Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog

July 7, 2014

Soothing Sunday and Monotonous Monday

Sunday, the 17th day of summer, brought a new, soothing experience for me. I tried hot yoga for the first time. My regular workout routine has been on hold this week due to my back acting up and I’d been hearing quite a bit about hot yoga from my sister and other people too. It seemed like time to give it a try.

I wasn’t sure what to expect walking into the super-heated room. I don’t know what the exact temperature was but it wasn’t overwhelming. I sweated, that’s for sure! The instructor’s voice was soothing, and he was helpful to newbie me in getting the correct form for poses. I enjoyed the experience and would definitely do it again sometime.

I continued my soothing day once again enjoying the new-found comfort of the air mattress in my pool. I thought it would be nice if I could show you my view as I lazily floated, drifting in gentle circles. I was wearing sunglasses, so to make the photos as close to what I was seeing as I could, I added the polarizing filter to my lens to be my camera’s “sunglasses”.

floating view 1

floating view 2
Hi Meghan!

floating view 3

pool ducky

In a very unusual situation for us, just Meghan and I were home for dinner Sunday night. So, like with Sarah the night before, we enjoyed dinner al fresco. After dinner we watched the movie “Dirty Dancing” – Meghan had never seen it before.

Can you believe it has been 27 years since that movie came out? Ay-yi-yi!

Day 18 turned out to be a kinda blah day. A day for errands and making appointments, just going through the motions.

I ran errands while hubby worked on fixing our leaking A/C. We have central air and it was leaking water all over the basement.

Teddy hid from the heat in his playhouse cave.
Hiding from the heat

For not knowing what was for dinner when I started the day, I turned out a pretty good one in my opinion. A little mixed grill of kebabs with help from Cooking Light magazine:
kebabs for dinner
The ones on the left are yogurt-garlic chicken with zucchini and the ones on the right are southwestern style beef with cherry tomatoes and avocado.


  1. OK, the last picture made me hungry. The chicken and zucchini look great, oh, who am I kidding, they both look good. Now I have to go to the store for tomorrow’s dinner. lol

    Comment by Mike — July 7, 2014 @ 9:02 pm | Reply

    • Go for it Mike! They were both delicious. 🙂

      Comment by Karma — July 8, 2014 @ 8:44 am | Reply

  2. Hot yoga sounds very intriguing, Karma. What a fun new thing to try. Hope your back feels better soon, though. By the way, what are your thoughts about blogging daily (or almost daily)? How is it going? Are you having fun with it? Inquiring minds want to know.

    Comment by Kathy — July 8, 2014 @ 8:47 am | Reply

    • My back is mending – more slowly than I would like it to of course, but I am getting there. Thank you.
      The almost daily blogging has been interesting. I haven’t put any pressure on myself that I *must* blog each day but I do find myself with a monologue running through my head something along the lines of “Oh, I could take a picture of that, I could blog about that, oh I wish I remembered to take a picture of that!” At the very least, I think I will have an interesting photo journal of my summer this year.

      Comment by Karma — July 8, 2014 @ 8:59 am | Reply

  3. What a dreamy way to spend an hour or two, just drifting around in lazy circles. Your kabobs look yummy! I really do need to see if there’s still propane in the grill – the one we bought because I said I would grill if we had gas instead of charcoal – and then used it once. It was husband’s job.

    Comment by Carol — July 8, 2014 @ 10:27 am | Reply

    • You should definitely get out and try that propane grill if you are ready for it Carol. If there isn’t any propane in it, I’m sure one of your grown up children would be happy to get you some when they arrive for a visit this summer.

      Comment by Karma — July 8, 2014 @ 7:22 pm | Reply

      • If push comes to shove, I could go get it myself! If I absolutely had to.

        Comment by Carol — July 8, 2014 @ 8:07 pm

  4. Your food pics are making me hungry even though I rarely eat meat. The yogurt-garlic chicken in particular sounds really good. Cooking Light is such a great magazine. I enjoyed drifting around in lazy circles with you. I hope your back is healing nicely. I’ve never tried hot yoga. It sounds interesting, but I think it’s something I’d rather do during the winter months. Every morning is a hot yoga morning around here. Seriously. It was 80+ degrees when I was doing my yoga this morning. Ugh.

    Comment by Robin — July 9, 2014 @ 6:14 pm | Reply

  5. […] grateful for the time I got to spend individually with each of my daughters. As I told you in this post I had the unusual circumstance of just Meghan and me being home for dinner. Then I had the chance […]

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