My life is truly very wonderful. Amid the various struggles and stresses, sometimes I have to stop and realize how truly good my life is. And I don't say that in a gloating manner; it's just something I've (for some reason) been given and I am grateful.
Being a Texan and even more importantly, a Houstonian, the blessed status of my life is most clearly seen in the delicious food I get to eat on a daily basis. I try to remember, every time I eat a meal or snack, that there are so many hungry people, even in my own city.
Sometimes in the morning, while I'm getting ready for work, I lament having to take time to wash and slice an apple, but I've been thinking recently that it's actually a privilege. To have food, good food, and the means to prepare and it and consume it. It's almost a sacred act - the provision, the preparation, the nourishment, the taste, enjoying a meal with friends.
Anyway, this was a good week, one in which I truly noticed and marveled at the creamy nut butters, buttery hamburgers, and comforting sweets I was privileged to eat.
|Pink Lady apple with peanut butter and mini chocolate chips.|
|Leftover Italian green beans.|
|Harvest Cheddar Sunchips and a peanut butter and cherry preserves sandwich.|
|Veggie fajitas, cilantro rice, and black beans at Pappasito's.|
|Hamburger and fries at Petrol Station.|
|Veggie pasta, green peas, butter, and lemon juice with a glass of pinot grigio.|
|Laredo burger and side salad with balsamic vinaigrette at Cedar Creek.|
|Leftover Mexican food (cheese enchilada, Spanish rice, and refried beans) from Lopez and Italian green beans.|
|Coffee with coconut milk creamer, a mini Butterfinger, and a Hershey's milk chocolate nugget with almonds and toffee bits (the best!).|
|A mini Hershey Krackel and Nestle Crunch.|
|Coffee with coconut milk creamer and a mini cow tail!|
|Carrot cake ice cream in a waffle cone from Fat Cat Creamery.|
|Homemade brownie (from a mix!) and vanilla ice cream.|
|Margarita from Little Dipper.|
|Guava Margarita from Pastry War.|
|Cocktail from Bad News Bar.|