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What a wonderful way to start the day....with Sun Salutations! Yes, I got a free DVD sample copy with 15 minutes of sun salute instruction with Yoga Journal.
Watched some of the Olympics. Wow, I can't believe that tiny little 4'11" Japanese woman won the marathon! Being that I'm not much taller, it reminds me that height should NOT be an excuse for lack of athletic ability!
Ate that quinoa tabouli, cucumber dill yogurt salad, and later, some organic raspberries.
Then I went to a wonderful dance production at the Southern Theater on the west bank/cedar ave. A patient of ours invited us because he danced in it. It was just wonderful! I was afraid I wouldn't make it to the performance because there was a huge accident on the interstate, but I did! On the way there, I ate one of those gluten-free shortbreads from the Wedge. Yes, it was really neat. The music was Bruce Springsteen, his wife, and one other lady I cannot remember without grabbing the program.
Had a cup of coffee at the performance. I really miss dancing....you know, when I was a little kid, my mom took dancing lessons (she also took them in college and when she was younger). I think I want to take them up again as an adult, too. I took a belly dancing class once last year but didn't get through it because of work and fatigue and stuff. But it was fun. I used to go to a lot of nightclubs in college and even my first year out of school because I love techno and I love going out on the dancefloor, but those days are so far away it seems now. Plus the clubs are such meat markets here and so smoky, too. When I lived in Omaha, I was at the Max almost every weekend at one point. Then here in MPLS The Quest was full of great DJs. Somehow though, it's just not fun without a group of carefree friends.
Anyway, off that tangent, decided to walk around the West Bank/Cedar Ave. a little longer. It had been so long since I'd been there. Such cute little shops. Then my guiltiest leftie pleasure: Mayday Books! I couldn't help it, I had to buy a book or two!
Walked over to the North Country co-op. It serves the neighborhood hippies as well as the Ethiopian and Somalian immigrants. I bought a wedge of watermelon (which I'm nibbling as we speak) and also had a cup of carrot-ginger soup! Yum! And also a Bach Flower essence-Wild Oat. Such a quaint little place....
Finally, I ended my journey at the Red Sea Restaurant and had Misser Watt. (Red lentils in a berbere sauce with staple injera bread (made of teff) along with some green beans. Oh, anytime I think about moving to the country (and eating a lot of peaches, just kidding), the thought of going over a month without Ethiopian food really scares me. I love Ethiopian food. And I love to support family/local businesses. Needless to say, they were tipped well.
That's all for now. Hopefully I can keep this writing streak up so that you guys actually have something to read.