Class went very well, considerable enthusiasm and the potential for lively class discussions is already evident.
Then the challenge of productively filling time between class and the 4:30-5:30 Vinyasa Flow class that I've identified as being the best possibility for bringing some strength and flexibility and meditative breathing into the early part of my week. I usually prefer to bundle everything up and work in my home office, but the yoga class is in town and I'm trying to create a new habit. As added incentive, I talked Pater into joining me for the workout, and today, at least, that was reason enough not to bail. . . .
Instead, I had 3.5 hours to catch up on emails, set up some important committee work, prep tomorrow's classes (including spending some time in the photocopy queue and fighting with the printer dialogue -- why, oh why must new software always be installed just before classes begin!). Except for my wanting to take an afternoon nap on my office floor (resisted today, but I did wake this morning before 5), I used the time well and can see this might shape into a decent schedule.
Got to the yoga studio in time and was happy to see Pater walk in as I was setting out my mat. Afternoons aren't my preferred exercise time, but I was surprised at how good it felt to move through the flow after having spent a few hours at my desk.
Then a boatride across the harbour, the wind picking up as we docked. . . we cycled home where P had a great Puglian sauce of lamb and tomatoes simmering, just waiting for the pasta to be cooked, and a few cobs of corn to be boiled, a salad tossed. All of this eaten as we watched an episode of Homeland together.
And then this, just outside, shortly before 8, a sky that insisted on being admired. . . .
Really, I should probably just tiptoe away now -- what could I say worth uttering in the face of this beauty Nature tosses around so nonchalantly? But I'd love to know if your routines change with Fall, with Back to School. Sue posted on La Rentrée this morning, and like her, I'm curious to know whether you're trying to instill any new, productive habits, and if you've been wearing white after Labour Day, of course I want to know that as well. . .