Hope the weeks treated you well !
Anything lovely planned for the weekend?
With lock down continuing I seem to have food on my mind a lot so I’m going to try out a couple of simple recipes and with the weather so lovely I’m hoping to spend some time outdoors. My front verandah catches the best of morning sun and just the right amount of shade in the afternoon! (and backyard is a no go zone after seeing a snake out there last Thursday!)
As always friends here a few simple things, fresh and friendly, to get your weekend started on a relaxed note – – – –
A Good Word
“If hope feels too heavy to hold, it’s OK. It happens. But don’t go too long without letting someone who loves you know that you need help holding on. And if you know someone, a sister or brother—biological or chosen—who is bearing a huge burden, send this:
‘I am holding hope for you. I am believing on your behalf….’
With all the letting go there is to do in life, sometimes it feels really, really good to have someone who will hold on.”
A Good Look
How good is a fresh salad. Even better outdoors.
See more of this loveliness here
A Good Idea
from Amber C Haines
Find Your Lemon Curd
I am so much happier when I let myself weigh 3 more pounds.
It’s just 3 pounds plus lemon curd and ricotta cheese.
I eat paleo pancakes because I feel better that way, but my most sustainable diet is not what makes me the skinniest. It’s what gives me the most smiles, which is often what makes me feel the best. Lemon curd makes me feel gooooood, like close-your-eyes, whisked-away good. It reminds me of London. I stayed there alone for a week when I was in my young 20s, eating scones and walking through museums. I’m pretty sure that’s where I became a grownup.
Now here I am all these years later, deciding to not torture myself, deciding to make decisions out of joy and health.
When I was little, this is what I suspected grownups got to do when they were home alone.
We get to be kind to ourselves. I was right.
There are some areas of life where we don’t have many choices, but we do have choices here when it comes to how we speak to ourselves.
I love being my own friend.
A Few Good Reads
by Emily P Freeman
Every time I am in an airplane during takeoff I am one part convinced the plane is going to crash and the other part stunned that my childhood dream of flying has come true.
It’s the same event that causes both thoughts – fuzzy terror and breathtaking awe. Sometimes I feel them at the same time.
When our plane took off right at sunrise, lifting us up right along with the morning, I snapped this shot over Portland. And then we made a turn, and glory showed up outside the window.
You know what I mean. It’s happened to you, too, hasn’t it? You are gripping the edge of your seat in an airplane or your kitchen or your church or your car, holding on for dear life because you don’t know what will happen next and that can be the worst part, the not knowing.
But then, a glimpse of glory you don’t expect – her perfectly timed phone call, his warm smile, a note in the mail, a kind word from a stranger, the sun rising up to kiss an airplane window – – – keep reading
For a few weeks this summer, Alex had to travel for work or family obligations, and I flew solo with the boys. After a while, I was feeling a little zonked. So! We had the idea that, over this past weekend, Alex would take the boys to the beach, and I would SPEND THE WEEKEND HOME ALONE ALL BY MYSELF!!!!
Although I regularly have alone time in my day-to-day life (solo walks, dinners with friends, etc.), I hadn’t spent an entire weekend alone at home for 11 years! Here are 10 things I did – – – -keep reading
And an easy weekend dinner from the Lazy Genius. More a watch than a read
That’s all for now friends. Enjoy the reads and have a beautiful weekend, rest up, do something you love xx