Today, my heart is filled with overwhelming appreciation. Friends and family who share in my fear and anxiety, my sadness and hope.
Beautiful dishes of food, cookies, desserts and love arriving on my doorstep. Meant to comfort and heal.
Phone calls, texts, emails, messages of well wishes, friendship, love.
Today, my heart is grateful. Grateful my precious Tink is home with us, healthy and recovering. She’s not the first adult child to be ill or endure a difficult surgery. There are those who have suffered much more. For this my heart grieves.
I wish I could write this post about something comical Tank has done this week. Even he has been a bit somber. Missing his girl, knowing something was different. Giving her tons of kisses when she returned home and not wanting to leave her bedside until I insisted.
I’m sure no one needs reminding… life is messy. It’s scary, it’s heartbreaking. But it’s also glorious. A reminder to cherish every moment. Even when those moments are less than Norman Rockwell, or the prettiest, perfect blog.
You know the old saying “when it rains, it pours”. It poured this week. We endured. Together. With love and friendship, generosity and kindness.
I am humbled and reminded… Life doesn’t just happen to me. It happens around me. To everyone who touches my heart.
I wish you all the best of health, love and happiness.
Loads of Love,
To Good Health and Happiness… A Roasted Beet Salad with Cucumbers, Red Onions and Smokey Bleu
2 beets, roasted and sliced
1 cucumber, sliced (as much or as little as you like)
1/2 red onion sliced
Handful of Rogue Smokey Bleu
Your favorite good quality extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Place the sliced roasted beets on a plate, arrange however you like. Layer the sliced cucumber on top of the beets, followed by a sprinkling of sliced red onion and a dash of smokey bleu. Spritz with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Season with a pinch or two of sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper.
Enjoy with the ones you love 🙂