happy monday friends! how are your mornings going so far? did you have a good weekend? i hope so!
my weekend was pretty fantastic–as i mentioned on friday, my mom came to town and we had a blast hanging out; plus, some good friend-time was worked in, as well. in fact, here are five happy tidbits from friday, saturday and sunday:
+ a beachside barbecue and sunset swim on friday night with some of my favorite people.
+ lots of lovely sleep on saturday. it’s been a long time since my eyes have fluttered open and seen 11 a.m. on my cell phone clock, but i needed that.
+ seeing the help with my mom. it was surprisingly good–and surprisingly emotional.
+ delicious dinner with mom at one of my favorite restaurants: mozaic. (i had asparagus soup and salmon. fantastic both that night and in leftover form the next day.)
+ banana-pecan pancakes (pictured above–amazing) and eggs benedict at the breakfast house, a sweet little cafe i hadn’t tried before this weekend.
and for the week, five commitments:
+ make this: nick and toni’s penna alla vodka (barefoot contessa-style).
+ also, make these. (there’s a method to my madness with the cooking/baking, i promise.)
+ spin, yoga, spin, yoga. forever and ever, amen.
+ clean apartment, top to bottom. pick up some fresh flowers, too.
+ be aware of the present moment as much as possible. (it’s so easy to look forward or backward instead.)
and you? how were your weekends–and what are your goals for the week? tell me, and i’ll see you back here tomorrow.
photo by me