Happy Friday to you!
I woke this morning to SNOW!!! I could hardly believe it. So of course I had to listen to Christmas music and sip hot apple vanilla tea and nibble on dark chocolate. It just had to be done. 😉
How are you today? How was your week? Are you oh so ready for some down time this weekend?
I’ve been so wretchedly sick this week but there have been such bright spots along the way that I can’t stop grinning when I think of them.
Like an afternoon spent by the creek, admiring the new leaves and brilliant yellow blossoms, and watching a muskrat busy himself. He scrabbled about for foliage on the creek bank, secured a wad of leaves in his mouth, then slid into the water and paddled across to his home under the forsythia. If I had to live on a creek bank, I’d be pleased as punch to have a bright yellow forsythia guarding the entrance.
I’m not a fan of tagging in nature, but I had to smile at this cheery heart spray painted on the side of a tree.
I’m avoiding too much sugar these days, so I’ve been concocting all sorts of fresh juices like mango, apple, and clementine, and mixing them with soda water to make drinks that feel like something special. My favorite one this week was Pear Ginger Soda made with bright green pears, fresh ginger and several glugs of club soda. Served in a fancy-shmancy glass it made me feel quite spoiled.
What little thing are you going to spoil yourself with this weekend?
PS – I’ve been upgrading my blog and all sorts of things this week. Those bright colored buttons to the right will link you up with all of them should you be interested in connecting through places like Flickr, Tumblr, and YouTube. I’d love to join you there. 🙂
Pear Ginger Soda
1 pear, washed and cored
1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
1 cup club soda, chilled
- Juice pear and fresh ginger together.
- Pour into fancy goblet and add club soda.
- Stir to mix and drink happily.