This week was all about unexpectedly delicious moments. Sometimes the chance to take a moment to look around breath and realise how lucky you are to be in this very moment just as you are is the greatest gift. This week was full of moments where I sat back and breathed in the gratitude of the moment, and my life just the way it is right now. Here’s my Nourished Life Gratitude List 2016 – Week Twenty-Five.
I am taking some big steps behind the scenes at the moment, and that means a lot of studying. Unfortunately the place that was supposed to be my desk had become a repository for all sorts of junk since we moved in last year. This week Chris surprised me by cleaning it all off, tidying up my stationery and making sure I have a clean and clear place to get serious about my study. I am grateful that he took the time to sort through all the paperwork and junk and show his support for my new endeavour by giving me somewhere to make the hustle happen. I made it to yoga twice this week! On Tuesday we had a packed class and we really focused on strengthening arms and core, and on Thursday we had a smaller class and really got our twist and stretch on. It was so nice to release the tension from my hips and calves because they get so tight from running. I am grateful for my yoga practice every week because it reminds me to take time to get out of my head and into my body. I really feel where I hold my stress and focus on breathing it all out. And my teacher is awesome too so that helps! My sister was busy on Saturday morning so I had a solo market date with my mum! It was nice to wander and gather and catch up. We shared a delicious gluten free bagel with chive cream cheese for breakfast with some coffees, and after we had stocked up on veggies (including the cute little acorn squash above) we treated ourselves to a macaron each (pistachio for me and salted caramel for Mama) and a cup of tea and sat enjoying the live music and chattering away. I was grateful for some time to catch up with Mum and have such an extended morning of fun!Chris and I treated ourselves to an impromptu movie date on Saturday afternoon! We took ourselves off to see ‘Warcraft: The Beginning‘ because we are both huge nerds. Neither of us play the game (I don’t game at all, I leave that to
the expert Chris) but we both enjoyed the fantasy story line and are hoping for a sequel. I was grateful for an afternoon date with Chris where we laughed, talked fantasy, and shared a huge bucket of popcorn. We were supposed to have Penny’s first training session on Sunday afternoon but we got rained out! I was actually grateful for an afternoon snuggled up on the couch with Penny and nothing to do but binge watch Friends. I rarely just lounge around for a whole day, but after a big morning walk with Penny, a 9km run for me, and a plate of pancakes for brunch, a day in my PJs with my puppy was just what my soul needed.
Also this week:
- A one tray dinner perfect for any season! Make extras for yummy lunches during the week.
- A new favourite quick bread perfect for chilly winter mornings.
Tell me, what are you grateful for this week?