Mar 24, 2011

The Evils of Social Networking...

Ok, so I attended a pretty large high school as it was the only high school in Jefferson County. For this reason, I pretty much accept every friend request I receive from someone I attended school with, even if I don't remember them. I'm sure at some point in time we said "hi," to eachother in the hall, had mutual friends, or had classes together. However, recently, this one dude has been sending obscene messages/posts to me and my fellow alumni-like seriously bad stuff. This started last Friday when myself and several of my friends received super obscene messages from this dude (i.e. do you suck co*k?). I don't remember this guy, so I didn't take it personally and brushed it off. Earlier in the week he made a public apology on his wall and I was like, OK, so maybe he was on a bender and thought he was being funny. (We've all done crazy things on a bender, right?) BUT, today I received another message that I found to be extremely offensive. I found it to be so offensive that I took a picture of it (see below), just to prove to folks that I wasn't exaggerating. I find the word "dike," to be very derogatory as I have several good friends who are lesbians and are not, "dikes." "Dikes" do not exist to me. I can only sum this post up in the words of Depeche Mode:

People are people
So why should it be
You and I should get
Along so awfully
People are people
So why should it be
You and I should get
Along so awfully

So we're different colours
And we're different creeds
And different people have different needs
It's obvious you hate me
Though I've done nothing wrong..and yada, yada yada...

Mar 21, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge Day ?

I've been super busy so I've missed a few days...or, I think this is day 14: A picture of someone I could never imagine not being in my life.

I know that this is all about posting pictures, but Liv and I got off to a bumpy start and I would like to share our story. Like most women, I was so excited to see "pregnant," pop up on the digital test. I just coincidentally had a routine OBGYN appointment the following day so it worked out perfectly, or so it seemed. I had the 6 tubes of blood drawn and an ultrasound. Everything looked fine and I was given the due date of 12/14/06. Shortly thereafter, I started spotting and went back for another ultrasound. I could immediately tell something wasn't right by the ultrasound tech's expression. Heck, I'm no professional and I could tell something was wrong from looking at the screen...there was just an empty sac, not the same one I saw in the first ultrasound photo. No baby + no heartbeat equaled heartbreak. The doc told me that I most likely had what was known as a blighted ovum, which is a very early pregnancy loss where the embryonic sac forms, but the baby doesn't. The doc planned on doing one more ultrasound  (just to be safe) that Friday, but the outlook was still grim. Of course, I was devastated-I had already fallen in love with this baby that apparently didn't exist.  Fortunately, I had lots of love and support and my aunt started a prayer chain for Liv and me. I'll never forget was a Thursday. The hubster and our good friend Lee were walking to the car to go to Bruster's for ice cream. I was craving strawberry ice cream, which was odd, because I never order strawberry, but I digress. As we were walking to the car, I saw this bright red ball of light bolt across the sky, and after witnessing this, I immediately had a calm feeling come over me. The next day on the way to what was supposed to be the appointment for one last ultrasound and to schedule a D&C, I remember telling Ant, I think we're going to have a baby. He didn't want me to get my hopes up so he was like "Kelly, there isn't going to be a baby,"  but I just knew. Of course I was very apprehensive during the ultrasound and asked the doc to point the screen away from me, because I didn't want to see it, and then I heard the best words I've possibly ever heard in my life, "there's a baby with a heartbeat!" At that very moment, I knew I couldn't live without my precious child in my life. In a sense, it felt like I had lived a week without her while waiting on that ultrasound  and I never want to experience a feeling like that again. This is part of the reason Liv's an only child. People always ask me if I plan on having more kids, but I've been blessed with one miracle and that's good enough for me!:)

Mar 10, 2011

Mar 9, 2011

Tripod Headstand

Disclaimer: This post includes a short video clip-the volume isn't necessary, but if you want to hear me sound silly then scroll down to the music play list and hit pause.

So, I'm still too scared to do any type of yoga headstand without a wall behind me (that's my next goal), however, today I finally met my goal of achieving a Tripod Headstand! I'm so excited about it, so of course, I have to share it with all two of you blog readers!

Below is the link with step-by-step instructions on how to do a Tripod Headstand:
Sirsasana II

Below is a vid of me doing a Tripod Headstand-not quite textbook, but it's a work in progress. I didn't end up in the ER so that's a good thing, right? :)

30 Day Photo Challenge Day 12

A Picture of Something I Love:

Mar 7, 2011

Mar 6, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge Day 9

A Picture of the Person who has Gotten me through the Most..
My husband, Anthony.

Mar 5, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge Day 8

A Picture that Makes me Laugh:
I know, I know, most of you blog followers (all two of you) are like, "what is going on in this picture?" Back in college, I had a crazy circle of friends. A couple of friends "kidnapped," another friend's recliner from his dorm room, taking it all over town snapping random pictures of it (i.e. on the side of the interstate, etc.). Well, somehow the recliner ended up at my apartment, and this pic is of me and a few friends "violating," the recliner. And, no, none of us were under the influence of alcohol at the time hehe.

Ballerina Business

Liv has been doing ballet since she first turned 2 so now that she's at the ripe old age of 4,  it's time to up the ante and get down to some ballerina business;) Today at class, Liv tried on her new recital costume and showed off her new recital moves. Her recital isn't until the end of May and I must say that she and her fellow ballerina buddy are doing an awesome job as it's only March!

Mar 4, 2011

Vloggin' It Yoga Style

Don't forget to scroll down and mute the music playlist and turn your volume way up because you can't hear a word I'm saying throughout the video...and just for the record, I'm a complete nerd! Oh, and um, yeah, in the beginning I rave about Christopher O'Reilly's cover of Radiohead's "Black Star," which you won't be able to even hear playing in the background. Um, and I think I repeat the phrase, "here we go," like a billion times. hehe Please be forgiving, however, as this is my first "vlog." I promise the next one will be better. Namaste!

30 Day Photo Challenge Day 7

A Picture of my Most Treasured Item
(even though you coudn't tell, since It hasn't been removed from its tube in who knows how long.)

P.S.-I'm still paying for this by the way...;)

Mar 3, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge Day 6

A Person I would love to trade places with for a day:
Rodney Yee
Why? He gets paid to do yoga everyday!
(below is the book from my yoga class @ UTK)

Mar 2, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge Day 5

I remember snapping this shot of baby Liv from my hospital bed. Not a bad pic for a camera phone back in the day.

Mar 1, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge Day 4

A Habit I Wish I Didn't Have...

30 Day Photo Challenge-Day 3

A Picture of the Cast from my Fave Show!
"Serenity Now!!!"