Friday, January 22, 2010

It's all about the little things

This was a happy day. Now granted, it's not over yet, but I'm pretty sure that it will remain a happy day. And, without revealing too much about my true character, let me just say that it is very uncommon for me to have an entire, all day, happy day. So this feels huge! I really think that having a good morning helped set the stage for the whole rest of the day; I can't stress enough what a difference that makes for me, to wake up with the right start! On this particular happy day, I was nursing Austin in the rocking chair in the dim quiet of the living room when Darren, without being asked, brought me my first cup of coffee. Such a simple gesture of love can speak volumes!

I was going to make another banana bread this morning, too, but since none of the bananas at the grocery store were ripe last night, Darren bought me blueberries, instead. I found this recipe for lemon blueberry bread and oh, my goodness. This was quite possibly the best bread I've ever tasted, and certainly the best I've ever made! It was devoured immediately, so I never did get a chance to photograph it's loveliness, but this image (which accompanies the recipe) is a perfect illustration of the moist, tangy, delicious goodness we enjoyed this morning. I managed to save a cup of blueberries from the remaining cartons (the rest of which were enthusiastically consumed by my children at lunch) and I can pretty much guarantee that we'll be having this again for tomorrow's breakfast. :)

I am loving the weather here right now. It's been so cold and windy the past couple days, and it rained off and on all day today. We had hoped for some more snow, but it looks now like that might not happen for a while. Last night, at Dylan's request, we got out a bunch of old home videos and watched a couple before bed. This morning, the kids and I enjoyed watching some more, staying in our pajamas until nearly noon in our warm, cozy home while the wind howled outside. What a perfectly lovely morning!

My lunch today was so awesome that I just had to take a picture:

You'd be correct if you're thinking that it looks like nothing more than a big bowl of cauliflower. But if you're also thinking that it seems pretty boring...well, then that's where you're wrong! Darren made a big pot of this cauliflower as a side with our pork dinner last night, and it was amazing. It was prepared with bacon and this really incredible cream sauce, and I knew then that it's what I'd be having for lunch today. Oh, SO good!

I thought I might get started on organizing Dylan's closet this afternoon, but I just never did get around to it. (Although I did manage to wash, blow dry, and straighten my hair!) And it was so much fun helping Dylan make a mini figure of himself! :)

I don't have many plans for the weekend, but I am so glad it is Friday! I survived my first week of Darren being back at work! I think I'm getting the hang of it, but it sure is much nicer when there's another grown-up around. Oh, and speaking of that! We've asked my mom and step-dad to be honorary godparents at Austin's baptism, but sadly, he will be unable to come out here again so soon after their Christmas visit. He e-mailed me my mom's itinerary this morning, though, and she will be coming out to stay with us for a month! She'll arrive February 10th and return on March 9th. We are SO excited!

Of course I couldn't leave this post without a picture of Austin! And, I hate to end so abruptly, but this post has already been interrupted so many times that I'm finally going to have to just hit "publish". :) I hope to post again soon!

1 comment:

Therese said...

I think your lunch looks fabulous!!! I LOVE cauliflower!

And the baby? Austin is just precious!!!