Okay, it's the simple things in life that put a smile on my face. And, today, it was beer, boots and buttermilk.
I don't drink much at all, but most nights I love to have one beer after work. Maybe I'm a beer snob. Or, maybe it's because I only get one and I want it to count. For whatever reason, I like my beer to be a good one. Life's too short to drink cheap beer! This time of year, I can't wait for my favorite brewery to come out with their holiday "Celebration Ale". If you like beer and haven't had it, I highly recommend you try it! Brewed in Chico, California. Comes in a pretty box with an even prettier taste and I found my first batch of the year. Um, um, good!
For my birthday, I was given a new pair of Ariat Fat Baby riding boots since I finally wore my other pair out. They were the wrong size, so this week I just made it down to San Diego to exchange them for the right size. (After I picked up the good beer!). So, I'm like a kid and want to wear them all around the house with my pajamas. Yep, puts a smile on my face and can't wait to wear them on Mickey this weekend.
Buttermilk? I have decided to lax my strict vegan principles that I've ascribed to for almost a decade. I don't stray much, but I am indulging in some organic raw goat milk cheeses I score at the Co-op in San Diego, the fresh eggs from my chickens (when they are cooked with something else as unfortunately, I still don't like the taste of straight up eggs), and some occasional raw, organic butter. And, this weekend I have decided to give myself a real treat: buttermilk. Buttermilk has always been a favorite of mine, but I haven't had it in almost 10 years. While at the Co-op, I found some organic buttermilk and decided to splurge. Tomorrow there will be some hot corn bread around here and I can't wait to break the buttermilk out!
So, there you have it. Three simple things that are leading me to smile and feel good about life today! Beer, boots and buttermilk. What are your favorite simple things? What little things put a smile on your face?