"The best-laid schemes o'mice an' men/ Gang aft agley..." Well said, Robbie Burns. The movie plan (from earlier post) did, indeed, go awry, as Amelia had something else scheduled that would have made the timing difficult.
We had a wonderful brunch, however, with Eggs Benedict and Mimosas--mmmmm. Then Amelia took off for Rachel's, and Fee and I did a quick turn around Sam's to pick up a few things.
I've done a little embroidering to meet my "creative every day" goal -- oh, and I bought some flowers at Sam's and (grinning satirically) arranged them. Alas, I am not a creative flower arranger, but the flowers themselves are beautiful.
Now, on to some reading. I'm finding Resolute: The Epic Search for the Northwest Passage and John Franklin, and the Discovery of the Queen's Ghost Ship an excellent read so far. One of my goals for my Renaissance Mind self-challenge is to do further research on arctic exploration and the search for the Northwest Passage. (discussed in this and other posts)
So far, this account is proving interesting and informative. Some of the events that I thought might have been fiction in The Terror were not (the threatened duel over the Indian (not Innuit) girl on Franklin's earlier expedition. I'm already learning more about some of the characters mentioned in the novel and individuals who were earlier explorers or whalers.
Two other books that I hope to get around to reading: Frozen in Time (also about the Franklin Expedition) and Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing (recommended by Bybee) about Antarctic exploration. Checked online, and our library has the Shackleton, but not Frozen in Time. I'll try interlibrary loan for that one.
On the yoga study, which will naturally proceed more slowly, I'm almost finished with Chakra Yoga, but think perhaps I need to slow down and try to absorb a bit more. And, uh, maybe re-read? Or not...this is my personally designed course study, and I may decide that a completely superficial reading is fine. Yeah, I think that is probably right.
I'm liking Hatha Yoga: Illustrated much better.