B..a..r..e..l..y got my ass out of bed this morning and to a yoga class. Like, I got up at 8:40 for an 8:45 a.m. class. Luckily it’s right by the house so I zoomed over and was actually sort of on time. It’s a nice way to wake up, yoga, reminds me of being at a spa. Oh, to be at Miraval, where I luckily got to go TWICE last spring. Once with my friend Michelle, then again with John for his birthday. Paradise, that place. It’s a joy to get up in the morning, I hopped out of bed every day, up and at ’em, which is so not me. But I was full of energy and ready to take in the consistently 72-degree mornings, to eat beautifully-prepared, in-season foods, outdoors, surrounded by desert flowers that smell like honey. Yoga, pilates, meditation, mindful eating, cooking, biking, hiking, climbing – or relaxing by the pool or in the spa. Heavenly. As you can tell, I’m wishing I were there right now…
…but I’m not! I’m here, April in Minnesota! Not Minnesota’s finest month, April. Spring’s emergence is definitely a two steps forward, one step back process. It has begun, undeniably, and for that I am grateful. The snow is almost gone, a few days of rain have washed things up a bit. There are a few – very, very few – hints of green. Robins have arrived! But on a cloudy day, it’s still mostly like living in a black-n-white photograph.
I should be glad for nothing much to tempt me outside – I have a hell of a lot of work to do inside to prepare for next weekend! The countdown is on…one week to A’s Bat Mitzvah and a house full of family and guests. I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone, very exciting. But first the preparations…I’d better hop to it!
You go girl, doin' the yoga! Woo! Hopefully there were no feequas involved in the process....!!!