Saturday, April 28, 2012

My week in photos

Hello again peeps! Isn't everyone excited for the weekend? I'm so thrilled to see our trails thickly lined with amazing colorful flowers and more people out and about in our quirky, yet quiet little beach town!

Most of my days were spent indoors while it rained, and when not indoors, I was in school, out walking the dogs, or doing a 3 mile training run with Stella. She is getting bigger and bigger every day, and she still insists on sleeping in my lap!

Because today was unexpectedly beautiful, I skipped my 7-mile run and opted for lunch with Kristen and her boyfriend followed by a visit to the farmer's market, and afterwards, an unplanned nap in my adirondack chair in the backyard. We were all playing with the dogs, and I naturally just fell asleep. I haven't taken a nap in the middle of the day since- I can't even remember. It feels good to not have to worry about so many things and lose yourself in a good nap. I especially appreciate that it is one of the simple things that make such a big difference, especially if it isn't a regular indulgence. We tend to appreciate experiences more if they aren't a common occurrence- or maybe not, if you're a blogger. We bloggers seem to be quite the optimists and cheerleaders. It seems there is so much for us to celebrate. Even just waking up in the morning is a miraculous event, one definitely worthy of a photo op! Anyhow, I wouldn't mind making falling asleep in my chair under the sun with a book or puppy in my lap an ordinary part of my day. That may have to be added as #6 on my weekly to do list.  On top of that, I've tried a new recipe already and this weekend I'll be baking something, most likely cupcakes. I can't wait! 

Wearing my fav lavender chucks on a walk with Stella...

Grilled shrimp and candied walnut salad.....

   Apple orchard cider....

Turkey burger, with swiss cheese and sun dried tomatoes
and sweet potato fries.....

Cucumber mint refresher sweetened by personal request!

No need for words.....

Enjoying my cucumber mint refresher at the farmers market....

Gyoza for dinner tonight....

What has your week been like so far?

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  1. lovely week you have...I love the pictures. It's the simple things in life that makes us really happy. Thanks for sharing your joy. Following you too.


  2. ahh the food looks yummy!!!

  3. Beautiful pictures but seriously, that food looks too good. I am trying to lose a bit of weight at the moment and have suddenly found everyone posting yummy pictures of food on their blogs :L torture!

    Thank-you for the lovely comments on my blog! I think your blog already has a strong voice! Reading your posts is very easy. It is part of what warmed me to reading our blog but as I said, I think we all have to keep developing our blogging voice, kind of like we keep try to achieve more in our personal lives.


    P.s it made me laugh when you said about bloggers celebrating everything, especially if there is a photo op ;) so true.

  4. The cucumber mint drink sounds great! What is in it??

    1. Cucumber, mint, and can't remember what else she said. I'll find out the next time I go...

  5. ok, so i stalked about five posts ... and saw beer and dogs. and i am hooked. that's all it takes for me. oh and throw in delish food, YES!

  6. oh my goodness! i would really love to be in all these photos! that food looks delicious - and cider is my favorite! and that cucumber mint refresher just sounds soooo yummy!

  7. Yum! All that food looks so delicious


  8. The food looks delicious! Stopping by from Eternal Optimist!

  9. Such a wonderful post! Lovely meeting you, sweetheart.