Chris and I are kicking back today and tomorrow and enjoying the Queen’s birthday long weekend. There is something nourishing about having an extra weekend day: extra time to spend with your family, extra time to just wander through the hours, time to put your feet up with a book, or snuggle in bed with a movie and your loved one. I hope all my Aussie readers are enjoying the long weekend, and enjoy this week’s Nourished Life Gratitude List 2014 – Week Twenty-Three:
Monday: Tonight Chris and I took a step away from the world and treated each other to a night in. He lit candles, I made dinner, and then we snuggled in bed watching Game of Thrones. I am grateful for this oasis we have away from the busyness of the outside world.
Tuesday: Today I woke up feeling blech. Flu-like and achy and after a trip to the doctor I took a quiet walk along the bay. Sometimes you just need to nourish your soul and today was one of those days. I am grateful that Chris told me to just stay in bed today and take care of myself. I am grateful that I was able to take this day off and rest my body.
Wednesday: Today was Mum’s birthday and tonight we gathered at Jess and Trent’s place for a small family dinner. I am so grateful for my Mum and grateful to be able to see her and celebrate with the family on her actual birthday. Jess made delicious tacos and I supplied a family favourite for dessert.
Thursday: This morning I woke up after the best night’s sleep in a long time. I was super grateful when I walked out the door and Mum handed me a travel mug of green tea. Thanks Mum for getting the morning off to a great start. Tonight I caught up with an old friend and got my hair done for the first time in six months. I was grateful to pamper myself a little and to have some deep and meaningful talk with a dear friend.
Friday: A few weeks ago one of the big bosses told me I could have few hours off before the long weekend. Which means super long weekend! I was grateful for the chance to leave early and have a great run at the gym. I am also grateful for my sweet Christopher who had flowers delivered to me today at work! I’m grateful for these romantic moments and that he took the time out to make my day.
Saturday: First day of the long weekend! This morning I met Jess at the markets to have breakfast and shop for Mum’s birthday party tonight. I was grateful to catch up with Jess and for her help getting ready for tonight’s party. After that we went home, made Mum’s cupcakes, went for a walk and got ready for our family and friends to show up. We had a wonderful time gathering together: we drank wine, ate home made burgers and coleslaw, sang happy birthday and munched on cupcakes. At the end of the night Chris and I, Mum and Dad sat down and had a final glass of wine together. I was grateful for that time with just the four of us; a chance to share some laughs and some love.
Sunday: Today I woke up early for a walk with Jess and then shared a slow morning of breakfast and car washing with Mum and Dad. Then Chris and I retreated home to lay around and read books and watch some truly terrible television. I am grateful to Dad for helping me wash my car and to Mum for making us a delicious morning tea. Thanks for a great weekend.
I am now off to watch a movie with Chris and eat something simple and delicious for dinner (antipasto may be involved). Enjoy the weekend wherever you are readers!
Also this week:
- Apple, Celery and Walnut Salad with Mustard Dressing was on the weekend lunch menu
- We all enjoyed some Salted Peanut Caramel Slice on Mum’s birthday
- My co-workers enjoyed a tray of these Honey, Apricot, and Coconut Cookies