Joining the lovely Taryn of Wooly Moss Roots for the soul charging practice of counting your blessings from the past week.
My recent gratitudes and blessings...
:: that little scrap of paper with one of my favorite quotes. Its moved with me from place to place and always helps me feel settled.
:: the way the buds on the trees are poised to burst, the funny mating song of male cardinals, seeing our neighborhood come to life with daffodils, crocus and tulips everywhere.
:: homemade coconut toasted almonds. I've got quite a sweet tooth (but love eating healthy, whole foods) and these are so delicious.
:: slowly unpacking and getting our home in order - it sure does take awhile doesn't it? Everyday we try and accomplish something, even if its just one box. It gives me hope that we will get there eventually.
:: the kindness of neighbors. One of our new neighbords stopped by with a bottle of wine and welcomed us to the neighborhood. We feel so loved!
:: taking my sweet baby girl to the beach for the first time.
:: living within walking distance of a library and all those wonderful books. I confess, I've read a book or two on an e-reader, but nothing compares to turning over each page of a book.
:: nursing my babe for over 3 months. This is so huge for me, as I can only nurse from one breast. I had a lumpectomy in my 20s that severed my ducts on one side, so I can only use the one. I call it Megaboob. Its hasn't been easy, but Megaboob rose to the challen ge, doing double time and nourishing my little one. We have survived blocked ducts, milk blisters and more. Megaboob, I salute you.
:: cabbage. I think I ate a whole head by myself last night. Sauteed with olive oil and lots of fresh dill, I just can't just enough.
:: my new music obsession: Nigerian blues from the 1970s. Gets me moving and shakin'.
:: seeing one of my former yoga students rise above her challenges and become a yoga teacher, at the tender age of 18. So proud of you Aria!