But with so much to be thankful for, now felt like a good time to run through a little listicle of all the good things that happened this week (much better than dwelling on the bad, right?).
So, here goes:
- A beautiful and historic and joyous Pride March on Sunday.
- A lunch time run through Brooklyn Bridge Park.
- A case dismissed against one client, and a helpful witness surfacing in another case.
- Our thriving tomato plant, and fresh basil grown on our deck.
- J made this Vietnamese marinated flank steak with cucumber/radish salad for dinner one night and I got to eat the leftovers for lunch the next day and it was delicious. And we made chicken stock from the bones of the chicken I roasted last week, and that was good too.
- A free production of Taming of the Shrew by the extremely talented New York Classical Theatre at Prospect Park, with perfect weather and a beautiful sunset. (Later this summer - Measure by Measure at Brooklyn Bridge Park!)
- Coming up: an afternoon Mets game, a free ferry ride to Governor's Island, barbecuing with friends. And a trip to Tahoe the weekend after for what promises to be a beautiful wedding of two lovely people. So many good things to look forward to!
- And, always, the people in my life who love me, support me, and show up for me every time.
- And if you don't know what to bring to your Fourth of July shindig this weekend, might I suggest: cutting up some ripe watermelon into bite-sized pieces, then tossing with thinly sliced red onion, crumbled good-quality feta cheese, and roughly shredded fresh basil or mint (or both), dress with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper to taste. Even on a bad day - sometimes, especially so - I'm grateful for good, nutritious, uncomplicated food (all the better if there's someone to share it with).
What are you grateful for today?