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Greet the Week with Gratitude & Weekend Wrap Up

Filed under: Miscellaneous, Gratitude — Kristi at 10:57 am on Monday, March 4, 2013

Two pups, quilt made by MIL, comfy leather chair & ottoman, coffee and a good book. Saturday morning doesn't get much better! Well, DH could be on the love seat instead of in Denver...

My weekend was very interesting in that it was highly out of the norm. Well, Friday evening and Saturday were out of the norm and Sunday was pretty typical I guess. Friday night Amanda and I braved a crazed Old Town (they were so busy with the kick-off of Great Plates and First Friday Art Walk that the parking garage was full) to attend Mama Said Sew’s monthly Crafty Party. This month they were doing a fabric swap and a raffle to support one of the elementary school’s in town. Then we had coffee and shared a slice of awesome cake at a local coffee shop and stopped back into Mama Said Sew to see if we had won anything in the raffle. I won 3 free fat quarters! I’m not sure what I’ll do with them, though I chose three that all coordinate together. I haven’t been terribly moved by small sewing projects lately. Mostly I’m drawn to garments - especially dresses. If you’ve seen any fun projects appropriate for my fat quarters, let me know!

And dinner of veggie pasta with raw kale salad and 1/2 a chicken breast brought yesterday's fruit & veg count to 9 different types!

Saturday I spent nearly 14 hours alone in the house with the dogs. DH attended a conference in Denver for work that had him on the road by about 6:30am and he didn’t get home until about 8:30pm. DH is hardly ever away from the house without me on the weekends and I think this is the first it has happened for an entire day. It was kind of odd. But I got a ton of reading done, drank a fair bit of coffee and the dogs kept me company. I missed DH though and I’ll soon have 10 entire weeks without him in the house and I’m not looking forward to it :-(

Eggs and roasted veggies for lunch! Yum!

So, what am I grateful for this Monday?

  1. DH! I’m going to miss him terribly this summer. Saturday was nice because it was different, but he came home at the end of the day with a hug and stories to tell.
  2. The pups, of course. Patting them or snuggling or rough housing with them always brings a smile to my face, no matter how low I’m feeling!
  3. My kitchen skills. I have cooked and eaten some amazing food this week that was even really healthy! Sharing that slice of cake with Amanda on Friday did not even make me feel guilty because I ate so clean otherwise. Most days I had 7-10 different types of fruits and vegetables. In February/March people! Not high produce season.
  4. Our local food coop! They make it easier to buy fresher foods grown closer to home and to buy in bulk only what we need and can use before it degrades in quality. This morning I made granola with some of their goodies!

Homemade granola!

How about you? Did you do anything out of the norm this weekend? And what are you grateful for at the start of this week?

3 Comments »

Comment by Dawn

March 5, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

We had a nice weekend then the snow came. I’m in north central Iowa and we hit. Its already warming so thats good! Your granola looks so yummy! I would love to get your recipe. Thanks :-)

Comment by mrspao

March 5, 2013 @ 3:50 pm

I am so grateful for one normal night Saturday with pao. We went to a concert and ate a meal in a restaurant and he was not too ill to enjoy it. It was amazing. Sadly, he is ill again now but it was such a beautiful night as we felt like a normal couple.

Comment by Amanda

March 5, 2013 @ 4:42 pm

What was out of the norm - I went to a crafty party with you. Ha;-) Seriously, good score when it came to fat quarters…Ummm, how about a box bag, or one of those triangle types, to transport knitting of course. If not, here are some other ideas:
http://www.finecraftguild.com/bag-organizer-free-sewing-tutorial/
http://www.lbg-studio.com/2011/10/12-days-of-christmas-blog-hop-organizer.html
http://feelincrafty.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/sew-ready-to-play-backgammon-with-the-long-thread/

Gratitude? Maybe that I finally feel like my shoulder/elbow might be on the mend. And, I have a pretty great family even if I don’t always realize it (or admit it).

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