The May Currently

What's New With You

writing • three books, one project. Hold me to this, guys. Keep me writing, even when I start to feel like it's pointless.

readingAtonement by Ian McEwan, for the second time though I can't remember anything about the first.

burning • a fresh pink sangria, a repeat Target purchase that has no business smelling quite as delicious as it does.

watchingOne Tree Hill. I never watched this growing up and have been reprimanded for it a LOT over the years. I flipped it on on a whim a few weeks ago and am fully committed to the lives of these decade-old strangers at this point.

listening to • a whole lot of back-logged episodes of This American Life. Any song that feels like something I can work into a yoga playlist. (In fact, the other night I was complimented on my playlist by a newcomer who was pleased to discover I play "real songs." I guess he was fearfully expecting more gongs and chanting and less Gnarls Barkley than he got. Confession: I love when people ask me about my yoga playlists.)

planning • the second to last wedding hoopla extravaganza, the bachelorette weekend. Yes, weekend. Lord help us.

sipping • green tea with mint.

snacking on • avocado toast with an over-easy egg broken over top. I could eat this for three meals a day. I won't even tell you how many times I've done close to that.

teaching • fun (well, I think they're fun...) themed classes to keep things interesting. Writing a class around a theme helps me make sense of the sequencing and string poses together in a way that each is really complementary to the one before and after. Last week, my class was complimented by nearly every single yogi who took it and of course I got nervous, worrying that I'd peaked already and wouldn't be able to write a class half as good ever again! A good practice with my mentor, though, cleared that worry right up.

seeingThe Fits as part of my town's annual film festival. It's a rather big to-do around here with tons of great events and panels and special events and such, though I only was able to make room for one film on my schedule this year. But one is better than none! (Even if the one ended up being very strange and kind of left us going ??????? all night.)

focusing on • what I can control and what I can do with what I have where I am.

going • on a vacation, soon? Maybe? I hope? That's more wishful thinking than updating because I have no plans to go anywhere but oh man alive, do I need a few days with nothing to do but lie under the warm sun and read a book while a cabana boy cools me down with a giant palm leaf. Anyone want to kickstart the funding for this one?

Linking up with Kristen and Gretchen. What's new with you?

Comments

  1. Oh my gosh that candle sounds like it smells amazing!! Girl I need a vacation...it's been a crazy few months! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. oh i hope you get to go on a vacation! the cabana boy sounds fun. and oh wow, bachelorette weekend? have fun ;) atonement... so you don't remember it at all? it's an interesting book that. mmm avo on toast is amazing. never tried it with an egg. thanks for linking up with us!

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  3. Ahhh I LOVED One Tree Hill. I watched most of it when it was airing, but then had to catch up on the last few seasons a few years after it ended. I still miss it somedays lol. I cried when it was over. It makes me happy when I hear about other people watching it, haha!

    Just finished eating avocado toast (no egg though). Best meal ever, I agree. :)

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  4. If we had any open weekends at the shore house, I'd send you there.

    Do you share your yoga playlists and I've missed them?

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  5. ummmm....avocados!!! i've been picking the nicest avocados these days. don't you love when you open a perfectly ripe avocado?

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  6. I watched the first(ish) season of OTH when it first came out and I don't remember it at all, except for liking the music choices. Your yoga classes (and playlist!) sound awesome! The film festival snaps looked so fun-- I've always wanted to go to one, hopefully the movie was at least entertaining. And yay for projects and writing and a possible vacation!

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  7. Avocado toast with an over-easy egg on top - yes, please. I just bought a bunch of avocados for guac but I might have to use one (or more) for avocado toast instead. "what I can control and what I can do with what I have where I am" - this is what I need to do too.

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  8. I love green tea with mint!!! Yum! And ummmm that candle sounds so awesome I am totally going to look for it this weekend. We need some new ones.

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  9. I feel like I'm in the minority because I didn't love Atonement. I loved the first part, the second part dragged horribly for me, and by the end, I just wanted it to, well, end. I have a love/hate relationship with Ian McEwan because I think he's a brilliant writer with really great ideas ... I just don't think he always executes them in the best way. I did really like The Cement Garden, though.

    Have you shared your yoga playlists before? I feel like I vaguely remember seeing a playlist or two, but now I can't remember if they were yoga playlists or just random "I like this" or other themed playlists.

    I really loved One Tree Hill back in the day. I thought the later seasons weren't nearly as good, but the earlier ones were fun. The only awesome thing about the later seasons was that Dallas Green (one of my favorite musicians) randomly performed on one of the episodes. I got really excited about that! :-)

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  10. I never watched One Tree Hill, either. Maybe I should catch up. I'm watching Fringe and everyone keeps mentioning how Pacey from Dawson's Creek is in it. Never saw it, either. I think I was watching Buffy when it was on. I love Buffy x). This American Life is so good. They make me cry sometimes. I haven't read the book, but I did watch the movie for Atonement. I don't know if I could handle the book after that.

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  11. apparently I came back to comment twice? haha but I love the new layout :)

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  12. I'd love to see one of your yoga playlists if you ever decide to share!!

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  13. I go through weird phases with TAL and really haven't been into it for a while, but with all the driving I've done lately that's been my go-to and I've been loving it. There have been some great new episodes, as well as some rebroadcasts that I've really been enjoying.
    I've been eating everything bagels with avocado for about a month now and I think I might be ready to graduate to putting an egg on top. That sounds amazing.
    Since you know of my love for themed spin class, I *love* that you theme your yoga classes. I mean obviously that means something a little different in the context of yoga, but I am very much a person who appreciates a themed...well, anything really.
    Ugh, I'll happily fund your vacation if you can rework some of the laws of the universe to create enough time to allow me to go with you! We'll work on it.

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