this weekend was jammed packed with stuff. all good. all kinds of stuff that feed the soul and the belly. here’s what made the list for the last week:
-having dave take off early friday to watch lucy ride bikes at the park
-getting the xtracyle tuned up for the season
-our friend liz had an open studio tour
-eating a fabulous dinner here! go!
-yard work in the sunshine
-bbqing twice, once with sweet friends, once with family
-celebrating a little friend’s birthday in costume
-talking to dave about what it would have been like if we met 5 years earlier
–neon + nude manis with the niece (my new favorite activity + color combo!)
-feeling love + supported + cared for
its been a while since i’ve made a list but it sure feels good to be reminded of the goodness around me.
i read a book when i was younger about how coincidences are not so happenstance, they serve a purpose. everyday i crossed paths with people, have brief moments of eye contact or take a quick minute to listen to someone’s story while in line for coffee, i always try to send a compliment to stranger if my heart calls me to. i have learned that we are here to support one another, to make connections, to give and take when needed, to listen and converse, to help and be helped, to pick up treasures and trinkets along the way to use now or to store away for later. you never know what some else has to offer you, what message they have for you or vice versa, people are gifts. so (almost) everyday i am reminded of this simple yet so complex thing when lucy leaves me all the treasures that she has stashed in her pocket throughout the day, things that somehow fill her and remind her of me, the world around her or just to have a reserve on those days that she may need them the most. taking time to literally stop and recognize those moments when they are happening in her life speak to the fact that she is here to teach me some lessons. wise old soul.
(image via: pale)
things will be a little quiet here at workhouse as our life will be full of adventures for the week. i wish you a week full of cherry blossoms, blooming japanese magnolias, sunshine and picnics (fingers crossed). xo
homemade butterscotch pudding. simple + most ingredients are on hand, i substituted heavy cream for half + half. next time i will use muscovado for richer flavor. recipe here.
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