This post is coming a little later on Sunday than usual because we are currently enjoying the lazy Sunday afternoon of a long weekend! A long weekend was the perfect reward for the week that proceeded it. Even amidst the multi-day meetings there was plenty to be grateful for and moments to treasure, and here it all is in my Nourished Life Gratitude List 2014 – Week Forty:
Monday: Today I was grateful to make plans with Casey to attend the Good Food and Wine Show that is coming to town in a few weeks. I can’t wait for a Saturday filled with catching up with one of my best friends, eating exciting, new and delicious foods, and perhaps sipping a little of the good stuff with our lunch.
Tuesday: Tonight Chris and I went for our run along with water, which is exactly what I needed after sitting down in meetings all day. I just needed to breathe in the night air, and let go of all the stress while talking to Chris. I was grateful for the beauty of the night sky and the harbour lights.
Wednesday: This morning I got up early and ran in the wash of the morning light painting the sea yellow, orange and pink. I was grateful for a special start to the day. Tonight I was grateful for a visit from an unexpected someone: one of the possums who lives in our garden let me get close enough to take some photos after I surprised him while I was going out the back door. I rewarded him with some carrots.
Thursday: Another day, another meeting, but I was rewarded after work tonight with another walk along the water with Chris and our weekly takeaway dinner treat. After running around all day I was happy and grateful to put my feet up and make the most of a quiet evening in with Chris. Also, we totally felt like competent car owners after changing the headlight in Chris’s car together.
Friday: Tonight I went for a run after I left the office, and then I got to work making a cake for a friend’s birthday. I was grateful for snacking on some of the leftover white chocolate while Chris and I relaxed and binge watched our new favourite show – The Mindy Project!
Saturday: This morning I went to the markets to meet up with Mum for some breakfast and it was soul nourishing to talk to Mum about life, love, and the beauty of a well made cappuccino. When I got back from the markets I went for a run, and then Chris and I went out for a night of parties! We caught up with a bunch of friends and soaked up the last of the afternoon sun and then headed to another friend’s apartment to finish off the night. I was grateful for all the fun surrounding us and Chris had such a wonderful time seeing old friends who are now our family.
Sunday: Today has been full of all the good things. I started Sunday with a walk along the waterfront and a quick green smoothie breakfast before I headed over to see my family! Mum, Dad, Jess, Trent and Molly were all enjoying some delicious coconut macaroons when I arrived (going to get the recipe from Mum very soon). I was grateful to enjoy a morning tea with Mum, Dad, and Molly after Jess and Trent left. My parents are so crafty and it was inspiring to see the Halloween decorations my Dad has created and the new quilting projects Mum is working on. Tonight Chris and I are tucked up in our cottage by the water with a horror movie (save me!) and big bowls of juicy watermelon – and we get a whole day off tomorrow too! Lots of gratitude for a long weekend Sunday night.
Also this week:
- My new blog friend Lynn from Fresh April Flours made my Chai Spiced Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and added flaxseed for a health boost! Check out her recipe here!
- I made a spicy soup for the summer season – Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup with Black Bean Salsa
- Lunch this week was full of fresh spring ingredients – Spring Asparagus, Pistachio, and Quinoa Salad with Honey-Herb Dressing
Tell me, dear reader, what have you been grateful for this week?