Friday, May 23, 2014

Thankful Things

This week I'm thankful for...
The fires are out! Thank goodness! 
Hearing surf stories about the 70s from a legend who was happy to share them with us
fresh flowers
He was mad at me on Wednesday for deleting some of the (excessive) photos he took while under the influence at the wedding, but when I sneezed he still called "bless you!" from the other room :) 
I hadn't surfed for a week.  I felt like I had crawled back into my own skin during this session, after wearing some stranger's for seven days. Also, May gray, you're alright. I don't think I've given you enough credit.
It's smoothie season (or is it always?)! These are the blackberry, strawberry, blueberry variety. Sometimes I just mix in water if we don't have coconut water, almond milk or juice on hand (although it's really not as good as the ones with juice or almond milk). What do you like in your smoothies?
I've been making some homemade ("sketchy", according to Scott) skate obstacles // cleaning up the backyard is on the to do list this weekend and I know we will feel good once that's been done.
I get annoyed at people on the train for things I'd probably do if I were given the chance; like take up a whole seat with my bag so no one can sit next to me. This week there was a girl and her mother who sat separately, but across from one another, taking up a total of four seats between them, smacking food in their mouths and talking across the isle. It made me flash on a fantasy of throwing their stuff out the window! But you know? Whatever. At least they were enjoying the day together, they probably had a long way to go and there was a seat for me next to a quiet man who typed slowly. On the way home from work my train was 90 minutes late. When it came, they advised us to take the next train as this one was experiencing mechanical difficulties. Even though I wanted to get on my train with my usual conductor Will, I thought I made the smart choice and waited for the next one. I got on, found a window seat to myself and called my mom. After traveling 15 minutes to the next stop, we started going backwards, towards the stop we just came from. I was advised to get off the train and wait for the next one that would be there in only... two hours! I cried and called Scott to come get me, which he did because he is crazy nice. All of this is to say, I love the train and I'm thankful for all the random adventures and stories it gives me. The end.
This is how the trunk of my car looks a lot of the time lately, and I like it. 
It's rare that we can see the offshore islands around here, but on some special days, there they are! 
This pretty board washed ashore
Hey you birds! Have a good night (and stop taking over the palm tree in front of our house)!

What are you thankful for this week?
p.s. Enjoy your Memorial Weekend (if you celebrate)! Thank you to all who have served our country! 
p.p.s. Here's two vegetarian recipes you might like for the long weekend: Veggie Cheese Burger Salad (the dressing!) and How to Barbecue Tofu

12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos and a great post (love that Scott still yelled 'Bless You'). Have a lovely long weekend :) xx

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    1. I was hoping he still would, but I wasn't sure ;). I hope you have a good weekend too, Laura!

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  2. I'm so glad the fires are out and you are all safe! That train fiasco sounds terrible! In college, I never took the bus since I hated having to wait on it, worried about it making me late, etc., so I always walked. At least Scott came to pick you up:) He's a keeper and even wishes you well when you deleted his intoxicated photos:) Ha! Love that:) Hope you have a great weekend, Devon!

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    1. Walking is always my first choice too, unfortunately that would have taken me a day or so in this scenario. Have a great weekend Kari!

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  3. I'm glad the fires are out too, they're scary. Public transport is always an adventure isn't it. Scott's a good man for coming to get you. I put soya milk or apple juice in my smoothies. But I was thinking the other day that coconut milk would be nice. The biggest boy loves almond milk, but it disappears so quickly I tend not to buy it very often! He has a week off of school now so I'll probably be persuaded to buy some. I love the photo of you skating on your obstacles, you're getting good I think. I hope you and Scott have a good weekend.

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    1. Yes, always an adventure that public transport :). I should probably buy some more almond milk as well. Scott is really looking forward to making smoothies this weekend. Enjoy yours CJ!

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  4. So happy! Your photos always make me miss California- what a special place.

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  5. Hope you had a great weekend! My apologees I haven't been around much lately because I've been dealing with a lot with my illness. I'd love the recipe for your smoothies!

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  8. him saying bless you even when he's mad at you. loved that one.

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  9. I enjoyed this post so much...even though you don't know me I kinda feel like I know you through your blog=)

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