gratitude and good things

Thank you all so much for your sweet comments and emails and texts and tweets about my last post. Fritz was such a part of our lives, that I couldn’t NOT write about him that way. The words just needed to get out. I am grateful to you for reading it and for letting me get that post, those emotions, out there.

Through your words back to me, I felt your hugs. And I’m doing better. I really am.

I’m sharing a few good things with you today, things that have brightened up this month for me. There’s no recipe in this post, just a little list. A happy list.

Good thing #1: Those tomatoes up there? Those are from our raised-bed garden in the back yard. I’ve returned to my same pattern of checking them, almost daily, for any little change in color from green, to the yellowish-orange you see in the photo, and finally, after what seems like an eternity, to red. I’ve already harvested the first two cherry tomatoes from another one of my plants, immediately popping the little sun-warmed orbs in my mouth right off the vine. Fresh bruschetta is right around the corner.

Good thing #2: This lovely kitty – Mitzi. She and Fritz were litter-mates, and she’s doing just fine right now. She’s more loving than ever, and I hate to say this, but I think she may be happy she’s now an only cat.

Good thing #3: I’m spending this weekend away from home – in Atlanta for the BlogHer Food conference. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you can expect lots of food prattle from me.

Have a lovely weekend.

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6 Responses to “gratitude and good things”

  1. Yuri — May 19, 2011 @ 4:26 pm

    Have fun at BlogHer Food, MJ 🙂 xo

  2. Aggie — May 19, 2011 @ 4:30 pm

    awww Mitzi is beautiful! and so is your tomato! Yay!

    Have a great weekend!! Can’t wait to see what you are up to! 🙂

  3. Brian — May 19, 2011 @ 5:51 pm

    Have so much fun at the conference! Wish I could be there with all of you!

  4. Dana — May 20, 2011 @ 11:20 am

    I love this list of happy things! I am jealous of your tomato plant! I tried to grow one in my apartment last year, but that was a major failure! LOL One day I’ll have a backyard and will be able to grow wonderful produce like you!

  5. Mrs. Puma — May 20, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

    It was really nice to meet you and talk with you at the RockHer party! I knew when I saw your card that I was following your blog, and sure enough it popped up on my Google Reader.

  6. hope you had fun at BH!

    i was the only blogger who wasnt at BH ATL, or Fitbloggin, or EatWriteRetreat this past weekend I think…but still traveling anyway and having a ball.

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