Today we have spent the morning celebrating my sister’s birthday. We sat in the sunshine and enjoyed family and food for a few hours and now we are at home with some quiet space between our wonderfully busy weekend and the next week. I’m feeling full and sleepy and lazy, and I’ve just indulged in that greatest of all weekend treats (the Sunday afternoon nap) so I need to take a moment to reflect on all I am grateful for this week. Without further ado, here is my Nourished Life Gratitude List 2015 – Week Twenty-One:
Monday: Tonight Chris and I had an errand to run. Instead of taking the car we left our wheels behind and took a lovely long walk instead. It was a relaxing way to start the week and I was grateful for the conversation and the company on a Monday night.
Tuesday: Today my interview about gluten on my friend Matt’s podcast came out! I am grateful that Matt asked me to be a part of his podcast again and to talk about a topic that is important to me. I love talking food and health science and helping to clear up confusions that people may have over the sometimes conflicting messages people receive about health and food. I am so grateful Matt gave me the opportunity – and we had so much fun too!
Wednesday: Tonight Chris and I indulged in one of our favourite TV shows: Deadliest Catch. Although neither of us has the wish to actually become a deep sea crab fisherman (or fisherwoman) there is something romantic in the idea of harvesting from the depths of the ocean in such a time-honoured way. I’m grateful we had a night to just relax and binge on tales from the high sea.
Thursday: Today we celebrated my friend Lynn’s cookbook! I’m so grateful I met Lynn last year (online) and that we have become friends. She inspires me to push myself harder in blogging and chasing down my writing dreams, and come October we get to meet in real life too!
Friday: My legs were ready and rested for tonight. After work I hopped into the gym and ended up surprising myself with a 10km run! What a great way to get into the mood for the weekend and shake off the cobwebs from the week. I was grateful to move my body and feel so great as the kilometres flew by. After my gym session I had a great time in the kitchen making Jessica’s cake!
Saturday: This morning I started off with a long walk by the bay and then Chris and I spent some time together doing errands. It’s in those moments of grocery shopping or waiting in line at the bank with him that I am grateful for our love and our true companionship, any time together is a great time. In the afternoon we headed to Jess and Trent’s home for her birthday party! There were so many of our favourite people there and I was grateful to catch up with friends I hadn’t seen in a long time, and so grateful that people made it out to celebrate Jessica’s birthday, she had a wonderful night.
Sunday: In the morning hours Jess and I went out for a walk with Miss Storm. I love our morning walks together; I am so grateful for the time just the two of us and we talk about anything and everything. My heart is always lighter afterwards. The rest of our family turned up for brunch and we spent the morning hours talking and eating and just enjoying being together. I am grateful for this lazy Sunday and the deep sense of peace after time with my family.
Also this week:
- We started off our week with warm, creamy, hearty pasta – a new healthy and delicious winter favourite.
- I tried out one of Lynn’s puppy chow recipes to celebrate her new book!
- I found so many interesting things on the internet this week – and I shared them with you!
- I made this salad for Jessica’s party, and then promptly forgot it so now I have pasta salad for the rest of the week (and it’s delicious)