Five of my favorite things this week:
New routine. Been up and exercising earlier and earlier. And after MM heads off to work, I walk to a coffee shop, work on studying and writing for a few hours, walk back, and then do chores and other projects. I have come to really need those morning stretches. I have missed walks, so it's nice to get out again. I have missed nature, so I drink in the green grass and spring blossoms in giant gulps. I love being at the coffee shop because I am sure to get many hours with no Internet distracting me from work. I am a weak-willed creature, and am flat out more productive when I don't have to rely on my own strength to stay away.
Cinnamon toast. I don't get it often, but man, I love that stuff. We'.ve been off desserts, and don't do much in the way of sodas/juice. We allow ourselves fresh fruit and jam/honey on our bread, and the occasional cinnamon toast. Woah, nelly. It's the little things.
The giraffe I see on my way to and from the coffee shop. I know! How freakin' cool is it that I get to see an actual giraffe every day. I mean, maybe its no big deal to you, but for someone who has spent much of her life in suburbia, I just get a kick out of exotic wildlife encounters. And I love giraffes. I think they are my favorite. Like CK Louis says, "Everything is amazing." It is. I hope I never take it for granted. And look how cute!
The tree I see on the way to and from the coffee shop. Beautiful.
The morning I snapped this picture on my phone, the breeze picked up and bathed me in a cascade of petals. A million pink kisses. Delightful. This morning, the sun came out and sparkled like diamonds in the dewy grass beneath the tree. It almost makes me cry with its beauty. I stand there, bundled up against random spring rains, probably looking like a homeless person as I mumble: thankyouthankyouthankyou...
The poem MM wrote for me. He blows me away. Everyday. I can't believe I am so blessed.