This mild winter weather had me remembering how much I enjoy getting out early and moving around. One of the sunny mornings, I put my sneakers on and took off.
I paused for a beautiful park gate, that looked a bit like myself....rusty and beautiful all in one. It had been a while since I ran and my body was telling me.
My Thursday morning workout ladies and I enjoyed a tray of carrot coins and almond butter. What a colorful and tasty treat....I was getting tired of apples and almond butter, so decided to switch it up. The combination is delicious and so easy to prepare. Speaking of easy to prepare....the Easy Bake Oven!
This week was full of sunshine and sweet memories. My cousin Susan had the week off from school, so we had some fun in the city on Friday. The toy store FAO Schwarz is celebrating their 150th year in business, so we checked out their gallery of nostalgic toys. We saw their original sales ledger, all hand written, old Crayola crayon boxes, GI Joe and Barbie dolls, and my personal favorite the original Easy Bake Oven! I always wanted one, but never got one. I survived my scarred childhood, thanks to my best friend and neighbor next door, Jenn had one. We shared that magical experience of baking mini cakes with a light bulb together. I wish dinner and dessert was as easy as that to put together these days...some days it feels like so much time and effort.
Susan and I were also desperate for a healthy snack...and I forgot to come prepared. We found ourselves at Whole Foods Market and quickly set up an apple almond butter snack. We felt like two kids in the after school program who were waiting for their parents to pick them up. Happy apple crunching 'children' sharing a table and conversation.
I hope all of you had a wonderful week and you found your breaks of sunshine in many forms. A simple bouquet of flowers, a phone call with a friend,
Maybe in a fresh juice
Exploring nature and breathing in the fresh air while hiking along the Hudson River.
Remembering that winter will end and spring is right around the corner. Come quickly!!
May you find gratitude in your heart for all of life's blessings big & small.