Sunday, November 10, 2013

eat well, travel often, appreciate every day.

another weekend is almost over.  i know for some lucky folks tomorrow is an extra day off, but it is a work day for me.  i am so grateful for another awesome weekend spent with loved ones, sharing some great times. we had to squeeze in some road trips in 2 days rather than 3 but it was fun just the same.
 it is amazing how relentless change is, how unpredictable.
you can be totally immersed in something one minute and in a moment it is over.  last week there was spectacular autumn foliage and now the beautiful foliage has given way to gray cold afternoons.  just a week ago the trees outside my office were a blazing red, a  spectacular sight.  when i left on friday it was cold and rainy and not a leaf was left on those trees.  but, like everything in life, change propels us forward forcing us to  release our hold on what is over. 
but there are so many gifts, offered to me daily in so many ways.  there is the gift of family, which i have been so blessed to have.  the gift of marriage, which is constantly evolving and changing, helping me be my best self.  i have been so blessed to have an amazing partner to share this life with. the gift of friendship, i am so lucky to have so many special friends.
it often seems as if my life is full of stops and starts,  as i pull myself together, i get turned around, and choose another direction.  there is always something to look forward to and always something to be grateful for.  and i always know that gratitude is a good way to go. 

 i know its crazy .. but we are still eating lobsters.  pretending it's still beach time.
                                    (thanks elaine and michael for such a fun night)

                                        a weekend is not complete without potato pancakes
                                                                       (my favorite).
                           thank you mr nargi, you are the most thoughtful person on the planet

                              the last of the fall beauty.  it snowed up north this weekend.  

such good food.

hope you had a grateful weekend as well.

"Dining with one’s friends and beloved family is certainly one of life’s primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul-satisfying and eternal.” — Julia Child

love sent, xo


Anonymous said...

Such a great blog to read on this sunny warm morning in Florida. Love u my friend

Anonymous said...

XX KT :)

Anonymous said...

Love the new header. xxoo

Christine Caetano said...

thank you for reminding me of everything I am thankful for as well! Love you! xo