My husband started his new job yesterday. He came home beaming, excited and full of chatter, which is fine with me, I like a happy partner. While he was away I did a major clutter cleaning. There is something so refreshing about cleaning house to start a new adventure.
Today though, after a few more chores, I took a break to enjoy some of my favorite pleasures – open windows, baking fresh bread, eating avocados, huge "glasses" of water* and being with my little girl.
*Anyone know where to get an actual glass the is huge for my water? I'm trying to avoid the plastic ones but I adore water and pint glasses are simply too small...hence jars! Just one though.
Lunch was a sensuous and super filling salad, my very favorite one in fact (very similar to this one but not quite). One avocado diced, one raw ear of corn striped, a handful of fresh picked sungold tomatoes cut in halves - all into a bowl, a squeeze of half a lemon, some salt, some pepper, and drizzle of balsamic cream. Perfection.
But dessert? Well that was the kicker. Fresh blueberries, a splash of cream and a touch of cranberry honey from the farm we visited not long ago. My daughter declared it "wonderful" and stole my remaining berries but I was happy to share, her delight was filling enough.
Then, just when I thought I was pretty well blissed out, I got the mail.
And so, despite my best intentions to write something different I am sucumbing to gluttony and using my very short quiet time (oh naps, what will I do when you end!?!) to flip a few pages and take a few breaths. Sometimes I forget to put breathing on the top of my to-do list and sometimes it comes to me anyway...