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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lucky for . . .

. . . the fox picture 'cause that was the only picture for the day!

Wow, it was a tough morning to get out of bed. I was tired from yesterdays bike trip to New Glarus but I also didn't sleep well. I woke up and was not able to return to sleep. I know we all have times when we wake and then that is it, we just can't fall back to sleep, but why does it happen when we are really tired and want to sleep? Anyway, last night once I was awake, I did get up and had a glass of milk. Do you think that drinking milk puts you back to sleep? It usually works for me, but not last night. It seemed like I was up for at least 2 hours shifting from one side to another . . . ARGGGGGG. And why does it seem like when you are laying there awake, your husband started to make noises! Does he normally make these noises but since I am sleeping I don't hear them? Whatever the answer, it was driving me crazy last night. Eventually I must have fallen back to sleep, because the next thing I knew my alarm was going off. I promptly reset it to 6:00 to give myself a little more sleep. I never really know if that helps or not.

Finally up and going with the normal morning routines - let the dog out, make a cup of coffee, clean the litter box, let the dog in, feed the dog, feed the cats, let the outside cat out and this morning, since I was running late, no run with Sophie. Although I had wanted to bike to work, considering that I was already running late, I decided that I should drive. I made my lunch, got ready for work and headed out the door. At the corner, who should appear, but one of our neighborhood foxes. We have a couple of adults and at least 4 kits living in the neighborhood. Sophie and I have run into them while running and we often see them running through the yards and across the streets. While I know they are wild animals, they seem to have adapted to life in the neighborhood and other than being cautious when their babies are around, they appear not to care about us.

Tonight was our second to last Tai Chi class. I haven't figured out if I like it or not. It is relaxing and I know that the Chinese have been practicing this for centuries, but I just don't understand the chi piece. Do I have to believe? Is this actually something that you really feel? I sort of get it. We are living breathing creatures, there must be an energy source within us. But can the "average joe/jane" actually feel Chi flowing through their body? Or are we simply feeling our blood flowing? I will continue to practice and learn.

Enjoy the moments!



  1. Awww that fox is adorable! I wanna see the kits too.

    Tai Chi is very interesting...I had to teach a class of it when I thaught karate at The Little Gym and it was really hard to get kids to move slow and make the skills flow together. We laughed about it quite a bit. :)

    I'm sure it's kind of like how Yoga is for me. I love the moves and challenge of it, but don't ask me to lay there for 10 minutes and try to zone out. I just can't do it!

    1. I am really trying to get into Tai Chi, because I do think it has many beneficial aspects, especially as you get older! But I just wonder if I will feel it? The core strength is obvious great.

  2. Aww, the fox is so cute! I am happy they are welcome in the neighborhood!

  3. They were really cute a couple of months ago - I am guessing that unless I see them in a group, I might not be able to tell the difference. They
    are tough to get a picture of, because you see something and your mind first thinks it is a cat or dog, and then you realize it is a fox. By the time you realize it and grab phone or camera they are gone. I was lucky on Tuesday - the fox crossed the street while I was stopped at a turn and was able to grab my camera!