Today has been a grrrrreat day! We woke up to sunshine, so of course I woke up smiling. But how could I not smile the morning after a night of fun at Father Ted’s?
I do have bad news about that, though. We came in last place for trivia. 😦 Humiliating. Also, Hannah and I didn’t have anything prepared for Karaoke, so we just spectated. But that turned out to be so much fun, we ended up staying a long while! We really missed Father Ted’s while we were on break. I love that the bartenders recognize us and the trivia dude always chats us up. I feel so at home there!
Anyway, back to today. I went to yoga and guess what, it was stupendous! I guess Monday was just an off day.
I attended a beginner’s Ashtanga class at Auckland Yoga Academy.
Just 50 minutes long, it’s like an abridged version of full Primary Series, which is usually a breeze for me.
But today it totally kicked my butt! Maybe that’s because I’m still getting into the swing of things, but whatever the reason it felt soooo good. I love it when yoga makes me a sweaty yet confident mess, with breath like a refreshing life force as my muscles work until they shake. It was awesome.
lol! That’s a card I got today from Hannah’s mom today. Isn’t it just perfect for me? She sent Hannah a package, with a few things in it for me, too!
It was like
Christmas Easter morning as we opened up the package! I got that hilarious card with a lovely message, that cute puppy, a box of Rainsinet’s (my fave!), a fun wooden airplane kit, a square of Ghiradelli 60% Dark Chocolate (my OTHER fave!), and a gift card to Starbucks! Lucky me!
Thank you so much, Mrs. Pace! It was so thoughtful and generous 🙂 I love you and miss you!
Getting the package made me yearn for home a bit, but I came across a quote today that I am trying to keep in mind:
Don’t count the days, make the days count.
With less than two months left in this amazing country, I really need to focus on that idea.
Lunch was last night’s leftovers:
We made roasted mushrooms, carrots, and broccoli with quinoa. After dressing the chopped veggies in olive oil mixed with Italian herb paste and S&P, I roasted them in our microwave/oven for 25 minutes on 240*C (tossing them halfway through). They came out still a bit crunchy so I probably could have left them in longer. But I didn’t, and it was still fab! Fresh, but with enough roasting to bring out those flava flaves.
What quote is getting you through lately?