Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Joy Diet

Today (OK, technically it was yesterday, but I never had the opportunity to post) we begin our exploration of the book “The Joy Diet” and frankly, it couldn’t come at a better time for me. Maybe it’s the seasonal change, I don’t know, but I feel a bit off—discontent without really knowing what it is that’s missing. It’s kind of like staring into the open fridge, hungry yes, but nothing looks appealing. At any rate, as soon as I read the first sentence of the book’s introduction, “Every now and then, when I am feeling even more chubby, listless, and ill than usual, I put myself on a nutritional regimen that I’ve cobbled together over the years.” I was hooked! No, the book is not another exploration into the dos and don’ts of eating. Instead we will be traveling inward, moving toward our “right life.” Tell me your secrets Martha Beck because today my soul is wallowing in the land of the chubby, listless and the ill and it what it needs is a bit of peace.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Well, I've been busy practicing different techniques and playing with faces--with mixed results--but I have to say that I'm enjoying every moment of it! I can't remember a time when I've had more fun! I have signed up for an art class that starts this Monday. It's called something like, drawing for those who haven't, but I keep calling it drawing for those who can't! I hope I fit in. Oh dear, that comment just screamed of high school, didn't it? I can't wait to see what comes of it!
I'm a bit frustrated that I can't figure out how to spin that one picture, but like my art and my yoga practice, my computer skills are growing--slowly.