parting is such sweet sorrow, september

ah yes, the last day of the month. so you know what that means – time to review the goals that were set wayyy back 30 days ago (actually, it feels like about three days ago – september flew by!)

at the end of august, i wasn’t feeling all that inspired for the coming month.

let’s start with the goal that never got off the ground: readingthe girl with the dragon tattoo.” i got sidetracked by snooki! i’ve got less than fifty pages to go of “a shore thing“…and i’ll be sad when i finish (shh, don’t spread that around). the book is just like a written version of a jersey shore episode – in other words, complete fluff and sexcapades and outrageousness. however, there are a couple of actual plotlines, and they are more involved than i would have predicted. i’ve read far worse novels, for sure. “a shore thing” would be a perfect beach read. i would heartily – although not quite enthusiastically – endorse it for your next vacation. and i vow to you that i will begin dragon tattoo girl as soon as i take snooki back to the library.

yoga: i finished up my groupon at fearless heart, sob, sob. now i am taking a serious look at the local bikram schedule – i can take two weeks of unlimited sessions for $30. if i go ahead with the 14-day pass, i want to make sure i can get there frequently. so, i’ll examine my october agenda pages and see if bikram yoga is meant to happen in the month ahead.

remember i wanted to spend time on my yoga mat(s) at home? well, that happened twice. the second time, i practised for about 45 minutes – major accomplishment! i think the key for me is to not force at home yoga – wait ’til the time feels right, then pounce into downward dog!

coffee: i questioned whether i’d return to gleeful anticipation of drinking coffee. short answer: nope! however, i have had a few mugs. i keep a jar of mud flakes instant at the store, and i’ve brewed micro’d a cup here and there on a few shifts. that’s more because i want to drink something other than water, and i’m low on tasks to do and customers to assist. i’ve got a niggling feeling that the coffee luv may be lost!

one of my favourite days in september was my outing of the month with mom when we went to the knitter’s fair. dad and i (and special guest, mom!) squeezed in an afternoon break. and babysitting little e and cutie c never made it on to the blog, but on at least two occasions, the brother and sil ana were able to slip out for a wednesday early-eve “date,” and it was aunti in charge for a couple hours. i so adore that precious time with my girls!

the zen goal: the mindful intention was to live like yogis who strive to leave a place or a person better than when they found them. this resolution was a success, i would say. of course, it’s harder to measure a goal like this – there’s nothing quantifiable like there is with attending yoga x times or reading y book. but, whether it was cleaning up at the store, meeting up with a friend, or being a gracious human being, i’d say this attitude was in my mind quite often.

now: i just took a peak at my new experiences page and i have completed 28 new experiences. that means thirteen new experiences are waiting to be experienced! searching out new experiences is going to be my focus for the next bit! fun times ahead!

what was one memorable september day for you? for me, the panel discussion on “the future of science” was a neat evening out!

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  • Zo  On October 1, 2011 at 10:53 am

    I had a goal that never got off the ground too…something for the next post! Lessee, I remember what I did in Sept. but a memorable day? I don’t think I had a one day outing or event that sticks out…

    • 1970kikiproject  On October 1, 2011 at 1:10 pm

      oooo, i can’t wait to read about your goal that didn’t make it off the ground!

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga  On September 30, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    love the buddha-ish wooden statue!

    And it’s probably a good thing your taste for coffee hasn’t returned 🙂

    • 1970kikiproject  On September 30, 2011 at 9:25 pm

      i’m putting a laughing buddha just like that on my xmas list. how can you look at him and NOT immediately smile?! he can preside over my yoga zone…

  • Johanna B  On September 30, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Would you believe I’ve never heard of “Snooki”. I’ve never watched Jersey Shore. It must be a cable show and I don’t have cable. Haven’t had for the last 4 years.

    As for coffee – the great little in hospital coffee emporium just got their pumpkin spice in this morning so I had to have one. Love love love. October/November is going to be expensive for my early morning lattes. Oh well, a little treat never hurt anyone.

    • 1970kikiproject  On September 30, 2011 at 1:02 pm

      you can also watch jersey shore online on mtv (in canada it’s, not sure about the states??). you’ll either love it or not get what the hype is. watching snooki is a guilty pleasure! i agree – treat yourself for oct & nov! never tried pumpkin spice – i am intrigued! enjoy!!

  • Holly  On September 30, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Looks like you had a great month — and I’ve heard that getting in to Girl with Dragon Tattoo is tough — so I don’t blame you for putting it off. Plus sometimes it is nice to just read a “fluff” book like Snooki’s book. Which I still need to pick up by the way…

    Memorable day in Sept – probably our little mini vacation last weekend. It was nice to get away and prepare for the next few months which are really busy!

    • 1970kikiproject  On September 30, 2011 at 10:37 am

      i love how you and jason made a “get-away weekend” without really travelling! brilliant! another friend said, too, that dragon girl takes a bit to get’s going to be a shock to my system after snooki!!

  • Dorry  On September 30, 2011 at 8:53 am

    I can’t believe September has come and gone – CRAZY! Congrats on your zen goal – I love that one, and I want to remember to have that mindset everyday. Hmmm – September seriously went by in the blink of an eye. I had an amazing dinner with Billy, my dad, and his wife last Saturday night. We went to my favorite little Italian place, sat outside, and had the best time together. That was a good memory from the month!

    • 1970kikiproject  On September 30, 2011 at 9:09 am

      oh, that sounds like a lovely dinner out, dorry! i bet the conversation was interesting and the food divine! how come january/february (cold and dark months) never go this fast?!! have a wonderful weekend!

  • The Orchard  On September 30, 2011 at 7:45 am

    A memorable day for me was when I discovered that Mumford & Sons was coming to Hamilton!


    • 1970kikiproject  On September 30, 2011 at 8:32 am

      and now you have something to look forward to, too!! so glad you got tix!!!

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