Today I turn 35. This seems impossible and my brain refused to compute that information mainly because I don’t feel that old or like I could really be in my mid-thirties, no way. I woke up just the same as yesterday! I think I’m supposed to be worrying about eye cream now (why are there so many?), but instead I’ve decided to reflect on my blessings.
I’m grateful that I started my birthday on a long walk with Maddie pup. The air is crisp, the leaves are finally starting to turn, and the rising sun illuminated the plane trees in the park making them look like sculptures. I’m grateful that we came inside to a cozy apartment and that breakfast was a giant cup of coffee and a bowl of oatmeal.
I’m thankful to be loved and supported by my husband, family and friends. The calls, cards, and well-wishes began to roll in from across the globe starting early this morning and that later this afternoon Mike and I are going on a little adventure to the North Fork this weekend to celebrate.
In the end I’m grateful for the years behind me and the experiences they contain. I hope the years to come will be as kind. For now, I hope the future holds more time with my family and friends – preferably gathered around a table with something delicious cooking in the kitchen.
This cocktail called the “522 North Pinckney” from the Joseph Leonard menu sounds perfect for a birthday celebration. (via Bon Appétit)
Personally, I don’t think the black & white cookie needs any updating, but if you’re in the market for some new ideas Grubstreet has some thoughts…
The Kitchn applied Marie Kondo’s The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up to, well, the kitchen. Particularly helpful for those of us living and cooking in small spaces!
Not food related, but I thought this one question style quiz on Apartment Therapy was fascinating and accurate! I’m a Simple Chic with a New Traditional rising, in case you were curious.