Saturday, July 14, 2012

July 14, 2012: Movies

Today I'm thankful for movies.

Specifically movies that bring me back. You know, waaaay back.
I'm spending the night kicking back, churning some strawberry sour cream ice cream, and watching a movie that I might literally be able to recite every line of. Sleepless in Seattle. 
This movie has the same power that Celine Dion songs possess to take me right back to the nineties in a nanosecond. 
I couldn't be happier right now. "Horses, horses, horses, horses..."

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

June 13, 2012: Shopping Local

Today was one of those days that confirms that my neighborhood is the best. 
So good in fact that it brought be out of my blogging shell. 

The long Summer days are begging me to stay outside for as long as possible in the evenings, so I headed out post-work to soak up the 'hood. 
I ended up also making some investments in the local economy. 

My first stop was the Farmer's Market for the sweet strawberries of Summer and some bright red flowers. Second stop: Buyer's Best Friend, our newest Haight Street neighbor, where I sampled to my heart's content and picked up a delightful array of locally made and green goodies.

Today I'm thankful for local shopping.

If I could I would use only what I could buy in my neighborhood, grown in my garden, and carry home in my arms. Luckily this place has some fab goods because I plow through my strawberry patch's berries  quicker than would sustain me!

Monday, April 30, 2012

April 30, 2012: Words of Wisdom

I have always struggled with the "everything happens for a reason" philosophy. Because really, does it? 
I have uttered those words on occasion, like when I can't find a parking spot and when I find one it just happens to be in front of my favorite coffee shop. See, I was meant to have a latte! "Everything happens for a reason!" 
But normally, I feel like that's just a way to make a less-than-awesome situation make sense. 
Today a fellow blogger spoke some words that rang true.

"Everything happens, it just does." 

So today I am thankful for words of wisdom. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

April 18, 2012: April

Today I am thankful for April.

It's practically San Francisco's Summer. Every year around this time, I start spending a lot of time in our backyard weeding, planting, and sun-soaking. And this year is no different.
Every evening after work I head downstairs to revel in the lengthening days and the sunshine, and I nourish my green thumb. It's not all that green yet, but I'm working on it, one little plant at a time.

Monday, April 9, 2012

April 9, 2012: New Additions

I spent the weekend living it up in my old stomping grounds: Chico! Love that little town!
Okay, so maybe I wasn't exactly "living it up" Chico style, but I sure did enjoy myself. 
I got some much needed cuddle time in with my first Nephew and Godson Trenton. He is the cutest!
Easily the best looking member of the Rose family so far.  

Today I am thankful for new additions to the family. 

Meeting for the first time! Auntie Em gets to feed him first!
I can't wait to see him again and cuddle that snuggly little body of his!

Looking kind of cozy with Uncle Nick

Babies are such a nice way to start people...

Monday, April 2, 2012

April 2, 2012: Clean Bathrooms

Today I'm thankful for clean bathrooms.

Some people might judge a restaurant by it's food, it's decor, etc. 
I judge a restaurant by its bathroom. 
Dirty bathrooms are gross. 
I feel like a bathroom that is well-tended and clean and smells nice speaks volumes about what the kitchen must look like. This might be totally untrue as it isn't based on any first-hand knowledge, but it makes sense to me. 
And dirty bathrooms are gross. 

Monday, March 26, 2012

March 26, 2012: Whole Milk

Today I'm thankful for whole milk. 

I used to me a strictly non-fat girl. Lattes, in my cereal, etc. 
I'm totally a convert. 

I read a study that non-fat milk contained more of the "bad stuff" in milk. I don't remember the details, but it kind of stuck, so I started buying whole milk. Oh boy. I must say, I drink less milk overall because I would never pour myself a big glass of full-fat milk, but when I do use it, it's gooood. Everything is so creamy!