Saturday, April 27, 2013

100% Happy

Tchazo is 100% happy because he had a birthday recently (11!) and to celebrate, he has been getting Spot's Stew stuffed Kongs every day for the last week.  Plus, they send treats with his medicine, which is entertaining for us and eventually good for him.

Paul and I are 100% happy because we just celebrated our 11th anniversary (we celebrate the anniversary of our first date).  The server who took our pictures was battling an orange wall.  I swear we did not go spray tanning before dinner.

We enjoyed each others' company and an utterly satisfying dinner at Spoonriver.  We don't usually repeat fancy restaurant choices for our special occasions, but we did this time with no regrets.  Paul's mom had given us a generous gift card for Christmas, which we held on to for this occasion.   Plus, Spoonriver is just so darned good it is worth going back to it!  They start with perfect ingredients and then prepare them to perfection.  Spoonriver's food is the sort of food that leaves me feeling satisfied and nourished.

I've been making the most of our Sprinter season by working on a lot of indoor projects (hooray for purging and organizing!) and developing long term plans for our yard.  I have my heart set on minimizing our grass/lawn and maximizing edibles on our tiny patch of this planet.  The possibilities make me 100% happy.

Paul is 100% happy because he has been working on perfecting his homemade pizza and found a new cast iron pan method he is keen on.

I haven't been much for blogging or taking photos lately, but I have been doing my best to appreciate all of the opportunities for happiness in my life.  Sometimes this happiness stuff means letting go of worries, perfectionism and the need to accomplish a lot with each day.  I have to work at it because it doesn't come naturally to me.  Fortunately, this is an area where Paul and I complement each other.  I share my sense of urgency and my drive to accomplish things with him and he helps me remember the importance of letting things go to make time for life and space for happiness; I contribute a list of (mostly) crossed off tasks and he makes a perfect pizza and insists that we slow down and savor it.


  1. Congratulations on 11 years! WOW! That will be us next year, but this summer, we celebrate 10 years of marriage (15 of togetherness)! Unbelievable how fast and great it goes along. Happiness abounds. That pizza looks amazing, by the way!

  2. We are 11 years in aug! Tell Paul that I found the key to crisp crust and bubbly cheese is two fold: cornmeal dusted in the pan and going from a high heat for 75% of the time and a higher heat for the rest. And my pizza kicks ass :)

  3. Congratulations on your anniversary. Wishing you both many happy years together. That pizza looked yummy.


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