Saturday, November 20, 2010

simple pleasures

elements of a good morning:
sleeping 'late', alarm-free (hey, it was light when i got up!)

knowing that i have work to do, but time to do it

sparkling sun and a high of 67〫

acting on a boot tip-off from melissa:

these may or may not work, but since zappos offers free shipping in BOTH directions, i have nothing to lose!

a fun dinner-date at a new (to us) restaurant to look forward to:

a little sneak preview of the menu -- looks wonderful.
if any locals can guess where we are headed, i will be impressed!

an HTP-inspired breakfast for the challenge:

i used this somewhat pricey/indulgent liberté goat yogurt as the base. don't knock it until you try it -- it is mellow and silky and delicious.

yes, oats can be enjoyed raw!

AM food for thought
i enjoyed the latest happiness project post on measuring and recording.

she addresses a few of the down-sides of being too fixated on measurements and to-dos, including the idea that it may stifle the ability to really immerse oneself in experiences. however, she ultimately concludes:
"Maybe there’s something you’d like to change in your life -- to get more of something good or less of something bad. Try this: figure out a very concrete way to measure and track it. By counting the things that count -- and pushing yourself to find a way to count the things that seem as if they can’t be counted -- you make sure they’re part of your life."
not a surprise, considering her project! probably also not a surprise, i tend to agree. but i do see both sides! any deep saturday thoughts?



workout: 35 minutes elliptical intervals plus superquick upper body strength circuit (pushups, tricep dips, rows, bicep curls)

the omelette chef was in top form last night, but i didn't snap a photo! too bad, because his brie and basil creation was beautiful.


  1. I am always on the fence about everything. This habit of making TO-DO lists has given me a definite direction. I would agree that being too fixated that is for people who are already type A's may sometimes be a bit excessive.

    Brie and basil sounds like a yummy combination!!

  2. I need breaks from my to-do lists. They really help me get things done, but I can be compulsive about it, and they start to stress me out. For example, even though I don't "have" to do an item on my list until much later, I end up tackling it and skipping any lounge time. In short, I make myself crazy. I'm on a to-do list hiatus this weekend and restoring my sanity a bit. :)

  3. Those are beautiful boots. I really want a pair of cute ankle boots. I have been wanting a pair for ages, but for some reason I never buy shoes for myself. Ever. No idea why!

  4. Good choice on the boots - I LOVE my Fryes!

  5. Anonymous11:51 PM

    I'm right with you on "sleeping in" no matter what time you wake up. :-) It sounds like you made your Saturday awesome with the perfect frame of mind.