Three Things Thursday (gasp!) – Actually on Thursday, March 26, 2015

I can’t believe that I’m actually posting my weekly contribution to the lovely Nerd in the Brain’s Three Things Thursday Challenge on the day it’s due (and not lame and belatedly later that week.)

I am such an overachiever!  At least, this morning.  So in no particular order, three things this week that made me smile:

Surprise breakfast at work!  They had an event planned for 10 people and only 6 showed up so there were very tasty brekkkie leftovers for the rest of us.  Yum!

Surprise breakfast at work! They had an event planned for 10 people and only 6 showed up so there were very tasty brekkkie leftovers for the rest of us. Yum!

My orchid is blooming!

My orchid is blooming!  All five plants are budding, but this is the first to blossom.

Atlanta dabbled with Spring a few days this week - my co-worker and I took a stroll to the Fairlie-Poplar district of downtown to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. (Wait! Is that dude flipping me off?!!??)

Atlanta dabbled with Spring a few days this week – my co-worker and I took a stroll to the Fairlie-Poplar district of downtown to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. (Wait! Is that dude flipping me off?!!??)

And there was pizza, at a sidewalk cafe.

Bonus! And there was pizza, at a sidewalk cafe.

Thank you again, NITB, for your wonderful inspiration! I hope you all have had a lovely week with many things to be happy about!
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Three Things Thursday: March 5, 2015

Happy to be back again for Nerd in the Brain’s Three Things Thursday (an exercise in gratitude!) with a few things that brought me joy this week.

11025801_10152831848542561_8152065443713902541_nMy good friend, Colleen and her husband Gary were visiting this from San Francisco and came by for dinner on Sunday.  David made his famous Cuban-style beans and rice and we had a wonderful evening hanging out by the fireplace and chatting til they had to vamoose to Hartsfield to catch their plane.

10400076_68006212560_5944759_nTuesday was a sad day for me, since it marked the sixth year of the passing of one of my closest friends, Nkoyen.  There was happiness, too, in a bittersweet way, as people came together on social media to share words of love and support to friends and family.

I was able to connect with our friend Beth for a little memorial dinner and we laughed through the tears telling wonderful stories of our exploits and adventures.  Despite the staggering loss, there is the blessing that she was in my life  for the time that we had, and that her friendship and memories are still a part of who I am.

20150228_132959And on a wildly trivial note, the restaurant we went to was Bone Garden Cantina, one of my favorite restaurants in the world, and there was elote, which chippered me up considerably.

Thank you, Nerd in the Brain, for the opportunity to share some happy things.  Wishing you all a lovely weekend!

 

 

Three Things Thursday: February 19, 2015

For Nerd in the Brain’s Three Things Thursday, I’d like to share a few moments from my week for which I’m both happy and grateful.

A lovely and relaxing Valentine’s Day at home with my husband, “far from the madding crowd” at the restaurant where I work.
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There was a cozy fire, pretty flowers, a nice bottle or two of wine and very importantly:

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Lasagna!

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A beautiful, but very crisp Atlanta night. So far, we’ve avoided any snow and ice, for which I’m actually grateful, since I have too many events and too much work this week to afford a city shutdown. ::sigh:: It’s sad, truly, when you can’t get excited about missing work for a snow day.

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And the biggest chunk of happy to share with you: our awesome foster dog, Beau! He’s the sweetest baby, but has had some rough handling in his two years before ALR rescued him a from a shelter. We’ll be working with a dog therapist and trainer to hopefully help him overcome some of his socialization issues and be happy and content living with us. He’s a special guy and we’re already totally in love with him.

It’s been a very nice week (work and arctic weather aside) and I’m looking forward to a wonderful weekend. Thank you again, Nerd in the Brain, for the opportunity to remember and share my gratitude!