Saturday, April 02, 2011

Kumquat Say What?

Official diet day 1...breakfast. Not too shabby.

Have you ever had a kumquat? I hadn't until last week. They were on sale at Whole Foods and I was intrigued. I wasn't quite ready for the super sour squirt of juice that hits you when you bit into the little fruit. At first, I hated it-and then an instant later the sweetness of the rind hit me and I loved it. I craved them all day after that first taste. The thing is, after a day or so of eating them, I was done. I think I overdid it that first day.

In other news, Bella-boo says "Hi!"

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Love, P-Town Style...Well, Kind Of

I can't believe's already been a year since I met the man of my dreams-the man who makes me feel like I'm the prettiest girl in the world and who picks me up when I am feeling down. One year. It feels like longer...and yet, not.

I've had a lot of ups and downs this past year and he's stood by me every step of the way. I don't know why, but I'm grateful that he stuck it out and that he loves me even though I'm very imperfect.

I love so many different things about him-his heart, his spirit, his brain...his crooked smile and bear hugs, his whispers and his jokes. He's so much more than I ever though he could be and sometimes I just look at him and smile because he's mine. And I'm his. And we're crazy in love. And that's a wonderful thing.

To celebrate our anniversary, B1 and I took a trip to Provincetown. I took Friday off and we meandered our way to the Cape via back roads, stopping whenever we felt like it to eat lunch

Stuffed Quahogs and Chowder

Couldn't finish it all...had to give it to B1.

and to enjoy the scenery...

Just cool

This sign was in the ladies room at a state park-it was so oddly placed I had to wait for a lady to finish peeing so I could take a picture of it.

He's bad ass...or not.

I see hearts

"Clamikin" :)

The majority of P-town closes down for the winter and doesn't open until this weekend. We knew that our time there would be sleepy and quiet and we were more than OK with that. We both love the ocean and just being near the water was enough for us. Our first night we had a casual dinner at a local pub and then walked back to our (upgraded) room hand in hand. The rest of the night was spent lying in bed watching the fire and listening to the wind.

It was heavenly.
In love and nowhere to be

The next day we slept in and had breakfast at the inn. The food was served in a free standing room in the backyard. It had high ceilings with exposed wood beams, lots of windows which allowed the sun to pour through and a wood burning stove. Breakfast was simple, (bagels, muffins, hard boiled eggs, cereal/fruit and of course coffee and juice) but perfect. We sat and talked to the other guests and afterward, sat and enjoyed a second cup of coffee on the love seat after everyone else left. I was in heaven.

After breakfast we went back to the room to relax and shower before heading out for the day. Our car was parked the entire weekend so we walked everywhere. We check out the shops that were open, had lunch and roamed around the residential areas. And of course, we looked at the boats. :)

I loved our weekend away and was very sad when it was over. It's so nice to be cut off from the rest of the world-no phones, no computers..just B1 and I wrapped up in our own little world of love. It's wonderful.

If this year was this good-I can only imagine how the rest of our lives are going to be...

The Afghan

There are many things I've always loved about blogging, but the very best thing has been meeting new people and making new friends. Last year you might recall that I took my first trip to Chicago. While there, I got to spend time with my friend Mo:

to stalk a blogger I've been quietly reading for years and to meet Melisa:

and Lou:
I had such a wonderful time and can't wait to go back. Do you remember that Lou's mother "Grannie" knitted Melisa and I hats?

Before my trip I was looking for a cute hat on Etsy and ended up getting something that looked completely different than it did on the website. Lou and Grannie came to my rescue and gifted me the lovely black hat shown above. It's still my very favorite winter hat and I get many compliments on it whenever I wear it.

Last month when I was having a really hard time and was particularly down and out about my injury, Lou contacted me to tell me that Grannie wanted to make me a gift. She wanted to make me an afghan. Of course, I was touched that they both wanted to make me smile and I was psyched because I love handmade things. Especially when they are made with love. It's been a few weeks since I received their lovely gift and it's brought me a lot of comfort when I've been feeling the worst. It's just the right size and it's soft and warm and I'm so grateful for the friendship that created it.

Thank you Grannie, and thank you Lou. Your kindness has touched my heart and it means more to me than you'll ever know.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I'm Not Dead

There's a post coming soon...I swear.