Friday, November 14, 2014

A Wednesday in the Life

Another 6:15 a.m. wake-up. I used to try to get up around 5 or 5:30; I think I'm stuck on Daylight Savings Time. I'm not going to bed promptly at 10:00 p.m, anymore. It's more like 11:00.  This morning I visit with dh and strip the sheets, gather the laundry, and settle down at the computer to drink chicken broth and check the blogosphere for news. My lower back aches, the kids don't have school, and I feel like relaxing. 

I wake Meg by 8:00 so she can get to work, start the laundry, and do a little Yoga with Adrienne to limber up the muscles. Y'all, I am totally sold on this yoga thing! Looking at my cousin's pics on Instagram of her amazing poses, I decided to try it, and I am amazed at how good it makes my back feel. I'm told I even look thinner despite not losing any weight. I know my balance is much better than it was when I started, and I feel much better, spinally speaking.

Sooooo, two blog posts on Wednesday wiped me out, evidently, so you're getting Wednesday and Thursday on Friday. Because that's how I roll around here! It's not as if Wednesday was stressful....

After schooling all morning, Meg and I went to adoration for an hour, ran a couple of quick errands and came home. I knitted and read all afternoon while ignoring the laundry that needed to be folded. I cooked an awesome dinner at the last minute, and then more knitting and reading until bedtime. 

That's my kind of day!

Thursday was a bit more labor-intensive...dropping the kids at school at 7:45 and hanging out to visit while waiting for traffic to ease up. I came home for a few minutes (blogged, I think) and then went to the Mobile Farmer's market for milk, meat, veggies, etc., and then Trader Joe's---which involved discovering these awesome Kringles! Our boys used to do a fundraiser selling these and I love them so much! The Kringles...and the boys. I was thrilled to find them at TJ's. Have you ever had one?

Unpacked the groceries and took the dog for a long walk, enjoying some of the last of the warm weather.  Lunch and reading. Started a new book blankey which I'm excited about! Right now, I'm kind of Cavalier about it ;-), but that has nothing to do with the theme of this one.  Any guesses?

Picked up the kids after school and spent the afternoon decluttering the main floor, dusting, and generally making it look a lot less neglected! I had a lot of things to do yesterday (none of which involved knitting or reading), so I stayed pretty busy until Meg and I left for American Heritage Girls, where I also stayed busy with Treasurer duties for 2 hours.

Family prayers and bed. The down comforter is feeling awesome, now!


  1. Those Kringles don't look like your typical diet! ;-) Speaking of Trader Joe's, what are you favorite "processed" dinner foods? You know, something to keep on-hand when I don't want to start from scratch.

    I love the weave of the blanket. Is that the Russian crochet (I know Russian isn't exactly the word, but my memory...)? I think you need to make an Angelina Ballerina blanket. And I think I already gave you some of my other faves. :-)

    Just a note of caution...I know you are not intentionally worshipping Hindu gods when you do yoga, but you might want to find a program where you are stretching and not using a "yoga" mentality. I probably didn't have to tell you that, but I always get nervous when Catholics say they are doing yoga.

    1. I don't even go down the freezer aisle at TJ's unless I need frozen fruits or veggies! I don't buy any boxed foods to keep on hand, except pizza, and that's rare these days. My go-to, quick meals are pasta (brown rice, not wheat), and anything with ground meat.

      Thanks, I love the weave, too! It's Tunisian crochet; I love the way it looks and I love doing it.

      Thanks for the caution---I'm aware. :-) Intention is everything and worshipping Hindu gods is not my intent. In fact, I stick with instructors who are doing "exercise" (which is very challenging and leaves no time or breath for meditation!) and I steer very clear of anyone who gets into spirituality. I'm intrigued by the Petra workout for Catholics. Long before I was interested in yoga one of our parish priests used to give classes! The archbishop got lots of letters about him, but I would love to know what his classes were/are actually like!


Thanks for dropping by! I would love to hear from you. Have a beautiful day! :-)


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