My plate, that is, not our toilets. For someone not working full-time, my schedule is a black hole between subbing, volunteering, errands and clean-up. The mountain of crap I have to take care of feels daunting lately. I'm in that discouraged place where I'm tempted to pitch in my towel and head for the nearest exit.
But who'd do the laundry or make meals if I left?
Ah, the martyrhood of motherhood.
Shed Yoga was a success--seven students got all stretched out Saturday morning. I did learn that I should boost the heat when I go to bed Friday night so it's not quite so chilly for a yoga session, but we did fine considering the 56 degree temperature. Word's out now, so hopefully more students show up this Saturday. I can't recommend yoga enough for one's health. Flexibility is a big deal for maintaining range of motion and preventing injury, no matter what kind of lifestyle you have. I'm not into the hippy-dippy-incense-burning-lute-playing-spiritual side of yoga, but the whole "being still" aspect is healthy for all bodies and minds, too. Our instructor did a fine job offering modified poses, too. Yoga is a tiered kind of activity, so you can practice it at any ability or experience level, and we had all ages from athletic teenager to more sedentary 60-year-old in the shed.
Basketball season continues, my greenhouse is still lying in parts inside the garage waiting to be assembled, and I'm thankful it's only November, which means all I have to do this month is give thanks and not presents.
In other news, I'm reading Dan Brown's Inferno. It's this month's Bumble Book Club pick and my very first experience reading his work. My impressions thus far:
* His writing is formulaic as hell. It's like reading the script for National Treasure, which is fun, but I think it would get old after the second or third book.
* His writing isn't great--more "telling" than "showing" and completely lacking in figurative language.
* The story, however, is good. Some books you do read only for the story and many readers only care about that aspect of a book. The entire plot takes about a day to unfold.
* There's a LOT of stuff about history and literature and religion and architecture, interesting stuff, but a bit overwhelming.
Would I read this author again? Doubtful. But I would consider grabbing an audiobook by him if I was taking a long trip somewhere. I bet he translates wonderfully to that medium.
Spill it, reader. Do you "yoga?" Do you read Dan Brown? Are you thankful it's November and not that other month?