Some days you just need to eat brownies and play Scattergories, you know?

Distance means nothing when your kitchen smells like home.

Luisa Weiss, My Berlin Kitchen p. 6

Things I am very grateful for this fine Sunday morning

  • The sun is out.
  • It’s just chilly enough to cuddle under a fluffy blanket.
  • Chocolate almond milk is the perfect complement to hazelnut coffee.
  • I’m binge-watching The Mindy Project.
  • I have three awesome ideas for my sister-in-law’s birthday. How does one decide between Lush, yoga, and Mindy Kaling?
  • I’m on Day 3 of April’s No Sugar Week, and I don’t feel deprived at all.
  • My parents are coming to visit next weekend.
  • I have too many good books to read.
  • There is absolutely no reason I have to put on pants today.
I was tagged by brewingbakasana to share some non-yoga facts about me, some of which are illustrated in this pre-coffee selfie. 1. I love my bed. Sleeping in, reading in, drinking coffee in, watching a movie in. If it came down to saving a family member or my bed, I’d have to think about it. 2. I find hedgehogs to be ridiculously cute. Yes, there is one on my pillow. 3. I recently bought a Kindle, and even though it will never replace my hardcovers, I kind of like it. 4. I’ve had plastic surgery. A couple of times. 5. I heard someone say once that only boring people are bored. I really like that. 6. In spite of this 645 am post on a Sunday morning, I am not a morning person. 7. When I’m stressed, I buy pajamas. This is a fairly new development, but I don’t object to it.

I was tagged by brewingbakasana to share some non-yoga facts about me, some of which are illustrated in this pre-coffee selfie. 1. I love my bed. Sleeping in, reading in, drinking coffee in, watching a movie in. If it came down to saving a family member or my bed, I’d have to think about it. 2. I find hedgehogs to be ridiculously cute. Yes, there is one on my pillow. 3. I recently bought a Kindle, and even though it will never replace my hardcovers, I kind of like it. 4. I’ve had plastic surgery. A couple of times. 5. I heard someone say once that only boring people are bored. I really like that. 6. In spite of this 645 am post on a Sunday morning, I am not a morning person. 7. When I’m stressed, I buy pajamas. This is a fairly new development, but I don’t object to it.

Me: Be proud of me. I was at the store, and I put a Reese's Peanut Butter Egg in my cart.
Brother: Just one?
Me: I was trying to be good. But then I remembered that I was off sugar for the week.
Brother: You're doing three weeks on, one week off?
Me: Sort of. Just any seven consecutive days in the calendar month. But anyway, I put it back! Didn't even justify saving it for next week! Be proud of me!
Brother: Are you drunk?
Me: Why are you so mean? That's what you said when I got into a headstand last year!
Brother: To be fair, you had been drinking when you got into a headstand last year.
Me: ...
Me: Touche.

Delivery Guy: You guys have a good night.

It’s just me. I feel so judged.

I’ve made a terrible mistake

I came home and took off my pants before going to the store.

Guess I’m going to starve.

Or get pizza.

Yeah, pizza sounds better.

I think my plans to read by the pool after work today were overheard by someone who A) wants to spite me and B) controls the weather. Go away, clouds. Now I don’t even want to get out of bed.

In the past seven days, I have ordered from:

  • Victoria’s Secret
  • Sephora
  • Amazon
  • Penzey’s
  • Amazon

I have a problem. And it is comfortable, moisturized, well-read, and delicious.

Student A: It's hot in here.
Student B: That's because I'm in here.
Me: I've been in here longer.
Students: OHHHHHHH!
Student B: It wasn't hot in here earlier.
Student C: Yeah, it was.
Student B: Oh. Maybe it is you, Ms. H.
Took some hints from my favorite teachers tonight. On top is a pigeon variation from @bittyblueberry. You can’t see it, but my hands are in reverse prayer. I have a very solid pigeon, and oh man, does this make it a full body thing. I couldn’t hold it for long. When I was home, we worked on a quad stretch in pigeon. Bottom left is all me—I need a hand on my mat to balance since my hip doesn’t hit the ground. My teacher came around on the second side and slid a block under my butt. Voila, perfect balance to grab my ankle with both hands. #yoga

Took some hints from my favorite teachers tonight. On top is a pigeon variation from @bittyblueberry. You can’t see it, but my hands are in reverse prayer. I have a very solid pigeon, and oh man, does this make it a full body thing. I couldn’t hold it for long. When I was home, we worked on a quad stretch in pigeon. Bottom left is all me—I need a hand on my mat to balance since my hip doesn’t hit the ground. My teacher came around on the second side and slid a block under my butt. Voila, perfect balance to grab my ankle with both hands. #yoga

First “real” practice since I broke myself. Did it in two parts while trying a brand new recipe. Working on getting mobility back in my spine. I was proud of how much time I spent in (a really pathetic) locust (not pictured because… reasons) considering I don’t like that pose anyway. Side stretches felt AMAZING. More, please. #yoga

First “real” practice since I broke myself. Did it in two parts while trying a brand new recipe. Working on getting mobility back in my spine. I was proud of how much time I spent in (a really pathetic) locust (not pictured because… reasons) considering I don’t like that pose anyway. Side stretches felt AMAZING. More, please. #yoga

Sometimes I wonder what yoga would be like if my butt didn’t get in the way.

Trying to be cool like brewingbakasana and reading about #beer. Already thrilled because he quotes the BFF of the subject of my MA thesis on the very first page. #book #beer #reading

Trying to be cool like brewingbakasana and reading about #beer. Already thrilled because he quotes the BFF of the subject of my MA thesis on the very first page. #book #beer #reading

rube-de-leon asked: What are you looking forward to?

At the moment, eating the bacon cheeseburger with avocado that I didn’t get on Sunday. And the french fries. And the giant chocolate chip cookie with ice cream. It was a long day.