The sun is shining and the sky is mostly blue with a few fluffy white clouds floating on by.
Very good friends, our next-door neighbours, are coming over for supper tonight. We are having one of my favourite salads: Romaine, spinach, with fruit (today it's raspberries, blueberries and mango), sliced almonds, Vidalia onion, grated sharp cheddar, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, topped with Mango Chipotle dressing. . .
and spaghetti (long-time favourite dish of mine). Two sauces, both of which have been slow-cooking all day: meat, made by husband. . .
and marinara (or marijuana sauce, as Dayna used to call it when she was about 6!)made by moi. . .
Of course there will be a choice of fresh grated Asiago, or grated Parmesan and Romano to sprinkle on the spaghetti, and a baguette. Dessert is apple pie (not homemade) and butter pecan ice cream! Yum.
I am also thankful for my yoga teacher from Rosemary Court Yoga in Sarasota, Florida, with whom I keep in weekly contact every Thursday. I do the Ashtanga Primary Series on my own here, sometimes the Full practice, sometimes Half Primary, and I check in with her to let her know I did it and how it went. She is a wonderful teacher, good friend, and now my email "practice-buddy".
Most of all today, I am so thankful and ecstatic, to be honest, that my caption was one of two chosen in Fat Quarter Shop's first Caption This! Contest at Quilt Market this year! I WON!!!! I WON!!!! Each day they posted an interesting photo, and asked blog followers to send in a caption. I missed one of the days, but sent comments on the others. You can see them all here. This is the picture with my caption that won:
My husband used to say this to our girls, minus the "for potential quilt patterns" phrase if they caught him nodding off! Since I've been meditating on a daily basis, one of the things I notice, is that sometimes I do see flowing colours on the insides of MY eyelids, so this just seemed a perfect pic to combine his saying with my experience. Oh I'm sure I've left myself wide open for a sarcastic comment from my loving sister, Linda....
What do I win? A Moda fabrics bundle of Miss Kate Flannels by Bonnie and Camille! EEEEK!! I am just a tad excited about this! Cannot wait until it arrives! I adore Moda fabrics, always have, so this means a lot to me.