Saturday, August 24, 2013

FRIDAY I'M IN LOVE weeks 32, 33 and 34 - a gratitude list

Friday I'm in love is my gratitude list. Three weeks at a time, I can really only blame myself, but I try to blame it on the busy-ness I'm experiencing.

I'm thankful for..

  • Roope, our baby kitty. We went to pick him up at the shelter a week ago. He is so brave and brisk! We kept him in the kitchen the first three days, and then let him to meet the other cats. 

Hexi tries really hard to see under the kitchen door who's this newcomer.

Roope takes a nap.

Roope and Hexi are already best buddies, playing and cuddling a lot. 
Tittis wasn't so sure of the kitten first, but she's loosening up as well.

  •  Dance. I think I've gone to another level with my dancing. In September there's workshops by Manca Pavli (SVN)  and I'll be performing with Ane here:
    and in October there's going to be this great show along with workshops by Deb Rubin
    And we'll have a candle dance performance with our AMCAB (American Cabaret Bellydance) group YIlan Cabilesi in November. So much wonderful dance related stuff happening this fall, makes Tiitta a very happy girl! I have two Tribal Fusion classes, one AMCAB class, one bellydance drill, stretch and tone class and one ballet class a week. Added to my 40 hours work week and quite employing volunteer work with the animal welfare organisation, it feels like I'm always going to dance practice.     I DON'T MIND! 

Painted toe nails, lemon beer and veil dances,


Friday, August 2, 2013

Tribal princess by Asko Rantanen

photos by Asko Rantanen
outfit by me, except the skirt by Moonalia

FRIDAY I'M IN LOVE week 31 - a gratitude list

Friday I'm in love is my weekly gratitude list.

I'm grateful for...

  • Health. you know there's always a chance that you'll fall ill, but you still don't believe it'll happen to you. You feel invincible, in a way. Until something happens. It happened to me last week. It scared me a lot. There were some uncomfortable tests and a very minor little operation, but I'm all good and healthy. And I feel like singing and dancing to praise the Universe for it. My mother died of cancer 3,5 years ago so there's always a small worry that what if it is my fate too. One never knows of tomorrow but today I'll celebrate my life <3
    me doing a cartwheel, photo by Tuukka Ahonen
  • And in two weeks, the little kitty comes home! I can hardly wait. We've baby-proofed the windows with a net and have organised a car to pick the little fellow up.
    Little kitty, by me
  • Work starts on Monday. I love holidays but I also need a little routine, otherwise I end up just drifting and I don't like it in the long run. And I cherish my work, after 8(!) weeks' holiday I welcome the early morning wake-ups with a well rested body and mind. 
    hard at work, self portrait
Wind in the trees, orange-coconut tea and the sound of zils,