Those Nothing Days


The light has shifted, have you noticed?  The days are longer and the sun shines brighter.  On cold cold sunny days while sitting inside, it looks like a warm day.  Even Frodo is lured into a sense of warmth.  He sees that sunlight playing in the backyard and want to be outside.  After a few minutes outside, he is shivering and pulling to go back into the house.  

The week passed by quickly and I noticed that I was content and happy.  Not a care in the world.  I wish I could bottle up those "nothing" days and bank them for when something creeps into my worrying mind.  I love being content and relaxed and in the moment.  Oh life, you challenge me as I learn to focus on the positive and remain present in my daily life. 

The daily salad has returned to my diet as I think more towards spring.  I've been on a chickpea kick.  Lately I've been making chickpea salad with mayo and chopped celery served on toasty bread with a little bit of salt and pepper. The chickpeas are fork crushed of course. 

Have a lovely weekend!!



Comments

  1. Those "nothing" days are really something! I also love that wonderful feeling of contentment and not worrying, even if it happens far too infrequently. And you're right about the deceptive warmth; it's 5 degrees here this morning but the sun is trying to fool me into thinking it's 45!

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  2. We're in the middle of Season so the days are crammed full and busy. Rest and relaxation sound divine!
    Chickpeas are so good! I don't remember eating them except in 7 Bean Salad when I was growing up. Now I put them in everything!

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  3. Nothing days are the best. I laughed when I saw you have been on a chickpea kick, me too! Have you tried adding a little red onion and dried cranberries to them? It's not bad.
    Enjoy your weekend and the light!

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  4. I am still on stews and soups. Hope you have a wonderful weekend too.

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  5. My week has been far, far from your nothing days... but that's ok. :)

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  6. Yes, it has been a rather content week! I am so thankful for days/weeks like this one. :)

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  7. I love that you are having such good care free days! Isn't the extra light just wonderful? I am noticing it at the end of the day that I can still see some sun (when we actually have sunny days - LOL) after 5 pm.

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  8. The long days lift my soul. May your nothing days continue for awhile and the calm stay with you after they're gone. We have not had winters cold for so long and our days go on and on with temperatures well above normal. Hard to complain when the day presents you with the bluest sky, white mountains, and a temperature of 70.

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  9. Sounds like a lovely week. May next week be as pleasant.
    I have noticed that the days are longer and light a bit more confident.

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  10. Love chickpeas and yes it's getting lighter here on the 48th parallel too. Sounds like a wonderful week Karen, wonderful when things go your way....and by the looks of it you have snow :)
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  11. Now that you mention it, my week passed easily too. I even slept well most every night. I am excited about the days getting longer too.

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  12. The photos are great and reading this post, made me feel cozy. I wish I was as good about a daily salad. I wish I could be as enthused about salads at home. I like salads out in the world, isn't that funny? Last week Friday I got a small kale and breadcrumb salad and sat outside at a small little parkway in the sunshine. It made me feel smiley on the inside and pleased to be a grown up, boss of my lunch and my time ;)

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  13. We are lucky and RICH women who are content with the usual. I LOVE chickpeas too

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  14. Love pictures of your kitchen sink...every one of them! And I am with you when wanting to be able to bottle up those "nothing days" for later when we start to find ourselves worrying. :)

    Have a great weekend, Karen.

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  15. Nothing days are to be treasured :) I love your chickpeas on toast ... may have to try that! I too have noticed that it is beginning to get light earlier and it's been wonderful to see such glorious sunrises.

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  16. i love nothing days... even nothing afternoons...if only everyone else in our household were in the same wavelength !!! Your chickpea salad sounds yummy. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  17. I'm glad you had such a lovely week. I like those kind of weeks too, where worries seem a long way off.

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  18. will be trying chick pea salad soon.mmm

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  19. my favorite kind of weeks...sometimes, must settle for just this kind of day!

    Just yesterday, the forecast was for the temps to climb into the upper 50s...so, early I looked out, saw the sun shining brightly, ran to the mailbox----and nearly froze my hiney!!! (oops) That sunshine was really deceiving!!!! (it was hours before the temps climbed the way they were predicted!!!)

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  20. It is amazing how much lighter it is already isn't it! Lovely to see the sunshine too, there are signs that the times are a changing! xx

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  21. I'm with you, Karen - I love those nothing kind of days, especially this time of year. No plans, nothing pressing to take care of - a real joy.

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  22. Nothing days sound lovely! I'm glad your week went so well :)

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  23. "nothing days" lovely description. present moment living at its best.

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  24. I also love how bright it's getting to be in the mornings, and that the sun is getting stronger in warming us up, too!

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  25. There must be something in the air, I've been craving chickpeas lately as well! Your sun-catcher is so pretty, love it!

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