post no. 410 -- it's the little things v. 12

this week, despite only being four days, was pretty challenging. we had several big events at work, and when it felt like nothing was going right, it just so happened that nothing was in fact going right. despite the craziness of that world, it was so refreshing to sit down and sort through the photos i have been snapping all week to compile this post. it's these little things link ups that can take a week like this and completely turn it around.


on wednesday buzz and i made our way down to the times market in mccully and picked up a slew of food. we're pretty awful at grocery shopping, which is strange seeing as every time i go, i impulse buy my way through the entire place, but every now and then, when our bookshelf pantry is completely bare, and we spend two nights in a row eating noodles with no sauce, we go. this week buzz insisted on bringing home a giant bag of clementines, and let me just tell you guys, there's nothing like coming home from a long day to peel apart one errr.. ten little juicy babies. 

as i mentioned in my last post buzz is about to deploy. we've been in denial for several weeks now, but the truth is, it's coming. but we've decided to get off our poutty stools and make the most of it. so we enacted dinner nights. for the last couple of nights we've been taking turns cooking for each other. one of buzz's nights he made the most delicious cumin roasted nut chicken i have ever tasted. have i mentioned that boy is creative in the kitchen? it is such a breath of fresh air being able to lean on each other, even when it's just a meal.

chopping. have you every noticed how amazingly pro you feel when dicing and slicing up vegetables, and well.. anything really. i feel like rachel ray on crack sometimes slicing onions and things, without a tear in my eye, and sliding my freshly chopped ingredients off into a simmering pot. sometimes i even narrate to buzz while i'm cooking. i still live on the delusional planet that i am an amazing cook worthy of her own tv empire. yup. that's me.

one of the most amazing "perks" about my job is my ability to get out on the water every week. i talked about this on another little things post but i think it's worth mentioning again. there's a sense of freedom that comes when you're out on the water. like your problems were left on the dock, and all that matters is the sun on your face and the wind through you hair. i feel so blessed to have grown up next to the beach, and to be living a block from one now.

sometimes all you really need after a week through the trenches is a couple of humbling photos to remind you how lucky you really are. 

how have you been blessed this week? 

Hello Hue Little Things


  1. bookshelf pantry users of the world unite!

    {over from the little things link up}

  2. I feel for you, with your hubby about to deploy. My brother in law is a marine, so they've been through many deployments. You're both stronger women than I am. And yay for cooking together. That's so awesome that Buzz can cook. I wish my hubby could. Hope this week is better!

  3. The water is beatiful. I would love to live close to a lake or the beach. Thinking of you and your hubby!


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