Friday, August 14, 2009

Daily Dose of Gratitude #59

1. I am in a brilliantly happy mood today, for no particular reason that I can discern. It's lovely, though. I love those moments when you're just driving along, maybe with the windows down and a great song on the radio, and suddenly you're struck with this glowing feeling of pure happiness. That was my drive to work this morning :-)

2. A great soccer game last night. We won 4-1, and I had a goal and 2 assists. And it was fun, fun, fun - not always the case lately, since my team is a wee bit flaky.

3. My "emergency" curry -- chickpeas and whatever veggies I have around sauteed with tons of madras curry powder, chicken broth, and a big scoop of plain yogurt. Serve over quinoa. Healthy, yummy, and make-able in less than 20 minutes!

4. Passion fruit lip balm. (Though I think everyone should call passion fruit by its Hawaiian name, lillikoi. It's just so much prettier!)

5. An adorable shirt for just 3 bucks. Dear Gap, I LOVE your wicked cheap clearance prices -- 5 items of adorable summer clothing for, like, $30 :-)


this new place said...

I am laughing, "emergency curry"...we've been partaking in alot of curry lately for some reason. Broccoli absorbs it best! YUM! And regarding #5, I get teased because whenever someone says "Hey, I like that dress!" or "I like that shirt!" I usually say something like, "I got it for eight bucks at TJ Max!" or something to that effect. Most of my clothes I find under ten bucks and I am happy to announce it!

Jemima said...

Damn, curry sounds good right now.

And if you like passion fruit, check out Ali'i Kula Lavender on Maui. They have an online gift shop with lavender lilikoi jam that is freaking amazing. Like the BEST! THING! EVER! It tastes like unicorns. Especially when served on lavender scones looking down from the saddle of Haleakala overlooking the entire island of Maui, bright blue ocean on both sides (grows misty). I wonder if I could grow passion fruit in my yard...Simons has been calling it the "orangery" in a snooty French accent ever since I planted the orange tree.