Nourished Life Gratitude List 2015 – Week Three

Back to work this week. The days grow busier and my calendar more full, but there is still so much to be grateful for. This year my focus is on decreasing my stress at work and focusing on the good things that happen throughout the day, rather than the frustrations. So far, so good. You have to choose the attitude you bring to your work whether you are doing your dream job or not. If you create an atmosphere of being happy at work then you will feel happier at the end of the day, and have more energy to focus on the other soul-nourishing things you get to enjoy in your own time. Here is my Nourished Life Gratitude List 2015 – Week Three:

Monday: I was up with the sun this morning and ready to start my work week with a run by the bay. It was a great decision and when I worked into work it was with a smile that lasted all day. I was grateful to make a positive step to start my day with a sweat session. Also, today was a Kiss a Ginger Day apparently, so I did 🙂

perfect vanilla cupcakes

Tuesday: Today I received some great news that I will share with you all soon! Chris and I also found out that we should be able to move into our house in July! I am grateful that we have the opportunity to buy our own little town house and I can’t wait to move in and be closer to my family, my workplace, and the city!

Wednesday: Chris had some important work stuff on today, but he still made time to send me a message and give me a call during lunch. I am grateful for these moments of connection throughout the day.

Thursday: We had quite a few documents due out at work today and I was grateful that my workmates had them to me in enough time for me to do my thing and then get them out right on time. When I came home Chris and I went for a walk along the water as the sun dipped into the ocean painting the sky in pastel fire. I was grateful to unwind with a walk and talk with Chris after a successful day at work.

sunset walk with chris

Friday: Tonight I had a sleepover with Jess! After work I headed to her place and we picked up sushi (and so. much. edamame.) for dinner. We curled up on the couch, watched ‘The Heat’ (love Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy), and feasted on sushi, watermelon, and peanut m&ms. I was grateful for some good quality time with my sister. I don’t think we stopped talking until we fell asleep watching the movie.

friday night with jess

Saturday: Jess and I woke up early to take Storm for a walk before the heat really hit, and then we headed over to Mum and Dad’s to wash my car. My Dad is such a sweet man, he and Jess helped me wash, vacuum, and polish my car until it was nearly as good as new! And, Mum fixed my new bikini for me! I am grateful for my generous and helpful family and the way they will help me with whatever needs doing just because that’s what you do for family. After our morning, Jess, Trent, Chris and I piled into the shiny car and headed down to Wet ‘n Wild for some water park fun! We slid, splashed, floated, and flailed (well, maybe that was just me with the flailing) and laughed our way through a long hot summer afternoon. On the way home we stopped for a Mexican dinner finished off with an ice cream treat (coffee ice cream with chocolate freckles for me). I was grateful to just soak in some fun time and some sun with three of my favourite people. I fell asleep with a smile on my face after spending so much time with Jess this weekend.

walks with storm

Sunday: Today we are off to a slow start (Chris is still safely in snooze-land) and I am enjoying a giant cup of chai tea before I get off to do some grocery shopping, some working-out, and some recipe creating. I am grateful for the big window in our kitchen that looks out onto a blossom filled tree and provides such a beautiful aspect to ponder while I am reflecting on my week and focusing my creative energy.

Also this week:

  • The week was off to a sweet start with my Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes – oh these are happening in my kitchen again soon!
  • I am taking lunch seriously this year and this massive millet salad nourished me for the whole week (apart from Friday Eat Out Day) – thanks to Kylie for her feedback about the salad. I am so glad you enjoyed it!
  • I’ve hidden my credit card at the moment because there are some very tempting cookbooks on my wish list currently!

6 thoughts on “Nourished Life Gratitude List 2015 – Week Three

    • Thanks Sarah! We are super excited, but I’m not the most patient person so the waiting is killing me! We are going to be near a state forest so my wanderings will be among the trees rather than along the ocean 🙂

  1. I love starting my work day with a workout! It really does make all the difference in the world and I always have a much better day when I sweat it out before doing anything else. SO exciting about your house… And I can’t wait to hear what the other news is! As you already knew, I’m jealous of your fun night with Jess. Sounds like you have a pretty great sister-ship going on there 🙂
    I wanted to tell you… Matt and I are going to attempt GF this week, just to see how it goes. I know that GF can help a lot with PCOS, and although I’ve gotten a lot of my symptoms under control because of my overall health and some simple medication, I just want to see how it makes me feel. We have mexican on the menu this week at company lunch… What’s your go-to Mexican meal? I was thinking of getting my usual burrito and just not eating the tortilla. Thoughts? Thanks, A!

    • I am so lucky that my best friend is also my sister – and I can’t wait until we live closer to each other again! I know 45 minutes isn’t really far, but I’m used to living with her so I feel her absence!
      Good luck with going GF, I really hope it helps with your PCOS symptoms! Mexican is a really GF Friendly cuisine actually! You could try going for all-corn tacos or get the burrito as a salad/plate (which actually I had as dinner on Saturday night!) instead. Good luck with the experimenting, if you need any help let me know 🙂

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