This past weekend was wonderful for me. Although I did forget on Saturday to unplug, I was fully charged and ready to begin my work week with a positive feeling of being able to tackle anything. Not that I ever like to see my weekends end, just that it didn’t feel as though it breezed by.
I am grateful for local chefs that take pride in what they do and try to accommodate all who visit. This is my shout-out (again!) to chef Chris over at Carmen’s Cafe. He whipped me up this surprise meal, everything vegan, and full of flavor. And yes, in case you were wondering, that is rice, oyster, crimini and shiitake mushrooms with red and yellow bell peppers, kale, and beet greens on a bed of raw baby spinach with a balsamic and soy glaze. Oh, and a side of black beans.
I am grateful for locally grown and organic mushrooms. Oh, and a beau that can prepare a killer thai coconut *spicy* soup. It was by far one of the best dishes he’s made me. The cheap baguette on the other hand… I need to plan ahead next time and continue to buy local.
I am grateful for a friend that continues to push me to new peaks. Tabletop was my eighteenth peak of the 46 and was her twenty-first.
I am grateful for chickadees that stop to say hello when you need a smile to carry you the last two miles. And no, we weren’t feeding them to get this shot.
I am grateful for an old friend who works out with me at 11 o’clock at night. I know that pace doesn’t look very fast but my legs felt like cinder blocks and guess what, I lapped everyone in bed. And I am grateful for a new friend that is making me bouquets for our new