NaBloPoMo: Yoga

Nov 02

Earlier today I did my 676th consecutive yoga practice. Way back at the end of 2015, I decided to get back into having a home practice as I had in the late 90s, early 2000s. At first, when I didn’t want to get on the mat, I’d say to myself, “today’s not the day I’m going to break my streak.” It worked, I guess. Now it’s pretty rare for me to drag myself to the mat; it’s usually a part of my daily routine I anticipate.

Not every practice is a long one. On days when I’m really crunched, I may do a 20 minute practice and remind myself that it is the habit of getting on the mat that matters to me. If I can get on the mat, no matter the amount of time, I will feel better.

I can’t imagine anyone interested in yoga hasn’t heard of Yoga with Adriene or the Find What Feels Good kula…but just in case you haven’t, go on and take a look. Adriene does an excellent job guiding with her voice so you don’t feel glued to the videos, and her explanations of poses are super.

Let me know what long-time practices you have going on!

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NaBloPoMo: Slow Stitching

Nov 01

I don’t know where I first saw Katrina Rodabaugh’s work, but I knew I wanted to take a workshop with her as soon as I saw her beautiful visible mending.

Last Sunday I woke early and wended my way to one of my favorite river towns, Hudson, to one of my favorite maker spaces, Drop Forge and Tool, where, at long last, I was able to stitch under Katrina’s tutelage.

The workshop began with an overview of resources, basic stitching lessons, and the loose instructions to stitch a tea quilt. Didn’t the class make some cool ones? Mine is the lower left corner one.

After a lunch break, we got into the nitty gritty of mending, and discussions about the slow fashion movement. I left the workshop feeling so inspired and excited, and super pleased with the mending I did and the new skills I acquired. If you have a chance to take a workshop with Katrina, don’t even hesitate!

P.S. I’m sure you can imagine all the things a person might say after neglecting her website since late January, so I’ll spare you my actually saying them.

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Soup!

Sep 30

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I'm going to settle in with my favorite comfort food tonight.  

What's yours?

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Random Wednesday

Sep 29

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  • Clark Sable, my trusty steed, hit 100k yesterday.  I'm hoping to double that with him.
  • Inspired by Robyn at the Minimalist Knitter, I culled two large bags of yarn from my stash last week.  Bringing nice yarn to share with knitting friends is fun.  It makes the knitters a little giddy.
  • I'm hoping for a cold rain tomorrow so I will feel inspired to make tomato soup and grilled cheese.  It is fall, after all, and time again for warm soup!
  • Tomorrow is the last day of NaBloPoMo, my first 750 words challenge, and the last day with any clothes in my closet.  Project 333 and other challenges are just around the corner!

What's random and new with you?

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Happy Birthday, Neal!

Sep 27

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There will be cake.  Cards.  Presents.  And much joy in celebrating this man I adore. 

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Paring Down

Sep 26

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Last week I dug into the difficult work of actually packing away my clothes for Project 333.  One thing to talk about doing it.  A little different to put my words into action.  One more final box to fill by the end of the month, and I'll be ready to see where this experiment takes me.

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