So I did in fact buy and start The Happiness Project, but unfortunately one day when straightening up, it got tucked away and has yet to be picked back up. But I did take away the importance of taking the time to be happy, grateful, what have you for all the good things in your life.
I know nothing is terribly regular around here (I am not exactly a routine-type gal…the last time I did this was November 2010 – YIKES!), but I on occasion, I want to post a few things that are making me smile that day, week, etc.
I stepped up breakfast a bit this week. In addition to my standard yogurt and berries, I added an over-easy egg with a piece of grilled toast topped with fresh grilled tomatoes. We picked up some fresh eggs from Marin Sun Farms on Sunday, and now I don’t want to go a day without them.
I am not much a a coffee person, occasionally I’ll have a cappuccino on Saturday or Sunday at brunch or the farmer’s market for the ritual and “indulgence,” but rarely is it a part of my day. But this week (with my schmancy breakfast) I renewed my love of my stovetop espresso maker. Especially when it is filled with freshly ground Blue Bottle beans and the Americano is topped with a smidge of Straus whole milk.
But let’s not forget about my cute red teapot … constant source of smiles, and in the rotation much more frequently!
A little orange-orange-orange mani and pedi helps bring the sun in on even the foggiest of San Francisco mornings.
Last night went to a fun little pop-up dinner with some girlfriends Il Cane Rosso hosted at Galette 88, with a focus on sustainable seafood. In addition to what you see above, there was a slow-roasted salmon that literally melted in my mouth. I will have to find the trick to that. Along with the excellent food and fun wine pairings, we learned a bit about the sustainable seafood movement from someone from the Aquarium of the Bay, plus, the company wasn’t too bad either!
And now this weekend, we are heading up to Napa with some friends. We have little plan but to soak up the sun, sip wine from the pool, cook up a feast or two, and maybe get back to a long forgotten book.
Hope you had a great week, and here’s to an even better weekend!