Where did that weekend go? It was over far too quickly for me, but every moment was spent doing something I love so I feel like I got great value out of two short days. Last week was full of some revelations for me, and some golden moments that reminded me of the sweetness of an ordinary life. Here’s my Nourished Life Gratitude List 2016 – Week Twenty-Four, please share your gratitude in the comments below.
This week started with a celebration of my friends Lynn and Matt’s (almost here) new arrival, Joey. I am grateful these two bright souls came into my life two years ago, and that they have become real life friends too. I can’t wait to give Joey a snuggle in real life someday too!When I collected Chris from the train on Thursday afternoon he surprised me with a beautiful bunch of flowers. When his colleagues asked him what he’d done wrong to need to get me flowers, he replied ‘it’s not what I’ve done wrong, but what Amy has done right’. I love that Chris appreciates me and that we both bring our strengths to our relationship. I’m grateful that he still takes the time to surprise me with a bunch of flowers on an ordinary Thursday afternoon.We went out on a fancy date on Saturday! Chris got all gorgeous and I put on a dress and heels and we went out on the town! We rode the train in and talked non-stop the whole way. We sipped cocktails (tropical white wine sangria for me, a whiskey/honey/apple creation for him) and ate so-so Spanish food and stopped for excellent ice cream for dessert. No phones, just the two of us talking about anything and everything. I had those first date butterflies all over again. I’m grateful that three and a half years in, this gorgeous ginger man can make my heart do back flips at the same rate as our first meeting. We snuggled up side by side on the way home and watched the lights flash by. What a night. Rainy Sundays are made for rain-dodging walks with Penny the wonder dog, long brunches with your best friend, big trays of roasted vegetables and snuggling up on the couch for a movie night. And that’s exactly what Sunday was about this weekend. I walked Penny, brunched with Caroline, did some blog work, and Chris and I attended the first session of Penny’s dog-training class, which starts next weekend! I can’t wait to see what this little girl can do. Then we came home, I made Nigella’s Tequila and Lime Chicken for Chris for dinner and we snuggled up and watched Inside Out for our Sunday family movie night. I was grateful for being present in every second of the day and choosing to do exactly what gave me the most pleasure in each moment.
Also this week:
- My Journey to Intuitive Eating: June – Cookbooks
- Orange Hazelnut Cupcakes with Nutella Ganache – check ’em out!
Tell me friends, what are you grateful for this week?