Monthly Archives: March 2014

What Makes You Happy? Day 6


Here’s my happy from today. And if I’m honest about how ridiculously spoiled I am, it’s my happy many days each week. You see my shower is magic. Most mornings I get in the shower and while I am lathering up in the steamy lovliness, a cup of coffee with precisely the right amount of cream, magically appears on my bathroom counter. It magically appears through the loving ministrations of my amazing boyfriend.

morning cup

Love that guy.

P.S. Shout out to my sweet friend Dina for this cup that always makes me think of her!


What Makes You Happy? Day 5

What Makes You Happy? Day 5

dinner-corned-beef_300This is not my photo. It’s one from the interwebs, specifically from Real Simple I think. I failed to take a photo of my lovely St. Patty’s Day meal. But man did it make me happy. I’m a food person. I’ll give you that. But in this case there’s more to it than just a plate of red potatoes and carrots and brussels sprouts with bacon alongside a crazy tender corned beef. Let me ‘splain.

You may have noticed an absence of recipes in my recent posts. That’s because it would look like this:

Monday: vegetables, organic chicken and brown rice
Tuesday: organic chicken with brown rice and vegetables
Wednesday: brown rice with chicken and vegetables
Thursday: vegetables, organic chicken and brown rice
Friday: you get the idea…

Yes, I’m on an allergy elimination diet. It’s been a month. We’re all full up of chicken and brown rice. But thankfully I’ve added a few yummalicious things back in: citrus (thank God!) wheat (double thank God!) and dairy. I’ve also added potatoes, bell peppers, turkey and pork back in. This was my first beef. Still on my list to try again: tomatoes (tomorrow, fingers crossed,) soy, and eggs (pretty sure this is the culprit.) Sadly, garlic still appears to be off-limits for me. But honestly, I am soooo happy to have bread back in my life (Hall-lay-lou-yah) that I can deal with garlic.

So here’s to a little variety back in our lives. And just for fun, a little love from the Emerald Isle.

May God give you…
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, friends.