Thursday, June 30, 2011
Have been browsing through some of the wonderful works on the TAFA Flickr site. So many talented fiber artists and their works to admire! If I had more energy and commitment, I'd open an Etsy shop and join TAFA.
Last night's yoga class was a real work out. Slow but lots of repetitions and stays, and I'm feeling it today, but in a good way. I put a little more difficulty in my morning sadhana as a result. I've been fairly lazy lately in my morning practices, doing more relaxing and stretching than holding poses like warrior poses and chair poses which require more strength. Must remedy that.
Summer of the Bear by Bella Pollen is beautifully written, seamlessly plotted, and devastatingly human. Part spy story, part fairy tale, Summer of the Bear is set in 1980 during the Cold War and is about a family that must come to terms with the father's death in unusual circumstances, shortly after he returns from a visit to East Berlin. I love all the characters in this novel. I'm not sure when I'll get around to reviewing it on my book blog, but it was a delight to read.
Today, I need to get my packing done for our road trip. Tomorrow we are heading to Hot Springs, Ark., then we'll move on to Memphis, Tenn., then to Natchez, MS. A 5 day trip at a leisurely pace. I'm so looking forward to it!
Fee, Amelia, and Erin all have i phones; I've resisted because I use my cell phone so seldom. The other day, Fee brought home an i phone for me, and I've been enjoying some great music, and now I can get email on my phone, play games, listen to audio books... It will be nice on our road trip to be able to listen to a novel....