Yoga Balance

20110919-040656.jpgBalance, as you know, is very important to me. Kind of an obsession really. The balance between work and play, family time and me time, and salty and sweet. They are all important to me.

So what does yoga have to do with any of that? Those of you that are yoga veterans already know. Yoga IS balance and stretching and breathing and sweating. Yes sweating.

Let’s clear a few things up. Yoga the exercise is not Yoga the religion. There is a huge difference.

Wikipedia Says:
Wikipedia Yoga

That being said, I cannot kick myself enough for not doing yoga more often. I feel much better afterwards and the pain in my neck, shoulders, and lower back subsides for a while. The only Yoga Video I have is P90X YOGAX and it is longer and intended for use along with the P90X program.

Does anyone know of a 45 minute Yoga Exercise Video that is good or should I just mark 90 minutes off on my calendar and go with it? Tell me what you think?

Family Movie Night – The Lion King


Family Movie Night – The Lion King

Almost 20 years ago Disney released The Lion King and all of its magic. I didn’t realize how it affects you until I watched my kids faces as they reacted to the colorful lights of this epic tale falling off the silver screen.

Gabby, of course, is old enough to appreciate the storyline and the music. That would account for those genuine tears she produced as she heard Rafiki say, Continue reading Family Movie Night – The Lion King

Columbia County House Watch Program


House Watch Program

What is it?
Ever heard of Neighborhood Watch? The House Watch Program is like that only on steriods.

Living in Columbia County Georgia is great for many reasons. No way to go into all of them here, however there is one HUGE reason and I will name it. The House Watch Program.

Here in CoCo the Sheriffs Office set up a program to keep our county safe and to give people peace-of-mind while they are away from their homes on vacation or for any reason.

We will use this every time we go out of town now.
Thank you COCO.

How does it work?
Basically, you call the Sheriff’s Office, answer a few questions about you and your trip, and they visit your home each day while you are gone to deter or report any foul play.

Seriously? Yes, seriously.

How much does it cost?
This is the best part… IT’S FREE!

Here are the details of how to use the service:
House Watch Program

Just in case the link gets busted… Here’s and excerpt from their site:

House Watch Program

The House Watch Program was set up over 10 years ago to help protect the homes of people who are going to be gone for an extended period of time. This free Service was designed to allow people living in Columbia County to have peace of mind while on vacation or away. In order to be placed on the House Watch program, contact Columbia County Sheriff’s Office dispatch at (706) 541-2800 at least 24 hours prior to departure. You will be asked a series of question including, but not limited to:

  • Home Phone Number
  • Address
  • Emergency Telephone Number
  • If you have an Alarm Company and who
  • If you have any pets
  • Are there going to be any lights on
  • Any vehicles in the driveway
  • Is there anyone Authorized to be there
  • A contact number for a person with a key
  • An Emergency Contact Number
  • Leaving Time and Date
  • Returning Time and Date
  • Once the information is entered into the system, our deputies will check on the houses periodically during the day and night. If you find that you will be away longer than expected, call dispatch and tell them about the change and they will be happy to adjust the times.

    Cats and Dogs

    Your day started just like everyone else’s day. Just like mine… We woke up. That is probably the last thing any of our days have in common. After that we all head in different directions guided by different thoughts, influences, and of course deadlines.

    Taking a moment to think about all that happens during a day is crazy sometimes.

    Moments like hearing your daughter’s Kindergarten Teacher tell you your child is amazing, but she needs to live a little. That’s the stuff to soak up. And if you’re realizing that you travel a road so often that you don’t think about how fast you’re going on it until your stopped for 2 hours because of a ten-car-pile-up.

    Like these rain drops on my windshield while Gabby has her piano lesson and Evan and I hang out in the car. God is blessing us with these kids. That is obvious, but without stopping to soak it up once and a while it can seem like you are chasing your tail.

    Thank you God for the rain drops to make me stop and think for a while.