well, i had a wonderful birthday with some superbly lovely friends. a pedicure and tapas was my dream night and some very dear friends on a very impromptu desicion humored me and joined me and it was good. i felt so light hearted and enjoyed a foot rub, fun conversation, wine, and lots of yummy bites of delish food. i felt a year older.
the month has been a mixed bag of very intense, very long work hours with what feels like very very little reward. greeted by heaviness at home and all sorts of family stuff. but we have also had these bizzarely warm februrary days that have brought on wonderful days in the park with Hannah, good grilling and an evening by the fire outside. and we have continued to stay in the rhythm's of reading Project 345 and cooking. a few recent meals include valentine's dinner lamb, swedish fishcakes and an avocado salad followed by portuguese tarts we made for friends, stephen spoiled dad and I with a sticky scallop and bok choy bday dinner and we made chicken satay this week. its been so very therapeutic.