Monday Matters

I get by with a little help from my friends (and good Turkish food, cappucino’s, macarons and bentos)

We had a work Ladies Night Out on Saturday, and after waking up that morning feeling exhausted and having an earache, I started to consider canceling. While internally debating what I should do, I came upon this article on Brain Pickings that quoted Anais Nin:

“The secret of a full life is to live and relate to others as if they might not be there tomorrow, as if you might not be there tomorrow. It eliminates the vice of procrastination, the sin of postponement, failed communications, failed communions. This thought has made me more and more attentive to all encounters, meetings, introductions, which might contain the seed of depth that might be carelessly overlooked.”

There was my answer! I’ve been spending a good deal of time working, catching up on work, and going to the doctors, and I’m going to be leaving the country (and those lovely ladies!) behind quite soon. I needed to take advantage of the time I had with people who are important to me! I became determined to feel better, and went out with what turned out to be a very small party of fun women at a Turkish restaurant.

I had really wanted to take a group photo, but I only managed to take a few badly lit photos of dinner and this one below of dessert:

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Have you ever tried Turkish Delights? These were pretty good, but I’ve really been wanting to try this recipe, which makes Turkish Delights that are quite pretty! They would go perfectly on or next to some Turkish dishes or pottery, such as the ones below:

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You can find all of these pretty dishes and more by clicking here for the source.

The next day, Chad and I had a Starbucks date that cheered me up. We tried sakura (cherry blossom) flavored macarons. They were so nice!

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I had my usual tall cappucino.

And that brings us to tonight! Chad and I are both pooped from work, so it’s a bento night for us!

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Thank goodness for good friends, good food, and excellent coffee! What’s getting you through the week?

5 thoughts on “I get by with a little help from my friends (and good Turkish food, cappucino’s, macarons and bentos)

  1. well the sunshine of the last 2 days is definitely helping me get through the beginning of this week. hopefully the memory of sunshine will get me through the snow we’re supposed to be getting tomorrow. how often do you and chad go on starbucks dates?

    1. Yes! Sunshine makes a big difference. We go about once a week lately because I usually have a doctor appointment and it’s nice to go afterwards. It’s a pretty cheap date, when you think about it!

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