Wednesday, November 12, 2014

some days everything clicks

It's the little things that make a day great. Some days it seems everything is working against you. Other days it feels like everything clicks.

Our morning sitter couldn't come today, so I took the morning off. Levi woke up happy. We drove Aaron to school and headed straight to the park, where Levi happily played for two hours under the golden trees and warm sun. We came home, opened all the windows, and enjoyed a leisurely lunch. Levi fell asleep on his own without a fight and without being rocked just a bit before his sitter arrived. I got to work and crossed a lot off my todo list. Three and a half hours later (!), Levi woke up. As I wrap up my work day, the sun is setting and the crisp air and cricket sounds stream through my window. I have plans to meet up with a friend to watch our kiddos play and share dinner. This rested boy should have a great time. So should I.

Some days everything seems to click. Today is one of those days, and I'm so thankful.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

kitchen vignettes

Well here's another PBS related post. While flipping through our PBS Roku station looking for the latest Antiques Roadshow and This Old House (Charlestown!), we came across a series of shorts called, "Kitchen Vignettes." Sourced from a food blog by the same name, it features 5 minute videos of recipes being made. There are no words or directions- just the the most beautiful food, kitchenware and music you could imagine. They are incredibly inspiring and calm. Usually food-related shows/books/blogs make me want to get in the kitchen. This does too to a point. However the extensive farm-to-table efforts (grind your own gain for a cookie?) and attention to each beautiful detail are bit defeating. Which is fine - it also inspires me to curl up on the couch and just enjoy the art. No wonder it won the 2012 Saveur Best Food Blog award for Best Single Video and is nominated for 2014 James Beard award. Take a look!