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Sunday Doings: Yoga, cooking

November 7th, 2010 at 01:44 pm

The boys were really spoiled by having me around all the time this past year when I wasn't working. So now that I'm back to work f/t, I actually feel guilty, after leaving them to fend for themselves all week long, when I run around and do my assorted errands on the weekend.

So this weekend, I invited a friend over to show me her yoga moves. She's been trying to get me interested in it for years, but in the past I'd always figured that if I was going to dedicate some time for exercise, I'd want to do something cardio, and get more benefit, out of it.

But yoga seemed like just the ticket after acquiring a stiff neck from sitting in front of the computer at the office. And I figured Luther would appreciate having the extra companionship.

So we spent a good 1.5 hours doing yoga positions in my living room with classical music on in the background. I do really like how loosened up I feel. I have a lot of strength from mowing the lawn and such, but I've lost a lot of flexibility over the years, I think.

I let my friend sample the chili cooling on the stove (made with homegrown tomatoes and dried beans). We also had some organic apple cider and a berry crisp I made using blueberries and wineberries I picked in the yard and froze. It was yummy.

My friend M. called earlier in the day and we had a long conversation. He wanted my opinion on whether he should declare bankruptcy and how it would impact his credit. He's about 30K in debt. He's back to work now, too, but his is also temporary and unlike mine, where I have a good shot at the perm position, his will probably end at the end of the year. He's working in the city and making very good money, at $60/hr. but no health insurance.

Now it's getting dark and it's not even 5 pm How depressing.

3 Responses to “Sunday Doings: Yoga, cooking”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    Sounds like a good day Smile

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I know what you mean about feeling guilty about leaving your pets. Buddy (our dog) got used to me being at the house all the time this summer. When school started and I had tutoring jobs, it felt really bad to leave him in the exercise pen for 3 or 4 hours.

  3. Jerry Says:

    That is tough about your friend, working in a temporary position with no insurance. Ouch. Unfortunately there are a lot of people in just that situation, with nothing to lead the company (or the city) to make a position permanent... and it's not getting better at the moment. I hope that he is able to find something better soon. What did you advise him to do?
    Jerry

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