There’s been a lot going on this weekend that reminds me how lucky I am.
Today, PJ, Laura and Mark’s Mom came down for a mini St. Patrick’s Day party. The menu was baked spinach dip, beef and Guinness stew, cheddar chive beer bread, Irish soda bread, Bailey’s chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter chocolate pie. It was all delicious. And then we laid around knitting/watching ridiculous TV/talking
I’m lucky to have plenty of food and plenty of good company to go with it.
Yesterday, Mark and I ran some errands – including picking up seeds for this year’s garden. Then, I took a nap while he did some yard work. We capped off the day by going to dinner at our favorite diner and watching The Great Gatsby on the couch.
I’m lucky to have a yard to grow things and a husband who constantly picks up my slack. And I feel lucky every day that I get to be married to my best friend.
Friday night, I went out to the tricky tray with both Moms, Laura, Nick and Kristen. It was a fun night out and while we didn’t quite top last year’s winnings, we did really well. I ended up winning one of the grand prizes – a nice, hefty Visa gift card. We also did some prize-swapping as we won – Kristen won a book she already owned, so I got to take that home and when I won passes to a roller rink by Kristen, I passed those over to her as I won’t be skating any time soon. I also ended up winning a Coach purse Laura had really wanted, so I gave it to her as an early birthday gift.
Lucky to be able to spend the evening laughing with a great group. And really, just plain lucky.