making a choice

May 15, 2013



yesterday morning: 2:50am. my sweet baby, aka jones, made the household decision it was time we all start our day. eyes were to remain avidly open and tails at a vigorous wag. 

like freshman cadets, by oh-three-hundred-hours we were marching around the kitchen to his bugle, fetching clean water, coffee, and running drills of grab-ass and catch-your-tail; knocking down candlesticks and moving dining room rugs into 2nd floor bedrooms. 

i was on the verge of getting pissed. 

as i cut coffee grinds à la lines of cocaine, with kate moss precision, on my old cds {see i knew not to throw this one away,} i thought to myself, with my little straw in my hand, i have two choices here, i can be sleepy, surly, does she have something sour in her mouth-girl? or i can find the joy. 

i chose door number two.


just like being resolute to eat healthy or choosing to be active in your body, making the decision to extract the joy out a moment rather than dwell on the sad or the cynical is HARD.

at least for me.

we are not wired that way. i wasn’t at least. especially in my family; it’s go for the sarcasm, sardonic, and skeptical, AT ALL COST.

i have to scrape out those optimistic muscle fibers.


how do i flex these muscles?

yesterday i read how watching the sun’s rise and fall in real time add’s to the quality of one’s life. like adding organic blueberries to your steel-cut oatmeal or an anti-oxidant serum under your paba-free sunscreen; experiencing the sunrise and or sunset releases certain healthy chemicals and hormones in your body {and  let’s be honest, it also gave me an excuse to post this picture of these cute shorts?} 

but last night as i was leaving  floating out of luciana friere’s yoga soul class, i finally found my meditation. too bad it will only be on tuesday nights, she asked us to notice the “light” outside. it was more than a luster. it was beyond golden. 

a glow. 

an unpatentable glow, but one that seeped into our pores and made my feet buzz.


that hum and whir of that sunset still happily fizzed through my body even at 3:14am this morning as dog vomit projected all over my neck, chest and face. 


priscilla’s foray into the garbage last night emanated in one giant, disgusting, early morning mess on mommy.

i chose joy. 

{and 4 showers.}

hope you have a “supersonic” day m’love.

  • needed this today. sorry about miss p's barf.

  • This was the perfect post for me and I personally think I need yoga in my life. The one time I did it I almost cried because it was the first time I ever switched off my brain and was in the moment. I can see how it helps you in these moments. I could have used it at 3 am while my neighbors cat stayed over and always seems to wake up at 4 am on the dot. Today he chose 3:00 pm. He start a with scratching everything, meowing, diving into my plant, jumping in and out of a paper bag and I was like really??? While I want to kill him. – I remember I chose to let him sleep over because he looked so cute curled up and now it’s his play time. I went downstairs and let him out and went back to bed and thought in my next life I want to be a cat! Now I’m up super tired but I will make it work.

    • goodniteirene

      ann! you need to take my friend angela leigh's yoga class. she teaches at southbay equinox…she is awesome…she'll totally take care of you….

  • I. LOVE. THIS.

  • niloofar

    Katie! Who is the cute guy in the first pic?!:) and the shorts are super cute too

    • goodniteirene

      i have no idea…hahahahha. just some random from pinterest…

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