Monday, November 30, 2009


The vet phoned at 2:15 to let me know that Princess Fur was in post-op. They took out several of her front incisors, which means she'll look like a furry little hockey player with a gap-toothed doggie smile. But her teeth are shiny and clean and this particular veterinary nightmare is over, finally. She's very woozy and sleeping it off at the moment. I can pick her up around 6ish.

It was an odd and lonely day without the Princess here to keep me company.

I went to sleep later than I wanted to last night and I've been struggling to resist the Urge To Nap all day. But I'll be strong! I *will* get back on a normal sleep schedule this week. I'm skipping ice hockey tonight to attend to the Princess and I'm planning to go to sleep early.

I had a great practice this morning. I'm back to Astanga! Full Primary today with Beryl. I skipped Janu Sirsasana C and Setu Bandhasana. Headstand still feels weak - in fact, everything felt a bit week. My lower back felt cranky and I felt like I had lost strength in the vinaysas. Funny how quickly that fades (and it will come back quickly too!)

New yoga stuff always adds a bit of spice to the practice: I tried out my new orange, Yogitoes towel, which I bought at a deep discount at the local 'remainder' store. It was the very last one! An alert student gave me the head's up and I sent the girlfriend over to pick it up on Friday.

I'm so glad I didn't pay full price for the silly thing because I actually HATE it. My list of complaints is long: I don't like the texture of the fabric, I don't like the size. I don't like the way it bunches up. I don't like the way it catches on my feet. I don't like the Big Silver Dot on the front of the towel. The manufacturing seems a bit shoddy (the towel was cut unevenly). I don't like the little bumps. I don't even like the particular shade of orange.

To be fair, this is a remainder product and it's possible that the newer Yogitoes are better than this one. Perhaps this one was on discount because it was poorly made. Whatever. I don't like it and I doubt I would like a spanking brand-new improved one either. The Manduka eQua may be ugly, but it works for me.

I'm just waiting for the Manduka people to grab a clue and create some towels in bright, fabulous colours. I would gladly cough up another $60 to have a yoga towel that isn't slate gray. Who knew that aesthetics would matter to me so much? They do!


Skippetty said...

So glad the doggie's OK and coming back! I hear you on the colours. Although I love my grey Manduka eQua. I also have it in "sunrise"... thought it would turn out to be a red, but it's actually a hot pink. Even better! :)

KMB said...

Hi Kaivalya - lululemon carries eQua towels in pink and bright turquoise now, for $40CAD (same as manduka web price I think). They used to only carry yogitoes...I prefer the eQua too, much softer and less bunchier!

Kaivalya said...

I thought the 'sunrise' would be red too, so I was horrified when I saw that it was pink. That’s why I ended up with the gray.

Thanks for the tip about the Lululemon. I surfed over to their site to have a look. The blue is so pretty! I don't know if I'll buy one yet though. I'm starting to overload on yoga towels.