Monday, January 11, 2016

Weekend Snaps

The Monday's just keep rolling around.
Good day, blog friends. I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was nice and relaxing compared to weekends past. I taught my first kids yoga class on Saturday morning and as usual when I teach, I learned some new lessons myself. ;o) I have a bit of preparing to do before the next class this weekend, and I'm up for the challenge. On the flip side, it was my fourth week teaching restorative yoga, and that class is feeling so comfortable for me. Teaching restorative yoga might be my new favorite.

My gosh. It rained every day last week! Our ground is wet and soggy and there are so many weeds in our yard! Doug pulled a bunch in the front yard, and I worked on a little patch in the turtle habitat. See the painter's drop cloth in the upper right corner of the next photo? It covers the small hut that Rex and Casper are currently hibernating under. And all the green in the photo = weeds.

The rain stopped long enough on Saturday evening that we were able to have Carrie & Andrew over for grilled sliders. We had a fire in the fireplace and roasted marshmallows for s'mores for desert, and the kids accommodated my request for a few rounds of Scattergories.
 
I was going to say that I did nothing yesterday, but my photos reveal otherwise. I made a big pot of chicken soup for dinner, and for whatever reason I got in my mind that I wanted to make homemade saltine crackers.

They aren't all that photogenic, eh? And by the time the browned ones came out of the oven the light for more photos wasn't great. End result is that Doug liked them ok, and IF I ever make them again I'll use butter in the recipe (instead of shortening) and roll them a lot thinner. Anyway, if anyone ever asks? Sure! I've made saltine crackers before! ;o)

Finally, a little sun poking through the clouds - albeit brief - lighting up my craft room. That wall mandala hasn't grown since the last time I posted a photo of it. It's just not thrilling me as much as I'd imagined it would. New plans are to have Doug paint that wall a light purple, and I think I'll paint a mandala shape using white paint only. We'll see...

My next yoga/mandala workshop is coming up next weekend and I spent a little time drawing mandalas yesterday afternoon. Whiskers loves when I draw mandalas and makes himself right at home on my table. I snapped the above photo and then scooted his furry self off of my work. He's so needy sometimes!



And now a new week. Sweet prayers for Doug this morning as he has eye surgery. It will be a partial work day for me while I provide transportation for him, to and from the surgical center. My calendar is full all week. On one hand that thrills me, on the other hand I feel tired, quite frankly. Oh well! No sense fretting about it...it's nothing that yoga can't help me handle.

Wishing you all a week filled with deep breaths and blessings.
Let's do this...

9 comments:

alexa said...

Sending warmest good wished to Doug and hoping that his eye treatment was successful and he is in not too much discomfort. Your restorative Yoga sounds wonderful - I could do with some of that :). Ever thought of doing an online class? Hoping you gave a great week ...

Patio Postcards said...

Positive energy & thoughts coming your way for Doug's successful eye surgery. Having being through months of eye woes for Mr Man, I know how worrisome it can be. I like the idea of a light purple wall with a white mandala. I'm seeing lots of nature's white mandalas right now - snow! I am about to be introduced to Restorative Yoga (also known locally as Wall Yoga (?)) I will definitely let you know how my intro session goes.

Audrey said...

Oh goodness, poor Doug! That's his second surgery in such a short time. Of course he has my prayers for a successful surgery and quick recovery. And hopefully no more surgeries for a long time. Wait, what am I saying? EVER! Glad you're enjoying the restorative yoga! XOXO

Karen said...

Hope Doug's surgery went well! He's definitely had more than his share recently.

Sian said...

Wishing Doug all the very best x

Cate Brickell said...

I hope Doug is well on the way to recovery now! I think your plans for your mandala wall will look great, but then you know I'm a sucker for purple!

Karen said...

Wishing Doug well and lovely to have a glimpse of your weekend.

Alison said...

Hope Doug's surgery went well...love having a peek at your weekend! Xx

Maria Ontiveros said...

Oh my gosh! I've not been around blogland lately so just read about Doug.
Hope his eye surgery went well. Sending lots of good (late) thoughts.
Rinda

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