Wednesday, October 1, 2008

So, I'm beginning to think I'm not detail oriented....

I attended the first bible yoga class 2 weeks ago. I stayed for the yoga part, but I did not stay for the bible study afterwards. I did not realize there was a bible study after the yoga and I had not sent enough formula or diapers with Anna into the nursery. As I was walking out of the class I glanced at what book they were using for the study and even asked someone what the name of it was.

Fast forward to this morning, I actually got to class on time (and it's quite an effort to get all the kids and myself ready and then to get them into childcare by 9am, but it's worth it!!!). I was ready! I had my new exercise pants, new exercise shirt (all my 'exercise' clothes were the old ratty shirts that were all worn out and were almost ready to be thrown out but since I used to work out to tapes at home and no one saw me, who cares? I'm sure some can relate.), my yoga mat, kids were dropped off with all the paraphernalia, and my book. The book that I made a few special trips to buy because I didn't find it at the first couple of stores I went to. So, I go through all the yoga poses almost tipping over at times. Rediscovering muscles that have not been used in years, learning how inflexible my body has become, but feeling good and really enjoying it all. Bible yoga is fantastic! It is a class for beginners at my church and the lady who does it reads bible verses and different quotes during the poses. It is a time of focus and meditation. Really nice. Something I need right now. Afterwards we get in a circle to talk and I hold up my book and comment on how I bought it but have not read it. That is when my friend, Jenny, next to me says ever so politely, "You have a different book than me." I thought, "Maybe just a different cover." I look over and nope, a completely different book. I just started laughing and you know, I'm not surprised. With the birth of each of my children I have developed selective hearing and have lost attention to details. I used to be detail oriented, but with each child I have focused less and less on the details b/c I just don't have time for them. So, I kept looking at Jenny's book and just laughed inside. I thought I was so on-the-ball this time!! ha ha ha! But you know what, the book I did get, "The Power of a Praying Woman", the book I thought I heard I was supposed to get, is perfect for me right now. I was excited when I bought it and read the chapter headings. I thought, "This is just perfect!" :) So, now I have to try and find time to read both books.

3 comments:

Linda said...

Yep, I'm not surprised, and I am laughing. :) But, if it's what you need right now, it really doesn't matter if it's the book that everyone else has, does it?? :)

Jenny James said...

That was so funny! Even now when I think about it I giggle to myself. You did look really cute though. And you did have your kids in child care as soon as it opened. So, 2 out 3 ain't bad.

Randi said...

That's hilarious!