A few things that made me smile today:
*It is officially Spring 2012! I’ve had a cold/cough for almost every day of the winter season. So, I would like to say out loud (or at least in print): I am done now with this winter blah. It is time for healthy, vibrant, clean-air spring zestiness.
*My cousin, Kayla’s, beautiful designs. I was looking at her website today and came across this photo with her sweet husband Zach. I miss these two!
Not only is Kayla kind and giving, she’s also a talented designer. I’m especially partial to her alphabet letters. I would like to buy this set and spell something that I can frame for my kitchen.
*Iced Americanos–Don’t tell Doug, but I have slipped back into coffee buying mode. Espresso Express, the first little drive through espresso stand in Yakima, is 1 minute from my office and, frankly, they make one darn good espresso (using organic beans from Camano Island Coffee Roasters). AND, they usually top off the lid with a chocolate covered espresso bean. I feel loved every time I go there.
*Pinterest–It makes me happy–kind of like folding down the corners in magazines I’m reading (so I can go back and “do”) or circling all the clothes I want in the jcrew catalog that I’ll more than likely never buy. So with Pinterest, I don’t really care if I complete, build, cook, buy whatever I’ve pinned. It’s mostly enough to dream. BUT, it is hugely satisfying to occasionally conquer one or two. And so tonight I will be making this yummy asparagus:
And this little piece of goat cheese (sorry, Allison) and pear heaven:
Oh, and one more thing . . . The list above, though wonderful, really doesn’t even scratch the surface because there are people who make my day with a single word (text), a look, a gesture . . . and you know who you are. And you all take the cake–I would give up iced lattes, even sunny weather, just to be around you a little bit more. And so I’m signing off with a grateful heart and a nod to those who make my life rich.