Two weeks to go before our big holiday, and after this week we can definitely use three weeks away from the world to just explore and be inspired. Still, as in every week, there was much to be grateful for in my Nourished Life Gratitude List 2015 – Week Thirty-Eight:Monday: Today I found out that a big four day meeting that I was supposed to attend the week before we are going on our holiday has moved by a week – and I don’t have to go anymore! I’m grateful that I wriggled out of this one (it’s all engineering focused) and I promise to spare a thought for my colleagues while I am walking through Central Park with my first-ever pumpkin spice latte (which will probably end up being Pike Place roast if I’m honest).
Tuesday: Today Jess and I went out for a great lunch and sat in the sunshine talking and chomping on delicious food. I am so grateful that the warm spring sunshine is back to warm up our favourite lunch spot.Wednesday: Today I had to start a low fibre diet in preparation for a procedure on Friday. So, basically a low fibre diet means I can’t eat anything that I usually eat. Enter: cottage cheese, gluten free white bread, and egg. Oh and then, after the gym, Chris made me the best mashed potatoes ever. Seriously, the man has a gift. I am grateful that he chooses to share it with me.
Thursday: No food for me today after a very plain toast lunch. These few days of hunger have made me even more grateful for how privileged I am to never have to know true hunger, to always have a meal or snack within easy reach, and to be able to provide good food for the ones I love. This has been a lesson in not taking my food privilege for granted, and in thinking more of those who go to bed hungry in a world where some of us have so much.Friday: Today I went in for my procedure and I was so grateful that my Dad took some time off from work to drive me to the hospital. I might be ‘all grown up’ but I’m still Daddy’s girl and I’m grateful that he could take a few hours off to drive me. Chris picked me up afterwards and bundled me up in bed at home. I’m grateful that I have such caring men in my life.
Saturday: And she’s back in the game! I woke up this morning and went for a great leg-stretching walk followed by a super awesome breakfast – my favourite banana bread! I got stuck into some baking and photographing before Chris and I left to spend the afternoon and evening catching up with some of our friend-family. We sat on Casey and Matt’s deck, sipped some sangria, ate a gorgeous Mexican feast and laughed the night away. I was grateful to fill up on some time with my favourite people – it’s been too long since our last family dinner.Sunday: Oh yes, a whole Sunday to spend in my kitchen after my morning walk creating and photographing some delicious recipes to share with you all in October. I was grateful for blue skies and a beautiful new walking route when I woke up this morning and a rainy afternoon to spend napping on the couch before heading back to work.