Feeling the sunshine on my face
Watching the puppies frolic in the water
Being swallowed up in my husband’s arms
Talking to friends
Watching Downton Abbey
Splurging on the Chocolate Mascarpone Cheesecake
Cleaning the house til it shines
Taking a walk with my hubby and three pups
Sitting on the back porch, watching the geese land
Making a proper dinner
TURNING IN THE MANUSCRIPT ON TIME!
Seriously, it has been utter bliss rediscovering all the joys of everyday living. As much as it sucks to go through super strenuous or stressful times, it really does give us a chance to reflect on all the simple joys of everyday life. It's those humble things that we take for granted that make up all the small, special moments of our lives, don't you think?
So tell me, what are your simple joys? What are the things you look forward to after a particularly difficult time? Give me ideas for what to do after that next deadline comes a-callings!
For today’s recipe, I modified a recipe I stumbled across online. It is simple, joyful food at its best :) Enjoy!
Super Easy Vegetable Soup
64 oz vegetable broth (I used Swanson)
1 red pepper
2 large carrots
1 cup chopped mushrooms
1/2 head or cabbage
2 cups cauliflower
2 cups broccoli
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
Chop everything coarsely, combine in large stock pan and cover with broth. Bring to boil, reduce to simmer. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Enjoy!