Getting sleep where I can get it, lungs, and yoga


4.5 hours sleep. I rolled out of bed, grogged some clothes on, swallowed some English Breakfast tea and some uninspired toast, and dropped the kids off at school. Less than 45 long minutes later I was home. Fed the animals so they wouldn’t harass me. Then slept for 3.5 hours.

Last night I had to use my inhaler for the first time this winter. My throat and lungs feel hashed. The rest of the family is starting to feel it too. But tonight my oldest step-daughter and I went to yoga anyway, while the twins swam. It kicked my ass, in a very good way. Tomorrow may need to be a complete day of rest, though. Which kinds of sucks, because I have two job applications to work on—one of which has Friday for a deadline, and for which I’m probably going to have to retool my resume and provide a portfolio of sorts. Plus I have show notes to do, work for the next show to start on, some WordPress research to do for next week’s user group presentation, and prep for some potential consulting work. The list goes on.

I’m unemployed—and {thankfully} I’m a busy girl.

2 responses

  1. Hi, I’ve just come across your post and I’m wondering if you have asthma. I don’t mean to be patronizing but I’ve had it for years and doing pranayama (particularly kapalbhati) greatly improved the condition. I hardly use my inhaler any more, just put it in my handbag, in case…

    All the best,


  2. Hi Andrea, no worries. I develop illness-induced asthma about once a year, usually after a winter illness. I do yoga for many reasons, but one of them is to keep my lungs as strong as possible. I haven’t tried pranayama yoga, but I do vinasa and prana yoga – the sorts of yoga that are readily available at my community center.