Sunday, November 16, 2008

a pretty darn good day...

I have had several wonderful mornings over the past two weeks. Why? Because I have been indulging in my seasonal peppermint mocha coffee creamer. I literally sigh out loud to myself after I take my first big sip. 

After messing around on my computer all morning... (feeling less and less left handed every day) I got a call from my friend Rebeca who wanted to know if she left her cell phone in my car. Last night we had ladies bowling night and I picked up Rebeca beforehand. I don't want to make any assumptions, but I think it is safe to say that she was having one of those days, the one where things easily go wrong and really the universe is in control. So when she called this morning and said that her phone was MIA, I felt terrible for her. I decided to check the parking garage where we had parked the night before and to my surprise, Rebeca's phone was there! Waiting for me to pick it up! This may not sound like a big deal, but I felt this small victory in some way soothed the pain of losing so many personal items last weekend in Seattle. I dropped the phone off at Rebeca's and then met Bree and Steph at the french bakery.

Bree and Steph were driving through Portland after enjoying their week long honeymoon at Cannon Beach. We shared pictures and they shared stories from their wonderfully relaxing week. After a couple hours, they got back on the road and headed back to reality. 

After seeing them off, I met Erica at the Leif Erickson trail. We walked 3 miles up and 3 miles back down. The trail actually ends after 11 miles allowing mountain bikers and extreme runners an opportunity to travel 22 miles. It was very dog friendly and the incline was gradual, allowing us to gab.... the whole way. Erica and I found ourselves inspired by the level of athleticism we witnessed on the trail. Makes me want to run right now! well maybe tomorrow.

After our hike, we planned to make a yummy dinner. Erica made a fabulous salad with cucumber and avocado. I made spinach and egg fettuccine with an asparagus puree. The dish was actually very tasty and I wonder what it would have been like if I had added the toasted pine nuts to the puree? I almost burnt down my apartment because I forgot I was toasting the nuts..... I can't believe how fast my studio apartment filled up with smoke! Yeah- the smoke detector went off and I was freaking out for about 17 seconds. I managed to clear the smoke out and calm my dog down before taking my noodle creation to Erica's place.
Now I'm home. Exhausted, full and about to sleep in my burnt toast smelling apartment. What a great day!

1 comment:

Vince said...

Thanks for the link back to my Portland Family Adventures' site! I enjoyed reading your article. Hope you had a great time in Forest Park.