Namaste Sunday

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The entire family went to the gym this morning.  The Husband, DadHTP… even Henry.  Well, Henry went to childcare. Winking smile  But the rest of us went to yoga.


I haven’t blogged much about it, but I’m making a return to yoga.  It’s fun!  I’m sticking with basic and light flow classes at the gym for now – it’s been well over a year since I regularly practiced – but so far, so good.  Maybe I’ll even go back to my favorite studio for a hot class someday soon.  But for now, I’m pleased to do camel pose and not feel like I’m breaking every bone in my body, knowwhatImean?


Ate oatmeal while rushing out the door.  We are perpetually late now that we have a kid!


I came home and – in the spirit of the Silverware Drawer Year – took a nap with Henry.  We don’t nap together a lot another because of sleep training, but occasionally, we do, and it sure is sweet and nice.  Naps are the one time that he stays still enough that I can hold him and stroke his hair and smell him and look at his perfect little face without him darting away or twisting to see what else is going on.  I love the way he looks when he sleeps.  It’s clichéd but he does look like a little angel. 


And then he wakes up and the moment is lost.  Winking smile


Speaking of the Silverware Drawer Year, thanks so much for your advice on the Race Pace: I’m Confused post. I’ve decided that even though I feel a little confounded by the idea of running a race ‘for feel’ and not by my watch, it’s probably best if I do just that.  And although I do want to do my best possible – time-wise – a few people pointed out that no matter what, I’m setting my post-pregnancy personal record for the half.  So I should just embrace it.  This will be hard, but I’m going to do it!  Embrace-embrace-embrace.


Lunch, anyone?  (Sorry, this post is all over the place.  First I’m talkin’ yoga, then I’m waxing poetic about my baby’s face, and now we’re talking about SALAD CREAM!).


Yes, Salad Cream.  Brits are probably like, “Duh, Salad Cream,” but we don’t have this in the United States!  Too bad because it’s so wonderful and creamy. 


And not just for salad… Pretty tasty on top of quinoa, carrots, onions, kale, lentils, and pumpkin seeds, too.


We’ve got a lot to do – better hop to it.  Happy Sunday!



  • Monique January 6, 2013, 1:01 pm

    Hey, doesn’t salad cream contain dairy? I thought you (and Henry) were avoiding that

    • Caitlin January 6, 2013, 1:07 pm


      Spirit Vinegar, Vegetable Oil (25%), Water, Sugar, Mustard, Pasteurised Egg Yolks (3%), Modified Cornflour, Salt, Stabilisers – Guar Gum and Xanthan Gum, Colour – Riboflavin

      • Jackie January 6, 2013, 4:34 pm

        What does it taste like?

  • Jolene ( January 6, 2013, 1:16 pm

    His eyes are beautiful!!!

    I remember going to the child care at the gym when my dad was working out … it was fun!

  • Christine @ BookishlyB January 6, 2013, 1:30 pm

    Yoga is the best. The best habit I’ve ever acquired.

    “Pourable sunshine!” Hahaha!

  • Katie H. January 6, 2013, 1:31 pm

    What did you put on your oatmeal? It looks like cashews maybe, and cheese?

    • Caitlin January 6, 2013, 1:49 pm

      ewww! lol no it’s coconut.

  • Sam January 6, 2013, 2:44 pm

    Hehe I’ll post you some salad cream in return for some honey mustard! We don’t have that in the UK and I love it!

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats January 6, 2013, 3:58 pm

    Salad cream?! Haha I’m going to have to look this up!

  • Sophie @ Threetimesf January 6, 2013, 4:54 pm

    I feel so so sorry for you having discovered you don’t have salad cream!!! Seriously, one of the best condiments ever!

  • Luv What You Do January 6, 2013, 5:08 pm

    I love starting my Sunday with yoga.

  • Sara @ fitcupcaker January 6, 2013, 5:13 pm

    Never heard of salad cream, cool. Ill have to try it.

  • Aja January 6, 2013, 6:02 pm

    Salad cream? That sounds very interesting.

    Henry is adorable as always.

  • Micaela January 6, 2013, 6:06 pm

    “Pourable sunshine”?! Hilarious!!

  • KB January 6, 2013, 6:30 pm

    I actually think we have salad cream here but it is called Salad Dressing. No really, that is the name. It comes in a jar like mayonnaise but doesn’t taste like it at all. It tastes delicious. I haven’t had it since I was kid, not sure if they even still make it. We used to spread it on sandwiches. I remember my grandma telling me it was called Salad Dressing and being so confused. Not sure why that is the name!
    Check near the mayo in the grocery store, maybe it is still there!

  • Amanda January 6, 2013, 6:50 pm

    Hmm.. I wonder if you can find salad cream it World Market? Sounds delicious!

  • Amy @ Eat Workout Succeed January 6, 2013, 7:58 pm

    I love salad cream… the US is missing out! Mix a little with ketchup and it creates another wonderful flavoured sauce!

  • Micky January 6, 2013, 8:53 pm

    Oh my gosh…Henry’s eyes are amazing! He is getting cuter by the day!!

  • Jessica January 6, 2013, 9:07 pm

    I’m hoping my son will like to nap with me someday 🙂 He is 5.5 months old and likes to be in his bed on his own to sleep.. if I am that near him he wants to stay up and play… not snuggle, boo. (this month anyway, haha, its always changing 🙂 )

    How come you cant take naps together due to sleep training?

    • Caitlin January 7, 2013, 7:32 am

      I just try to not deviate from my plan at all. The more I stick to it (crib naps) the better he does overall.

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery January 6, 2013, 10:05 pm

    I was so happy and surprised to see Salad Cream!! The grocery store near my apartment in Avignon, France had it when I studied there 🙂

  • Lekki January 6, 2013, 10:07 pm

    Salad cream on sandwiches is a UK classic – try it! I am glad you decided to run the race for feel – I wanted to comment that as a suggestion, but as you seemed to have already ruled it out, I thought it better to just let you do your thing. I hope you enjoy the race.

  • January 6, 2013, 10:22 pm

    I would love to have the recipe for your salad…
    Your son does look like an angel in that picture. I love pictures like that of my kids that almost (but not quite…) capture how beautiful they are. No picture could do that!

    Yay for family yoga! This semester I am going to focus on trying to include yoga, swimming, and weights to my fitness plans.

  • Mary January 6, 2013, 11:16 pm

    I despise camel pose, I always feel like my neck is about to break!

    Henry is GORGEOUS.

  • Kris January 7, 2013, 9:15 am

    Look for salad cream on the grocery aisle where international food is located. It’s very easy to find in touristy areas of Florida at Publix.

  • Amy January 7, 2013, 3:28 pm

    Love your blog! Did you do a post on making hot tea? I tried to search for it but couldn’t find it. I have been a plain hot tea drinker my whole life and recently discovered and English Breakfast tea that I love.

  • Amber K January 7, 2013, 9:23 pm

    I have to say that I have never heard of salad cream before. It sounds oddly interesting.

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