I'm on the second 'Socks on a Plane' for Tim, and the heel is turned, so this is getting close to being done.
I finished "The Victorian and the Romantic' which was written by Nell Stevens who also wrote "Bleaker House". It is kind of extension of Bleaker House, memoir-wise, but also a sort of novelization of the Victorian author Mrs. Gaskell (Elizabeth Gaskell's) time in Rome. I kind of knew the name Mrs. Gaskell in the back of my head, and we've been watching "North and South" until we got a bit bored of it, but I really had no idea how prominent she was. She also wrote 'Cranford' which I get confused with "Lark Rise to Candleford" but maybe I should try reading Cranford--or Wives and Daughters--anyway, it was pretty interesting.
Now I'm reading a somewhat silly novel called "The High Season" about life on the "North Fork" of Long Island during the summer. It is pretty engaging but not very deep, if that makes any sense.
Back to Yoga
I am always interested in reading my blog friends takes on exercise. I walk a lot, but that shouldn't be the only thing I do. I have taken yoga classes but I find that sometimes they are too long for me (I get kind of bored, sorry yoga people) and the times are kind of awkward for me for most of the classes around here. I did take some private lessons last winter and so feel pretty confident about many poses. So I found a set of yoga videos on Amazon prime and have started doing them--they're half an hour which is just right for me, and I can always do two if I want a longer practice.
I've started doing the anxiety practice from this set: https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B06XNNPKJM/ref=atv_hm_hom_1_c_iEgOEZ_2_1
And because I'm all about the chakra balancing, I want to try these too: https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B06XRRWMQM/ref=atv_hm_hom_1_c_iEgOEZ_2_2
I'll let you know how those later ones go.
I made pumpkin bread yesterday and forgot to take a picture, but it came out really nice and light. I used this recipe if you're looking for a good one.
Want to read something I wrote?
A study I did on CVS and Dove's "no photoshopping seal" (I bet you didn't know they had no photoshopping seals!) just got published. It is less 'academic-y' than a lot of academic journal articles, and it is available for free for about a month, so if you want to read something I wrote it is here: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/734582
There are lots of pictures.
Enjoy the weekend!