Archives for: September 2004, 02
Sometimes life’s little pleasures are the best. Hubby and daughter left last night for a two-day motorcycle training class. They will be learning lots of new skills that will make cycling a lot safer for them. So, being left alone for two days with my own eating choices, I swooped into the grocery store last evening and bought a pound of calves liver and two huge Walla Walla Sweet onions. I was so excited! I am not allowed to cook liver in the house. Hubby can’t stand the smell. He says it makes him sicker than cigarette smoke. It’s a shame, because liver is one of my favorite foods. It makes sense that he is affected that way by it, since liver is an avoid food for A’s.
But, before I enjoyed cooking and eating the meal, I delved into something new. I went to my first Yoga class ever. My chiropractor encouraged me to join this Gentle Yoga/Healthy back class to try to get control over whatever is going on in my hip. It was definitely something new. The class was 1-1/2 hours. The impression I got was that it was a Pilates mat class in slow motion. Lots of familiar moves and stretches…..just real slow. I think I’m going to like it. I am so bad at slowing myself and my mind down. This yoga stuff is really into relaxation. I did have a hard time doing the meditation thing at the end. I guess that takes practice, too. I definitely haven’t been successful at practicing meditation on my own. Also, my lower back had a very nice warm glow while driving back home. I bought an eight-class package, so will give it the old college try and see what the results are.
Anyway, back at home I enjoyed the process of preparing my highly beneficial meal of liver and onions cooked in olive oil while sipping on a little bourbon (okay, the bourbon is neutral). The taste of the food was phenomenal. And to think, tonight I get to cook and eat the other half!