Thursday, August 13, 2015

Lately, 8.13.15

Making- new fiber pieces (one finished, two more in the works) and a multi-media collage painting (in progress, since I had to stop working on it in order to pack boxes). I'm loving this process and plan to teach certain aspects of it to my students.

Drinking-iced tea, Ranger IPA, a 2006 Ridge Grenache that we opened Sunday night to "celebrate" our move.

Eating-oh, my, gosh- everything! Except MSG, that is. The more I read up on this stuff, the more I understand why it was making me sick. It is SO bad for you. And it's hidden in so many things. Kinda crazy.

Watching - Top movies of my summer: Selma, The Butler (so good!) and  About Time (this movie has such a good message at the end, that I sent a copy to each of my kids. Definitely on my all time favorite list now).

Reading-Yoga for Life by Colleen Saidman Yee: part autobiography, part yoga book. For some reason, I felt like I had to order this book and now I know why. I think people are instinctively drawn to stories that mirror their own and I discovered in the first few pages that I can relate to so many parts of this woman's life- troubled teen years, divorce, re-marriage, the ever-changing challenges of motherhood, etc. and how a yoga practice keeps her grounded. I highly recommend it.

Listening to: Riding with the King by Eric Clapton and BB King, Bob Marley's Three Little Birds, Tibetan Singing Bowls (love this)

Thinking about- not much, but at the same time, too much. Not a lot of down time lately with the move, but yet, SO many things to think about, especially with the new school year starting TODAY! And there are many new things to think about this year, which I am so happy about. This will be my 11th year teaching and it's nice to have some new ideas to kick around and integrate into my routine.

Laughing at- anything that Jimmy Fallon has to say. That's one thing that's bad about school starting again- I can't stay up late enough to watch The Tonight Show :(

Disliking- Going through withdrawals- from Starbucks and Dierbergs (they are no longer right around the corner) and the extra Peanut and Baby G. time that I get in the summer. 

Loving- Having my front porch again, with the addition of  the awesome wind chime that Little Man surprised me with a few weeks ago. (That boy is so sweet.) And walking into Sister's house and seeing the cardboard bowling alley she made for her bowling-obsessed, four-year-old. Sister was put on this earth to be a mother, there is no doubt about that.
Oh, and the rainbow we saw from the front porch the first evening at our old (new??!) house! We took it as a good omen :)

Have a great weekend!  Juli

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