Saturday, August 14, 2010

food, yoga, and art

Today I'm going to treat myself to a little celebration, after an intense summer class, in which a semester's worth of information is crammed into 5 weeks. In addition to that, there was work/co-teaching, and planning for fall semester duties. This summer flew by at a hectic pace, but I'm giving myself permission to slow down and celebrate summer today.

This morning started with homemade chocolate chip pancakes, thanks to this recipe (I added the chocolate chips -- why not?).

A little later I will practice some yoga... maybe yin yoga? Then later this afternoon, I am preparing a picnic to bring to an outdoor concert, where A and I will sit on the lawn to watch a performance of the Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma at the Blossom Music Center. I can't play music to save my life, but I LOVE the cello. Especially by Yo-Yo Ma. And it will be my first time to see the Silk Road Ensemble.Watching the symphony gives me goosebumps and brings me to tears.  What is it about art and music that just speaks to your soul?

harpist in Grailville, spring 2008

The picnic is still to be deciced, but I'm thinking of red grapes with pecorino romano cheese, pita bread and hummus, a pasta salad with black olives, artichokes, and sun-dried tomato, then strawberries and Nutella, and iced jasmine green tea for me and some kind of wine for A. Yum. 

Food, yoga, and art... what could be better?

Happy weekend!

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EE said...

What a perfect day - and YoYo Ma is the way to end it.

Thinking of you!

Mia said...

Hi Erika! The performance was awesome! Hope you are well. :)

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