Monday, January 24, 2011

Not So Spa Day

We have a fun little event at the office called Not So Spa Day. A day for you, but instead of relaxing (at the spa), we make you work!

We have chiropractic adjustments, massage, yoga, breath work sessions, and lunch.

Here's a shot of our fun day:

I think our office makes a nice yoga studio, too. The next Not So Spa day is in May!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Birth and Pregnancy Resources

Wow! Dr Jeanne Ohm of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association has just put together one of the most comprehensive sites for pregnancy and birth resources:

I'm sure you'll find a few sites of interest.

Bowness Icebreaker

What to do on a Sunday morning? The 3rd Annual Bowness Icebreaker!

Balloon animals and face painting!Music-this is local teen band Here on the Sun.
Food! Including Scarlett's fudgsicle that she wouldn't share.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I'm a New Fan!

I had not heard of Miranda Kerr until today, but I'm a fan. Anyone who is famous, has a baby the old fashioned way, wants to share it, and is breastfeeding, gets my vote.

And can I please look that beautiful with our next newborn baby?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Paradox of Days

Our daughter is experiencing our extremes of parenting this week. After being so committed to not using a dayhome/nanny/alternate caregiver, we're probably doing it. AND we're still taking her to work. Especially this week, our child has been subjected to 2 full shifts (it only means 2-3 hours) and one day of only one hour at the office. With possibly another visit coming up later in the week.

She's had the chance to practice some running around the open adjusting area, play chase with daddy and visiting kids, be with mom during an interview with a massage therapist (it's a great way to test the interviewee), greet clients, play on the computer and whatever else she could get up to (usually ignoring the toys). She seems to love my "new" office space, as do I. She also gets adjusted more often when she just hangs around the office, so it is a win-win.

Then one day this week we interviewed a day home, so she got to play with 2 new kids, and 2 new pets. I justify that it would probably be a good break from being dragged around with mommy and daddy all of the time.

We have some decisions to make, but once I got past my hurdle of thinking that I never wanted to use another caregiver, things seem a lot easier.

I have hesitated on the caregiver route because everything I had read about a full-time caregiver, seemed to be everything that I didn't want when raising my child. Unfortunately, I haven't seen as much information on children in part time childcare. My feeling is that at her age, 2 partial days a week is appropriate for her and her development. And her independence. Our only real test will be when we actually do this.

So my take your baby to work little girl, will soon get some vacation from work.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Do you have a word that defines you or your life?

I was complimenting a patient on her beautiful silver bracelet-when she showed me that it had words and phrases of blessings and gratitude's. It was given to her from a friend, to remind her of her blessings in life, and her word in life. Blessed.

Isn't that simple? One little word and it can completely change your attitude. Or at least it changes mine.

We all have so many things to be grateful for, when we look for them.

Of course, now I also want to pick a word for me. I like serene and sparkling, but they don't have the same impact as blessed. I will have to keep thinking of words that reflect everything that I am, do and have.

Which brings me to the thought that once in grade 7, we had to describe our classmates with a word, and for some reason, I think we had to compare to a fabric (Why, oh why?). A boy in my class said I was like velvet. I won't get into any reasons of why he thought this because it was utterly embarrassing at the time, but today, I do like the idea of being like velvet.

So I will be serene, sparkling, and like velvet. Does that describe me?

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Dell 2

We went back to the Dell Cafe last night for Friday night burgers and chinese food. Our lucky little girl was given this special plate of fish and moose cut out from carrot slices. So cute! (For some background on the Dell, read my Dell'icious post from last year.)

That's all for now. Naps around this house have been rare.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Today is Hard

I saw the title on, and had to agree.

It's the first real day back to work after the holidays. The two days I worked between Christmas and New Years didn't count because they were so casual. Our clients were relaxed and with no worries about the commute to our office.

Today, other people's kids were back in school. Other people have probably started back at the gym. Me? I haven't been at the gym in years, and my only serious consideration to return was to use the child care so I could have a real shower.

I haven't made any new year's resolutions, so I haven't needed to make that first step. Isn't that the hardest part-just getting the motivation to start and get out the door?

Today is hard getting back into the routine of things. It was an early start; Scarlett was cranky about getting up & kept staying "I stay" when Scott tried to get her out of the house, first to gymnastics, then to the office; the second nature of what to do at work isn't there right now.

Once I finally get back to the office, and back to the routine, it almost feels like a relief. And isn't it a lovely new start once the calendar turns to January? We get a bonus new start at Elan this year, as we have two newly changed over, and now painted, rooms at the office. New practitioners, new energy, and a new year. All at once. Just in time for the new moon tonight. So tomorrow shouldn't be as hard.