Feeling a little accomplished. :)

Today is a beautiful day. The sun is out, it’s 70 degrees and the breeze is nice so I have my windows open, enjoying the weather. On top of that, I got quite a few things accomplished today!

Everyday, I eat breakfast. I have two basic choices I stick to – egg and bacon or yogurt with granola and honey. I drink either tea or coffee but only one cup. Today, was an egg and bacon with Earl Grey tea kinda day. Why bacon? Because it tastes good and it’s protein. I think you should start your day with protein and a food you enjoy. For lunch, I had a piece of white fish and salad with a large glass of water. My friend Monica sent me some dark chocolate covered coffee beans for Christmas so I had a few of those, too. Yummy!!

Clipford has been cooped up way too much. When we were in Austin, I took him to Zilker Park and he got to run and fetch the ball and had a great time. There’s a dog park here in Huntsville and I hadn’t been able to find it (no one could give me the exact location – “it’s over in the Avenues, where one of the letter roads ends”, they’d say) so today, I was determined to find it to let Clipford go run a bit. And after about 20 minutes of being in the wrong part of the 23rd Street, I found it! It’s basically at the intersection of N 1/2 Street and 23rd Street. The address is 2335 23rd street but if you plug that into Google Maps or a GPS, it’s takes you for a bit of a wild goose chase. The park was empty so he fetched and explored for about 20 minutes and seemed okay to come home. Without other dogs there, he seemed kinda bored with fetching the ball after 20 minutes. Maybe that was just me. We’ll be going there regularly because it’s really nice there. There are trees so going on a hot day won’t be so bad. There are a few benches and a doggie water fountain. Not so bad for this little town.

After we came home and had lunch, I took all my recycling to the recycling center. It filled my back seat! To get all that stuff out of my apartment and make room to walk was such a relief! It has been way too cluttered around here. Yesterday, my friend Rachel helped me take a bunch of stuff (including my bins of Christmas decorations) to storage so there is quite a bit more room in my apartment again. Mind you, I have a lot of stuff so it’s still cramped but it’s more cleared out than it was when I got back from break. Little steps.

I paid bills and did some yoga practice. This summer was emotionally rough and I found a Groupon or something for a week of yoga practice at Round Rock Yoga Room. I LOVE IT THERE!! It’s not like a club or the gym classes – it’s a true yoga community. I went twice over the break and was greeted by name and with loving hugs. I wish there was a place like it. There is a yoga studio here but the website description doesn’t seem so inviting and it’s kind of expensive so I haven’t been yet. The Yoga Room has been posting videos on YouTube so I made a spot in my home office so I can practice for about 30 minutes. I made a playlist of several different things to work on and plan on going through those as I can. It felt good to stretch and to hear Zelinda’s voice. She’s very calming. I have some Gaiam videos from Sarah so I’ll work with those as well. I should probably look into getting a block and maybe a strap ’cause faking a strap and using a Harry Potter book as a block doesn’t work too well.

Next up, score study again. I have a lot to catch up on with my study because I didn’t get to do any over the break like I’d intended. I’m going to be conducting Vaughan Williams’ English Folk Song Suite in February with the Symphonic Band. I’ll post the date when I find my notebook (I think it’s in my backpack) – it would be nice to have old school friendly faces in the audience as well as my new friends.

Okay, gotta get back to work and ride the wave of feeling accomplished! 🙂

Love you, mean it!