When Bad News to Everyone Else Seems Like Really Good News to You

I haven’t been able to walk since Saturday.  

And by walk I mean, but my weight on my left foot.  

By weight on my left foot I mean, put my whole left foot on the floor without a lot of effort and/or sweating and/or swearing and/or pain shooting up my calf.  

I kinda look like this:  

Glamorous, no?


The bad news is that I sprained my calf doing something healthy (step aerobics).  

The good news is that it could have been SO. MUCH. WORSE.  

Apparently the popping noise and excruciating pain I felt at the time I sprained my calf muscle is pretty much exactly what you feel when you tear your muscle away from the bone.  

See what I mean about the GOOD NEWS?  

I sprained the muscle, not TORE it from the bone.  


Just thinking about it makes me cringe.  

My recovery requires a whole lot of rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE). I’ll be taking it slow and easy on crutches for the next week to 10 days.  

Once I lay the crutches to rest, I’ll be s-l-o-w-l-y returning to regular activity (MINUS step aerobics).  

Other good news?  

I am both old enough to require a mammogram and young enough to require a whooping-cough shot.  

How would you do if you were suddenly sidelined from your regularly scheduled life?  

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Yoga+Music365 (day55) – Outer South by Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band – The Negatron Edition

Let’s just say the grumpy teacher has been visiting my classroom this week.

Nobody likes when she is around.

In reflecting on my (ugh, I mean her) general state of prickly-ness, it dawned on me why the shift in attitude.

We just started our MONEY unit at school. Kids earn classroom money for doing work and behaving and pay fines for not. I’ve noticed I’m back to focusing on the behavior I don’t want to see and levying fines instead of looking for students that are earning their keep.

Must change focus – today.


Today’s yoga brought to you by the home practice! It’s a staff meeting today. You know you’re jealous.

Today’s music is Outer South by Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band.


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Worry list

I thought I would share a current list of things that are weighing on my brain. Maybe getting them out of my head will help sort them out and give me some perspective.

1. Our adoption. I’m worried it’s not actually going to happen. In the words of Tom Petty, “The waiting is the hardest part.” Indeed.

2. Next school year…. Will I be teaching? Where will I be teaching? What grade will I be teaching?

Seems some changes may be happening and if I’m going to be teaching I’d like to know now who, what and where. Not so much on the last minute changes by other people. Just sayin.

3. If our adoption does go through in the next few months, how will I survive the travel? 

Jet lag + humidity + extreme heat + anxiety = bad news for Tami.

4. How will I handle the transition to parenthood? Will we really be able to live on one income?

5. Will I teach yoga? Where will that take me?

6. Ok, the thinking about the extreme Thailand heat got me thinking about the summer weather here. Will I ever get used to the heat in Sacramento? I really hate it. Seriously. Once it starts, sometimes I feel like it’s never going to stop and that freaks me out.