i sat at my desk several times this week,
hands poised above the keys,
but found i had nothing to put into words.
i spent my week living in the moment
without stopping to reflect on the moments i'm living.
my organizer's two-page spread for march 14-20
is full of plans & daydreams
scribbled in pen and green marker.
yoga classes with big, satisfied checkmarks through them...
morning runs with a curly-haired puppy
brightened my days & brought spring even closer.
an early-morning phone call from my mama
ended in booking seven flights
on three different itineraries
so that everyone in our family
can meet in hawaii
to spend a week in may
celebrating our parents' thirty years of love & marriage
at a beautiful penthouse suite
saturday's routine was welcomed and savoured...
a trip to the farmers market and a gorgeous cheese shop,
a delicious brunch at home of
fresh croissants, local bacon & smoked-cheddar infused scrambled eggs,
made all the more special by the knowledge that
seven years ago on this day,
we started our life together with a first date
at a waterfront restaurant in victoria.
sunday was spent in the kitchen
roasting bell peppers and roma tomatoes
for a thick thyme-spiced soup,
slicing crisp pears to toss with
arugula, walnuts, a squeeze of grapefruit juice & shaved parmesan,
and mixing sticky batter with piles of aged cheddar cheese
to make the best scones in the world.
lunch was shared with paul's phd supervisor
and his lovely wife...
an afternoon of indulgence,
conversation & plans to visit their beautiful cabin
on the edge of the world.
a week of indulging in small pleasures
and relishing happy moments...
feeling blessed to be here,
sharing my wonderful life
with a wonderful man
...and a wonderful kitten.
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