a very common meal occurrence.
Last week I made the push to climb out of bed a little bit earlier and ask Alex to start making a breakfast (a rare meal for the three of us on a work day) while I set up the backyard. A few days earlier I had moved our little planters from the front to the back (they like it so much better back there), trimmed more branches, and swept the piles of dirt and leaves that had been collecting, with the hope of the cool morning weather lasting long enough for a meal outside. Like our first breakfast in this house, this felt like a big deal to me. A first breakfast outside, in a yard I’ve put a fair amount of love into, beneath the vines, and atop a table you couldn’t even see when I moved in. This whole structure was here, overgrown, and completely hidden. Now it’s a place, weather permitting, where I can spend a simple, delicious meal with family and friends. I was pleased. I am pleased. Our three day retreat of cool mornings has passed, and the mornings and days are hot again, but this was a nice glimpse into how our future winters will be spent.
on the menu:
a skillet of potatoes, chickpeas, peas, onions, garlic, tomatoes, and green onion, Cooked in lots of herbs and heavy doses of oil and smoked paprika.
toast with optional avocado, butter, cream cheese, radish, or cucumber, toppers.
mango (mango season is here!)
for him, coffee: always coffee.
In case I never showed you, this is our before.
That left corner, that’s our dining space.
I have a lot of thoughts on mother’s day— on mothering (parenting) in general and on the idea of raising a daughter alone vs. with a partner. I’m hoping the clouds in my mind will dissipate and I can write what I want to say with a bit more clarity. Until then, I’m off to sew a bit while the kiddo naps. I’m also skipping my late night yoga tonight to sketch my future yard. I’ll be taking much of my inspiration from my garden box (thank you robyn!), the beautiful edible landscape book we purchased last week, and all the dreamscapes I have floating in my head.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!ps. last chance to enter the cassadecor giveaway.