Someone asked me today, 'How was your weekend babe? What did you do?'.
To which I wanted to reply my sob story about the hard time I've been having......lately.
I replied with the events:
Moksha yoga on Friday
Breakfast with some dear friends on Saturday morning
Late night walk/bench sit with one of my most favorite women (who tends to save me.....only when I don't ask for saving - which is the best part)
And, today, I cooked spaghetti sauce
1.5 lbs lean ground beef
3 small onions diced
3 medium sized carrots grated
1 package of grape tomatoes
4 hot Italian sausages cubed
1 whole red pepper cubed
1 head of broccoli
2 3/4 full jars of vegetable pasta sauce
3/4 cup of water
Salt & Pepper to taste
I cooked this sauce all day
Starting with sweating the onions and ground beef and slowly adding the vegetables.
Discarding the rotten bits
Stirring the pot
Smelling the aromas all day
The whole apartment filling with my labor of love
In continuation of my Sunday - I watched/currently watching movies galore.
Up In The Air
Nanny McPhee (don't hate)
Under The Tuscan Sun (thanks Jess for reminding me how much I LOVE that movie)
Thelma & Louise
Meet Joe Black
I know, I know......some pretty girlie choices.......but, ya know, sometimes, that's how I roll.
The above photo is from Under The Tuscan Sun. It is articulating a moment for the character, that I can deeply relate to, about her own personal journey and how she took chances to get to where she envisioned - but couldn't define. Until she did. And then, there it was.
Feeling like it always meant to feel.
But new, like a shiny red penny.
Full of hope.
Full of life.
Full of humility and blessings.
Even though - I'm not 'there' - whatever that means - I know one day I'm gonna be. And that when I reach that point, I will have a whole new set of goals and hopes so that I will never get bored. And that I know that next week, next month, next year, I will not be in the same place as I was yesterday.
And that is the thought I will fall asleep to tonight.
How blessed I am
To be alive
Seeing beauty in the world
In the most unsuspecting places
With the most unsuspecting moments that fill me with joy.
Like cooking homemade spaghetti sauce on a blustery Sunday and a nice long cuddle with my dog.
The heart of life is beautiful....