Thursday, September 8, 2011
Life Is Too Short...
... to not use the good cutlery... every day, I say.
Now that the weather is warmer, I have moved our little kitchen table out onto the deck. I sit there and work during the day and we are eating all our meals out there too. "C'mon boys, rug up, it's dinner time". So we throw on our cold weather gear, light the good candles, use the good place mats and the good cutlery and savour our new dining environment.
Our nightly ritual also includes sharing all those things that we were grateful for in that day... before we eat our meal. Little one sits there and progressively and painstakingly lists everything from when he woke up, during his school day, right down to the meal sitting getting cold in front of all of us. We end up peppering our meal and nibbling on our beans by the end of his list. At least he's grateful!