Monday, November 21, 2011

Cooking With Love

There are few things as beautiful and delicious as a meal made with love. With just a few days before America's number one eating holiday, Thanksgiving, I look forward to the wonderful time that will be spent around the table breaking bread with family and friends. It is a precious time that I hold dear.

I feel so fortunate to break bread on a regular basis with my new coworkers; we sit down as an entire team and enjoy a wonderful meal together. Everyone takes turns preparing the meal, as well as covering the cleaning duties. It's a brilliant tradition.

Last Friday the lovely greek mother of a coworker prepared the most delicious meal for everyone: moussaka. This joy-of-a-women began this labor of love the day before our lunch and made an enormous casserole dish that, along with a crisp greek salad and home-cured olives, left our stomachs full and our souls satisfied. "Thank you, Sofia. It was delightful!"

Monday, November 14, 2011

Got Wheels?

I am thankful each and every time I get in my car, it starts, and carries me where I need to go. This weekend I drove over 600 miles roundtrip to see my family and visit my nephew, Kaiden. Shortly after I set out on my trip Friday after work I hit a milestone: 200,000! I was in Novato listening to Adele. I hope this little car makes it to 300,000!

Friday, November 4, 2011


Dear Friday, I am immensely thankful for you. Love, me

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I Heart Warm

Tonight I am thankful for warm. Yes, just warm. I think in a different life I was a lizard that spent her day sunning on a rock, or a cat that slowly moved across the kitchen floor following the warm glow of the sunshine... Either way, I like warm. This has been highlighted today as we got a little rain shower and a cold, cold chill in the air. Are you a person who prefers summer or winter? While I appreciate winter and love the opportunity to get cozy, if I had to pick one of the 2 seasons, it'd be summer. Warm.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Comfort Food

Today I am thankful for comfort food. On those long days when you are tired, feeling under the weather, experiencing stormy weather, or just need a taste of home, the perfect remedy is often the simplest. In my case it's chicken soup; just like mom made it, just like grandma made it. Brian felt like he was coming down with something, the tell-tale tickle of a sore throat, and requested chicken soup. I made a big pot of this healing concoction which was good for not only last night's dinner, but tonight's supper as well.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Month of Giving Thanks

To celebrate both the joy of giving thanks and the month of Thanksgiving I would like to spend each day in this lovely November sharing the things that I am thankful for. On this November 1st, I am thankful for my cat Dodo, more affectionately referred to as Widdle Meeshwan. We adopted him as a young adolescent when the neighbors left him behind as they moved across the country. We were not looking for an addition to the family, but he has made a permanent home in our hearts. xoxo