Monday, April 06, 2009


This morning I got up and started the laundry and moved the car and did my toilette and drank hot lemon water and then went into the yoga room....

....where I found a freshly-produced cat-turd sitting on the yoga mat.

All together now: EWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

* * *

As if that weren't enough - and it was - it's snowing outside, and the temperature in the dining room / workspace is 60 degrees.

Rather than turning up the boiler, the landlord proposes putting in a massive, wattage-sucking window unit that heats in the winter and cools in the summer.

My protests that this will shift the cost of heating the apartment from him to me fall on deaf ears.

And I contemplate moving the hell out of here - soon.

* * *

On Friday - my mother's death-day - Dreyfus and I learned that our step-brother died last month, shot by police in a cemetery standoff.

We cannot even begin to process this information.

On Saturday I searched for pictures of this blonde blue-eyed boy, and came across photos of our other relatives - all of whom are dead, dead, dead.

And I said some prayers for his sad soul.

* * *

Despite it all, I had a good practice today.... on my pooey yoga mat.

Like a steaming cup of chai, yoga is always there, no matter what, ready to uplift.

And for that I'm grateful.

That, and Lysol.

Very grateful indeed.


  1. And you teased me on Friday for sharing my yoga space with the cat box! ;)

  2. And now my yoga space IS the catbox!

  3. so sorry for your loss...
    i do want to say that your yoga room is magical and very special (probably more so w/out the poo poo) and if i lived in your neck of the woods i would be your student! xxoo

  4. That cat doesn't appear the least bit remorseful...

  5. Actually I think he's planning to lay another casual down one of these days....

    Yes, the space is lovely Tracy. But the poo 'n' cold really got me down yesterday.

  6. perhaps he's taking on the roll of a cow and thinks he's doing you a favor?

  7. Take some heat from here, and let me feel the cold and wet snow...
    love your yoga room...