Friday, May 12, 2006

Sea Turtle Patrol - Friday, May 12.....

Beautiful morning, crisp and cool - but no tracks yet!! Had a nice walk through zone 7 (Neptune Beach) and talked with a couple of folks and even saw a couple of local celebrities. Started hunting for shark's teeth on the way back home and look what I found!!

Friday, May 05, 2006

Happy Cinco De Mayo!! Walking patrol today - no turtle tracks spotted but another beautiful sunrise - along with a cool breeze. It was another day to realize how very blessed I am!!

There is a Sea Turtle Art Exhibit Opening tonight at the First Street Gallery - come by and enjoy the music and art - proceeds going to the Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol. And, Sea Turtle Patrol Boot camp tomorrow at 7 a.m. - for more info!!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

The Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol started May 1 - but my first patrol was this morning. It was so great getting up early - and still was even a little chilly this morning! The tide was low, so it made it easier to ride my bike and search for tracks. I did my two zones today - but found no signs of turtles. Next patrol is on Friday - walking day I think! I took the camera - but didn't charge the batteries - so, I was lucky to catch this beautiful sunrise on "film"!! It was the perfect kind where the the sun looks as if it is melting into the ocean - wish I had gotten more pictures - just glad I got this one!! More on Friday.....see you on the beach!

Monday, May 01, 2006

Only two more treatments to go!!

On the road to recovery!

I finished up my third to last treatment last Thursday (4/27) - and was so glad to make it through another one. This is my second treatment of Taxol - and luckily this time, I had less pain with the medicine going in. Although it took a long time it was worth going slow!! I also had some good news at that treatment and found out that my hemoglobin is back up (has been down since before California), so I was able to forego that injection this time around!! I had my Neulasta shot on Friday and had my usual aches on Saturday - but not as bad as it has been!! And, Sunday, I was back to feeling okay!!

I have noticed that I have more energy and more get up and go finally - (maybe the hemoglobin going up has something to do with that!) and have been able to start my walking program. I have been trying to start one since JANUARY!!! But, I found this cool article in the May issue of Family Circle that starts you out slow - and that is what I needed!! So, I made it through my first week and feel great!!

Still teaching my yoga classes and love growing with my students!! They are such an inspiration to me and I am so glad they share those few hours with me each week!! Yoga has been an incredible healing tool for me - both doing it and sharing it with others!!

So, only two more treatments to go!! By the end of May, I will be finished and then on to my implant surgery and healing (and hair-growing - haha!) More later.....

Teacher Training at Bliss Yoga Shala -- November, 2005

This is where, upon graduation, I was given my name Lila. Here are a few definitions of my yoga-name:

~the divine play between the unmanifest and the manifest.
~ The term Lila (from Sanskrit 'Play') is based on the Hindu conviction, that god created the universe as a playful, joyous and creative act.
~"Lila" literally means "play," but in religious texts refers to "divine play" -- life as a spontaneous game played by lighthearted forces beyond our understanding.