This Week’s Small Pleasures #40


This week I had a nice variety of small pleasures:

1. I went to run a few errands and on the way back home I decided to buy my first iced coffee of the year and stop by a local “secret river beach” and just hang out and relax in the middle of the day. It was a wonderful peaceful moment of solitude. The only sounds I could hear were the river waves splashing by the shore and the occasional burst of wind which the sun kept warm from.

A river beach in the middle of nowwhere, Oregon
A river beach in the middle of nowwhere, Oregon

2. As a Mexican, I rarely cook any real Mexican food. My cooking style is more globalized and random but this week I went all in and bought some real Mexican fresh ingredients like poblano peppers, jalapeños, tomatillos, shallots, garlic, avocado, crema, oregano, cumin and smoked paprika. We enjoyed our meals tremendously. I made baked black bean and potato flautas with an avocado salsa verde and rajas con crema y elote; everything from scratch, even the beans! Some overdue real good homemade Mexican food.

3. I bought flowers. I don’t do this often and it was really nice to do so. Pink carnations. They were calling me for a home.

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They were calling me for a home.

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4. Hubby took me out to the city on Friday for drinks, a movie and dinner. It had been several weeks since I had gone down to Portland, and since I grew up in the city, I need my city fix once in a while. I had a lychee cocktail, we watched Timbuktu at the Living Room Theater and had dinner at our favorite Mexican place.

See what others were happy about:
Weekly delights #8 | Follow me to…
Small Pleasures Week #5 | lizzyreadsbooks
Small Weekly Pleasures #8 | Just Keep Swimming

What made you happy this week? 

Weekly Small Pleasures – Blog Event

Weekly Small PleasuresShare your happiness!

I find that the small things that make us happy every day are easily forgotten.

This blog event is simply about remembering and sharing those small things that made you happy during the week; things that made you smile, made you laugh, made you do a happy dance, made your heart smile…

You can share in any format you like. For people to find your post, tag your post “Weekly Small Pleasures” and link to my most recent post for a pingback! You can also just share in the comments.

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5 thoughts on “This Week’s Small Pleasures #40

  1. 2. looks delicious!


  2. You sound like a great cook, that mexican meal is not easy to do!!! congrats!!!


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