Happy Monday my dear readers, I am sorry this list is a little late, but let me tell you that last week was a roller-coaster ride. There were highs and lows and ‘holy cupcake how will I survive this’ moments. Big changes are taking place in my thoroughly nourished life. Big changes that I will share with you all once the dust has settled a little and my world has stopped feeling like it’s balancing on a base of marbles. There were also extremely awesome moments this week, which culminated in Chris’s Thrift Shop themed birthday on Saturday night!
Without further ado I present this week’s Nourished Life Gratitude List:
Monday: An über day. I blogged about how Margaret Thatcher’s words inspired me to power through a fantastically-full day and relax at the end feeling like I had been in the world and left my mark on the day.
Tuesday: My longest outside run in a very long time. A truly beautiful day to be out in the world enjoying the autumn sunshine and the feeling of life coursing through my veins.
Wednesday: My day started at dawn with some cross-training at the gym. My internship day was full of interesting tasks, and I got to come home and make chocolate chip pancakes for Chris to take for breakfast on Thursday morning.
Thursday: Today a door slammed so firmly and quickly that I nearly lost my fingertips and my self-worth in the process. I was so grateful that my family, my friends (especially the ever-lovely Jenny) and my darling Chris reminded me to see the windows and new doors that would open to me soon. I was also grateful that Chris and I spent the evening with Caroline and Tim at a comedy hypnotism show.
Friday: I bought a copy of ‘Tiny Beautiful Things‘ by Cheryl Strayed and sat sobbing over my sushi lunch. The insight on life, the way she implores each of us to take charge of the days that we have here, is truly what I needed today.
Saturday: Chris’s birthday party!! I still don’t have any photos to show you, but suffice to say I ended up in a motley outfit of American-flag printed mini skirt, black tights, and electric-blue glitter zebra stripe jacket – yeah it was that kind of night. A celebration of my sweetheart surrounded by many friends, and finished off with Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Frosting. Of course, they were only 99c. (See here for Chris’s inspiration for the party).
Sunday: Grateful to take it very slowly today, after a night of wine, dancing, and laughter. Chris and I napped the day away and then enjoyed some high-brow cinematic entertainment with Iron Man 3. (It was brilliant by the way).
This week promises to be busy and beautiful as well. But today, well, today I’m taking it easy and celebrating my darling’s actual birthday. So Monday’s Mantra will be posted tomorrow. For now, I’m off to cook a late breakfast and be grateful that 26 years ago a very special person came into the world, and now he’s mine. Happy Birthday my love. I am so grateful for you and all that you bring to my life. You are the most vibrant, hilarious, caring person I know. Here’s to many, many more birthday cakes, and many more birthday wishes come true.
Tell me, dear reader, what were you most grateful for this week? Any roller-coaster rides like mine? Or über days that you want to share?