Sunday, October 30, 2011

Weekend Update

I don't normally post on the weekends, but hey... why not?

I didn't have any major, life-changing events this weekend--just lots of little things that were amusing to me.

Friday night was Senior Night for the marching band I work with.  They had their best marching show of the season, even though it was rainy and cold.  Saturday was our last "competition"-style event, which ended up being a standing performance in the gym due to the weather.  I'm really proud of the kids I work with.  As of the end of band camp, they only had music and drill to three of the four pieces in the show.  In September, we changed significant portions of the show--including completely changing the opener, adding the missing pieces, and re-setting the drill they had already learned.  On top of that, about half of the band were rookies.  Considering everything they went through, I am really proud of them and their performances--even if they didn't score highly at their competitions.

After the performance on Saturday morning, I went home and read some of my yoga "book club" book for teacher training.  I chose Yoga: The Science of the Soul by Osho.  Not exactly an uplifting book so far.  Early on, he says, ‎"Yoga means that now there is no hope, now there is no future, now there are no desires." I understand what he meant (that we must remain in the present), but man... it's definitely not what I was expecting.  

This morning, I got up and went to two yoga classes (Yin and Mixed Level), the farmer's market (more on that tomorrow), and then went grocery shopping.  I spent most of the afternoon in the kitchen making bread/pizza dough, and I also decided to make fresh pasta.

Which I then used to make some amazing Spaghetti Fettuccine alla Carbonara, using ingredients almost entirely from the farmer's market.  

Dinner was EPIC.  High quality ingredients and a lot of patience in the kitchen really do result in a superior product.  (I will probably write an entire post dedicated to pasta and carbonara. Yum!)

After dinner, Duff Man and I finally got around to carving our pumpkins.  

Mine.  "Good Bite Moon."

Duff Man's.  Calvin playing golf.  (Duff Man is a huge Calvin & Hobbes fan.)

No crazy Halloween parties, no fancy outings... but a restful, relaxing, fun weekend anyway.

I hope your weekend was as great as mine!

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