Gratitude Sunday – June 21, 2015

First day of Summer or Summer Solstice, Father’s Day.  Sunday!  So, to you, my Daddy readers, I wish you a most wonderful Happy Father’s Day!

These Sunday posts are all about gratitude but I must allow a little moment of sadness for my boys who are experiencing their first Father’s Day without their father, and for me, though it’s the second one without mine.  We were all blessed to have these men in our lives for the time we did!

Dad and Mick

Dad and Mick

So, on to business!  It was quite a busy week for me, cooking-wise but I did take time to enjoy life!  (But I will still tease you with some food images…)

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Gratitude List

  1. My two catering days went well, delivered on time and got some positive feedback.

  2. Was invited to Christina’s for wine, cheese and bread (uh… sorry WW, we won’t be doing a weigh-in this week!!) and great conversation.

  3. Had a most lovely evening with Tammy, André, Dorothy & Lorne; we (OK, I) made salmon tartare and André made a fabulous cedar-planked vodka/lemon salmon on the BBQ.

  4. The above folks were my guinea pigs for an upside-down rhubarb cake.  Oh, I will SO be making this again!!

  5. Had a long overdue get-together with Patti and we caught up on each other’s lives ~ always nice to share stuff you don’t share with family!

Sunday Gratitude – June 15, 2014

We’re trying to get back on the morning biking but have not succeeded that well!  We were all gung-ho to start up again then it rained, then we went to bed too late, then Mick had a too-early appointment, then…. You get the picture!  It’s like self-sabotage.  We are climbing Mount Washington during the July 7-11th getaway and wanted to up our physical endurance.  Sometimes it’s better to just go with the flow!

That said, today is Father’s Day and, though my Dad is no longer with us, he is definitely on my mind.

Hubs is a dad so we do have something to celebrate! And we will, even more so, as soon as Iain gets home from his end-of-Cadet-season camping trip in Ottawa).

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Gratitude List

  1. My son called out a “luv ya” on his way out before I did!  Woot!  Normally I’ll shout it out ahs they leave and they’ll answer with a “me too” but Iain actually said it first!

  2. Iain got his first part-time job.  Can anyone say “excited”?  He is beyond happy that he got it all on his own too.

  3. I finally cleared out the front yard, most especially under the blue spruce (that has been driving me nuts forever).  Backbreaking, yet fulfilling work!

  4. Mick – though he is not perfect (nor am I!), he IS a great dad to his boys Iain and Aidan, whom he loves beyond belief.

  5. That my muscles ache from Saturday’s work… I like when I can feel my muscles; it’s proof they were used!