Now reading . . .
This January my sisters and I did the 30 day yoga challenge by Yoga with Adrienne. The theme this year was dedicate. Of all the yoga challenges I’ve done this one was my favorite.
The program was really well designed and Adrienne is a joy to watch and follow. She is quirky, cute, and really knows what she’s doing. In the past month, I lost 2 pounds (and the only change was doing this program every single morning) , some lower back aches have resolved themselves, and that pesky problem shoulder has a lot more range of motion. Unfortunately, not much can be done about my hands, but I’ve learned to modify poses when I need to.
On top of all that goodness was the sheer fun of chatting via text with my sisters each evening as we checked in with each other. I loved being part of their evenings and talking yoga and dogs.
Now that it is February, it is time for some new habit tracking. I’ve chosen:
- 28 days of yoga
- 24 days of walking
- 8 days of strength training (and I’m doing Kettlebell Swings)
- continuing Welsh practice (bring section 2 levels up to 5, SSiW #6 and #7, and listening practice #1 each day.
- 24 days of writing — something, anything, for my class, for this blog, just on paper, whatever, but 6 days a week.
- 2 retreat days (after my Spiritual Companion Group, I’ll walk, and get lunch and then sit and read or think, but not work, until Hannah picks me up.
- read 2 fiction books and 2 non-fiction books
What I’m reading: The Celtic Way of Prayer, Cherringham 16-18, Educated
What I’m listening to: Circe, Welsh
What I’m watching:
What I’m learning: Igniting the Flame, Welsh, Permaculture
What I’m thinking about: My first (big) paper is due next month. I have an outline and thoughts jotted down. I just need to winnow them until the paper comes into shape. Then I need to do the serious writing and editing.
Igniting the Flame
2019 is looking wonderful! I can’t wait to continue Welsh and start the other two.
Another year older, hopefully a bit wiser, hopefully much kinder, and definitely more grey — in essence the same.
I’m still pondering the song “What kind of world do you want?” and still singing “Crazy Horses”. I still love Matt Smith as the Doctor (Doctor Who). My favorite kind of veg-out book is still post-apocalypse.
What I’m reading: Harry Potter 3 in German, The Celtic Way of Prayer, Becoming
What I’m listening to: The Ghost Hawk
What I’m watching: Doctor Who, The Good Place
What I’m learning in Welsh:
- Dillad: cot law, jîns, teits, crys chyws, fest
- brecwast, cinco, swmper
- Bwyta: caws, mefus, cig,
- tegan // teganau
- ffermwr, nyrs, athro, meddyg, mecanic, actor, athrawes
- trio, cofio, mynd, mynd i, ymarfer, sut, sut i, angen, dal, gwella
- fedra I ddim
What I’m thinking about: Raised garden bed logistics, seed orders, tree orders, and finishing up Christmas gifts.
Clifty Falls State Park, Trail 2/7
October 13, 2018
This was a really great introduction to Celtic thought and interpretation of the Bible. Definitely a keeper!
Grounded in the physical world, enlarged by the “runes” (symbolic), and applied by the imagination.
That last scene in MerlinBBC gets me every time. Hope, patience, friendship, longing . . . and just a hint of “come on already”. Stories like this feed my soul.