A short list of what's making me happy today:
Waking up early - just seconds before George's alarm - and taking my coffee out to the backyard to water the garden. A small snapshot of what we've got in the ground so far: 170 strawberry plants, 3 dozen peppers (plus one more: I couldn't resist the Thai Hot), 2 dozen eggplant, 1 dozen tomatoes, and hundreds upon hundreds of seeds (cucumber, lettuce, tatsoi, spinach, basil, squash - to name a few).
An 8:30 CrossFit workout, which turned out to be more like a personal training session as I was the only one there. 600 meters farmer carry (carrying two 35 pound kettle balls), 60 ring pushups, 107 sit ups. I cooled down by schlepping home a backpack full of lemons. Thank you, Coach Elijah!
(Here's a snapshot of me doing a real-life farmer carry.)
Figuring out a relatively healthy and FREE! snack to take to baseball this week (oh, the pressure of being snack mom): Blackberry lemonade slushies. We'll be juicing lemons for the next few days, mixing the juice with a few jars of the blackberry syrup I canned last summer, and freezing it in pint sized canning jars.
A package of grass fed steak defrosting in the kitchen sink, beets and sweet potatoes roasting in the oven, and beet greens soaking (just to get rid of the bugs and dirt). When Amy told me about her Paleo chicken fried steak creation, I immediately put it on this week's menu. Comfort dinner, here I come. I earned you today.
What's making you happy this fine Tuesday?