It occurred after yoga last night. I went to a 90 minute fire class (98 degrees/60% humidity) after a hectic day and it was just what I needed. Stretching, strengthening, focusing on my body and mind, and enjoying the warmth (who are we kidding, stifling heat that is somehow soothing) was the perfect end to my Friday.
As I walked out of the room and chugged the cool, glorious breaths of air conditioning, I also chugged the last of my liter of water. Not gonna do it. Need more! I beelined for the water fountain and began to refill the bottle.
As I’m standing there waiting with patience for the drip of fountain water to fill the huge bottle, I see something crawling up the wall. Huh. What’s that? Now it’s on the side of the fountain. This is a clean studio especially compared to the grimy gyms I’ve been members of in the past, but even my house has bugs sometimes, so I’m not judgin’. It’s creeping up the side and AHHH, it’s a spider!
I don’t have a particular fear of spiders, but it’s now just standing there looking at me. I think. It’s hard to tell for sure, but I was definitely watching it closely as I continued my Replenish H2O task and I’m pretty sure it had me in its sights. What to do? What is the proper code of conduct in this situation?
Now, if I was at home I’m pretty sure I would take a shoe or some other nearby object and…well…smoosh it. Sorry to any spider lovers out there. But what do I do when I’m in a place that has Buddha statues everywhere and where each class ends with Namaste (the light in me sees the light in you). Would it be poor form to kill anything even a spider in such a place of peace? Luckily for the spider I decided yes was the answer and luckily for me my water bottle was finally full. I went on my merry way and Charlotte was left to live for another day. Wilbur would be proud.
The man had a hard day at work yesterday and no yoga to soothe his mind so I had to find a plan B. I figured out the perfect way to make it all better. Cookies! We have a place here called Tiff’s Treats that delivers freshly baked warm cookies (and milk if you like) to your door. Genius!
This business design was a college business school project for a couple of girls at The University of Texas when I was in school there 10 years ago and they went through with it. They turned their idea into a real company and we spent many nights during many finals weeks drowning our fears, stress, and possible future sorrows (if the tests didn’t go well) in gooey cookies. I knew it would be the perfect pick-him-up treat.
Peanutbutter (his fave) and chocolate chip pecan (the flavor of the week) cookies showed up at our door around 7:30 right as we were finishing dinner. I went all out and included an I Love You balloon, too, because quite frankly I do 🙂 He quickly began to smile. Mission accomplished. And I got the bonus of a chocolate chip pecan cookie dessert for me as well. Yum!
I’m now post Saturday run and am about to head to one last yoga class for the week before heading up to Dallas. My cousins first baby (and the first baby for our generation in our family) is turning one and there is a party to attend this afternoon. Time to celebrate! Have a great weekend!