challenge, because i am coming in with a different mindset.  

so, speaking of dina's passion for motherhood i mentioned in the beginning...Tallulah is begging me to take her to brush her teeth.  every since she watched the Ghostbusters, i have to walk her everywhere.  maybe don't let you 5 yr old watch ghostbusters.  k? k.  

gotta run...
xoxo melissa

5 comments:

Carol said...

Can't WAIT to see what you and Amy get up to. And yes, blog readers, Amy will be an awesome addition. Will there be communal meditation? Can you teach it? My kids keep telling me I should do it, but I can't seem to find the time nor the motivation.
-c.

Laura Coleson-Schreur said...

I saw the male version of this ad in a hotel room too - Glad the girls didn't get the immediate "OMG they are like jacking off on TV" feeling I had. It just went right over their little heads! phew...

Laura Coleson-Schreur said...

I saw this ad too in a hotel room! I am so glad the girls didn't get the immediate "OMG those guys might as well be jacking off on TV" feeling I got. It just went right over their little innocent (still) heads. ...phew!

sophanne said...

Just for the record, the accordion does the same thing as the shake-weight only in a slightly less suggestive fashion- er.. maybe "fashion" isn't the word

-becky

Melissa Baumgart & Amy Baranski said...

Carol-we should have a Boathouse (the apartment building carol lives in with me and Amy) meditation. Maybe at the end of the month, Amy and I can lead one. Amy?
Laura-seriously, i know...my kids were laughing cause i was, but i was hoping they didn't ask why!
Becky-i think accordions are totally fashionable! and i can't wait to see you big guns next time we visit :)
xoxomelissa