Rather than try to update you on every single thing that’s happened the last couple of days, I think I’ll take the approach of giving you the top five highlights. Sound like a plan?
5. Leftovers for dinner…from an Italian family recipe!
The last thing I felt like doing when I got home tonight was cook dinner. Luckily, I made a big pot of spaghetti and meatballs on Saturday night so dinner was taken care of.
One of Brandon’s family friends was kind enough to share some of their family recipes. She serves this spaghetti and meatballs recipe every Thursday night. It was so much fun to make, knowing the tradition behind it. I felt like such an insider. Of course, I’m sworn to secrecy about the recipe!
I’ve mentioned this before but one of the ways I control my portion on pasta nights is by doing a half and half plate with salad and pasta. It helps me from overdoing it on the pasta.
4. I FINALLY got an iPhone!
How is it possible that I have worked in advertising for five years, write a blog and Tweet like a madwoman but just got an iPhone yesterday!?
My life is forever changed. Now, tell me what apps I need to download!
I’m not really even sure how to fully explain how grateful I have been for my yoga practice recently.
I was in a rut with my practice for a while after teacher training but since we got back from vacation, it has come back to me and then some. It’s like I haven’t even been able to get enough time on my mat. I just want to practice all the time. I am so thankful for every minute I spend on my mat. My practice has helped with the stress and emotions I have been feeling lately.
2. Family time…and cake.
We had a family dinner with my in law’s on Sunday evening to celebrate my birthday, Brandon’s birthday (it’s Wednesday) and Father’s Day.
Our evening started with a delicious dinner.
Grilled salmon, salad and tomato pie. Because my mother in law is so thoughtful, she served grilled salmon and grilled steaks. She also made a chocolate cake for Brandon and a strawberry cake for me (strawberry cake is my all time favorite!).
Since our birthdays are only six days apart, Brandon and I have started having joint celebrations. It’s fun!
And with every family gathering comes niece time!
They always manage to bring a smile to my face…and I really needed that smile last night.
1. My grandmother’s surgery went very well today!
Thank you, thank you, thank you…a million times, thank you….for the supportive comments, prayers and good thoughts about my grandmother’s heart surgery today. I spent most of my day with knots in my stomach and tears in my eyes but I am happy to report that the surgery went well.
My dad and my aunt were able to see her a couple of times this afternoon. She woke up and started talking and the nurses were able to remove her breathing tube. If she continues to improve, she’ll only have to spend another day in ICU and they’ll start sitting her up tomorrow.
The incredible thing is that she has such a positive attitude about the surgery. She is determined to get back on her feet and back to normal as quickly as possible…but hopefully feeling 100% better now that they’ve repaired the valve.
I will continue to keep you updated. Again, thank you.
What is something in your top five right now? And what iPhone apps should I download?