Saturday, March 15, 2008
Since I first wrote about my terrific bamboo socks, I've noticed an increase in the availability of bamboo yarn/fabric/products. Dharma now stocks bamboo fabric and bamboo socks (and less expensive, too); I found bamboo sheets at Target; I ADORE the bamboo batting; then, while at Target looking for some socks for Laddie, I found bamboo dress socks (the only other bamboo socks I've seen have been sports socks) and of course, they went right into the basket.
I'm a fan of bamboo products for environmental reasons, but must admit that other practical reasons have also influenced me...and I've loved the socks, the sheets, the batting for so many reasons.
Yesterday I joined the Tai Chi in the Park group for a great review and gab fest. Beth and I have not been to the park or to class in 6 months or more so we had a lot to catch up on. Thomas and Nina have been much better about attendance. It was a beautiful day for practicing the forms.
My SIL Robin and I have been going to the steam room after yoga for 20 minute sessions on Mondays & Wednesdays. Amazing how much conversation can be had under such sweaty conditions. We have had some really good talks about health and fitness, and the talks themselves have provided good motivation. Oh, I'm still not eating 3 helpings of fruits and vegetables each day, but I'm making an effort.
We've also talked a good bit about attitude. This sends me back to re-newing my efforts at the Complaint-Free Challenge. In the fall, when I made this effort for 2-3 months, I was surprised at the way the efforts improved my overall attitude.
I sent her a link to the What About Me video and watched it again myself. Things like this, no matter how useful and inspiring, have to be refreshed and reinforced occasionally in my mind...or they are no longer a part of my daily thought patterns.