Perfect sunlight at Bennett College in Millbrook, NY
Time for Friday Gratitude
, friends. It’s the last day of January and I’m happy. Now there’s only one full month of winter left. Let’s just look over the fact that it’ll probably feel
like winter for another 2+ months, shall we?
Love this window and light reflection combo.
Speaking of a new month, I’m playing around with some goals lately that are kind of exciting. I want to write some more formal travel essays to submit to various websites. (Why did I never consider doing this before now?) I also want to make a reading challenge for the year, because there are so many books I want to read but I usually let time fritter away on the interwebs waaaaay too long. So! I’m paying more attention to my book list! And lastly, I want to start volunteering somewhere in the community. I’ll leave it at that for now, we’ll see how things go! (I suppose I should have put a Nerd Alert before that paragraph, huh?)
Today, I’m grateful for…
1. Last night’s eats: Shepherd’s pie and Talenti gelato. Yum. (Thanks hubby!)
2. Amazing, high quality food to eat at my job!
Muted light at the Adler Hotel, Sharon Springs NY
This family has everything gluten-free, organic, vegetarian friendly you could possibly want. I’ve been loving cashew butter on rice cakes lately, plus a spicy carrot slaw on top of basically everything, baked Japanese sweet potatoes eaten by the slice, and collard greens. Collards! I’m not sure how they prepare them but I must find out!
3. Of course, the blue sky and sunshine we’ve had this week has been ever so lovely
I love how stained glass stays beautiful even after everything around it has crumbled.
. I know we’re all pretty done with winter at this point, but it is what it is! So we may as well get out there and appreciate the unique beauty of winter while it’s here, right?
4. My sister knitted me a purple infinity scarf
So many wonderful treasures lay inside!
! I love it and have basically been wearing it everyday.
5. We are no longer a one-laptop household! This is huge. My laptop died about two weeks ago, and it was a tad stressful needing to share with Andy, feeling like all my files were (are still) in different places and not being able to accomplish everything we both wanted to do. Now, Andy has a new laptop and I’ve inherited his old one. Yay!
Another great image from the Adler Hotel
Have a nice weekend, everyone. Please feel free to share what you’re grateful for in the comments. I’d love to hear!
*All photos in this post were taken by my husband, Andy Milford, in abandoned locations throughout the Hudson Valley region. For more images like these, please visit Abandoned Hudson Valley.