Three Things Thurday: May 21, 2015

Yay! I’m back after a long absence from the lovely Nerd in the Brain’s Three Things Thursday Challenge!

(Bonus points that I’m actually posting this on Thursday.)

NITB asks you to share three things from the previous week that made you smile: “an exercise in gratitude.”

Food Truck Fridays!

2015-05-21 06.50.54

We had another Food Truck Friday last weekend in the neighborhood.  They tried it a few times last year and it went over so well that we have a full line-up for every other Friday for the next two months.  This week was one of my favorites, Tastee Spoon, who specialize in Jamaican deliciousness, such as meat pies, fried sweet plantains, jerk chicken and jerk chicken pasta.

Jamaican meat pie!

Jamaican meat pie!

Fried Ripe Plantains!

Fried Ripe Plantains!

We brought a blanket and a bottle of wine and enjoyed hanging out with the neighbors.  Lovely Spring night, perfect weather for a picnic!

Saturday night brought a fabulous party at friend Kate’s house!  Despite predictions of rain, her garden party soiree was a delightful gathering of friends, with lots of fabulous food and drinks.

2015-05-21 06.50.02 copyAnd last night, I walked the Beltline over to Inman Park with my bestie, Laura.  We had drinks at Ladybird and a fabulous tapas dinner at Barcelona.  It was a crystal-clear, starry night, with a brilliant crescent moon swinging low over the midtown skyline.

2015-05-21 06.48.26Forgive the crappy cell phone picture.  It was such a beautiful sight – the moon looked so close you could almost reach out and touch it…

And in true Atlanta fickle weather fashion, woke this morning to a ocean of storm clouds, rolling in from the West…

2015-05-21 06.46.11

Still beautiful.

Thank you, Nerd in the Brain, for a chance to share my happy things from this week.  I hope everyone has a delightful holiday weekend!

three-things-thursday-spreading-happiness1