Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.
~ Nelson Mandela
Greetings blogging friends! Is everyone gearing up for another fine few spring days?
I mentioned in my last post that a busy week it has been! A bit of weeknight entertaining and nice weather can do that – and before we know it, the weekend is here – just in time for more sun, and more water guzzling!
Today’s post is a round up of a few of my favorite moments from the week…more little things that add up to this big thing we call LIFE!
We all know how good water is for us – our bodies are made up of 90% of it. Ever added a slice of cucumber to your glass?
So. Refreshing. So. Easy…so if you’ve been lax on your water intake today, go help yourself to a cold glass with or without cucumber!
The day, water, sun, moon, night – I do not have to purchase these things with money.
This week our long term tenant left us for the adventure of road tripping across our amazing expanse of a country headed for Nova Scotia!
- Are you road tripping this summer?
She left us with many fond memories, kind words of appreciation, and something else that brings me joy – a whole flat of mason jars!
Yup! Pretty thrilling. And I’m serious – thanks Amanda! (and not just for the mason jars!)
All cleaned up and ready to be filled. So many possibilities! So many great things ahead!
- What would you put in there?
A dream is the bearer of a new possibility, the enlarged horizon, the great hope.
More ocean views (I swear I am not gloating it’s just that it has been suuuuuuch a long dreary winter!).
The walk/run around the seawall here is dreamy and last weekends was no exception. I made it most of the way without taking pictures, but I just couldn’t help myself.
A good meal ought to begin with hunger.
~ French Proverb
- What are your favorite salad staples?
Freshly roasted nuts, crazy fresh and crunchy romaine hearts, cukes, tomatoes – the basics! It’s no wonder salads are so popular!
A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
~ Mark Twain
The reason I can’t be strictly vegan. Also the reason I can’t be totally off bread. (Thankfully I am not seriously allergic or intolerant of either).
A smiling face is half the meal
When you show up to your favorite lunch haunt (known for the best baguettes in town) and order the ‘veggie’ special (code for whatever your chef friend is inspired to make you), you wait patiently, drink your cucumber water, and look forward eagerly!
I consider it training for Paris. Because well, it kind of is!
- What is your favorite baguette sandwich?
This one was shaved fennel, Applewood smoked cheddar, lettuce, and walnuts. Divine Simplicity!
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
Lentils! Yes, here they are!
These little guys made me smile this week, and I’ve got them soaking right now as I write this!
I’ve been promising a post about French Lentils…more training for Paris?
- Have you had these little treasures?
Our necessities never equal our wants.
~ Benjamin Franklin
Finally, with spring now in full bloom, there are so many ways to be inspired out there!
This combo is a heart stopper, and a total feast for the senses. It’s only here for a short time…
How are you spending your fine weekend?
I hope you are all gearing up for a wonderful weekend. As for me, I’ll be spending time with family and attempting round two of my latest pizza dough recipe I’ve been trying…
For now, I am off to fix myself a tall glass of water - with cucumber.
- What’s your fave way to hydrate?
- Are you diligent about drinking enough water?
I’d love to know! I hope y’all had a great week – here’s to the weekend!
Yours in Less,