it is a beautiful crisp day here. the sun is brilliantly shining and it's quiet. oh you can still hear the cars moving down the highway, but not nearly as much as what you'd normally hear on a regular thursday morning. the busyness that usually surrounds our space is still for the moment, and i love it.
i'm hoping to get out to the park for a walk a little later this morning before our other quests arrive, but for now i'm going to make myself a cup of tea and enjoy the quiet just a little longer.
things are hoppin' around here and the house is filling up as we inch closer and closer to the holidays. two of my boys are back in the nest; the miami boy (with my granddog zilla) and my youngest, the pittsburgh boy. this weekend my oldest son and his family (a.k.a. the corpus group) will be arriving and our cozy 2 bedroom/2 bath apartment will be overflowing with a total of 9 people, 4 dogs, and 2 cats. space is going to be at a premium, but i wouldn't have it any other way. i love having everyone under the same roof and am looking forward to lots of laughter and if the past is any indicator, a pretty competitive game night. good times are in store!
in other news, it's wednesday so what better time than now to share one of my favorite yoga poses,
standing forward fold!
i LOVE uttanasana. it calms the mind and helps relieve stress and mild depression, reduces fatigue and anxiety, can help with headaches and insomnia, helps with digestion, and can be really helpful with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and sinusitis among other things. i mean really, what's not to love! try it. take just a few moments sometime today to hang upside down and breathe. let me know what you think.
i had every intention of writing today. heck, i had aspirations of penning several posts, but this didn't quite happen as i had planned. instead i got caught up in scheduling appointments, attempting to understand health insurance options, and discovering a nail in the back tire, fun. (not really ;)
so instead of the lovely post i had hoped to share, i offer you this photo of willie doing his version of sivasana. he's quite tired after raiding the cat's food bowls. at least they were shiny clean after he finished!