Moments of Beauty

What do Impellizzeri’s Pizza, Petit Fours, Honeycrisp Apples and Roses have in Common?  (Answer below)

Impellizzeri's Pizza - Best of Louisville
Petit Fours & Chocolate Chewies from The Fresh Market
Honeycrisp Apples from The Fresh Market
Estelle Roses, Hydrangeas & Baby's Breath from The Fresh Market

Today was about feeding the soul (and the stomach).   Usually weekends are reserved for errands and housework.  Today was about rest and beauty.

We decided to go to Impellizzeri’s Pizza – we had heard good things and so even though it is a tad expensive compared to other Pizza places, we decided to check it out.  It did not disappoint.  The crust was just the right combination of thickness and crispness and flavor.  the sauce was rich and thick and I asked for extra.  The toppings were just right. It was filling and we have leftovers for lunch.

On the way to  Impellizzeri’s   we saw second, larger  location of one of our favorite stores: The Fresh Market so we decided to stop in on the way back home.  I wish I had taken pictures of some of their decor and displays – maybe another time.  The Fresh Market is a little more expensive than other stores we shop, but once in awhile I like to treat us by shopping there.

Today was about the flowers, chocolate and apples.  I came home and did some flower arranging:

Home from Market
Cutting the Roses - sometimes you have to suffer before true beauty can bloom!
Hydrangeas in the bedroom
Roses, Baby's Breath and Honeycrisp apples "staged" on my writing table

Not a bad way to spend a Saturday Afternoon!  See the orange glass cross on the wall?  That is a beautiful gift from my friend Sue, who is in my Writing group at church.  She gave that to me last weekend. She designed it with symbols and colors that reflect who I am. (orange is my happy color; StoneLeaf is the name for lots of projects in the works)  The cross has been a great inspiration to make time for beauty in my life.  Life is too short to do laundry all the time.  (I did manage to do three loads today – in between the moments of beauty).  That’s how we should live life – insert the work in between the moments of beauty.

stoneLeaf Cross - designed and created by my friend, Sue

I hope you have a week full of beautiful momets!

Go in Grace,