Thursday, May 27, 2004

Country yoga

Finally had my first class last night - yoga... well, power yoga, except I'm not sure what makes it "power" yoga - no high heat or anything. Anyway, it was really, really good. I was reasonably flexible but definitely, definitely had some issues where my lower back was concerned. My legs have tightened up somewhat, I noticed, so this will be really good for me. I actually feel something in my muscles today - not soreness but just can tell that they've been worked. After the class, I felt "loose".

I've got to go on a cleaning/laundry spree tonight before we go.... so far the using-up-all-the-food-before-going-on-a-trip exercise is going well... my goodness, I haven't been on a trip since my trip here! (My god, that feels like ages ago)

Wednesday, May 26, 2004


B talked to the job guy yesterday. He wanted B to come in for an interview and they got talking. The guy said that B needing to take 2 weeks off in July was "non-negotiable". So Brendan said that he was pretty sure that missing his own wedding was "non-negotiable"... well, it was more funny than snarky the way he told it. The hiring guy basically said that B was perfectly qualified for the job and that his was by far the best resume he had seen, but wanted him to start yesterday kind of thing, and couldn't absorb him being away 2 weeks in july, etc. So, there is a possibility that they may have a part-time position there which would be better schedule-wise anyway, but unsure as yet. Brendan was pretty annoyed at the inflexibility of the guy after he had admitted that Brendan was the best candidate. In any case, the job would probably not mean more time in Tulsa - that is fixed by the internship timing - if his dissertation isn't done by next July (and it likely won't be written up and defended by then), he'll be finishing it off wherever we are at the internship site. The job would reduce the practicum hours Brendan would get doing therapy and neuropsych assessments. He already has over 2000 hours of practicum, which should be more than enough on his internship applications. You're right that the extra cash would be useful!

The boxing instructor was also a no-show! What a disorganized enterprise! I did start talking to another "spouse" - a woman who moved here from Chicago right after her wedding so her husband could go to law school. She was very nice and does PR for the Tulsa zoo. After the boxing class was cancelled we chatted on side-by-side treadmills for half an hour - and she gave me her card because I mentioned that I might like to get into Development work for a non-profit.

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Jobs, yoga and boxing

B applied for this job that is 12pm-8pm M-F, so he would have to cut down on his voluntary (practicum) time doing therapy at the VA Hospital and doing neuropsych evals. And he'd have to work on his dissertation mornings. Not sure about his M/W night class he's auditing right now till the end of July. But you get the point, his schedule would be very full. In any case, yes, not an easy decision. The added security would be reassuring (especially with three close friends of ours getting married 2-3 months after us... on the east coast).

Not sure how "power" the power yoga class I signed up for will be since the studio seems to be well air conditioned. Never done yoga before because I've always thought it'd be good for me but would bore me (and then, because I hadn't ever done it, too shy to go to the first class). I think power yoga will be good... and in standing around waiting for the instructor, met two women there who also hadn't done yoga before. The boxing class is being taught by an actual boxer (!) Eecks.